A fine art studio for Artists, Photographers, Students.

In 2012 Tim Ainsworth and Vanessa Howells opened THIRDS Fine Art Printing. The aim was to create a studio that, rather than being purely focused on the technical printing process, reflected our strong belief in a consultative client/printer relationship, as well as our esteem and respect for artistic process.

Above all, THIRDS is a friendly, collaborative space where the three of us – Tim, Vanessa and you – work together to make the best possible prints. From a technical point of view, we specialise in archival pigment printing (also referred to as Giclée Printing) to produce prints at the highest, exhibition standards. We also stock a wide range of paper so your work is always printed on the “right paper” (if there is such a thing).

Our clients are from Melbourne, across Australia and overseas. Working in various mediums we help photographic artists, professional photographers, painters, illustrators, installation artists, hobbyists and students print their work and make it the best it can be.

Our Services

– Fine Art Printing / Giclée Printing
– Digital Re-touching
– Image Consulting
– Flatbed Scanning of original artworks (up to A3)


Technical Things

To ensure you receive the best possible printing, we use the latest technology – an Epson P20070 (64in) and P7070 (24in) pigment printers are driven by Serendipity’s Megarip, custom ICC profiles and Ezio Monitors. We’re also a Canson Certified Master Printer. All of this allows us to make accurate soft-proofs and image adjustments for your print.



Please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail for a copy of our price list, a customised quote or for more information on any of our services.

2021 Studio Changes 

We are predominantly running our business behind a closed door with the implementation of a COVID Safe Plan. We have a limited amount of daily appointments for various services. Please e-mail for a detailed list of our services and more information on how they are running. 


Consultations in-studio

For the time being, we’re currently not offering walk-in services; all in-studio services are by appointment only. We have a limited amount daily that can be booked via phone or e-mail. 

We are continuing a pause to in-person screen-based one on one consultation for the time being.


Phone Consultations

We’re always happy to chat via phone. There is no charge for an initial 5-10min consultation and quote. Additional time is available via appointment charged at $30 per 15min.

Supplying files: All files must be provided online. You can send them via your preferred file transfer service. Dropbox (contact us to set up at Dropbox Share Folder), WeTransfer, Google Drive, Digital Pigeon are all great. If you’re unable to upload files, place them on a USB stick, they can be mailed or placed in our mailbox.

Thirds will make all colour conversions (to custom ICC printer profiles) for print. Never convert a file to CMYK for printing at THIRDS. If your file was produced in CMYK, please leave and supply as is.

Please e-mail for a detailed list of export setting. 


Turn Around

Typically our turnaround is four-five working days + delivery (if needed). 

If you need something done sooner, please give us a call, and we’ll see how we can help. We know things pop up, and we are always happy to help where we can. 


We look forward to working with you.