Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
Thread started 12 Jun 2008 (Thursday) 12:38
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Large Printing Question (Cloud Canopy)

 
@nt!x
Member
Avatar
196 posts
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Sandy, Utah
     
Jun 12, 2008 12:38 |  #1

I am going to print this photo for my wall. I am a little nervous having never done this. I was looking into getting it done at Costco 20 x 30 inches. Was wondering if anyone has had any experience in this. I don't really want to print it multiple times before I get it right. A couple of questions.

Is Costco a good place to do this? (cost is only $10)
Should I use Glossy or Lustre?
Does my photo look ok? (Sharpen/Color) Any C&C?


click photo to view Large

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2573566142_f715eb9172_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://farm4.static.fl​ickr.com …73566142_848216​e2e8_o.jpg  (external link)

http://flickr.com/phot​os/hamsgod/ (external link)
http://roadrunnerlocks​miths.com/ (external link)
http://creativecustomj​ewelry.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
poloman
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,442 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Dec 2006
Location: Southern Illinois
     
Jun 12, 2008 15:28 |  #2

Should go on your ceiling.
Looks ok....
I have used Mpix with good results.


"All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my right hand!" Steven Wright

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
75,941 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2589
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Jun 12, 2008 22:04 |  #3

Is Costco a good place to do this?

I have great results with 12X18" from the. Depends on which Costco though, doesn't it?

Should I use Glossy or Lustre?

Lustre for me.

Does my photo look ok? (Sharpen/Color) Any C&C?

It looks OK, but you need to sharpen more for print than for the web.

I don't really want to print it multiple times before I get it right

I've made a 100% crop 4X6 "proof" print & it will exactly match the days later color & exposure of the 12X18" final print. You might try that.


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
freebird
Goldmember
1,348 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Nov 2006
Location: Iowa
     
Jun 12, 2008 22:32 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #4

I have used Mpix 20 x30 with lustre and loved it.

Chuck




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
@nt!x
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
196 posts
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Sandy, Utah
     
Jun 13, 2008 11:51 |  #5

Thanks for all the feedback. I ordered this and cant wail tell it get here. I will let you know the results. thanks again.


http://flickr.com/phot​os/hamsgod/ (external link)
http://roadrunnerlocks​miths.com/ (external link)
http://creativecustomj​ewelry.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mossie
Mostly Lurking
18 posts
Joined Nov 2006
     
Jun 13, 2008 12:00 as a reply to  @ @nt!x's post |  #6

Hi,

I've never sent a file to have a 20x30 print. What's the setup in CS3 to prep for it?

Thanks.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
@nt!x
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
196 posts
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Sandy, Utah
     
Jun 13, 2008 14:42 |  #7

Mossie I only have CS2. I edit the raw file with Canons software Digital Photo Professional. I used that program to do small tweeks with contrast, color, and sharpening. Once I have turned it into a jpg I will do some minor adjustments in CS2. Other than that I did nothing. I will let you know how it turns out when I receive it.


http://flickr.com/phot​os/hamsgod/ (external link)
http://roadrunnerlocks​miths.com/ (external link)
http://creativecustomj​ewelry.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
freebird
Goldmember
1,348 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Nov 2006
Location: Iowa
     
Jun 13, 2008 16:07 as a reply to  @ @nt!x's post |  #8

You will want to have the print on heavy mountboard. Its not much more.

Chuck




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,590 views & 0 likes for this thread
Large Printing Question (Cloud Canopy)
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Flo29
857 guests, 262 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.