Imprima was setup in 2012 and was the first commercial Fine Art Printmaking studio of its kind in Hyderabad, the now erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. From then to now our intention remains the same as when we started – to provide a superb and accessible archival printing service to artists, photographers and designers. From day one color management has been at the core of our workflow, we as a rule do not compromise on any aspect of quality. Being professional photographers ourselves, we best understand the importance of color reproduction and are best equipped to expertly adjust the finer details basis your need to give you the print your work deserves.
We are certified Fine Art Printmakers from India by Hahnemühle (Germany) & Breathing Color (US), and are the sole distributors for Breathing Color print media – paper, canvas and metal – in India. We use top of the line printers from Epson and Canon. Printing is an art in itself and if you are willing to make the commitment, we are more than willing to help.
Our client base ranges from within India and overseas such as the US, Canada, Australia, Norway, France, UK, Hungary and Belgium. We represent and showcase some contemporary photographers and artists to sell their artwork. We also tie up and work with interior designers towards doing art and wall décor installations as well.
Our Products/Services include (but are not limited to)
- High Quality/Fine Art photo prints and posters – on Matte, Luster and Glossy media
- Large prints (64inch roll) – example sizes of 5 feet x10 feet, 6 feet x 4 feet, 3 feet x 9 feet, etc.
- Prints on Canvas
- Prints on Metal sheets
- Coffee table books
- Wall murals / wallpapers
- Customized wall designs using photographs, Frames and Wall Art
- Photo and Art exhibitions – part Curation, Printing, Framing and gallery layouts
- Photography and Printing Workshops
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My unrelenting pursuit of happiness has seen me donning various hats through my career, from starting out as a Computer Science engineer with a Masters in IT Project Management & Entrepreneurship at the CEU Business School, Budapest, Hungary, to where I am today…an internationally published Nature and Wildlife photographer, a certified Fine Art printmaker, a Wildlife Expedition leader and an aspiring Wildlife filmmaker.
I am Ismail Shariff, and I was born and brought up in the city of Hyderabad known as much for its Tahzeeb & Tameez as it is for its Biryani & Haleem. An alumnus of The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, I’m an entirely self-taught and self-made individual with a sincere passion for all things photographic. My ideology towards photography is to make uncommon images from the simplest of subjects.
Photography as it began for me, was about traveling and documenting the places I visited whilst studying in Hungary. Being able to photograph sunrises and sunsets was my definition of happiness at that time. I saw my first Tiger in the jungles of central India, and right there, I found my calling for the wild. It was the start of numerous wildlife safaris, and regular trips to India from Paris, where I was working then, to visit the jungles across India. My first exposure to fine art printing was in Paris, where I got a few 4x6inch prints done at a print shop near the Louvre. It was a fairly expensive affair, and I didn’t think I’d be printing my pictures any time again soon. However, the gentleman at the print shop took the time to explain to me in great detail, the intricacies of printing photographs and what printing a picture means and why we should get it done, and how I can perhaps start printing my own pictures. Back then; it all seemed too far- fetched to me. Who knew I would take him up on his suggestion a few years down the line? In the meanwhile, I was addicted to photography and my pursuit of the wild cats, and so much so that I moved back to India in 2009 to pursue my passion.
Whilst honing my photography skills I took to expanding my horizons by mentoring photographers on my photo expeditions across India. Along with this I explored other avenues of commercial photography via partnering with photographer friends, covering a bouquet of photography services – weddings, corporate events, portraits, industrial and wildlife of course. What happened next tops it as far as déjà vu moments go, I put into action Fine Art printing as a natural progression of my line of work. My printer friend at the Louvre in Paris may well have seen my future in my eyes 12 years ago…who knows? Printing was growing but the game changer was the photo exhibitions that I curated and printed for. Guests liked the quality of prints on display and my business grew due to a simple word of mouth. During this time, thanks to the growing reach of social media I was able to sell a considerable amount of my own photo prints across Europe, Australia, USA and of course India.