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Exhibition Quality Prints


7 Mar 2007 10:07PM
I am working with a Nikon D70S digital SLR and want to hold an exhibition in the near future. Can anyone recommend a developer that will produce consistent exhibition quality prints (online or otherwise)?

Thanks a lot.
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Mar 2007 10:15PM
www.chromagene.co.uk

email me if you want to contact a Print Man by name.
culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 10:33PM
I can second that - we have used them on a number of projects and the work has been excellent.

Dan
Graysta 17 1.1k England
7 Mar 2007 10:38PM
If you have a good quality printer do them yourself. buy good quality media and have control over the prints. buy good media paper.LOOK @ papermilldirect.co.uk.The sataisfaction of printing your own shots is called photography. sorry to be old school BUT. the final result for me coming off the printer is as good as my darkoom buzz.Print it yourself then you Judge your photography. i Would never let anyone else produce one of my images first hand.
culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 10:41PM
I have to say this .. we print in house on Epson 9800's ... our kit, calibration, RIP, setup, media and everything that goes with it costs a fair chunk of money every year.

The printers are about 5000 .. if you want to print bigger than A3 you are looking at 1500 minimum and thats without the calibration and RIP.

It's not cheap, nor is it easy. Our calibration and set up guys bill us at between 600 and 800 per day. Sometimes it's easier to leave it to the professionals ... tho if you are just creating cheaper prints for the lower end of the market then you should be able to get decent prints at A3 of a r1800 or 2400 providing you have a good standard of technical knowledge and can put the time in.

Dan
andytvcams 19 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 10:37AM

Quote:Our calibration and set up guys bill us at between 600 and 800 per day.


How much? i dont think i shall be asking them to come and do my little old printer Smile

Just out of interest Dan what company do you use and what do they actually do for their 800?.
culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 10:41AM
According to John Im not allowed to mention a name in case its considered advertising ... apparently ...

But not really sure what they do for the money is the answer Smile They basically come and put right anything that we have made wrong !

Dan
andytvcams 19 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 10:43AM
Send us a PM Dan.thats not advertising Smile
culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 10:47AM
sent Smile
StuartAt 17 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:19AM
Reply to the OP... try Loxley Colour. Had a number of prints done at 16"*12" from a D70. Look pretty damn good even if I say so myself!
richard00 15 504 1
8 Mar 2007 11:42AM
never actually used them, but its a big place near me
Leach Colour
JohnHawthorne 16 1.7k 5 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 12:01PM

Quote:According to John Im not allowed to mention a name in case its considered advertising ... apparently ...

No, that's not what I said. If you promote the name of your own business, that's advertising. If you point someone to a company in response to them asking for advice, that's allowed.
culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 12:04PM
John .. on my profile i wasn't promoting my own business. I was promoting an exhibition .. if you think Im going to make money out of it then you are seriously misguided.

Its a license to lose money .. a PR exercise is all it is, and an opportunity to help members get their work seen by buyers and the gallery industry.

The fact is that EPZ should promote events which benefit members.

Dan
8 Mar 2007 2:06PM
Thank you very much for your advice guys. If anyone has any further suggestions please post them.
g0wex 15 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 11:29PM
I use Peak Imaging for my large prints (which are sold in a couple of local galleries) and find them to be excellent, you can even upload your images which saves the hassle of posting CD's, prices are competitive eg a 16 x 12 costs 6.90, certainly worth a look.
Cheers Steve

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