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I have an epson r2400 currently but I'm pretty much ready to throw it out the window. The thing doesn't work more than it does, the ink cartridges are tiny, and now there's an issue where my mac and it don't talk to each other (it's a known issue with no resolution). I bought it to pretty much just print b&w, so is there a place like shutterfly that prints b&w that actually looks like b&w and doesn't have a cyan cast to it?
Yesterday I swore I was going back to film but then realized there's no community-type darkroom here in boston. Bah.
I have ordered a couple prints from flickr and was pretty satisfied with the out come. I scanned the negs with a Nikon Coolscan. The prints weren't that expensive either.
Try these folks:
Decent quality, fair prices, and quick.
I've been pretty happy with them.
I had troubles with my Epson printers and switched to a Canon Pixma Pro 9000 for my color and black and white work when they just came out. Absolutley no ink clogging issues even after weeks of just sitting on my desk. The Pro 9500 is better for strictly black and white from what I read.
Check it out. An absolute pleasure to own.
(Although ink is still priced way too high!)
Winkflash.com has some nice options.
http://www.blackwhitelab.com/ (I know their film stuff is fantastic and the digital stuff hanging on their walls looked great)
http://www.BairArtEditions.com/ (Got a proof from them only so far; expensive but it seems like they know what they're doing)
http://www.allpconline.com/giclee_print.htm (Might throw my hat into the ring with them, as they seem to be up my alley and are a sight cheaper than Bair...plus they offer Museo Silver Rag as a standard printing option)
I make pretty darn awesome (if I do say so myself) b&w prints using an Epson 3800. I'll put them up to anyone's. Contact me if you'd like to give me a shot...
Has anyone have any experience with labs using The Fuji Frontier Silver Edition Digital Prints with ILFORD Express Digital B&W Silver Gelatin RC paper. or Ilford True Digital Paper?
Thanks everyone, this thread is coming back around and gaining in relevance for me. I actually I have my first solo show coming up and I need to print a 5 or 6 large prints (around 24x30). All b&w, but they're more photoillustrations than straight photography. So now i need gallery quality-ish prints. I may try the allpconline.com mentioned above (mostly because of the museo silver rag).
There's a couple places I would suggest:
these guys: http://www.digitalsilverimaging.com/
I've seen stuff from DSI in person and it is REALLY good.
Plus, they'll do the whole B&W digital stuff on fibre paper.
I do stuff on an Agfa dlab 2 onto Fuji papers, £1.00 plus tax for a 12x18, it’s made printing a pleasure again instead of a chore … but it’s on the other side of the Atlantic from you lot sadly
DSI looks good (and expensive), although I'm still debating paper type. I definitely don't want glossy, but I'm kind of torn between a semi-glossy/luster type and a total matte finish. I don't think I want a very heavy texture either. I'm open to suggestions. Here's a few of the images:
I do stuff on an Agfa dlab 2 onto Fuji papers, £1.00 plus tax for a 12x18, itís made printing a pleasure again instead of a chore Ö but itís on the other side of the Atlantic from you lot sadly
Do you do this only for yourself or do you offer it as a service?
I use adorama whenever they have a sale (which is quite often).
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