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 9900 pigment printer 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.

Turn Around

Most jobs are done in two – three working days. But if you need something done sooner, please give us a call and we’ll see how we can help.



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.


We look forward to working with you.