We believe everyone should be able to make the image on their screen into a physical object. We hope that no one ever chooses to not make their art based on affordability. That is why we offer a sliding scale pay-what-you-can model so that you can pay what works for you. To do that, just tell us your budget.
Too much of the art world is guarded by gatekeepers. We don’t want to be one of them.
We started Los Angeles Print Shop because we built a print shop to make our own art, but didn’t want to hoard the resource for ourselves. We want other people to be able to see their prints come out of the shoot, too.
Half our clients pay what they can!
We believe in a pay-what-you-can model. Each person is most familiar with their resources and what they can contribute to running the print shop. Some are well-resourced, perhaps backed by an institution or a gallery, endowed with some set of privileges, and others aren’t. In our eyes, these facts are not connected to an artist’s ability, worth, or how important it is that they are able to make art.
If you’d like to use pay-what-you-can on your project, just say so!
The best time to mention it is in our first conversations, when we’re nailing down all the details of your project: print count, size, paper, and all of that.
How do we come up with our suggested prices?
Our suggested prices take into account our costs (shop rent, printers, paper, ink, equipment, etc.) and our labor.
- We can’t do pay-what-you-can for rush jobs. Rush jobs move to the front of the line and are suggested list price plus 100%.
- Pay-what-you-can is also only for artists and individuals, not businesses.