File Preparation Services

Whether you create your artwork digitally, have a file from a film scan, or have a physical artwork that requires digitisation – we’re can help prepare your files for the best possible print outcome.

Our file setup rates are based on the work involved. Simple file setup has a nominal fixed fee, and more detailed setup is billed by time. For large sets of images, we suggest our File Library Creation service.

In all cases, we’ll send you a digital proof for approval. Once approved, you’ll receive your print-ready file via Dropbox. This same file will be kept in our client archive, so you can order reprints easily without additional setup costs.

We don’t charge for file setup if you supply your files in a print-ready state.

File Preparation Services | Hound & Bone Studio

Simple File Setup

$4.40 per file

We’ll resize your image to your desired print size, straighten, crop and/or add borders depending on your visual preference. If your files require more than two revisions or work beyond simple layout, it will be billed as ‘Detailed File Setup’.

Detailed File Setup and Retouching Services

$25.00 per 15 minutes / $100.00 per hour (min. charge: 15 minutes)

Including, but not limited to: background tone and texture removal; dust and scratch removal; file enlargements (professional resampling), colour cast corrections and colour balancing, output adjustments, correction of chromatic aberration and banding; digital compositing; restoration of old photographs and documents (repairing tears, folds, stains, etc).

File Library Creation

$25.00 per 15 minutes / $100.00 per hour (min. charge: 15 minutes)

If you have a quantity of files that require checking for optimal print size, we’ll set up a complete print-ready library. We assess each file and will prepare various size/layout options for you. Considerations are made for the original aspect ratio of the image, as well as optimal print result and economical print sizes.

Artwork Reproduction Services (via flatbed scanning)

See Artwork Reproduction pricing here.

We offer artwork reproduction services for unmounted artworks up to A1 in size. If you plan to make prints from an original artwork, it’s essential to start with an outstanding file. Ultimately, the quality of your print relies on the quality of the reproduction, and it’s our job to do your artwork justice.