Photographic Reproduction

Photo Restoration

Preserving & archiving your photos We have many customers enquire about photo restoration of old family photos. Many people are looking at their old and photos, historical documents and wishing they could preserve and display prints of them. Photo Restoration Whether it’s an old family photograph that’s torn, creased ,or faded, in most cases we can repair the…

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CARLA FLETCHER Limited Edition Prints

Carla Fletcher is an awesome Australian artist, based right here in Melbourne. Specializing in fine art illustration, Carla has been bringing her highly detailed graphite works to us to be reproduced as limited edition prints. With a Bachelor of Fine Art Drawing with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Fletcher has had continuous…

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Brand new paper and canvas stock

Brand new canvas and fine art papers have now arrived at CF! The factory has been busy today trialling out the stock – new baryta  rag paper and 100% cotton canvas for Inkjet printing.  Now is the time to get those photographs off the computer and on to the wall!   Our new rag is…

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February talks

Collecting Photographic Art Join us for a glass of wine and conversation on February 20th at 6pm This discussion is suited to collectors, those thinking of starting a collection and artists who are just beginning their practice.  Topics discussed will include: –          What to look for when collecting photographic art –          What questions to ask…

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Photo Restoration

glass plate negatives We have been busy restoring some glass negatives from the 1900’s and some stereoscopic images from the 60’s..  See the photo restoration page for more information on our services Here is a link to the collection from the History Trust of South Australia and their glass negative collection which highlights an image…

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Photographic Award 2012 – Colour Factory

Photographic Award Colour Factory is proud present the works from the winner of the Colour Factory Photographic Award 2012, Adrian Dennett whose work was selected by the judges Penny Harris, Lisa Fehily and Polixeni Papapetrou. The judges also selected three Highly Commended Awards and our congratulations also goes out to Kobie Nel, Gerwyn Davies and Kate…

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How is your C41 film processed – does it really matter?

How you get your film processed – does it really matter?   It should. If it matters to you how  your C41 film is handled and processed, then how you get your film processed is a question you should be asking.  Using a dip & dunk film processor is the best option for you. We constantly…

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Black Mountain

Black Mountain Margaret Lawrence Gallery Rozalind Drummond and Stuart Bailey Opening Thursday April 14, 6-8pm Exhibition dates: April 15 – May 14, 2011 Rozalind’s work has been printed by Colour Factory and we look forward to seeing it installed! Interior: Stuart’s studio late afternoon. We sit down to watch an old Coen brother’s film called,…

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How to Determine the Best Way to Print Your Art

At the Colour Factory we specialise in printing. Many photographers and artists debate camera versus camera, lens versus lens, film versus megapixel, and which process creates the best picture. This is often a digital assessment. However, an image is not complete until it has been printed, and it is then that we should make our…

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Tips for Archival Storage of Negatives

At the Colour Factory we have recently been required to scan a client’s negatives that have been in storage for some time. Difficulty was experienced when removing the negative from the plastic sleeve, and once removed, we noticed an obvious indentation on the surface caused by the red dot sticker that had been left on…

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