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    Default How would you produce your exhibition style prints?

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    I mean lets say for A3+ sizes etc.

    • Would you get your own A3+ printer and make sure your prints are what you want?
    • Would you send it to a recommended color lab?
    • Would you send it to a pro-printer (not sure of this term, but those that produce high quality albums and such)?


    Or if its Super8R size (8' by 12'), would you use the same choice as above?

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    I've not printed any exhibition style prints b4, but definitely professional photo lab with special photo paper... printing on your own don't get you good enough quality most of the time, unless you've invested in expensive printers/paper/ink.

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    ooo hmmmm.....ic ic..

    looks like sending to photolab/press is the way to go...just wanna do my best since its my first and last chance to enter the sypa. (growing OLD LA)

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    if printing only s8r, then send to lab la.

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    Default Re: How would you produce your exhibition style prints?

    most neighborhood digilabs can print up to 12"x18", similar to A3 size.

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    You need to provide a couple of shots for a lab to print. You can then compare what you see on your monitor to the physical output and judge from there. Ask the lab to perform zero post processing before printing. I say this as I have seen some labs tweaking files prior to print.

    You would have control if you self-print and as stated it is expensive, but some are willing to spend $$$ so they can have said control.
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    Let my local pro lab print them for me as they print the majority of my work on a Durst Lambda using photographic paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    ?

    I mean lets say for A3+ sizes etc.

    • Would you get your own A3+ printer and make sure your prints are what you want?
    • Would you send it to a recommended color lab?
    • Would you send it to a pro-printer (not sure of this term, but those that produce high quality albums and such)?


    Or if its Super8R size (8' by 12'), would you use the same choice as above?
    If it is just S8R, let the shop do it. Maintaining a printer is a bit troublesome unless you are printing a lot regularly.

    Printer head clog up after some times with little or no use. An advantages of home printer is that you can print naughty pictures
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    Hmm, on a side note, im not exactly sure what is proofing and how can it help me. or how do i do a proof print etc. can anyone point me in the right direction? im very inclined to learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by eosandy View Post
    You need to provide a couple of shots for a lab to print. You can then compare what you see on your monitor to the physical output and judge from there. Ask the lab to perform zero post processing before printing. I say this as I have seen some labs tweaking files prior to print.

    You would have control if you self-print and as stated it is expensive, but some are willing to spend $$$ so they can have said control.
    OOo So, do I send them my adobeRGB files? or convert to sRGB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Let my local pro lab print them for me as they print the majority of my work on a Durst Lambda using photographic paper.
    hahah i dont even know what the labs here are using, but i'll try the one at brasbasar, the shalomb one

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiao_shin View Post
    If it is just S8R, let the shop do it. Maintaining a printer is a bit troublesome unless you are printing a lot regularly.

    Printer head clog up after some times with little or no use. An advantages of home printer is that you can print naughty pictures
    Wah I like your Style HHAHAH

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    Default Re: How would you produce your exhibition style prints?

    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    Hmm, on a side note, im not exactly sure what is proofing and how can it help me. or how do i do a proof print etc. can anyone point me in the right direction? im very inclined to learn.

    OOo So, do I send them my adobeRGB files? or convert to sRGB?

    hahah i dont even know what the labs here are using, but i'll try the one at brasbasar, the shalomb one

    Wah I like your Style HHAHAH
    Most likely AdobeRGB however best to confirm with the lab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    Hmm, on a side note, im not exactly sure what is proofing and how can it help me. or how do i do a proof print etc. can anyone point me in the right direction? im very inclined to learn.



    OOo So, do I send them my adobeRGB files? or convert to sRGB?



    hahah i dont even know what the labs here are using, but i'll try the one at brasbasar, the shalomb one



    Wah I like your Style HHAHAH

    u need to set the pic to your lab printer profile as well. proofing if u doing big scale prints la. one piece u also want to proof unless u super rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    u need to set the pic to your lab printer profile as well. proofing if u doing big scale prints la. one piece u also want to proof unless u super rich.
    i need to set ar. means i convert to their lab profile before sending. aye, once asked shalomb about it, they say they dont have the profile for us to d/l. maybe i'll ask other labs then.

    hmm gotta read up about proofing then, even though im not gonna use but i guess i need to satisfy my thirst for knowledge

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    Default Re: How would you produce your exhibition style prints?

    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    i need to set ar. means i convert to their lab profile before sending. aye, once asked shalomb about it, they say they dont have the profile for us to d/l. maybe i'll ask other labs then.

    hmm gotta read up about proofing then, even though im not gonna use but i guess i need to satisfy my thirst for knowledge
    Seems like you know a fair bit about the process already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eosandy View Post
    Seems like you know a fair bit about the process already...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...hreadid=602839
    Im sure about the procedures i need to do for web publishing and inkjet printing.

    but the guy at the end say dont use CMYK for lab, just use sRGB. but sRGB's colorspace is so small... so im not sure on the lab printing part.

    and he talked about proofing and matching and ..?? im confounded on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    i need to set ar. means i convert to their lab profile before sending. aye, once asked shalomb about it, they say they dont have the profile for us to d/l. maybe i'll ask other labs then.

    hmm gotta read up about proofing then, even though im not gonna use but i guess i need to satisfy my thirst for knowledge
    yeah. i mean if u wanna be anal abt it, then i guess u want to set it to the printer profile of course. proofing more or less means u do a test print then match it to what your monitor show then keep adjusting until u get what your monitor shows. basically its to make sure the color is true. we do it for publishing but then we print > 10,000 copies each print run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    yeah. i mean if u wanna be anal abt it, then i guess u want to set it to the printer profile of course. proofing more or less means u do a test print then match it to what your monitor show then keep adjusting until u get what your monitor shows. basically its to make sure the color is true. we do it for publishing but then we print > 10,000 copies each print run.
    OhhhhHhh

    Thank you very much! that cleared up alot of cloud in my head hahhahaa. thanks for all your inputs man. now i know whats going on and what i need to do. =D

    Thanks!

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    photolab........

    you want to know how much a (really) good photo printer costs?

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    Default Re: How would you produce your exhibition style prints?

    for exhibition style prints, a lab print will not meet the artist's demands most of the time, unless it is your intention to showcase your finest works on generic lab print papers.

    and yes, real exhibition prints can cost quite a bit.
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post
    for exhibition style prints, a lab print will not meet the artist's demands most of the time, unless it is your intention to showcase your finest works on generic lab print papers.

    and yes, real exhibition prints can cost quite a bit.
    Actually that's not true.

    http://www.avs.com.sg/

    If i want to make the best prints, i swear by them. No where else. I have had my exhibition prints printed by them and since then, i can't be bothered going any where else for prinitng liao.

    They also happen to be sponsors for sipf 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprewell View Post
    Actually that's not true.

    http://www.avs.com.sg/

    If i want to make the best prints, i swear by them. No where else. I have had my exhibition prints printed by them and since then, i can't be bothered going any where else for prinitng liao.

    They also happen to be sponsors for sipf 2010.
    so you go to labs that use their printers? like those listed on their web?

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