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Is there a human factor involved in the quality of photo prints when you take your pics to a photo-lab?

When you go to a photo-lab like Walmart, Target, pharmacies, etc. are you at the mercy of the printing machine? Is the photo printing process very automatic, or is there a technician making some ...
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2answers
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Home printing economically viable [closed]

Simple question, though maybe not a simple answer, but how often/how many photos do you have to print before it becomes economically viable to invest in a high quality home photo printer, as opposed ...
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Why can my old Epson dye printer produce accurate reds but my professional lab can't?

My professional print lab uses a high-end Fuji Frontier machine with its own profile that the customer downloads. The prints are of exceptional quality, except for the colour gamut, particularly with ...
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Recommendations for quality, reasonably priced printers in Sydney, Australia?

I have returned to Sydney after living overseas for 10 years. My favorite printers and labs are no longer around. Platinum Imaging on Oxford Street in Paddington for example had great colours, put a ...
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1answer
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Tips for printing my photos at a Costco-esque printer?

I have 2 shots I would like to print out as large as possible, probably at Costco given the prices. What steps should I take to prep my images for printing? The only thing I was planning so far was to ...
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3answers
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How do you print photos at non-standard sizes?

If you have a frame that is very small or at a non-standard size such as 2"x2" how do you edit your images so that you can print them at a standard size from a lab? For example, if I want to print ...
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Is there a printing lab that post prints direct to customer without the invoice?

Is there an online printing service, (like photobox) that I can use to print and ship prints directly to customers so that I don't even handle them. If I use a normal online printing service, they ...
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What is the best online printing site for users in France?

So basically this is the same as What is the best site for ordering prints online but just for France. I want to print a few photos (3 or 5) which I consider my best ones. I am most of all looking ...
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Where can I have photos printed in bulk at wholesale prices?

I would like to sell prints of my photos, does anyone have know of any suppliers that print photos off in bulk? Ideally based in the UK but I would also consider printers abroad. I don't want to use ...
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Should I have my lab color correct my images?

The labs that I deal with to get my images printed offer the option to color correct my images prior to printing. One example of what they do is: Per file color correction is available. We color ...
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Why do my photos look bad only when they are printed?

I took a photo from my DSLR, brought it into photoshop, made some fixes, added some text and saved it in a few different formats (TIFF, JPEG). Then I uploaded it to an online photo printer. When I got ...
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How do the various options offered by print labs compare for B&W printing? [closed]

What lab, in combination with papers they offer, are the best for printing your black-and-white images? I tested eight papers and four U.S. labs and wrote a blog post reviewing the results, but that's ...
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How should I use Lightroom for processing for photo lab prints?

I'm a recent Lightroom convert, and I've come to appreciate its built-in workflow for library management and developing. I'm still stymied by printing, however, because I want to use an online lab ...
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Prints: Pro labs vs. supermarkets - what's the difference?

While there was a good discussion of using a lab vs. a personal printer, I'm curious what folks see as the advantages to using a pro photo lab as compared to the local drugstore or supermarket. Why ...
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What are the recommendations for getting best color matching when using a photolab?

So I want to use one of the many online printer photolabs to send my photos to and have them print them and send them back. What is the best way to make sure the colors I see on my monitor match what ...