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Old 15-01-2013, 08:11   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recommend an online printing service. I need to have images up to A3 with a good quality finish
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Old 15-01-2013, 09:36   #2 (permalink)
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Members have recommended printers in several threads. Here is one:

http://www.pixalo.com/community/gene...tml#post312931

I've heard or seen recommendations for the following printers

Loxley
Peak Imaging
Pro Am
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The Print Space
DS Colour Labs
Faux Film

Loxley always get good ratings and so do Peak Imaging. Not used either myself. A very rough rule of thumb is that most decent printers will have an icc profile available that you can download and embed in your pictures.

If you are looking for something that is good value, Snapmad have a very fast turn around and I've used them and have been very happy with the results. I guess that there are lots of printers that will fall into this category.
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Many of my Club members have used ProAm and I have sometimes used them myself (I usually use my own printer). With ProAm, you download their profile and convert your final image to their profile. Thus if you have a calibrated system, your ProAm prints will be a good representation of what was on your monitor. ProAm's process gives you a slightly wider gamut that sRGB (which many commercial services are offering) and this is beneficial if you edit in Adobe RGB or a wider gamut. However, the differences are small.
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Digital Photo magazine did a comparison of several firms and the top was Whitewall they are not cheap but are very good. I have not used them myself.
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Hi, thanks for the advice, will try Pro AM.
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Using Point 101 now
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Been using phanfare.com to print my pictures while I trust uprinting.com when printing in canvas. Hope I was able to help
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i use photobox for most things ( i.e camera club etc) but for bigger print runs i use DScolourlabs reason i dont use them all the time is that their postage is slow and extortionate but they are slightly better quality than photobox. so it is only worthwhile when getting more printed - if that makes sense. I dont actually understand the downloading profiles etc so i steer clear of anyone that does that, Photobox are cheap and cheerful and does what it says on the tin. they are super fast with delivery and on the odd occasion they have made a mess or a mistake they rectify it straight away. their quality is decent and they show a almost identical representation of what i see on my screen,. cant really ask for more.
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