As good as any
Create an account, log in select "prints" They arrive by post from
An easer and quicker way, put the file on a memory stick or SD card
Go to a supermarket or a Timpson key cutting kiosk and use their
On-line I use the Aldi service which is just re-marketing the service
from a large centralised photo processing house and possibly the same
service as used by other "high street" retailers. You download their
software which allows you to upload the file, select the size of the
print, type of product (straight forward print on paper to a canvas of
the image etc.) and payment.
Although prints may start a 5p each the postage cost may be the bulk of
your order for a couple of small prints.
Otherwise, some of larger supermarkets have self service terminals and
photo printing facilities. Some Boots (the chemist) stores have kiosks.
There are some high street shops specialising is photo printing from a
file where they can do the work rather than self service.
I take it to my local photolab
IIRC boots or jessops etc will do this as well.
Also some printing companies have high res lasers athat can print on
glossy or semi-matt.
Home printing not so great. Res not there, paper not stock, inks can
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all
I had extraordinary trouble getting my HP laser jet to do UKIP purples
as - well UKIP purple - when rushing out some leaflets.
Then when it ran out and I got a 'clone' magenta cartridge it needed
tweaking again to get it rightish,
Pro print shops are calibrated..
So yes, a home laser on glossy is pretty good BUT a pro laser on
photoglossy is WAY better.
Any fool can believe in principles - and most of them do!
What do you consider to be a good quality print?
I tend to favour Jessops although I haven't used them for a while.
They print onto Fuji crystal archive paper in a wet process which
results in true photographic prints with extremely high stability. I
have prints done by them in 2006 and in daily diffuse indoor light
exposure that are still almost pristine. Canon inkjet prints done at the
same time and as a part of the same display looked fine back then but
the magenta and yellow dyes have all but vanished now.
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