View Full Version : Art Quality Professional Printing?

February 26th, 2007, 08:42 AM
Hello Collective Wisdom -
I have some things that I've done that I would like printed on very high quality archival/art type in sizes that are larger than my printer can accommodate. Any suggestions? Thanks

February 26th, 2007, 09:50 AM
There are probably cheaper sources out there - but how about going straight to a high end photo/camera store. There you will get personal attention and help that you cannot get over the internet or going to one of the mass market places.

I would try just one for now - to make sure I was satisfied - because I am sure price will be an issue when using a camera store.

February 26th, 2007, 10:55 AM
I've had 24 x 36 posters printed at Ritz Camera and have been very happy with them (my nephew works there and gets me a discount:D ).

One bit of advice...make sure you don't have any part of your image real close to the edge of your final size you want printed, or it may get cropped a little.


March 3rd, 2007, 05:37 PM
Thank you for the suggestions. I had checked local high end print stores and because I didn't have the right language for what I was asking for, I wasn't really getting the answers I thought I needed.

In case anyone is interested, I finally did start honing in on what I'm looking for and it may save others some time:

The (only???? I'm not sure) process for creating archive and museum quality work is giclee printing and there are on-line glicee printing services for artists (here are two that had an incredible amount of information along with their services: http://www.allpconline.com/ and http://www.artistprintshop.com/). When I searched locally, using the term giclee, then I could find (just) one local printer in the greater Detroit area.