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Poster size prints


snapbandit 12 2.2k 3 Northern Ireland
10 Apr 2006 4:18AM
Can anyone (preferably someone who has actually used them!) recommend a good lab for getting poster size (36"x24" & larger) prints from Digital files? (need good quality paper & printing also reasonably quick turnround times)

I normally use photobox for most of my stuff but they only seem to go up to 30"x20" (unless I missed something!!)

Any recommendations welcomed, thanks.

Joe B

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davidentrican 13 258
10 Apr 2006 4:32AM
I can recommend Peak Imaging ( link ). I have had a 40 x 30" print from them and loads of 20 x 16"s.

Dave

ps. I don't work for them (and don't use them much anymore as I print a lot of smaller sizes now) Smile
Clarence 11 136 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2006 4:57AM
I am in the same situation and used www.intelligence-direct.com for 20X16's.
Pro = they were quick and very good value using good quality paper.
Con = they were not 'proper' photo prints but pro inkjet (?) so lacked the punch that I was after. However that was my fault, should have checked first. (they also rolled the prints to post, is that normal?)

So sorry, not really answering your question except to say check the print type first.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
10 Apr 2006 4:58AM
If you want a 'proper' photograph then you want a Genesis from www.chromagene.co.uk
Clarence 11 136 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2006 5:02AM
any advice as to some more professional lingo that translates to 'proper' photo...so I don't get caught out again?
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
10 Apr 2006 5:06AM
It's a Lambda based print on Fuji Crystal archive.

and as good as an old Cibachrome. So good that if it isn't a good shot, the print will expose it's weaknesses. I supplied one to a gallery in Italy last year who stuffily informed me that they only took Ciba's....but they took the Genesis without a question.

and yep...rolling is usual for large format prints.
Clarence 11 136 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2006 5:09AM
of course, "Lambda based print on Fuji Crystal archive"...it was on the tip of my tongue Wink

thanks Keith
snapbandit 12 2.2k 3 Northern Ireland
10 Apr 2006 5:37AM
Many thanks for the replies Dave, David (Clarence) & Keith, I'll check them all out.

Joe B
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Apr 2006 7:47AM
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