Business hours are by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment at least 24 hrs in advance. Thank you!
We are located at 148 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401 (next to Pippi’s Pen Shoppe).
Established in 2001 as Walczyk & Young Studios, Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art, LLC is located in the Market District in downtown York, Pennsylvania. We specialize in digital photography and fine art giclée 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 specializes in digital file preparation and workflow, color management and large format printing. Shawn’s artwork style is a combination of digital painting and digital collage. Please visit Shawn’s LinkTree page at https://linktr.ee/shawnyoungart
All photographic and fine art giclée prints at Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art are output using a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4100 printer with LUCIA Pro archival pigmented inks.
Learn more about the giclée printing process at Wikipedia.
We use 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 requires a properly calibrated monitor.
If you are preparing your own digital files for printing, we recommend the file specifications below. Please note that if your digital files do not meet the requirements below, file conversion charges may apply (resizing, cropping, etc.).
file types: TIFF (flattened, NO layers) or JPEG (100% quality setting)
RGB color space: Adobe RGB 1998 (preferred) or sRGB. Files should have the appropriate color profile embedded in the file, choose the option to “embed color profile” when saving your files. We cannot print CMYK files.
color bit depth: 8 bit or 16 bit
resolution: 300 ppi
dimensions: Files should be sized in inches @ 300 ppi to the print size desired (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 a compact disc, USB flash drive or Compact Flash card. If you would like to bring files into the studio, please call ahead or email us to schedule an appointment. You can also email your files. If your files are too large to email, we recommend you use a free file-sharing service such as Dropbox and then email us “public” links so we can download your files. We do not have FTP file upload capability.
Fine Art Papers & Canvas
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 final 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). If you need help calculating enlargement / reduction sizes please follow the link below for an online resize calculator: Resize Calculator
- Epson Premium Luster Photo – $10.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft) paper specs PDF
- Epson Premium Semimatte Photo – $10.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft) paper specs PDF
- Fredrix 777 VWR Canvas – $18.00/sqft (minimum charge 1.0 sqft) canvas specs PDF
- Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 – $14.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft) paper specs PDF
- Somerset Velvet – $15.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft) paper specs PDF
- Sunset Photo Metallic – $15.00/sqft (minimum charge 0.5 sqft) paper specs PDF
Please view and download our services price list here: VGAFA Price List (PDF) 02/09/22