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Canada side photographers where do you print?

 
Wallace ­ River
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Dec 01, 2012 05:36 |  #16

Tony_Stark wrote in post #15311250 (external link)
Do your prints get rolled up from Adorama? I hate ordering prints in general and having them rolled :(

No, I have never received rolled up prints from Adorama Tony. They are flat, each size in a spearate glassine envelope, then all wrapped in shrink wrap, then padding around that and more brown wrapping, then all sealed nicely in a right-sized flat box. I am very impressed by their packaging. And like I say, their prices are often 1/4 to 1/5 what I would have to pay locally, overall total.


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Dec 01, 2012 14:44 as a reply to  @ Wallace River's post |  #17

I use a company called Technicare which has a few labs across Canada. I do not know if they have a location in Toronto or area. I do know they do a terrific job. You need to sign up for an account with them and they will set you up with ROES. There is not a decent lab (short of Costco, Walmart, etc.) where I live and Technicare is about 150 miles away. If I upload before 10am I normally have them back by the next morning via courier. I don't like to chase around to pick up orders so this works well for me. They also offer decorative packaging where I can order the prints and they send directly to the customer in very attractive packaging. They pack and send it like it is coming from me and the customer never sees what I paid for their prints. I use this service alot because I have confidence in what they do.

There is no shortage of labs that fall into the "pro color lab" search results on Google. This resulting link (external link) shows many options though it is still showing Silvano. My process for deciding on a lab was to make a set of test files and send them to a few different labs and then repeat the process a couple of weeks later. I was surprised at the difference in the prints that I got from Costco made only a couple of weeks apart. Sure this cost me maybe a hundred dollars but it weeded out the bad ones.

Given the size of Toronto I would be surprised if you had trouble finding a lab that would not meet your needs.


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Dec 01, 2012 20:39 |  #18

Wallace River wrote in post #15311562 (external link)
No, I have never received rolled up prints from Adorama Tony. They are flat, each size in a spearate glassine envelope, then all wrapped in shrink wrap, then padding around that and more brown wrapping, then all sealed nicely in a right-sized flat box. I am very impressed by their packaging. And like I say, their prices are often 1/4 to 1/5 what I would have to pay locally, overall total.

That sounds good! I am looking for the earliest opportunity to order something from the Adorama print shop. I have been contemplating metallic prints for a long time now.


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Dec 02, 2012 10:39 as a reply to  @ Tony_Stark's post |  #19

Technicare dropped the ball big time this year for us, twice.

Edmonton lab had to redo a 20x60 panoramic 2" canvas wrap three times to get me one good one (one torn emulsion, one had a "wart" on it from the mounting hardware getting caught between the canvas & the stringer during shipping). On the same order they also took multiple tries finding a piece of aluminum without scratches for a 24x30 metal print.

Second time, I placed an order and thought I was on Calgary's ROES. As it turned out I was actually on Edmonton's. I had left instructions to hold for pick up. This left the lab with questions but, instead of making the phone call to clarify, Calgary lab FUBAR'd & shipped to the studio (I was out of town for the week covering an event). I passed through Calgary Friday afternoon, "no order here!" and had to break land speed records to get to the courier depot before they closed that afternoon. I made the pickup with 4 minutes to spare, nearly two hours later. Of course, the order was due that weekend.




  
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Rubi ­ Jane
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Dec 03, 2012 08:53 |  #20

Another Canadian option is www.zoomphotolab.ca (external link)
They are Ottawa based but ship. Online ordering is straightforward, great quality prints, good pricing, great customer service.


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