Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

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Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby elf.painter » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:21 am

I need to find good art store sources for getting prints of my art work. Also looking for sources that do giclee printing. I'm hoping that there some artists on Expatperu that may have info.
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Re: Where to find Art printers in Lima

Postby caliguy » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:35 pm

are you talking about traditional offset printing? if so, what is the size of the prints, and the quantity. what kind of paper will you be using. I ask these questions so I can narrow it down to where you can get this done.
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Where to find Art printers in Lima

Postby elf.painter » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:46 pm

caliguy wrote:are you talking about traditional offset printing? if so, what is the size of the prints, and the quantity. what kind of paper will you be using. I ask these questions so I can narrow it down to where you can get this done.


No, not offset printing. A electronic copy machine. I supply a thumb drive with a photo of the art work and they upload the photo, via a computer, to the copier for small size copies . A Giclee is a copymachine that produces high quality copies on paper or canvas and in larger sizes also using a computer to upload the photo file of the art work.
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Re: Where to find Art printers in Lima

Postby caliguy » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:17 pm

are you looking to get full color copies on paper or large format inkjet? and what size and quantity?
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Where to find Art printers in Lima

Postby teamoperu » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:31 pm

lots at the computer mall across from Real Plaza (on Wilson).
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Re: Where to find Art printers in Lima

Postby stuart » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:35 pm

There's a good shop at the top back of Chacarilla with reasonable prices (materials costing roughly twice what they would in US for example). Enter the mall from the last door on Caminos del Inca before Plaza Vea, it's on the second or third level on the right.

I can get the name and tienda number for you one of these coming days if you need it, I can't find it now.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby elf.painter » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:38 pm

I may have miss led the readers of my subject. I don't want to buy a printer I'm looking services of an art store that can make full color reproductions of my art, working from a jpg, or psd file. The resolution of the files are 300dpi.
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Re: Where to find Art printers in Lima

Postby elf.painter » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:59 pm

caliguy wrote:are you looking to get full color copies on paper or large format inkjet? and what size and quantity?


Full color if my painting is in color Black and White if B&W. I can output a jpg,or psd files of the art work. The sizes can vary from 60x40 inches to 8x10 inches. Quantities from 1 to many. The resolution of the photos 300dpi to 600dpi. Some on paper and canvas (it will vary).
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby stuart » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:20 pm

elf.painter wrote:I may have miss led the readers of my subject. I don't want to buy a printer I'm looking services of an art store that can make full color reproductions of my art, working from a jpg, or psd file. The resolution of the files are 300dpi.


Top back of Chacarilla.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby teamoperu » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:21 pm

lots at the computer mall across from Real Plaza ... two floors of on the spot printers, gigantes etc
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby americorps » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:56 pm

I know giclee is done in Peru, just not where. Fortunately, I am meeting with my printer tomorrow and I will have him find out and I will get back to you.

I used to sell Giclee prints to hotels and through ebay back in the states and was surprised at how hard they are to find here, but there are a few shops.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby FHCZ » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:07 pm

I just googled "giclee Peru" and found this:

http://www.gicleeperu.co.cc/

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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby edgeclinger » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:32 pm

computer mall across from Real Plaza (on Wilson)


I want to go find this place. I can't find Wilson on the map. Is this the place near the Museum of Art in Lima Centro?
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby sunflower » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Av. Wilson is today Av. Garcilaso de la Vega. The place where you find all the Computer shops and printers. Its behind the Sheraton Hotel / Real Plaza.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby edgeclinger » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:44 pm

Ah ha! The old "changing of the street names" trick! Thank you so much! Should be able to find it easily now, I think.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby edgeclinger » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:29 pm

Many thanks! We went this week to the big places on Wilson. It's a very interesting place - where they print mostly gigantic banners and such on vinyl material. We didn't find any place specializing in Giclee or art prints, but did find a place which made us a good color print of one of Gene's paintings. I think it's an excellent reproduction and the artist seems satisfied with it also. We will also try the place on Caminos del Inca and keep looking around, but I think this place will serve the necessary purpose if nothing better is found. As always, the people on this forum are amazingly helpful. Thank you.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby stuart » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:46 pm

I'm stopping by my Giclee guys tomorrow for some quotes. I had a price sheet somewhere but I don't know where it is, I'll ask for another one and post some prices. They don't only do Giclee, they print on all kinds of expensive imported paper with all kinds of expensive imported inks. Not cheap, but it's very high quality.

They're called FlashLab, and are in CC. Caminos del Inca, tienda 337.

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Teléfono: 372-9130
Correo: [email protected]

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https://www.facebook.com/FlashLab
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby edgeclinger » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:41 am

Stuart: Thanks for the link. That's exactly what he's looking for. From the Facebook link, I found their web site also. We will try to get out there this afternoon also. Thanks so much.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby edgeclinger » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:07 am

Stuart: I wasn't able to make it out there on Saturday. Did you get a price list?
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby stuart » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Can't type them all, but standard photo paper (cm)

10x15 = S/. 3
15x20 = S/. 6
20x25 = S/. 10
...
50x60 = S/. 68
...
100x100 = S/. 180
110 x 165 = S/. 325


Then they have all the fancy papers that are sold in lineal metres of two widths, 60cm and 110cm

The paper types are:
Back Light
Clear Film
Double Weight
Ultra Smooth
Bamboo
Photo Rag - William
Photo Rag - Baryta
Lienzo Satin
Lienzo Mata

The last two are the canvas type papers people like to call "giclee", one is shiny, one is not. The other types of paper are perfect for printing photos as if for a gallery.

As said, they are sold in lineal metres, so if you want 1.1m x 1.1, in say, Lienzo Mate that is S/.350
at 0.60x0.60 it is S/.190. At, say 2.2 x 1 it would be S/.700.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby edgeclinger » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:43 pm

Stuart: Thank you. We actually finally got out there this afternoon. The artist had a print made to check out their quality. They were very helpful. They have an excellent selection of papers at what seem to me totally outrageous prices. The artist is very happy with them. Thus mission accomplished. I suggested to him that he should be asking all the artists around town, the park, etc, where they get prints made.
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby stuart » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:51 pm

Prices in Peru are my newest and latest thing that drives me crazy!

The prices are outrageous, possibly as much as for times what they might be in the US. The problem is the outrageous amount of tax that has to be paid on imports (the paper and the ink, not to mention the printers), plus taxes on the resale, plus govt. mandated fees such as CTS and EsSalud for whoever works there. Small price to pay though for all these wonderful public services we enjoy, right?? The last time I heard of a crime being committed, or so a pot-hole in the street, or saw a sick poor person who couldn't get subsidized medicine must have been, what, some time in the early 90s.

Then there's the USD$1500 pm (last time I checked) rent on that little place. Property prices and rents are also outrageous. Next we add the 10% per year inflation... :evil:
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Re: Where to find Art stores that print art copies in Lima

Postby olderguy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:08 pm

Just wanted to update this thread. Flashlab is still in business and doing good work. My wife had several old pictures in various sizes and conditions. They digitized 8 of them, modified, and made 4 copies of each in 13 x 18 for a total cost of 206 soles. They turned out very nice. :D

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