Digital lab printing

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Kong, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Kong

    Kong Guest

    I had some photos printed by a Kodak Express "digital lab" on Kodak Royal
    glossy paper (nice paper) and a bunch of other photos printed by a Fuji
    Frontier on Fuji Crystal Archive glossy paper (not so nice paper).

    Here are the comparisons between the original file and a scanned copy of the
    printed photo. Take note of the details and ignore the colour differences as
    the scanner is not calibrated.

    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~wkkong/1.jpg
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~wkkong/2.jpg

    Which one is the Kodak/Fuji print and which one do you think was more
    expensive?
     
    Kong, Jul 25, 2003
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  2. Kong

    Miro Guest

    I dont understand ..... are you saying that the difference between the print
    and what you see on screen is as dramatic as the comparison ?

    If you had used the same image in both labs I might have been able to form
    an opinion. As it is I cant say what is what.

    I wouldnt assume the screen is accurate for one.
     
    Miro, Jul 26, 2003
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  3. Kong

    Obake Guest


    what you'll really need to do is print the same photo on different paper.
    theres no way to compare the 2 examples you've got.

    and i think this sort of comparison is personal. some like glossy paper, some
    like the matte paper.
     
    Obake, Jul 26, 2003
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  4. what is wecome?

    "wecome to the barn"...
     
    Biggus The Greatest......, Jul 26, 2003
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  5. Kong

    Kong Guest

    I had some photos printed by a Kodak Express "digital lab" on Kodak Royal
    This is quite true but what I found astonishing about the Kodak print (#1
    btw) is that you can see the print is very pixelated whereas the Fuji print
    is significantly higher in resolution.

    The first image is a lot more detailed and I'll slip it in when I get a
    number of other photos printed at the Fuji lab. I expect it to have
    significantly higher resolution than the Kodak digital print but only the
    comparison will verify this.
    I think resolution is more dependent on the printer than anything else. The
    Kodak paper is significantly thicker and has slightly higher contrast but is
    otherwise similar to the Fuji paper. Both were glossy paper.

    BTW #1 is a 6x4 print which cost me 75 cents.
    #2 is a 5x7 print which cost me 70 cents.
     
    Kong, Jul 26, 2003
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  6. Kong

    Kong Guest

    what is wecome?
    Funny eh. I only noticed it when I was reviewing the photos.

    There may be a crease in the banner where the L is. I may have to satisfy my
    curiosity by going back and taking another look!
     
    Kong, Jul 26, 2003
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