Where do you get your prints done?


ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 17:02
I'm in the process of preparing a porfolio for uni, and need to get prints done, just wondering what sites you use? Also, should I go for matte, lustre or glossy?
http://www.behance.net/robbranigan
K20D, DA18-55II, FA50 1.4, DA10-17
To buy: Metz 58 AF-1, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA100M

Don

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 17:10
go for luster or matte..
as for where, I do all my portfolio shots on epson printers....
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 17:16
I knew I didn't want glossy, but the company i'm looking at using prints lustre or glossy only, and I wasn't sure if lustre was good or not. I would print on my own printer, but I want to print 12x12 and 12x8, so I can't
http://www.behance.net/robbranigan
K20D, DA18-55II, FA50 1.4, DA10-17
To buy: Metz 58 AF-1, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA100M

Don

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 17:39
portfolio prints tend to get manhandled and seen under less than ideal conditions, so luster or mat is best to reduce reflections and fingerprints.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

RichardDay

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 18:57
I would recommend DS Colour Labs, they have very decent prices and are used by quite a few professional photographers for prints that they sell. They include all the software and profiles you will need to ensure top quality results.

Here's the link to their site. - link
Best regards
Richard Day

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sandy

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 19:44
I have just had some prints done at DS Colour Labs and they were good.

Sandy

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 19/11/2009 - 19:01
I ended up using DSColourlabs, the prints were great, and they must've been good cause with my portfolio of work (inc other media not just photography) I got an interview at Oxford to study Fine Art, one of fifty, for twenty places
http://www.behance.net/robbranigan
K20D, DA18-55II, FA50 1.4, DA10-17
To buy: Metz 58 AF-1, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA100M

davem

Link Posted 19/11/2009 - 19:54
WEll done ikillrocknroll good luck at the interview. If they want references send them to us at the forum. We will all chip in.

Will you have to change your brand of camera if you get the place? If so keep quiet!!

Dave

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 20/11/2009 - 01:48
Hah no if I do get the place I'll probably working more and more with film, ill probably find a good pentax to use, even though i've got my rolleiflex too. And thanks
http://www.behance.net/robbranigan
K20D, DA18-55II, FA50 1.4, DA10-17
To buy: Metz 58 AF-1, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA100M

vic cross

Link Posted 20/11/2009 - 14:41
If your looking for a good 35mm camera. Obviously Pentax I've just sold my Z1P to SRS complete with extra grip and wrist strap. It's in great condition and I loved it but have given up on film now. I've also sold SRS my 645 with a collection of lenses including a leaf shutter lens. All in top condition. I'm sure SRS would do you a good deal. Good luck with your interview. CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

ikillrocknroll

Link Posted 25/12/2009 - 01:03
Just a bit of feedback, got the offer to read Fine Art at Oxford
http://www.behance.net/robbranigan
K20D, DA18-55II, FA50 1.4, DA10-17
To buy: Metz 58 AF-1, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA100M

thoughton

Link Posted 25/12/2009 - 01:23
Big congratulations
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

SteveF

Link Posted 25/12/2009 - 08:14
Well done and Good Luck

SteveT

Link Posted 26/12/2009 - 16:25
ProAm Imaging in Bradford have a very good reputation, I have not used them myself but of the two photography clubs I visit they both recommend them and the prices are apparently very good.


ProAm website here
K20d
DA 12-24 | DA* 16-50 | DA* 50-135 | Sigma 100-300 F4
Lightroom 2, CS3
My FlickR
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