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Basic File Setup / Trimming

[IS sku: S_RT003]

Add a Basic File Setup / Trimming option to your Fine Art Printing order. Each is a separate charge of $5.


If you don't have the time, equipment or the knowledge - leave it to us.


You have one file you'd like set up on A3 and want to make 2 prints of this file, each trimmed down to 12 by 8 inches.

You would add a quantity of 3 of these to your cart - $5 for the file set up (needs to be done only once) and 2 * $5 for the trimming of each print - total quantity of 3, cost of $15.

You have an image you'd like brightened slight and set up for print at two sizes - A4 and A3. No trimming of the prints needed.

You would add a quantity of 2 of these to your cart - one for each of the sizes that needs to be set up.

You have 20 roll prints, which you have set up yourself as per our instructions (both file setup, and adding trim marks), but each print needs to be trimmed.

You would add a quantity of 20 of these to your cart - one for each trim job - 20 * $5, cost of $100.

What Are Basic File Setups?

For any simple layouts, we can set up your files for print for only $5 per individual layout. (i.e. charged only once per file/size to be setup)

Simply add one setup per layout to your order and provide clear and precise information on the dimensions and white space requirements in the notes section in the order form.

A simple layout is anything that we can complete in less than 10 minutes and includes:

  • Laying out images on a template
  • Simple adjustments such as brightness, colour & contrast
  • Print sharpening
  • Cropping
  • Straightening horizons

If you have any questions or more complex layout needs feel free to contact us. Complex layout work is charges as retouching work - $100/hr with a half hour minimum.

Notes on Trimming:

In general, we actually recommend you get your framer to trim your prints - they have excellent tools for this, and it's both more flexible (in terms of framing options) - and safer (the more white space around a print in handling, the more it is likely to survive life's little accidents!). In addition, framers will usually do this for free as part of the framing job.

That said, we do offer a simple trimming service, also for $5 per print to be trimmed.

This service offers cutting of one image to size (i.e. up to 4 cuts) - using crop marks you must place in your file. (N.B. we only offer trimming on prints up to 50" in size. Beyond that, it's really best to get a framer to do the trimming).

If your cropping needs are more involved, feel free to contact us.

Complex trimming work is charged as retouching work - $100/hr, with a half hour minimum.