Monday, September 19, 2011

While I usually print for "you..."

I now have been privileged to be the featured photographer on the Griffin Museum's home page this month and am hoping for a physical exhibition in the not-to-distant future. You can access the museum's home page (by the way, New England's only photography museum) at least through September and early October at If you miss it there, you can access the featured portfolio, called "Secrets in Plain Sight" at

Friday, September 16, 2011

Our “Consumer/Amateur Photographer” Experiment - Snapshot Prints

Since starting the lab, I have been deluged with requests from snapshooters and other amateur and consumer image makers for less expensive, yet green, 4x6 up to 8x12 prints. Being a high-end custom lab we have been focusing exclusively on discerning and demanding artists, photographers, art buyers/art consultants, galleries and museums. Our museum quality work demands time, labor, impressive color management, skill and only the finest, most archival materials.

We have recently decided to create an experiment - the world’s first virtually 100% green snapshot print service for amateur photographers and consumers (and, coincidentally, they also make great proofs for professionals). We launched the experimental service quietly with the merger and new name EcoVisualLab. We are now offering 4x6-inch non archival prints for as little as $1.00 each and archival prints for as little as $1.50. Larger 8x12-inch prints cost $4.50 each and $6.50 respectively. We’re carefully evaluating the impact on our workload as the process, though not custom and more automated, is still far too labor intensive to be scaled. If, however, demand seems to be great, we’ll look at alternative automated ways of accomplishing this.

To see more, visit and let us know what you think.  If you like what we offer, please tell your snapshot friends to give us a try. Just not too many of them please!

Museo Papers - The world's most green inkjet papers

I've had a lot of inquiries from people about how they can make their own prints more green. Short of contracting with a local paper company (of which there are few) it's been difficult to find suitable domestic papers. The Museo line of papers, however, is domestic. It's also 100% cotton, acid free, archival, museum quality and unlike many of the most popular imports, has no optical brighteners. Museo is available in a variety of surfaces and weights. Last, it's chlorine free and totally tree free. (This is important because chlorine, mixes with wood pulp to create dioxins - the most carcinogenic group of chemicals known.) For many people Museo has also been hard to find. For that reason, we have created the online Museo Store at Visit us at

We want to know what you think about our new store and other new products we're introducing. Stay tuned....