Established in 2001 as Walczyk & Young Studios, Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art, LLC is located in downtown York, Pennsylvania. We specialize in digital photography, fine art printing and fine art giclée & canvas printing for both local and international artists.
Daniel G. Walczyk (d. g. walczyk) and Shawn Young are the resident artists and co-owners of Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art.
Daniel G. Walczyk (d. g. walczyk) is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent his primary and secondary educational years in Ellicott City, Maryland and Greenville, South Carolina. He received a B.A. in English from Clemson University in 1982 and after graduate studies in theatre at Illinois State University moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he began a fifteen year theatrical career primarily as a production and stage manager. Dan specializes in nature, architectural, commercial and event photography, printing and color management. He enjoys camping, hiking and biking and his love of kayaking often offers a unique photographic perspective for his nature and wildlife photography. Please visit Dan’s artist website “d. g. walczyk Fine Art” at http://www.dgwalczyk.com
Shawn Young obtained his degree from The Ohio State University in 1991. Following college he worked in the MR/DD (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) field for five years in both the public and private sectors. He later worked as the Digital Services Store Trainer for Kinko’s in Dublin, Ohio where he specialized in graphic design, digital file prep and workflow, large format printing and color management. Shawn describes his artwork as a combination of cubism, photography and abstract painting—a digital texture-painting technique he calls “fracture painting”. The inspiration for his artwork comes from Native American stories and ancient cultural mythologies. Please visit Shawn’s artist website “Shawn Young | Artist & Fine Art Printmaker” at http://syartist.com
All photographic and fine art giclée prints at Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art are output using a Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 printer with LUCIA EX pigment inks. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 print permanence ratings can be found on the Wilhelm Imaging Research web site. You can also download the ratings sheet here: WIR Canon8300 Ratings (PDF 292k)
Learn more about the giclée printing process at Wikipedia.
Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art uses a closed-loop color management environment where we create and manage our own paper profiles and monitor calibration profiles. This is the preferred method for producing high quality professional prints. If you would like to use any of our paper profiles for soft proofing your artwork please contact us. Please note that soft proofing on-screen will require a properly calibrated monitor.
If you are preparing your own digital files for printing, we recommend the file specifications below. We can also accept jpeg files. Please note that if your digital files do not meet the requirements below, file conversion charges may apply (resizing, cropping, etc.).
file type: TIFF (flattened, no layers)
color space: Adobe RGB 1998
color bit depth: 8 bit or 16 bit
size: final image area print size desired, at 300 ppi. (i.e. 18 in. x 24 in. @ 300 ppi). If you need a white border around your image, we can ad the border for you.
We can accept files brought in on cd, USB flash drive or Compact Flash card. You can also email your files. If your files are too large to email, we recommend using a free file-sharing service such as Dropbox to send us files. We do not have file upload capability (FTP) thru this website. If you are bringing files in to the studio, please call or email ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
Fine Art Papers
Archival pigment prints (photographic, giclée and canvas) are priced by the square foot and rounded up to the nearest tenth. If borders are needed around the image, include the borders in the paper size calculation. Example: 16 in. x 22 in. image area with 1 in. borders would have a final print size of 18 in. x 24 in. The square footage for an 18 in. x 24 in. print is 3.0 sqft (18 x 24 ÷ 144 = 3.0 sqft).
- Epson Premium Luster Photo – $10.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft)
- Epson Premium Semimatte Photo – $10.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft)
- Sunset Photo Metallic – $15.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft)
- Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 – $12.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft)
- Somerset Velvet – $15.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft)
- Fredrix 777 VWR Canvas – $18.00/sqft (minimum charge 1.0 sqft)
Please view and download our services price list here: VGAFA Price List (PDF) 10/08/14