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Best and or largest pro photo lab that does metal in Canada?

 
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Feb 05, 2016 21:24 |  #1

Aloha,

I'm a professional landscape photographer here in Hawaii and I'm trying to find a more cost-effective solution for my Canadian clients that are getting hammered on the dollar right now.

Can anyone suggest a high quality lab that offers the full range of metal prints sizes?

Thanks in advance!

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Feb 09, 2016 09:38 |  #2

We use Technicare: www.technicare.com (external link)

I've ordered up to 24x30's from them in the past, although the last one I ordered it took them some time to find a piece of aluminum without any scratches (so they said). Good finished product.

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Feb 12, 2016 11:18 |  #3

I was just in an Opus art store and they print on metal using sublimation. Looked interesting.


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Feb 12, 2016 23:00 |  #4

Thanks for the replies...any other options out there?


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Feb 13, 2016 01:48 |  #5
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Technicare.


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Feb 22, 2016 15:11 |  #6

I order my metal prints through Don's Photo. I'm not sure if they contract it through The Lab Works or Frameworks, pretty sure they use The Lab Works. Posterjack.ca also does metal prints.


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Feb 28, 2016 06:48 as a reply to  @ low-1's post |  #7

The Lab Works & Don's Photo take you to the same Facebook fanpage.

Thanks for this. Also curious..




  
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Feb 29, 2016 15:20 |  #8

Just not seeing anything up to par :/


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Feb 29, 2016 16:35 |  #9

Lyle Krannichfeld wrote in post #17918057 (external link)
Just not seeing anything up to par :/

...can you describe what "up to par" means? It will be hard for people to offer suggestions with such vague feedback. Do the suggested labs not produce in the quality you expect? And if not, can you be specific about the specs you are looking for?


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Mar 01, 2016 21:36 as a reply to  @ banquetbear's post |  #10

I need a full range of sizes up to at least 30x45, preferably more like 6' wide. That seems to be the kicker, most labs I'm seeing are doing just a handful of sizes. Full bleed print. Things like mounting options would be nice, but not required. Really just need gallery print quality in a full range of sizes.


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Mar 02, 2016 10:51 |  #11

Did you even bother to look at the Technicare website? http://www.technicare.​com …cor-metal-prints-features (external link)

Available in a range of standard sizes; 5x5” up to 30x48”.

They are full bleed & they come with mounting options.




  
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Mar 02, 2016 12:14 as a reply to  @ FeXL's post |  #12

Fexl yes I did, had to create an account simply to see prices and waiting for approval. Their largest sizes are a little small but it is the most promising.


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