Courtesy Hedrich   Blessing Photographers


To make museum-quality work you need high-end equipment, a controlled production environment, and the knowledge to make the most of both. LATITUDE's goal is to provide access to these resources, whether you choose to produce your own work in the lab (the DIY option) or you commission us to produce it for you (the service bureau option). Below is an overview of our lab equipment and environment, complete with a room by room breakdown. We hope this helps give you a sense of the lab space and workflow. 

Warning: the descriptions of our equipment and lab environment are a little bit geeky! Please keep in mind that we're always happy to help if you have questions about what equipment is best for you.

View our full price guide here

 

EQUIPMENT

17 INCH PRINTERS

Epson 4900 (2):  Matte and Photo Black inks


MURAL PRINTERS

Epson 9900 Piezography Printer: prints up to 44 inches wide, uses K9 Neutral Piezography inks (learn more about Piezography, a specialty black & white printing system!)

Epson P9000: prints up to 44 inches wide, HD Ultrachrome Ink Set, Matte and Photo Black inks

Canon PRO 4000: prints up to 44 inches wide, LUCIA PRO Ink Set


SCANNERS

Scanmate 11000 Drum Scanner: for medium and small format film

Scanmate 4000 Drum Scanner: for large format film

Epson v750 PRO Flatbed Scanners (2): 9.5"x11" scanning bed, for scanning transparent(film) and reflective materials

Kodak Creo Flatbed Scaner:12"x18" scanning bed, Optical Resolution of 5,500 x 10,000 dpi, for scanning transparent and reflective materials

MONITORS

Each workstation is equipped with a 27 inch NEC MultiSync PA271W monitor positioned on the left for precisely tuned proofing of color and tonality, and a secondary Dell monitor positioned on the right for general use. Both monitors are color calibrated on a regular basis using an X-Rite i1Pro 2 Spectrophotometer

 


SOFTWARE

Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Bridge
CF Systems Color Perfect
CQ Scan
Flex Color
i1 Profiler
Quad Tone RIP QTR
Print-Tool



PAPERSTOCK
 

PAPERSTOCK is LATITUDE's supply of papers guaranteed to be available for Service Bureau and DIY use in the lab.

Below is a selection from our standard inventory, along with sizing and pre-tax pricing for DIY printing.  Our inventory often includes many more options than are listed below! If you have questions or are looking for something specific, please email us at info@latitudechicago.org or call us at 773.888.2241. 

Note for Service Bureau projects : Service Bureau clients have access to all of the following papers and many more that are available in the lab on a rotating basis. Have a large project that needs a particular surface? We'll help you with your selection and source the perfect paper for your needs! Get in touch with Adam@latitudechicago.org to discuss your project.  


STANDARD PAPERS


16-17" roll
$.10 per LINEAR INCH
44" roll
$.25 per LINEAR INCH
Epson Premium Luster X (16" roll) X
Moab Lasal Photo Matte X (17" roll) X
Epson Premium Glossy X (16" roll) -

FINE ART PAPERS

17"
$.35 per LINEAR INCH
24"
$.50 per LINEAR INCH
44"
$.85 per LINEAR INCH
Canson Edition Etching X - X
Canson Platine Fiber Rag X - X
Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Satin X - X
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm X X X
Moab Entrada Rag (Bright or Natural) X - X
Harman Gloss Baryta - - X
UNIQUE SURFACES
Hahnemühle Art Canvas Smooth - - X
Jacquard Habotai 10mm Silk - - X (42" roll)
Photo Tex Adhesive Fabric X - X (42" roll)

ADDITONAL LAB AMENITIES
In addition to professional equipment and viewing conditions, LATITUDE also features amenities that allow the lab to function as a comfortable and complete studio. These include:

  • 48" x 18" vertical and horizontal light box 
  • large viewing wall with Solux MR16 Halogen bulbs at 4700 Kelvin (replicating cool daylight/contemporary gallery conditions) and 3500 Kelvin (replicating traditional museum and gallery conditions.)
  • Flat files for print storage - Available for rental
  • Shelving for paper storage - Available for rental
  • Production tables for viewing, trimming, matting, sequencing, bookbinding, etc.
  • 36 inch uni-directional trimmer
  • 44 inch bi-directional roto-trimmer
  • 90 inch bi-directional trimmer
  • Gallery area (Filter Space) operated by our roommates (Filter Photo)!