Services

Bella Photo Art can help you enhance and be creative with your own photos, whether they are from your digital camera, a negative, or a slide from 35mm up to 4x5 format. We can help you create your own piece of art using your photos. We specialize in medium and large format photo printing. Our large format printers offer a wide variety of media types incuding plain, glossy, matte, fine art and synthetic papers, canvas, poster, and sign media.

Our offerings include:

Large Format Printing

Canon iPF5000 17-inch printers
Canon W8400 44-inch printer

Portrait Sessions

House and on location portraiture

Bella Photo Art portraits are, as the name implies, beautiful images that last a lifetime. In our studio or a location of your choice, our goal is to provide you with images that capture your heart and imagination. Services include family or individual portraits, senior portraits, executive portraits and publicity headshots. Michael Kellogg and Enoch Chan have over 50 years of photographic experience between them. Whether you are young or just young at heart we will give you images that will last beyond a lifetime to be cherished by future generations

Pigment and Giclee Prints

Pigment
Pigment prints are defined as any type of printed image that uses inks composed of strictly pigments. Not to be confused with pigmented inks, which are a combination of dye and pigment, pigment inks provide a color-stable, archival print that will last lifetimes. The longevity of pigment prints is not available with comparable dye inks. When framed according to conservation standards, dye inks will last around 25-30 years, whereas a color pigment print will last over 100 years and a black and white pigment print will last around 250 years. This is due to the molecular structure of pigment and dye inks. The pigment particles in the ink are large enough to embed themselves into most substrates making most pigment prints water resistant. The particulate nature of pigment inks makes the ink less susceptible to destructive environmental elements than dye molecules. Pigment prints are made on fiber based, non-coated archival papers that include no acid that would aid in the aging and discoloration of the print. Because most silver halide and dye prints lack these elements, pigment prints are considered more archival in comparison.
Giclee
Giclee prints refers to prints made from high resolution scans and printed with archival inks (pigment typically) on to various substrates including canvas, fine art fiber based paper and photo based paper. Giclee is a French word that loosely translates into "to spray or squirt liquid out of a nozzle." This relates to how ink jet printers work and thus Giclee prints are always made from ink jet printers. Giclee prints are not to be confused with Iris prints which refers to a particular printer that was used to create the first type of Giclee prints. If Giclee prints are created on canvas and stretched, they are typically sprayed with a UV protection to ensure their longevity.