Duplication + Enlarging

If your photograph is in good condition and therefore doesn’t require any additional work, you may simply need good quality copies. Once the image is scanned or rephotographed, it can be reduced in size or made larger—and of course, kept the same size as well. We will make recommendations to you based on image quality and what your goals are with any particular image.

Through our state-of-the-art system, we can crop, sharpen, adjust colors, eliminate unwanted information, turn color into black-and-white or sepia. Final prints can be standard sizes, or custom, depending upon your wishes.

Customers often underestimate the power of enlarging a picture. You can easily transform what seems like an average image and create an impact that may surprise you. Enlarging your best photos to 16″ x 20″ or larger–whether they be family pictures, travel pictures or fine art photos—can transform an ordinary picture into a stunning and personal object of interest to feature in a room.

This was a 4×6 print but the detail and charm really revealed itself blown up to 16″ x 20″

Of course, big is not always better. There is an intimacy and preciousness to some pictures when they are smaller that can be lost by going bigger. Additionally, “crayon” prints typically average 16″ x 20″ and, constrained by wall space or other issues, it might be a better decision to reduce the final image and make a piece that is more convenient to live with and less expensive to reframe. We have alot of experience at hand to assist you in making the right decision, and can help you focus on what is most important to you in “living with” your images.

We cropped these crayon portraits to focus on the faces,
enlarged and mounted them in a vintage window frame

As charming as your original photograph no doubt is, the quality copies produced by Painted Light will likely last much longer, especially if you take advantage of our full-service conservation framing department. We offer UV lamination services to replace the necessity for glass or acrylic over your enlargements and have a full range of framing options with any budget in mind.

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