Kodak vs Fuji Frontier

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Stacey, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    Had a few 8X10 prints made from several local labs, no corrections from the
    same file. The 2 best were from "Showcase" and the other was "Hunt color
    labs" both pro labs in Atlanta. Showcase has a Frontier and Hunt is using a
    new kodak machine (not sure what model..). I was amazed at how much sharper
    and cleaner the prints from Hunt were. It's very noticable even at normal
    viewing distances and even the guy at Hunt was surprised/impressed at how
    good his looked compared to the Fuji machine. Anyone else ever compared the
    two? Everyone is always bragging about how great the Frontier machines are,
    I'm not impressed.
    Stacey, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    As far as sharpness? I could see color balance issues etc but I can't see
    sharpness being a "calibration". And I did try 3 other frontier machines,
    Showcase's was the best of them. I guess if I hadn't seen the prints from
    this kodak machine I wouldn't know there was something better?
    Stacey, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. I've noticed on the local photostore's Frontier that I sometime use,
    that the Red laser was not 100% aligned with the other two. The Kodak
    machines are possibly one of the Noritsu line
    (http://www.noritsu.com/), and they can (depending on model) print at
    300 / 320 / 400 / 500 ppi.

    Bart van der Wolf, Jan 15, 2005
  4. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    I read somewhere that Kodak was getting AGFA to make some of their machines
    to their specs? I'll have to ask this guy more about this next time I'm
    over there. I was amazed how much better this machine worked than the
    Frontier's that I tried so obviously to me it's worth trying different
    places and not to assume they are all equal.
    Stacey, Jan 15, 2005
  5. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    Then I guess I'll be the only one. They aren't bad but they weren't nearly
    as good as the other's results.
    Tried 5 different fuji machines, guess they were all "out of calibration"?
    Stacey, Jan 20, 2005
  6. Stacey

    Ron Hunter Guest

    Possibly. Especially if they were all at stores where some 17 year old
    high school student was responsible for running them.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 20, 2005
  7. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    Ron Hunter wrote:

    One was a pro lab but still could be the case. Irregardless, I found the lab
    I'm going to use and they aren't using a fuji..
    Stacey, Jan 21, 2005
  8. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    Mont wrote:

    ??? One says fuji on the back of the paper and the other says kodak, would
    be kinda tough to mix that up wouldn't it? :)
    Stacey, Jan 21, 2005
  9. I had problems with images not looking as I had fixed them on my computer.
    What it came down to was the print machine operator had auto correct turned
    on and the machine was trying to fix my prints to what it thought was the
    correct exposure. Try asking the operator to make sure any auto correction
    is turned off
    EagleEyePhotography, Jan 21, 2005
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