Welcome to Blow Up Lab

Photos, Murals, Graphics and Art Printing

Blow Up Lab is a full-service photos, murals, graphics and art printing business located in San Francisco.  We are working with commercial and art clients worldwide.  Everything we produce is custom made in our facility.  Our clients range from individuals with personal projects to massive print “roll-outs” for international corporations.

Our Services include:

Blow Up Lab specializes in ink-jet printing with archival inks, papers and canvas for artists and photographers.  We print enormous murals and exhibition graphics for museums and galleries.

Blow Up Lab also prints promotional displays for retail stores, trade shows and events.

We custom produce projects for interior architects, designers and art consultants in hospitals, universities, offices, hotels, restaurants and residences.

And we offer a full array of pre- and post-printing services and partner with our clients to create the best result possible for their jobs.

Blow Up Lab is always experimenting and following technological advancements. And we pride ourselves on our ability to offer clients custom, state-of-the-art digital productions with old-fashioned, personalized service.

We are dedicated to eco-friendly printing and use

  • non-toxic, aqueous, vegetable-based, archival inks;
  • 100% cotton (rag), acid-free, papers and canvases;
  • as well as acid-free mounting substrates and adhesives.

For more information, please refer to our green statement.

Blow Up Lab is owned and operated by Frank McGrath since 1978 and co-owned by Carol Covington since 2009.  The Lab was the first in the city to convert from traditional chemical photo processing to 100% digital in January 2000.

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