Who we are
The Siskin Press is a unique artisan photographic print studio in beautiful South Wales providing a personalised service for amateur and professional photographers and artists – turning your images into gallery-quality pigment-ink prints on papers and canvas from the world's finest mills.
The Siskin Press also makes individually hand-crafted and bespoke portfolios, books and cards using archival materials and a blend of traditional and modern bookbinding techniques.
Why pigment-ink printing?
In recent years, pigment-based inkjet printing has become the gold standard for photographic and fine-art printing, offering the widest colour gamut, greatest longevity, and most precise control over the final print. The range of papers is vast, from traditional glossy photographic papers to delicate Japanese washi and textured watercolour stock.
For artists and photographers creating editions, pigment-ink prints offer the advantage of being easily and exactly reproducible. And, unlike other types of prints, they are not subjected to chemical processes that may impact on their long-term stability.
Our mission is to help photographers and art makers turn their pictures into beautiful objects to share and enjoy.
High Street photo labs can make glossy prints at the press of a button. But their machines can't examine and appraise your image the way we do, adjusting the print by hand to bring out the richest colours, the most subtle tones. They can't tame unruly highlights or unlock detail in deep shadows so that the final print does full justice to your vision.
At the Siskin Press, every piece is individually produced to the highest standards on paper chosen for its uncompromising beauty and durability – we don't stock the cheap, plasticky papers used by many commercial photo labs. Our state-of-the-art, 12-ink system is regularly calibrated so you can be sure of brilliant, true colours and perfectly neutral black and white prints.
We use only HP Vivera inks, which have been shown in independent tests to have unmatched levels of permanence on all paper types. A print from us is an investment that will last for generations.
What our customers say
I absolutely love my prints, I'm really glad I decided to go with the Siskin Press ...
— Savanna Dumelow
The personal approach makes the collaboration as intimate and satisfying as sharing space in a darkroom.
— Eric Haynes, Glasgow
“The level of service I received from the Siskin Press is second to none and I won’t be using any other print studio from now on.”
— Nerea Martinez de Lecea
"That's the first time I've thought the print is better than the screen."
— Sarah Carter, Dorchester
How to use this site
On our website you can:
- Find out about our products and services;
- Get help with preparing images for printing;
- Download ICC profiles to help with colour managing your images;
- Get contact details and information about the Siskin Press.
We are a small, hands-on company and we enjoying talking to our customers directly. If you need more information about any products featured on the site, or would like to know how to upload images to us directly from your computer, simply phone us on 07775 038 039 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be pleased to help. In most cases, after receiving an image for printing, we will call you back to discuss your particular requirements. Payment for all our products and services can be made by Paypal, bank transfer or cheque.
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