Parabo Press Wants To Make Fine Art Prints More Accessible To Photographers With Affordable Printing Alternatives

Oct 7, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Parabo Press Wants To Make Fine Art Prints More Accessible To Photographers With Affordable Printing Alternatives

Oct 7, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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engineer-detail-2Want to cover your walls in art, but the cost of actually doing so slowing the process down? The fine folks from  Parabo Press (part of the trusted Photojojo family) have you covered.  They’ve dubbed themselves as “print service for design-minded photo takers”, which makes a lot more sense when you see what they’re all about. In a nutshell, enabling photographers from all walks of life affordable access to various fine art printing processes. 

No, you won’t fine those vibrant metal prints, or canvas gallery wraps in their online store, but they do offer lots of other fun (and sometimes quirky) alternatives ranging from photobooks, photos cutout into shapes, to risographs. Here are few that look especially fun…

Newsprint

For $20, you can have one of your photos made into a full color, lightweight 17” by 22” full color print newsprint. (They come to you folded into four quarters.)

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Engineer Prints

If bigger is better, these engineer prints are a great way to get you a massive 4 foot by 3 foot print for $25. They’re printed as halftone black and white prints on 20lb paper.

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Square Prints

25 full color, 5.5-inch square prints for 24 bucks. square-detail-3a square-detail-1 square-cover

Risograph

They make these prints using soy based ink and a riso press, which prints images using a stencil. They come in one size–12 inches by 17 incehs–and they let you choose from teal, blue, neon pink, or neon orange inks.

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Unless I’m missing something, the only way to order the prints is through through the iPhone app, which you can download for free. To see what else they have to offer, you can check out their website, here.

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2 responses to “Parabo Press Wants To Make Fine Art Prints More Accessible To Photographers With Affordable Printing Alternatives”

  1. C.A. Avatar
    C.A.

    While it’s an interesting and fun idea, I won’t be ordering from them any time soon… as I physically can’t order from them. By now it’s really sad to still have apps (and in this case, an entire company) that limits it’s user base to one companies product. From looking through their website some, it doesn’t even seem like there is an android or Web option in the works.

    1. Jason Avatar
      Jason

      There is an Android version of the app with a website coming soon.