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what is the quality like from Photobox? for the 16x12 size prints? are they any good for such a low price?
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I've only done up to 12X8 but they were brilliant there have been some complaints that the prints are a bit dark but you can get a calibration print from them.
I have had a few poster (30" x 20)prints done and some A3 prints done too - all excellent.
First rate image quality and excellent weight paper too
No problems with quality or of service provided by them good turn round.
I recommended them to a friend and he is also pleased with his prints.
I recently had some prints from them that were too dark, but they refunded my money and sent me a calibration print to sort out my monitor with. No faults here...
Print quality is very good, however don't expect colours to match your expectations, also they come a lot less saturated than you may wish so uping the saturation is advisable.
That said I was very happy with some b & w's and duotoned images from them, showing great tonal range.
Photobox has not failed me yet. Had a3 done in b/w from 300D and thought the result very good. I get 6x4 done for the album and they are always good.
Every print I've had has been excellent, can't fault them.
ditto here. got 6x4 up to poster size prints and quality is excellent
Another pat on the back for them here as well. I've had quite a lot done with them lately, and have been very pleased with them all. And more importantly, so have the paying public! Turn around time is especially quick.
I started useing Photobox because of the rave reviews on EPZ postings and they were a gem of a find. The quality is superb and I now use them all the time for my 5x7 greetings card prints and for my A4 prints.
I use them regularly and order 300+ photos at the same time,all without any problems. I also like how you can have several different folders on one CD with different requests, and it's never a problem.
Never done 16 x 12 prints, but woulden't expect any difference in the quality.
Only slight gripe....they have sent my order to the wrong address twice, but living on an Island dosen't help as I think it confuses landlocked companies! lol ( I'm sure they think that The Isle of Man and The Isle of Mull must be the same place) . That said, I mailed to complain and haven't had a problem since....and their responce was quick and professional.
IRAddict said - "..also they come a lot less saturated than you may wish so uping the saturation is advisable."
What I have done is download the profiles for the printers they use and then softproof in Photoshop. I held an exhibition recently were my prints 24"x16" were done by Photobox (Printed on 30"x20" with a white surround for mounting) - By soft proofing and using the gamut warning in Photobox I was able to tweak saturation and colours to get wonderful vibrant prints back.
Also search for threads on Photobox regarding prints being a little dark - shadow detail is in danger of being lost. I often add an adjustment curve to lighten shadow areas. I also recommend sizing to 254 dpi if doing large prints as that is what their large format printer uses. I have also got ezcellent black and white prints - agree with IRaddict in this respect.
As for service - superb, customer service - excellent, and I also use ftp for large uploads - very fast.
photobox it is then. thanx a lot.
Good choice. If you do have problems their customer care is excellent.
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