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Oct 23, 2014 13:06 |  #16

jecottrell wrote in post #17229187 (external link)
You want a printer, not a "lab", right?

By lab, I picture your needing film processing...

Well, I guess my 'old fashioned' photo self is popping up here ... yes, I need photos printed from Digital files -- that's the work part.

I occasionally need slides or film processed and prints -- that's the art part. But this question is really based in the 'digital work part' ... so printing from digital files.

Although I see AIPro lad does both - so have contacted them first to see if it can work with my work model ...

The reason I asked here -- the internet searches are so hit and miss, and every site screams "I'm best, I'm better, I'm cheaper" -- and we can't actually believe any of that nonsense -- CDPF might provide us a recommendation, without the nonsense -- :)




  
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Oct 23, 2014 13:21 |  #17

monkey44 wrote in post #17229334 (external link)
Well, I guess my 'old fashioned' photo self is popping up here ... yes, I need photos printed from Digital files -- that's the work part.

I occasionally need slides or film processed and prints -- that's the art part. But this question is really based in the 'digital work part' ... so printing from digital files.

Although I see AIPro lad does both - so have contacted them first to see if it can work with my work model ...

The reason I asked here -- the internet searches are so hit and miss, and every site screams "I'm best, I'm better, I'm cheaper" -- and we can't actually believe any of that nonsense -- CDPF might provide us a recommendation, without the nonsense -- :)

Its certainly reasonable to consider two solutions to your questions. Companies like Mpix and others are highly invested in top quality printing from digital files and the competition in that marketplace drives down prices, but many of those printers (not labs) have no presence in traditional darkroom processes as its not profitable to maintain. On the flip side there are businesses that still specialize in darkroom processes who may have little or no investment in high end digital printing. So why not look for 2 solutions to 2 problems?




  
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Oct 25, 2014 11:15 |  #18

I have had extremely great results with Millers and WCI (West Coast Image). Aspen Creek is owned by WCI and does just as great work as it is basically the same lab minus the hand printing and some services.


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Oct 25, 2014 11:40 |  #19

Thanks for all the responses -- I'll take a look at every one and decide -- the idea of "two solutions" makes sense too. Happy shooting, you all !! M44




  
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