Large - low quality - prints

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Michael J Davis, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. I'm looking to get some largish colour photo prints that don't have to
    be glossy photo paper to decorate the walls at a charity event.

    Currently I can only find Kodak glossy 12" x 8" at £1.99; and then 18"
    x 12" prints from various sources at £6.99.

    Can anyone point me to a printer who can produce say, 16" x 24" in a
    poster quality for a lowish price, please. (The actual number and sizes
    will depend on the cost, ideally I'm looking for around 20-30)

    Thanks

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Oct 30, 2008
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  2. Michael J Davis

    Bruce Guest


    Have you thought of getting a local photo centre to sponsor the event?
    They might print you some for free.

    ASDA (online) does 20 x 16 prints at £4.98 and 30 x 20 at £9.87 each.
    You need to open an account:
    http://www.asda-photo.co.uk/

    Also try here:
    http://www.photobox.co.uk/shop/wall-decor/poster-prints
    and here:
    http://www.bonusprint.co.uk/pages/poster-size-prints.htm?level=1
     
    Bruce, Oct 30, 2008
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  3. ASDA looks the cheapest option, do you know what the quality is like (I
    don't want any now but it is useful to know)?

    Roger
     
    Roger Blackwell, Oct 30, 2008
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  4. Michael J Davis

    Bruce Guest


    ASDA is the only one of these I have used for posters. The quality
    was very good - more than good enough to hang on the wall at home.
     
    Bruce, Oct 30, 2008
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  5. Michael J Davis

    Bruce Guest


    Easier to find if spelt correctly: Prontaprint and KallKwik.

    Most branches have Canon laser copiers that print up to A3 size (420 x
    297mm or about 16" x 12"). This is probably too small for the OP.

    http://www.prontaprint.com/
    http://www.kallkwik.co.uk/
     
    Bruce, Oct 30, 2008
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  6. Thanks Bruce and Roger - Asda looks interesting.

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Oct 31, 2008
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  7. Thanks Trev, and Bruce. - Yes, I was looking for something a bit bigger.
    (I'd said 24" x 16" ish)

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Oct 31, 2008
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  8. Michael J Davis

    Bruce Guest


    Glad to be of help.
     
    Bruce, Oct 31, 2008
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  9. Michael J Davis

    Woody Guest



    Staples can print in colour at very competitive rates up to A1 if not A0
    size, and they can laminate them as well. Often near while you wait
    service, and from card, stick, or CD.
     
    Woody, Nov 1, 2008
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  10. Thanks, I'll investigate...

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Nov 1, 2008
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  11. Michael J Davis

    Derek Guest

    I saw the post when it and thought it answered amply but I remembered my
    wife uses a handy program ideal if you have say an A4 printer it produces
    contigous pages which can be assembled into huge images ideal for cheap
    posterisation and a cheap route to take
    http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ better order a lot of ink carts tho'
    Derek
     
    Derek, Nov 1, 2008
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  12. Good idea but with the price of Canon inks I think the ASDA or Staples
    options will be much cheaper.

    Roger
     
    Roger Blackwell, Nov 1, 2008
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  13. Yes, Derek, Thanks. I think I've got software that will do that. It's a
    fair option to consider.

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Nov 1, 2008
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  14. But can't find anything mentioned on the Staples web site. I'll ring the
    local shop next week.

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Nov 1, 2008
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  15. Michael J Davis

    Derek Guest

    could well be but be thankful you don't have an HP like mine now- thats
    pricey ink ( usually get discount carts TBH) thank god I use a laser for
    'normal' printing
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/84226/ink-costs-exposed/page2.html
    Derek
     
    Derek, Nov 1, 2008
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