A&P for those of you that are shooting digital

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  1. Bloke

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    how do you make your prints? i bought a canon pro 9000 photo printer on ebay, but it isnt here yet. i dont even know if they are any good it just makes the enlarged sizes :o do photo printers do a decent job in black and white? can they do chrome justice?
     
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    epson 4800

    the 9000 is fine, it does glossy papers better than epson, but epson is better t all other papers (in general)

    I prefer Ilford's Gallerie Smooth Pearl, a semigloss.

    B&W can be tricky, but once ou get it they can be great.


    LEARN color management, don't just print. Lots of tutorials out there, and with out fully understanding it, it'll be a wasted print.
     
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    I just got rid of my epson because it wasn't printing. I opt'd for a b&w laser printer from costco for $84 since I don't print my photos anywhere else besides costco.
     
  4. nine

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    i print at costco
     
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    I've heard very good things about Mpix
     
  6. Bloke

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    i almost bought the Epson R1800 it looks like the 4800 is similar but newer. the r1800 was too hard to find in stock, and the ink dries up in the nozzles if you dont use it often enough.
    im sure to expirement and see what its good at when it finally arrives

    i wish i had a costco
     
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    not exactly,

    r1800 is 13" consumer model, no roll paper adapter, 12ml inks, non current ultrachrome inks (better for glossy, not as good for all others), does print smaller than 8" wide and on CD/DVD

    r4800 is a 17" pro model, roll paper, 110ml or 220ml inks, ultrachrome inks, uses suction instead of rollers, hand built with individual tolerances built into the ROM, can't print less than 8" wide, can't print on cd/dvd, stand and ethernet port options


    epson has a few 8" options that are decent like the r360. They have 3 13" options, the r1400 and r1800 and r2400, then theres the pro models, the 4800 (17"), 7680 (24"), 9880 (44")

    canon has some nice large models too, the 9000 and 9500 on the consumer side, the ipf5100 and up on the pro side. They probably deliver a slightly better print, but are buggy and there's been some problems with their initial production models. Not sure if those were addressed in the most recent update.

    They're also more expensive on the ink side, but seem to use slightly less so cost per page is slightly less
     
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    does most of OTAP print there own on ink jet or have the printed at a local film development place?
     
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    most seem to use online labs

    Mpix
    whcc
    costco
    millers
    el co labs
     
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    whcc ftw
     
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    is costco good?
    I usually use walmart or target since they are close and do 1 hour via online.
    but have had a huge range of hit and miss from both
     
  12. mojito

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    costco can be good. If you use a place like that, find one that uses a Fuji Frontier.

    Costco (not on their site) provides the .icc profile for the individual machine that will be used. You want to make sure you are doing the color management, and you uncheck for them to correct colors.

    my last order had really thin paper and they were dark, but in general, they're the best of the local places.
     
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    that sounds good, may have to start doing that.
    though I have been about 80% lucky with the local walmart. They seem to reproduce what I send them via there website pretty accuratly. Atleast compared to whey my display shows.
     
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    isnt there a size limit online? if i was printing i'd definitely want the full image info available.
     
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    :dunno: costco ups the whole thing, up to 20x30 for 9.99 available.

    they use to have a "upload smaller size" for small prints option, but didn't see that last time
     
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    hmm. i'll have to look into this again. i'll save money if i don't have to browse around at costco while i wait for prints.

    also i'll have less pizza fingerprints on them :o
     
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    jared_IRL, whats with the pic of the arm?
     
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    I wish I could afford a badass printer

    I just send my stuff to mpix :hs:
     
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    not to my knowledge...I have uploaded 2.5mb files easily and printed up to 11x14 with it and it came out great.
     
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    Epson 4000.jpg & Epson 4800.jpg

    almost exclusively on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper.
     
  25. Lol McRofles

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    Walgreens uses the Fuji Frontier in some of their stores. But the only time I developed there was when I was developing my own picture so I can see them first. It was one of the perks of working a photo lab, though I can't say I miss working there.
     

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