Novajet or similar in Sydney

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Cindy, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Guest

    Hi all - some of you may have seen a TV program called The Block last Sunday
    night. Two of the people in it had some images printed out very large so as
    to mount them on a frame and put them on a wall. I'd be interested to know
    which photo labs provide this kind of service, and what it costs. Many
    thanks in advance, Cindy
    Cindy, Jul 10, 2003
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    ops Guest

    Ink jet prints have a limited life (the large ones) 5 yrs in the sun.
    have a look at what size go to in RA media also you may
    find that RA prints will be cheaper.
    ops, Jul 10, 2003
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    auspics Guest

    The only thing I can see wrong with photoking is their hidden localtion.
    Nowhere on their site is a phone number or address... For all we know they
    could be on the moon!
    auspics, Jul 11, 2003
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    max morrison Guest

    Did you try clicking the "Contact Us" button? ...

    "173 Alison Road
    Randwick NSW 2031
    Sydney Australia

    +02 9310 0340
    +02 9326 5757

    +02 9398 5199



    max morrison, Jul 11, 2003
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    auspics Guest

    No, I tried everything else including "Company information".
    Someone once wrote about web sites like this. If it's too hard to find what
    you want in a minute or two, go elsewhere.
    auspics, Jul 11, 2003
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    Cameron Guest


    I would suggest using someone else then...
    Cameron, Jul 11, 2003
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Someone else once wrote about situations like this. If you can't
    figure out what their address is, for example by clicking on a
    "contact us" button, maybe you fall below some minimum criteria
    they're trying to meet for their customers.

    Bruce Murphy, Jul 11, 2003
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    auspics Guest

    Like the one applying to you, Bruce?
    auspics, Jul 11, 2003
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    [ moved to bottom becuase I *presume* it was somehow relevant to my
    comments above. Somehow ]
    I look at this, and I think "I bet he was trying to make some sort of
    snappy comeback", but for the life of me I can't figure out precisely
    what he's trying to say.

    Perhaps he imagined me complaining about being unable to find contact
    details on a website about the same time he imagined me talking about

    Bruce Murphy, Jul 11, 2003
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    Cindy Guest

    apart from ops (many thanks) provide a reply pertinent to the original
    question, I would appreciate it.

    Cindy, Jul 11, 2003
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    Bushy Guest

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    there are a number of places that do poster prints, maybe you should look
    under printers rather than photo labs. Inkjet prints will fade over time,
    but the fading is not as bad if you keep it away from direct sunlight. The
    places that do Novajet or HP large prints regularly will also have UV
    resistant inks that are used for several months plus of outdoor display and
    these will last quite well indoors but are not as rich in original colour.

    Hope this helps,

    p.s. I didn't write this, but copied it from another group.
    Bushy, Jul 11, 2003
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    Cindy Guest

    Peter - many thanks. On the particular show I watched, I forgot to mention
    that the images were printed on canvas.

    I liked the light bulb one - very good.

    Many thanks for your very useful reply, Cindy.
    Cindy, Jul 12, 2003
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    Bushy Guest

    The canvas prints are spectacular, but cost a bit. They soak up ink fairly
    heavily and can look very artlike. If you have a few blemishes in a portrait
    you would rather hide they can do this with a photoshopped image really

    Inkjet images in these sizes, say 3' x 4' are big files, if you want to get
    maximum resolution the scan quality should be from the negative if possible
    rather than a small print. If you were doing the computer imaging yourself
    at home with a flatbed scanner then blow up the original negative to 8" x
    12" (or 8" x 10") to just fit the scanner. This will give you enough
    information to make your print great but not make you wait 4 hours for the
    photoshop progress bar. I use a 28 Meg file from my neg scanner and it's
    great, they print it via a driver that resamples up to suit the larger

    I know they get the canvas in 36" wide rolls and the novajet can go to 1/4"
    of the edge. They have wider printers but I've not seen the specially coated
    canvas in the wider sizes. You can spray with a matt photofinish coat to
    provide a little extra surface protection.

    Hope this helps,
    Bushy, Jul 12, 2003
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