Poster Prints

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Robert King, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Robert King

    Robert King Guest

    Does anybody know of a good place to have poster size paper prints made of
    photographs that would be suitable to be mounted directly behind glass for
    general sale ?

    I have a number of photographs that I would like to market this way rather
    than sell as limited edition handmade prints. I'm not looking for Lambda
    type prints, more paper prints, such as those you might buy in a poster
    shop.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Thanks

    Robert
     
    Robert King, Feb 29, 2004
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  2. Robert King

    Robert King Guest

    I'm not sure if this actually got through last time.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Robert King, Mar 2, 2004
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    Ken Guest

    Places like Vision Graphics http://www.visiongraphics.com.au/ and probably a
    number of others offer prints made using the large Epson inkjet
    printers. Not cheap.
     
    Ken, Mar 2, 2004
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  4. Robert King

    Warmingup Guest

    You won't get good, colour correct, large format prints that much cheaper
    than Lambda.

    Lambda in quantity can be reasonable.

    Inkjet is readily available and in theory cheaper but not easy to find
    someone that gets the process correct for photography-for-sale.

    Importantly, although the newer inks are stable, the coated papers that are
    needed for higher resolution work remain hygroscopic to some degree making a
    behind glass installation problematic. Laminating adds to the $$$$$.


    For Lambda try:
    Photo King
    157 Alison Rd Randwick NSW 2031
    Tel: (02) 9399 3511
    They do Lambda at competitive prices. "Quantity is King" when it comes to
    pricing.

    You don't say what size or where you are?

    If you are able to keep to a WSIWYG type size a Docucolour might be OK.
    (Drafts first though.)

    Warmingup
     
    Warmingup, Mar 2, 2004
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    hydro Guest

    Hi Robert,
    If you dont want to go too big try www.hydrophoto.tsn.cc for $ 5 -
    18x12" prints. More than 20 18"x12" Prints from the same file are $2.50
    each plus freight. email me
    @nospam-** hope this helps
    Paul
     
    hydro, Mar 3, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Why are 18x12" listed at AU$40.00 at the web site?

    Rob
     
    Rob, Mar 3, 2004
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    Marty Morgan Guest

    Hi Rob

    Where did you see "AU$40.00"?
    The only price list I could find on that site was at
    http://www.hydrophoto.tsn.cc/more.html

    mm
     
    Marty Morgan, Mar 4, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Mar 4, 2004
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    Marty Morgan Guest

    Marty Morgan, Mar 4, 2004
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  10. Robert King

    Rob Guest

    I don't personally know anyone who has used the service however a some
    other items aren't too confidence inspiring either:

    "· All images will be retouched."

    "· Files should be saved as RGB." no mention of CS preference

    Photo King at Randwick (Sydney) are OK but they have communications
    issues, I wouldn't have my film processed there after several bad
    experiences. http://www.photoking.com.au/

    Vision Graphics are good but expensive.
    http://www.visiongraphics.com.au/

    The Pixel Perfect site reads well, plenty of promises, expensive, I
    haven't used them as yet but they do look like they know what they are
    selling. http://pixelperfect.com.au/

    Photoq were mentioned a few weeks back:
    http://www.orderphotosonline.com.au

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
    Rob, Mar 4, 2004
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    hydro Guest

    Hi Rob you are looking at the wrong website. try www.hydrophoto.tsn.cc
    $ 40 is what we charge if you walk into our shop.
    Email me at #### and I will send you a price list where you
    can get 6"x4" prints for 40c. Email me a file and ill print you a free
    18"x12" print and you can decide for yourself.
    I think thats a very fair offer!!!
    ps. same deal goes to Marty Morgan!
    yours
    Paul Dawson

    Why are 18x12" listed at AU$40.00 at the web site?

    Rob
     
    hydro, Mar 4, 2004
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    Ralph Guest

    Where abouts are you located?
     
    Ralph, Mar 4, 2004
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  13. Robert King

    Rob Guest

    Hi Paul,

    That's a generous offer, I will take you up on it. I would however
    suggest that you present your web based pricing policies in a clearer
    fashion as it's easily misconstrued as is.

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
    Rob, Mar 5, 2004
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    Marty Morgan Guest

     
    Marty Morgan, Mar 5, 2004
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    hydro Guest

    Thanks Rob,
    Look forward to the file and thanks for the comments. Yes, on
    www.hydrophoto.tsn.cc , we originally had pricing and uploading for all
    sizes but we were having huge problems with people uploading. So we
    changed the site a bit to just concentrate on 18"x12" photos at $5.00.
    I have not worked on the site for a while as we are revamping the site
    and changing the name to www.18by12.com.au . This will be done in the
    next couple of months. Our shop web page www.hydrophotographics.com.au
    states that "corrected" 6"x4" prints are $2.95....and 18"x12" prints
    are $40.00. This is still the case as our shop is mainly a freelance
    photography, wedding and portrait and school business that also does
    processing for the public. (Our 6"x4" print for a wedding is $15.00) .
    Anyway, in a small town giving quality to our customers was MEGA
    important and when customers came in with their digital files we found
    that most people needed too much time spent on them to get their
    digital prints to a reasonable quality, so instead of giving crap
    prints out , we put our prices up to $ 2.95 per 6"x4" and
    "photoshopped" every image. We sent the customers who didnt want
    quality to the Kodak & Fuji labs for them to deal with the quality
    issues, BUT now, we have still got a reputation for quality and we are
    dealing with a more educated customer, so I have reduced the print
    price to 40c, but a CD has to be posted to us. Any customer who walks
    in the shop still pays $2.95 and that will be going to $5.00 per 6"x4"
    on 1st July 2004. Its Ok that people havent heard of us, for the record
    though , we were the first in NSW to install the AGFA D-Lab 2. Any
    forum readers who want to email me at for the full price
    list is welcome, and ill make sure there is some extra freebies thrown
    in when you get your first order in. Thanks again Rob. Yours Paul
    Dawson
     
    hydro, Mar 7, 2004
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