To print a photo or get a photo print?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Douglas MacDonald, May 6, 2004.

  1. For something like 10 years I've put up with Inkjet printers and the absurd
    cost of inks just to get temporary prints of photos before committing to
    having final prints made. The real part of it all which iratest me is the
    total lies from the printer manufacturers about how long their prints will

    Without exception, all the claims are justified with conditions of storage
    which basically amount to sealing the prints away from airborne
    contaminants. Today I got back 28 photos I had uploaded to Agfa for pickup
    at a BigW. The cost was 47 cents per print and the quality is outstanding.
    No longevity problems here!

    I downloaded the BigW software on Monday and spent an hour or so resizing
    some photos to 6" x 4" at 300 dpi in Photoshop, I uploaded them that
    evening. Most of the photos were happy snaps but I included some shot with a
    2 MP Samsung point and shoot and some from my 10D. I'm so impressed with the
    accuracy of the colour and density that I plan to do this with all my work

    If anyone in Brisbane or nearby wants to buy a 9 month old Canon S9000
    inkjet printer with plenty of supplies... Drop me an e-mail. Like all the
    other gear I sell from time to time... If no one wants it I'll put it on
    EBay next week. And no... with printheads for these critters selling at over
    $200 each, I won't accept that much for it but I will negotiate, maybe even
    swap it for some Canon camera gear or a 2 or 3 MP camera.

    Douglas MacDonald, May 6, 2004
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  2. Douglas MacDonald

    Henrik Tived Guest

    you get what you pay for! do your research first!

    well, it is good for you that you have found a new way to spend your money

    best regards

    Henrik Tived, May 6, 2004
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