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    Default Do different brandname colour labs actually differ in their print characteristics ?

    Do prints actually differ if developed at Fuji,Kodak, Konica and Agfa ? If so...... what are the GENERAL differences.

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    Default Re: Do different brandname colour labs actually differ in their print characteristics ?

    Originally posted by marcwang
    Do prints actually differ if developed at Fuji,Kodak, Konica and Agfa ? If so...... what are the GENERAL differences.
    It's not all machine; we need to factor in the human aspects...

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    main thing is paper is different. Kodak labs usually use Kodak Royal paper, Fuji - Fuji Crystal, konica and agfa ususally use their own paper too.

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    maybe the myth tat Kodak film print on kodak paper is better, or fujifilm print on fuji paper is better........is true. But i never really did compare... though quality of the paper will affect image overtime. From wat i heard.. cheaper paper has more acid, thus it loses color easier over time. Good quality paper has lower acid content thus the color will last longer.

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    Well, if you want to create myths, here goes:

    Fuji prints come out with a green cast
    Kodak prints come with an orange cast
    Anyone wanna guess what colour cast Konica prints have?

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    Originally posted by hazardman
    maybe the myth tat Kodak film print on kodak paper is better, or fujifilm print on fuji paper is better........is true. But i never really did compare... though quality of the paper will affect image overtime. From wat i heard.. cheaper paper has more acid, thus it loses color easier over time. Good quality paper has lower acid content thus the color will last longer.
    The paper is one thing but the acutal lab is another and more important factor.

    Fuji Frontier 350/370 are the newest of the lot I believe.

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    Originally posted by StreetShooter
    Well, if you want to create myths, here goes:

    Fuji prints come out with a green cast
    Kodak prints come with an orange cast
    Anyone wanna guess what colour cast Konica prints have?
    haha... did u actually compare?

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    It's not the machine. It's not the brand. Paper is usually not the issue either, as they normally use their good ones - Kodak Royal, Fuji Crystal Archive Supreme, etc. It's the operator and the consistency of the operator.

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    Originally posted by StreetShooter
    Well, if you want to create myths, here goes:

    Fuji prints come out with a green cast
    Kodak prints come with an orange cast
    Anyone wanna guess what colour cast Konica prints have?
    magneta?
    my old sec class group shot now has a very obvious magneta cast..
    Last edited by Mystix; 20th February 2003 at 09:40 AM.

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    Originally posted by StreetShooter
    Well, if you want to create myths, here goes:

    Fuji prints come out with a green cast
    Kodak prints come with an orange cast
    Anyone wanna guess what colour cast Konica prints have?
    Long time since I used Konica...but I think its blue?

    All have colour casts that take after their packaging.....

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    To repeat. Factors affecting the print quality from lab :

    (a) Operator skill and consistancy.
    (b) Lab machine used and its calibration.
    (c) Paper used.
    (d) Freshness of chemicals.
    (e) Color profile for machine vis-a-vis image (for digital photos)

    Pls feel free to amend as neccessary.

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    Originally posted by Java_Guru
    To repeat. Factors affecting the print quality from lab :

    (a) Operator skill and consistancy.
    (b) Lab machine used and its calibration.
    (c) Paper used.
    (d) Freshness of chemicals.
    (e) Color profile for machine vis-a-vis image (for digital photos)

    Pls feel free to amend as neccessary.
    correct. It is the management. The manager taught their stuff how to "control". This is why we can see this lab is better than that lab, coz that lab don't even bother about "control".

    I got this info from a reliable source, I won't tell who. Most lab just don't bother about the color, chemicals and etc. not that they don't want to, but they were never taught to or told.

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    There one factor that was no mentioned which is the condition of the film we use. We tend to forget or don't bother to check the expiry date of the film before using it.

    It happens to my family before that we keep the film for so long that it expired even before we got a chance to use it.

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