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Digital Capture
Fine Art Printing
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About Our Name
Our name, Picture Element, came from the full name of the acronym "pixel" ...

<graphics> (picture element) Usually abbreviated to pixel. The smallest discrete component of an image or picture [syn: pixel]

At Picture Element we are dedicated to the perfection of every pixel!

Picture Element is located in Ashland, in Southern Oregon. We were formerly in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA
We are continuing to work with SF Bay Area clients and other national clients. We offer free or greatly discounted shipping on all orders.

Our Goals
1. Utilize our expertise and color experience.
2. Provide our services utilizing the best equipment and media available.
3. Provide the finest quality and most accurate digital captures, prints and reproductions anywhere.
4. Provide helpful and informative services for all levels of painters, photographers and artists.

Michael Chambers
Picture Element was started by Michael Chambers. Mike studied photography and graphic design in College and has had extensive experience in photography, computer graphics, and electronics over the past 25 years.

Before the days of digital imaging, Mike produced beautiful traditional color and black & white prints. He built his own darkroom and learned the art of fine print making. As technology advanced, Mike began using computers and digital printers to further master his printing skills, which has earned him even greater control over the perfection of images.

Mike decided to start Picture Element in 2005 after managing Calypso Imaging's digital department for over 11 years that he helped create. While at Calypso, Mike became a master printer and expert at color matching and color management. He was responsible for all technical processes, one on one consulting, image making, and all color management processes.

Mike also teaches digital imaging and color management by appointment.

Company Policies

Limit of Liability:
Submitting any film, print, slide, artwork or negative to this studio for capture, printing, mounting, or handling constitutes an AGREEMENT by you that any damage or loss by our company, subsidiary, or agents, even though due to the negligence or other fault of our company, subsidiary, or agents is without warranty or liability, and recovery for any incidental or consequential damages is excluded. The prices in this list replace any and all previous price lists and are subject to change without notice. Picture Element is not responsible for orders or original materials left over 30 days. Even though we obtain the best and most lightfast materials, our products cannot be warranted against a change of color.

Information given on the phone can only be approximate. Price and turn around time will be finalized when the job arrives at our studio.

Unless previously arranged, all sales are C.O.D. We accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. An account is considered past due if it is not paid within 30 days of the invoice date. Accounts with invoices that remain unpaid beyond 60 days of the invoice date will be placed on C.O.D. basis and incur a late payment charge of 1.5% per month (18% per year). Accounts that are 90 days beyond the invoice date will not be serviced until the account is brought current and may be subject to collection procedures. There may be a $25.00 charge on any returned check.

Copyright Material
Picture Element will only copy and reproduce protected work that is accompanied by written permission of the owner of the original art or document.