Why Free Test Prints?
See the quality of our pro lab printing services for yourself with our FREE test prints. A test print is a physical reference that allows you to match ("calibrate") your monitor colors to our printing. Once your monitor is calibrated, you can feel confident its display will closely match the prints we produce.
Order free 8x10" test prints (up to 12) with code NATEST810 at checkout. Code is one-time use only per account.
Test Print Options & Details
Monitor vs. Print
The most common problem we see is a customer's monitor will display images much brighter than a print. This results in prints appearing much darker than expected.
Click the order button below to get up to 12 free 8x10" test prints. Test prints help determine if your monitor is displaying images too brightly or too dimly, too cool or too warm.
Prepare Your Images
For your test prints, choose images that represent your work well. Save your images in JPEG format, sRGB color space at 300dpi resolution.
How to calculate resolution. For example, an 8x10" print at 300dpi is 2400 x 3000 pixels. That is, 8 inches * 300 pixels/inch = 2400 pixels, and 10 inches * 300 pixels/inch = 3000 pixels.
Optional Target Print
Need a test image with a range of colors and skin tones? Download our Target Print to use as one of your free test prints. The file is ready-to-use in JPEG format, sRGB color space at 300dpi resolution.
Compare Paper Surfaces
Use your free test prints to compare our professional photographic papers (Luster and Deep Matte) or press pages (Standard, Art, Linen, or Pearl).
Be sure to choose several images that represent your work well and order test prints on each paper type. You want to see each paper's full range of color and detail in relation to your work.
Enter the Discount Code
Order your free 8x10" test prints in BRI ROES or online. At checkout, use the code NATEST810 to receive these prints at no charge. We will print your images without any adjustments. Domestic shipments usually arrive in 2-3 days. Code is one-time use per account.
Get Your Prints & Calibrate
Once you receive your test prints, compare them to the images displayed on your monitor. Contact us if there are any major differences in what you're seeing. We can help you determine the next step necessary for perfect prints with Black River Imaging.
How to Order
Free 8x10 Prints
Order up to 12 free 8x10" test prints, including coating, texture and mounting. Use code NATEST810 at checkout. Code is one-time use per account with a max value of $34.
Free 8.5x11 Press Book Page
Order a free 8.5x11" sample Press Book Page in our paper types: Standard, Art, Linen or Pearl paper. Use code NATEST810 at checkout. Code is one-time use per account with a max value of $34.