where could I get something like this printed?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Gordon Hudson, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Its a digital image:
    http://www.hudson.nu/pics/panorama.html
    The full high res version is about three feet long.
    Are there any labs would print that on continuous paper?

    Its only a rough draft version, but having seen it I thought I could do a
    better one and frame it.

    Gordon
     
    Gordon Hudson, Jun 12, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Depending where you are, there are many labs that could do this for
    you. My local photo dealer (in Buckinghamshire) has an Epson inkjet
    printer in the shop that prints to a roll of paper 594mm wide (A1).

    It's not cheap, though. Based on his price list, I would estimate a
    cost of £70 - £100.
     
    Tony Polson, Jun 12, 2005
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  3. Thanks

    Yes, I used to work in a place that had such a printer but the quality was
    pretty poor and with it being a long thin print it would be a lot of
    wasteage.

    I will work on a final version and see what the sizes are likely to be in
    the end.
     
    Gordon Hudson, Jun 13, 2005
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    Owen Rees Guest

    It looks more wide than long to me!

    Print shops, especially those that cater for graphic design agencies in
    the advertising business often have what is known as a "large format
    printer" and these can be up to 1.5m wide (by as long as the roll of
    paper).

    It may be worth looking for a local print shop that will do the job at a
    reasonable price rather than a photo lab. There are various places that
    you can find online by searching for "large format print"; a lot of them
    seem to offer to print banners onto vinyl for outdoor use which is
    probably over the top for what you want, but it may give you an idea of
    what can be done and what to look for locally.
     
    Owen Rees, Jun 13, 2005
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    Stephen Guest


    I had a similar panorama I wanted to print and after asking various places,
    including professional printers, without success I discovered the local
    Kodak Express shop could do it. The machine they use has paper 35 inches
    wide (I think - certainly close to your 3 feet) and that's how wide they
    printed it. It seemed it had to be done by one of the cleverer members of
    staff. Results were excellent. Cost £15. The frame was the expensive bit.

    Stephen
     
    Stephen, Jun 22, 2005
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