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    Bump.

    Wife wants to get some multi photos printed (canvas). Any other current options than what was discussed in here?

    We were thinking Costco originally, anywhere else we should look?

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    I've had good luck with blacks, but i haven't done any canvas

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    Thought this would be the most appropriate place for anyone who is as (nauseatingly) particular about print accuracy as I am.

    I ordered calibration prints from SmugMug using the four different printers they offer. My preference in order:

    1) Bay Photo Lab (Cali, US)
    - Sharpest and most accurate of the bunch. Their UI desktop ordering system is also pretty slick.

    2) Loxley (UK)
    - A really, really close second. Between Bay Photo and Loxley, there was a very faint greenish hue in direct comparison. This is a perfect printer if you have customers in Europe.

    3) WHCC (Minn, US)
    - Sharpness wasn't as good as the above two, colours were a bit more saturated which is fine sometimes, but comparing among the skin tones it didn't look normal. Fastest shipper.

    4) EZ-Prints
    - This was the one that was noticeably worse than the other. Odd colour casting and sharpness was pretty disappointing. I just googled where these guys are located and I can't even find them so maybe out of business.

    I also did some screen brightness and sharpening tests as well. My results:

    108 cdm was perfect. For the 8x10 sized testers, unsharpen mask 100% @ 1.0px turned out well. I might try extra sharpening if I do this again.
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    have you run some comparison versus some local labs like Resolve Photo?
    curious to see how they fare.

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    Not yet. I do love Resolve, they are easily the best printing outfit in Calgary. Are you on their FB group? They have some serious printing deals lately, I think to clear out some paper.

    It’s time for another deal! This time we’re offering Ilford Gold Fibre Silk prints in two sizes. Prints up to 30x40” are $50, and prints up to 40x60” are $75. We don’t have a lot of this paper, maybe enough for about 8-10 prints. Once we’re out, we’re out forever. Oh, do keep in mind that this paper is quite delicate and is somewhat prone to micro-scratches in the glossy surface. That’s just how it goes with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    Not yet. I do love Resolve, they are easily the best printing outfit in Calgary. Are you on their FB group? They have some serious printing deals lately, I think to clear out some paper.
    just saw, pretty tempting.
    unfortunately don't have any photos to print at the moment, actually trying to get rid some of the photos I printed as wife doesnt want to turn the house into a photo gallery lol

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