Whitewall Printing (And other) - paper and print options


mattie

Link Posted 08/11/2016 - 19:50
Hi all

We're looking to get a few photos of our holiday printed out, and thought we'd try Whitewall.

There's a fair few paper options, such as lambda or lightjet on a range of kodak, fuji and ilford (for monochrome) papers,

https://uk.whitewall.com/photo-lab/photo-print

The website gives an impression of the suitability of the various combinations, but I'd be grateful for any experiences or insight anyone can offer. The prices vary quite significantly, and I'm not clear where is good to aim at or what key points of differentiation are.

For what it's worth, we'll be printing almost exclusively wildlife photos at sizes betwen around A3 and A4, taken on a combination of K3 (the first time I've used it in anger!) and from an Olympus OM-D EM5. The K3 has greater resolution than the 16MP M43, which might steer choice of medium.

Cheers!

Matt

microlight2010

Link Posted 10/11/2016 - 13:25
I used Whitewall for the first time a few months ago; I ordered one of their HD metal prints of a south coast land/seascape at 16:9 for wall-hanging, and I'm very pleased with it. My only comment was that they were a little slow in delivery, although that was because the first print they did failed their QC, so they re-printed it.
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy

womble

Link Posted 10/11/2016 - 19:38
Are their metal prints waterproof? I'd like to print some images for our bathroom but I need something steam-proof...

Thanks, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

punkrockemo

Link Posted 10/11/2016 - 21:48
The website says that the direct print on brushed aluminium is suitable for bathrooms.

also says this 'the whites and very bright parts of your photos are not actually printed; instead, these areas retain the horizontally brushed appearance of the aluminium surface.' So might not be what you are looking, must depend on photo.

https://uk.whitewall.com/photo-lab/alu-dibond

microlight2010

Link Posted 11/11/2016 - 22:16
Kris,

The website says that as the image is etched into the aluminium, it is UV, dust and moisture proof, although I haven't tried it.
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy
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