Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    729
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    0 times

    square prints and odd sizes???

    2 part question.

    1) Where do you guys get your prints from. ( online, retail location?? )

    2) If I want a size other than a the normal 4x6,5x7,8x10 etc etc. like a square print for instance like an 8x8 for a special frame/mat set up.



  2. #2
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    12,892
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    4926 times
    Print the 8x8 on an 8x10 and cut it.
    Best thread EVER!

  3. #3
    I spend too much of my life on TPF!
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    456
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    1 times
    I use a pro lab but they do 8x8's and 10x10's. Check around in your area and see who does good printing. Haven't seen too many online that I like, usually just machine prints and the equipment isn't balanced correctly. Just my opinion.

  4. #4
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    2,303
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    0 times
    Indeed. Having a printer do the cutting for you, while accurate, usually costs a whole lot of money.
    Canon 7D, 450D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6, Speedlite 550EX, 2x 580EX II, ST-E2

    - _S U P P O R T___ T H E___ P A C T_ -

    Flickr
    Model Mayhem
    ImageKind

  5. #5
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    12,892
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    4926 times
    Quote Originally Posted by CSR Studio View Post
    I use a pro lab but they do 8x8's and 10x10's. Check around in your area and see who does good printing. Haven't seen too many online that I like, usually just machine prints and the equipment isn't balanced correctly. Just my opinion.
    Heh, I used a local "Pro lab" and specifically asked them not to crop my images. Do not crop, very inportant, for competition. *pfft* they cropped them, and off center at that.
    Best thread EVER!

  6. #6
    Been spending a lot of time on here!
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    165
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    0 times
    The place I get mine done, I am pretty sure is only in Ohio.

    They give you three options when ordering. Cropped and rotated to fit, crop it yourself, or you can order it so they resize to fit and put white space on the sides. I of course use the last one - since I get my entire picture, even if it is an odd size.

    The only problem I have had is if I do a rather oddly toned sepia print (pinker or yellower hue) they do correct it to technically "correct" sepia. They always include the correct one for free along with my incorrect one though. So I am not going to complain.

    Anyways, the point of all that is to look and see what is in the area. Some of the smaller places aren't going to have blaring advertisements for cheap prints. But you can get good deals and they ultimately do a much better job.

  7. #7
    KmH
    KmH is offline
    Helping photographers learn to fish
    TPF Supporter

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    33,577
    My Gallery
    (1)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    3923 times
    Quote Originally Posted by musicaleCA View Post
    Indeed. Having a printer do the cutting for you, while accurate, usually costs a whole lot of money.
    Look at www.mpix.com

    If you put your square image on a rectangular canvas, like putting a 7x7 on an 8x10 white canvas, and then add the text "please trim excess border" in the white strips on the ends, Mpix will trim it at no additional charge.

    8x8, 12x12 and 20X20 are standard sizes at good labs.
    . . . . . . Keith . . . . . . .How Do I Use My Digital SLR?...
    Effort equals results - Roger Penske

 

 

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Print Sizes
    By Heretotherephoto in forum General Shop Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-09-2010, 08:03 AM
  2. CMYK prints vs light printer chemical prints
    By kkamin in forum Beyond the Basics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-25-2009, 07:38 AM
  3. Print Sizes?
    By sxesweets in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-14-2008, 02:44 PM
  4. Craft show - Prints that I am using, and prints that.....
    By GerryDavid in forum General Gallery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-20-2004, 06:10 PM
  5. recent prints; square portraits; even more pics 2/21
    By ksmattfish in forum General Gallery
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-23-2004, 07:48 AM

Search tags for this page

odd size photo printing
,

odd size photo prints

,
odd size prints
,
odd sized photo prints
,
odd sized photo prints online
,

printing odd size photos

,

square photo sizes

,

standard square photo sizes

Click on a term to search for related topics.