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Old 10-25-2011, 11:32 AM
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Took Head Shot - Where to Have it printed

I am new to this, but I have my lighting and backdrop and would like to print out the headshot, what is the best printer to use or what printing online shops could I use - affordable of course. Ooops -- what photo paper is great and what is poor?
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:42 PM
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Re: Took Head Shot - Where to Have it printed

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I am new to this, but I have my lighting and backdrop and would like to print out the headshot, what is the best printer to use or what printing online shops could I use - affordable of course. Ooops -- what photo paper is great and what is poor?
Well, that's a very broad question with no objective answer. I am assuming that you have used the web to look for information to help you answer your question --
http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...r_part1_01.htm

http://digital-photo-printing-review.toptenreviews.com/ - non-pro

Pro -- Miller's, MPIX, BayPhoto, WHCC, etc., etc.

So, how about telling us what you really need - recommendations from people who have used places you've only read about or printers you've been thinking about buying or what?
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:49 AM
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Re: Took Head Shot - Where to Have it printed

its funny when you have a question and do not realize how broad it is..had to laugh at my own question..newbie..

Maybe this helps.. I want to setup a mobile portrait photoshot, take some pictures with a white backdrop (prob gray is better) and at my home do some retouching of course, and print the pictures on a nice quality printer or use an online service. Not sure of the online service or printer. If there is any info different from CJ's response would be glad to hear...will look at CJ's recommendations later today...thank you in advance
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: Took Head Shot - Where to Have it printed

Photographer Jeremy Cowart was interviewed on TWIT Photo this week, and expressed his fondness for Epson printers - especially this one for about $3000 and likes the Hot Press Bright and the Exhibition Fibre papers.

TWIT Photo - Jeremy Cowart
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:08 PM
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I used http://pictopialabs.com/labs/ .
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I use Miller's & Mpix ,same place .
Use the pro paper.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:16 PM
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I've used Mpix in the past, but now prefer WHCC. WHCC will allow you some test prints for free, just so you can see how your monitor aligns with their actual output (and your expectations). I find their output to highly accurate in relationship to the color values that exist in the files themselves.
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Re: Took Head Shot - Where to Have it printed

this is more a printing and hardware question, so i'm moving it to the appropriate forum.
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