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Re: How do you print your photos for those who still do?
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2013, 05:47:24 PM »
I became a member of Mpix Pro and they have been great. 

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Re: How do you print your photos for those who still do?
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2013, 06:30:21 PM »
I have an Epson 4880 (got a really good price several years ago, after selling my old 13" Epson to a friend and giving him a good price) the 4880 only cost around $800!

I love printing my own work - picking the paper, getting vision to come alive.  I believe Ansel Adams said something to the effect "the negative is the score, the print is the symphony". 

I started out with Cibachrome in grad school (many years ago) and was about to get a wet darkroom when I got married and bought a house.  However I did not like the idea of chemicals and when digital printing came along, ... the rest is history.

In the end, the capture is only the start of the image making process - the print completes it.

I certainly would agree.  I would also add that the final end of the print creation process is actually the matting (color and texture of mat, how many mats, etc), the framing (choosing color of frame, material, size, texture, etc), and then the display lighting used to show off the best attributes of the art.  Then the total piece of art is done.  Some would argue that the end result is when someone takes it home to add to their home decor and then tell stories to their friends of when and where they acquired it.  Art actually keeps on giving to those that appreciate it.

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Re: How do you print your photos for those who still do?
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2013, 08:57:36 PM »
I have little experience with any printing except for one canvas done through Cosco, was more than satisified.
But now I have some images that I want done on metal or acrylic...anyone have positive or negative experiences with either?

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Re: How do you print your photos for those who still do?
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2013, 10:50:26 PM »
Making my living selling a no shooting fee portrait, to budget minded Colorado visitors (no aspen). I give guest the choice of a minimum order of either a $20. 5x7 or a copyright included file on a CD for $25. I find that Canon printers perform better than Epson printers. Less head cleaning, less ink cost, fewer redos.  My favorite is the PIXMA iX6520, I also use PIXMA iP4920’s. No gallery prints here, just good prints at a reasonable cost.

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Re: How do you print your photos for those who still do?
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2013, 11:38:09 AM »

3. Bayphoto (I'll have to look that up, first I've heard of them)
4. Smugmug (new to me too).


How is it you have not heard of these?  Bayphoto's ads are literally all throughout every USA photo magazine...and smugmug has had a web presence for quite a few years.

Pick up a photography magazine every now and then, at least!

I'm a total noob. I've not really looked at any photog magazines, I get most of my info from the web on sites and forums like this....hence my questions.

I'm working to learn shooting, and PP...I've not printed any images (except one LARGE 36x48 from a special at a printing site I got a discount from on a CreativeLive seminar).....

So, I was asking here about other sites.

LOL...one reason I'd not gone for many photography magazines, is that I'd read that most of them these days are mostly ADs, and run short on actual helpful articles.

Anyway, I'd appreciate answers to my older original question about the different places I'd asked about from earlier mentions in the thread.

Ok, from this thread, I've gathered that the top places to get prints are (in no particular order):

1. Adorama
2. Costco
3. Bayphoto (I'll have to look that up, first I've heard of them)
4. Smugmug (new to me too).

Are these the top places you send your stuff? Would you add another to the list?

Where out of these are the best to send for just regular prints you'd give grandma?
Where are the best (for price and product) to get something for wall hanging (print, canvas, acrylic) if going bit up to maybe 36x48" ?




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Re: How do you print your photos for those who still do?
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2013, 11:38:09 AM »