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    Photo labs / Printers

    Hi all

    Please excuse me if this has been asked already but looking for a good photo lab on the east coast, i have already done canvas prints which im very happy with but they dont print paper they only specialise in canvas.. What i want to create are photos with a white border and the name under the photo itself, such as this style at this link which i have taken and added the border.

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...castle-at-dusk

    so once printed i can give it to someone that does framing to finishing it off.\


    The next part of this question is what sort of paper do you recomend, as i remember reading somewhere about a metalic paper which reall sharpens things up, can anyone confirm this

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    Hi Kyle,

    I use Digilab here in Brisbane and have had good results. They make metalic paper available - I have used this once; I had a limited tone image and the result was not so pleasing. However, I have seen some professional shots in a gallery on this, and they were superb. I think you have to choose your image; would suggest getting advice on the best ones to use.

    The contact is http://www.digilab.com.au/. Not sure how postage $ would affect you.

    Good luck,

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    I was recommended a company alot closer in sydney called vision graphics, while down there i paid them a visit, and got some of my photos made into large prints, using the metallic paper, The results were excellant, but for printing large images i dont recommend as you can see pimples or dents, from handling of from dust when doing the framing, very fragile stuff. Most frames i spoke to said they dont like working with it because of these reasons. My next question is if im going to continue doing more prints and have them framed should i get them printed in a matt finish of a gloss finish, the frames will have matt boarding and glass, so is a matt finishing good enough to get printed to bring up the shine of a photo.

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    Matt finish under glass. A gloss print can reflect onto the shiny inside of the glass and cause a ghosting like result when viewed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Matt finish under glass. A gloss print can reflect onto the shiny inside of the glass and cause a ghosting like result when viewed.
    have to correct you Rick, Lustre paper is best under glass as it doesnt lose the vibrancy like Matte does - and Matte can still show a tad amount of shine too

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM Tran View Post
    have to correct you Rick, Lustre paper is best under glass as it doesnt lose the vibrancy like Matte does - and Matte can still show a tad amount of shine too
    Sure, but the OP asked Gloss or Matt only!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Sure, but the OP asked Gloss or Matt only!
    yeah I know, but I was like that too until 2 yrs ago when the print lab told me about Lustre, didnt even know it existed.

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    Thanks guys and I didnt know about lustre either
    How much is that compared to mettalic

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle72 View Post
    Thanks guys and I didnt know about lustre either
    How much is that compared to mettalic

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    Lustre would be the same price as the 'normal' papers like gloss and matte

    Metallic is a lot more expensive, especially when you start going into the bigger enlargement sizes. It looks great though, but for the right photo and purpose.

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