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Old 10-28-2005, 12:48 PM
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sent out to printout

I have a printing question. I'm trying to start my own home restoration business and was curious if it is alright to have the picture sent out to print? If it is where is usually the cheapest. I'm just trying to get my portfolio put together and every picture prints out crappy. I looks nothing like it does on the screen. If it does turn out ok it never looks like a professional picture. It looks like a computer generic picture. Anyone have any tips?
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:44 PM
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I have had excellent results sending images to: www.Mpix.com

Fair prices and 3-day turnaround.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:24 PM
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I would say KINKOS! you can send your files directly to printing, and you're in full control...
That's what I do
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:21 PM
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I also suggest Mpix. You can upload your images to their site, have plenty of finishing options, the price is good, and the results are professional.

One other thing, if your monitor is not properly calibrated, you're not likely to get a print to match what you see on the screen, regardless of who prints it.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:04 PM
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Thank you i didn't know that you could do that. I thought if someone else printed it out it would be like cheating or something. Do you guys test print it on your computer?

Jen
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:14 PM
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I have had excellent results sending images to: www.Mpix.com

Fair prices and 3-day turnaround.
Have you ever used them for canvas? I'm looking for a good company to have prints on stretched canvas.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:42 PM
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Lightbulb Mpix?

Yeah it looks great! but with Kinkos I can print on the store of my choice, and send them via FedEx or let the client pick them next day...
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:28 AM
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Have you ever used them for canvas? I'm looking for a good company to have prints on stretched canvas.
Haven't tried Mpix for stretched canvas. Don't like the way they staple the sides (see closeup illustration on their site).

I've had good luck with stretched canvas at www.digitalprecisionimaging.com. They assume you're going to hang the artwork unframed, therefore no ugly visible staples.

Jeffrey Lazo (jlazo@digitalprecisionimaging.com) is fabulous to work with.

~Danny~
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:45 AM
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with Kinkos I can print on the store of my choice, and send them via FedEx or let the client pick them next day...
The convenience of 1-day turnaround and/or customer pickup would have appeal in some situations.

Their website isn't very specific on photo reproduction. What options do they have paper-wise, e.g., glossy, matte, etc.? Kodak paper or what?
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:15 AM
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Truthfully, I've never associated Kinkos with anything other than business type document reproduction. Considering all of the the available labs and online printing services that specialize in photography printing, Kinkos is not something I would recommend. Also, I wouldn't recommend having any lab/printer ship directly to the customer, as you'd have no idea of the quality of the final image.
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