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Print Shop Recommendation Please
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:43:08 PM »
I had a  'phone call this afternoon from the owner of a local vineyard who wants me to exhibit some pictures at her open day in a few week's time.  As the lab printing services in France are a) extortionate, and b) slow as heck, so I would like to know if anyone here has a favourite lab for up to A3 size prints with reasonable pricing and turnaround. It doesn't matter if they only ship to UK addresses, I can get them forwarded.

All help advice etc gratefully received.

Cheers,

Howard

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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 09:18:17 PM »
Thats really nice news chap, good luck with that, exciting eh :)

I cant help with the print shop, but I was looking at photobox last week as they do deliver to europe, not tried thier service though..

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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 09:25:56 PM »
How may do you need printing ?

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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 06:22:46 AM »
I am in Spain and the service from Photobox to here is excellent, usually 3 day service. I have never had larger than A4 from them though so cannot comment about the quality of the A3's.

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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 07:17:11 AM »
Thanks for all the advice.

Dave, at this stage I only want 3 or 4 A3s of different shots, the A4s and smaller I will print on my little Canon on Kayenta Matt. The French like matt prints.

In the meantime I shall have a look at the Photobox site.

Cheers,

Howard

I just dug out an old DCM that recommended Loxley Colour for quality and ease of use. Well, signing on was a nightmare of bad design, and having gained access to the site I cannot see anywhere on it how to to get 'just' a print without some added frame, treatment or mounting. Not to mention very expensive.

A definite miss for me at this stage I'm afraid.
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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 11:34:11 AM »
Another thumbs up for photobox. Used them a few times for A4 and A3 and recently a 80cm x 50cm canvas.
Very pleased with the result and price.
Also used Colab a few times and although more expensive, the quality is very good indeed.
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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 08:36:24 AM »
One last question for those who have used 3rd party printers - should I or should I not sharpen the images for the printer, and if so by how much?

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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2009, 07:30:20 PM »
I can print your images for you if you cover my costs. Let me know ASAP and I will work something out. :legit:
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Re: Print Shop Recommendation Please
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 07:37:17 AM »
Thanks for the offer Dave, have sent you a PM.

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