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Chewy734

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Re: where do you print?
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2011, 10:03:23 AM »
I print all my photos at home using a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Pro9000-Inkjet-Printer-3295B002/dp/B001R4BTIA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1308144807&sr=8-3) and I calibrate it and my monitor with a ColorMunki profiler (http://www.amazon.com/ColorMunki-Photo-Monitor-Projector-Profiler/dp/B00169N0BK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1308144776&sr=8-10).  Calibrating your monitor and printer is ESSENTIAL to getting a high quality print.

Buy high quality frames and customize the mats to fit your prints.  They will look amazing and you will have the satisfaction of knowing it was your hand that did it all from beginning to end.


Yesterday that printer was on sale at BH and Adorama for $50 after a $200 rebate.  I picked one up, and can't wait to receive it! :)

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Re: where do you print?
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2011, 10:03:23 AM »

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Re: where do you print?
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2011, 10:08:55 AM »
I'm another that prints at home but then I admit it will never be the cheapest option.

I want to remain in total control of the finished product and am happy to pay for that control. My experience of commercial labs is that in general they vary between mediocre and appalling. There must be good ones out there but I've yet to find one.

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Re: where do you print?
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2011, 10:17:51 AM »
As I stated in a prior post, my favorite commercial lab is Bayphoto.  They got options where you have them either use their techs to control the color, or if you have the image the way you want it (and everything is calibrated), they can print it as is (for cheaper).  They are a tad sharper prints than adorama and I have never had any complaints from my clients regarding their work.  While printing at home has the most control, after buying premium paper, inks, time, etc... to print in mass is just not as cost effective anymore at home. 
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Re: where do you print?
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2011, 10:17:51 AM »