Sharpening needed for printing on metal?

cayenne

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Hi all,
I know you generally need to sharpen extra at the end if printing on paper/canvas. Do you also need to do so when sending off to have a metal print?

Thanks in advance,

cayenne
 

YuengLinger

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Dec 20, 2012
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According to a couple of CR members, if you use a camera body with IBIS, your photos will have an "etched" look to them. This sounds like a huge(!) benefit when printing on metal, and worthy of further investigation. :po_O:p

Happy holidays, all!
 
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ethanz

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The printer that I use with my website is Bay Photo. I've been pretty pleased with them. They are a little more expensive than others.
 

LDS

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Do you also need to do so when sending off to have a metal print?
Depends on the printing service - if they sharpen themselves or not - and if they do, what kind of sharpening they apply.

Output sharpening can be quite automated, as it mostly depends on the printing technology and support used.

Does CostCo give any advice?
 

cayenne

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Mar 28, 2012
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Depends on the printing service - if they sharpen themselves or not - and if they do, what kind of sharpening they apply.

Output sharpening can be quite automated, as it mostly depends on the printing technology and support used.

Does CostCo give any advice?
I looked through their site and they didn't say.
I emailed them and asked about profiles...they said for metal just use sRGB.

I forgot to ask about sharpening, etc...grrr.

OH well, had to order to get by Xmas. I'm sure Mom and Dad will like what they get!!
:)

Thank you all!!

cayenne