SMITH ANDERSEN NORTH opened The Lab in January 2012 to bring another level of fine art services to our clients and meet the growing need for custom fine art printing in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Located in San Rafael, the Lab features state-of-the-art analog and digital printing facilities and offers a full range of services, from hi-res scanning, retouching, copy photography, and archival digital printing to photogravure and gelatin silver printing.


Smith Andersen North works in the Lab to create photogravure editions by artists such as Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Willam Heick. SAN works with both established and emerging artists. Prints and portfolios are available for purchase through the gallery. The Lab also offers Master Classes and Workshops in traditional and alternative printing processes. Smith Andersen North has established a tradition of supporting the Bay Area art community with the highest quality services and programming. Our Lab facilities include the following:


- Epson 9900 44” printer and wide selection of fine-art inkjet papers


- Fully stocked black-and-white wet darkroom with two Durst enlargers, equipped to also produce mural and platinum prints.


- Takash 43 x 84” etching press and  24 x 30 hydraulic block press


Please contact us to make an appointment.