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I am in need of some advice.
I would be grateful for any info on print companies who are reasonably priced/good quality in terms of delivering A3 sized prints. I am looking to obtain an A3 sized print for some friends.
In addition, I have already had a look around the web and would also appreciate some advice on the file type/size which should be supplied to the company in order to ensure optimum results as I see companies will accept a range of file types and sizes.
I am slightly concerned at one of the download options I came across somewhere as the standard tif file I am converting from RAW is 86mb.
Lastly I promise, should I be cropping the picture to A3 dimensions prior to sending it to any company and if so what would you advise in terms of applying sharpening?
I appreciate this may be obvious to a number of you but I would be grateful for any advice.
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Loxley for one.
0141 333 9444
95p for an A3 print. Used them several times with out any problems.
Another vote for dscolourlabs but just make sure you download their colour profile to get a good color matxh on your prints.
Loxley are good, but they seem to be plagued with quality issues. I use them because they print well, but I've had to have so many orders reprinted due to handling problems.
I'm sorry you've had problems Jules.
I've used Loxley for years now and only had one problem. They reprinted the order straight away without charge. Apart from that, they've been very professional indeed.
Peak Imaging have always been good for me.. I've printed 20 x 30 bike images with them and they look great. Give you FTP details as well if the software is working for you or your on a Mac. They request TIFFS and sRGB.
DS for me, download the profiles, never a problem, speed, price or quality
I totally agree with MadTrace I found DS to be 1st class
Try Proam imaging in Bradford.£1.25 plus postage for A3.Excellent quality and 48 hour turn around.
A second for Pro/am in BFD 18x12 inch good price and good quality
Try Dunns I've never had a bad print from them.
DS are pretty good too if your on a tighter budget.
ProAM in bradford for me too
you have to do a bit more work - i.e. convert the the correct colour profile, reszie at 402DPI etc. but the reward is a very well priced and really high quality print.
ProAM for me too & Peak Imaging for larger prints.
Thanks for the feedback. There are a few here for me to look at, with a few popular companies being put forward also.
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