Prints for gallery


pentflash

Link Posted 03/09/2012 - 15:28
Hi.

I’ve been asked to print few of my photos for a small galleries showroom. Are there any quality services you could recommend me from your previous experience? I’m kind of tight on the budget and need to find the best possible solution without spending a fortune.

My friend ordered prints for his own needs from this place link, but I don’t know if they are OK for professional purposes. Please, throw in some links if you have ordered some prints lately.

Thanks!
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Blythman

Link Posted 03/09/2012 - 15:59
http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/

Ordered three 12"x12" and nine 16"x12" today. With postage came to £20 in total. Hope to have them back by Wednesday to give me time to decide which ones to mount for the camera club on Thursday
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pentflash

Link Posted 04/09/2012 - 07:51
Sounds great. Could you give me some feedback about the quality when they will arrive?


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Blythman

Link Posted 04/09/2012 - 09:02
No need to wait. I'm a repeat customer. This is my fourth order and I'm very pleased with the quality.

My first set of prints came back dark, but that was my fault as my monitor wasn't calibrated.
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gartmore

Link Posted 04/09/2012 - 11:21
I can't recommend Loxley Colur highly enough, orders usually delivered in under 24 hours
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simonkit

Link Posted 04/09/2012 - 19:13
Blythman wrote:
http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/

Ordered three 12"x12" and nine 16"x12" today. With postage came to £20 in total. Hope to have them back by Wednesday to give me time to decide which ones to mount for the camera club on Thursday

IMHO can't be beaten on price vs quality, I've had hundreds of prints and all have been excellent

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aliengrove

Link Posted 05/09/2012 - 10:17
simonkit wrote:
Blythman wrote:
http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/

Ordered three 12"x12" and nine 16"x12" today. With postage came to £20 in total. Hope to have them back by Wednesday to give me time to decide which ones to mount for the camera club on Thursday

IMHO can't be beaten on price vs quality, I've had hundreds of prints and all have been excellent

Simon

I've had a lot of prints from them too, had one where the colour was a bit out, but that may have been my fault. All printed on Fuji paper, great quality and very cheap, as well as very fast service.
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Blythman

Link Posted 05/09/2012 - 11:18
Blythman wrote:
http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/

Ordered three 12"x12" and nine 16"x12" today. With postage came to £20 in total. Hope to have them back by Wednesday to give me time to decide which ones to mount for the camera club on Thursday

Sent my order online via the "Desktop Kiosk" approx 9am Monday. Received Tuesday lunchtime. Just paid for 1st class too.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 05/09/2012 - 17:00
I used FOTO.com for the first time last month, and I was blown away by the quality and reasonable prices. I ordered 11 'Posters' as they call them, the biggest are 90cm by 70cm, and they come with black plastic strips (hangers they're called) that clip onto the top and bottom of the photo. Very good value, and fine quality.

They had a deal, half price prints if you buy the hangers, and on average I paid about £10 per poster, extrordinary for these sizes. Printed on Fujifil Crystal Archive paper - I was very very satisfied.
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pentflash

Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 14:23
Greg, how much time did it take to deliver goods?
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McGregNi

Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 14:34
Sorry, my username could be improved! I'm Nigel. Foto.com are in Belgium, so it took a few days more than I'm used to from UK places, but absolutely worth the wait.

I received my poster prints 9 days after ordering. Very well protected I must say, in a strong narrow box rolled up with the hangers in a separate compartment.
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womble

Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 15:30
I've used the excellent services of the Siskin Press. Their gallery service is not just getting prints made. He looks at the images, rings you up and discusses paper types and editing, etc. For those few prints you want absolutely perfect, it is a great if not cheap service.

I am, however, getting a little bored with my "exhibition" in my hallway. I'm tempted to get some prints made of my Venice photos but I'll have to find a lab that'll do traditional darkroom enlargements for those.

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