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and Service Fees for Images from the Maryland State Archives' Special Collections
& the State-Owned Art Collections
The Maryland State Archives' prints are made from high-resolution digital
images. Colors are carefully matched against original maps, documents, paintings
and works on paper to ensure accurate reproduction. These reproductions
are made in-house by our digital imaging specialists, using either the
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 printer or the Epson Stylus 9600 Ultrachrome large
format color printer which employ one of the most archival ink sets available.
The Archives no longer offers traditional photography services.
We are able to make reproductions up to 44" wide and prints can be made to patrons' specifications on the following premium Epson papers: Matte; Glossy Photo Paper; Heavyweight Glossy Photo Paper; Premium Luster Paper; Somerset Velvet (100% cotton rag) Paper; canvas; and poster board.
Most of the maps,
photographs, paintings, and works on paper in the collections of the Maryland
State Archives can be reproduced. Images of the maps reproduced in The Maryland State Archives Atlas
of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608-1908 (2003) are available
Fees For Black and White and Color
In order to maintain accurate reproductions of any given medium, a specific type of high quality paper
must be used.
Recommended papers for photographic prints: glossy,
luster and matte
Recommended papers for maps and works on paper: 100%
cotton rag or glossy, luster and matte
Recommended papers for paintings: canvas
Scan from original cartographic material, up to 36": $45.00
Scan from all other original material (if available): $25.00
Please note that
scanning and image orders will take 2 – 4 weeks to fulfill. If an order
is needed sooner, please contact the Archives. Rush charges may apply.
Transmission of digital images:
E-mail (for orders
of 1-2 images only, depending on ability to receive attachments up to a
total of 10 MB): $25.00
(If not possible, an additional $50 charge will be assessed to furnish images
Rights & Reproduction Fees:
There is a one-time
rights fee of $75.00 per item for publication and/or commercial use of all
Artistic Properties & Special Collections materials including photographs,
maps, documents, and artifacts. Commercial uses include, but are not limited
to, advertising, posters, brochures, newspapers, periodicals, websites,
books, videos, and all other media both electronic and traditional. Use
of an image on a book cover will incur additional fees, depending on the
print run. Please contact the Archives for details.
is defined as use of the image in one edition of a publication in any single
media. For example, if you are contemplating a subsequent edition
of a publication in any media you will need to reapply for rights.
The Archives provides
a reduced rate for rights and reproduction use for non-profit organizations
of $25 for one-time use. Organizations must be able to provide proof of
non-profit status on request.
you will be sent a letter granting permission and providing correct citations.
Correct citations are required in all media. Some items in our Special Collections
may have additional usage fees or special permissions required by the donor.
In most cases, these restrictions are clearly indicated at the time you
make your selection. You will advised on how to proceed if additional permissions
Return to Introduction Page for Links to Payment Forms for images, scanning, and rights and reproduction fees
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