"I consider myself downright lucky to have found such a talented master printer as Paul Sneyd of Panopticon Imaging. I truly think of him and his staff as collaborators in my artmaking. They are involved in nearly every step of my creative process: they develop my film, create high-resolution scans of my negatives, refine my digital images in Photoshop, create my final archival pigment prints and frame my work for exhibitions. Through each step, Paul Sneyd and his team demonstrate a commitment to quality and customer service that is beyond compare to any other lab I have worked with. Paul's film line is the best in the country, if not the world. His chemistry is always fresh and my negatives are handled with great care.
Paul understands that I need to retain creative control of my work and he lets me join him and his staff when they work on new images. We spend many hours together making subtle changes to each new image in Photoshop before finalizing my print statement for that image. Throughout the process, Paul and his team demonstrate patience, good humor, and--most importantly--respect for my vision.
I could not imagine going anywhere else other than Panopticon Imaging for my post-production needs. They are the only folks I trust with my artwork and they are also now dear friends." -Isa Leshko
“Panopticon Imaging has handled my framing and printing needs for three years. They give quality care keeping the work and artist in mind when choosing framing and I trust them with my work which requires archival and non-traditional framing. My 2015-2016 show at the Danforth includes work for which Panopticon framed and printed negatives. I love having an excuse to bring work for Panopticon so I can visit everyone and get their feedback on how to best present my images.”- Lindsey Beal
"I’ve worked with Paul Sneyd and his team at Panopticon Imaging for years. I’ve been impressed with their precision, judgment, and attention to detail in their scans of my 4x5 negatives, their Photoshop adjustments, and their large-scale printing. I’ve trusted and relied on them for my gallery and museum exhibitions — including my 2014 solo exhibition at Danforth Art. Their work is top notch. They’re true professionals. And, they’re fun to work with.” -Brian Kaplan
“Preparing for our Griffin Museum Show, “Horace and Agnes- A Love Story” was not an easy task. The 50 large prints and wall sized posters came out better than we could have ever expected (even for an exacting color printing instructor like Asia). The best part of the process was watching our images come to life through print. Their professionalism, attention to detail and clear communication made the proof approval process productive and efficient. Although this place is a busy lab, we always knew our work was of the utmost importance to them, whether it was printing, scanning or framing. Nothing was rushed and we were very pleased with high quality of final prints.
We can honestly say after many months and countless hours of working them, we cannot wait to do another project with Panopticon. You don’t have to be rich or famous to get their superior service, but who knows, maybe you’ll become famous after getting your work printed just right. We love you Panopticon.” -Asia Kepka & Lynn Dowling