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Offline steve

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a3 prints?
« on: November 28, 2007, 10:19:18 PM »
Hi
Just done an A3 print for a friend and was wondering how everyone else goes about setting up for printing.
I normally open pic resize to 250 dpi with restrain propertys and resize off,then open new file at A3 click and drag with shift key pressed and then transform to give a border of around an inch or so.Very happy with results but nice to hear what other people do. I used to make the file size bigger by converting to tiff files but cant see any notable differance when printing.

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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 10:23:31 PM »
for a3 prints, I put the full-sized file on a flash drive and take it to the lab...
but your technique sounds sensible to me :)

(I can't get an a3 printer until I stop buying lenses :twisted:)

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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 10:26:45 PM »
My images are all saved as tiff files after editing at 300dpi, so i basically do what fother does.

A3 printer is on my shopping list,  HOPEFULLY after the A700


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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 10:28:43 PM »

to further hijack - what printer do you use Steve?
last time I looked the A4+ printers were a confusing array....

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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 12:00:58 AM »

(I can't get an a3 printer until I stop buying lenses :twisted:)

I can't get an A3 printer or a700 till the divorce goes through... just kidding :)
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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 12:33:19 PM »
Hi
At the mo i have an epson 1290 and it does great prints,would like the 2400 but cost a bit to much.

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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 05:14:13 PM »
how much does it cost to do an a3 print?
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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 07:16:27 PM »
Hi
think i can remember a costing of prints in digital photo mag some time ago and they reckoned an A3  print cost around £2.00 in ink and paper. Reckon thats somewhere near it.Thats not including your time,cost of printer and camera skills.

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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 08:59:36 PM »
how much does it cost to do an a3 print?

Hi
think i can remember a costing of prints in digital photo mag some time ago and they reckoned an A3  print cost around £2.00 in ink and paper.

Ive used a company on line where A3 prints cost 0.99p


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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 06:40:54 PM »
Ive used a company on line where A3 prints cost 0.99p

and they are ? :-)

Boots will do a 15x10 for £2.49 which is pretty good?
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Re: a3 prints?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007, 07:52:28 PM »

and they are ? :-)


Hi sprint16v,

its     http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/digital_photo_printing.cfm

The only thing i will say about them is that the images do tend to be slightly darker.
And i have had some images that have had a slight colour cast to them.
But ive now got an adjustment layer i apply to the images i send and that seems to be ok.

Other than that the prints are good quality and the company is really good to deal with, had a print with a kink in the paper from them, phoned up and the sent a replacement out net day (foc)


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