Really... really big prints..

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  1. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    So someone asked how much I would charge for a 3'x5' print or even a 6'x10' print. Sounds like they won't buy one, but are more or less curious as to what I would charge.

    I found 3'x5' prints for about $120, and the only larger prints just say "call" by them. Anyone know about how much to expect? I hate "call"ing for a price.

    And yes I realize I would have to do some interpolating or even multiple exposures to get prints that size of decent quality. But hey, if I can pull it off, I might want a 3'x5' print for my apartment or something. :)

    I recently ordered a 1'x3' panoramic of http://webpages.charter.net/jadin/photos/published/640/Dsc_0738_0739_pan2b.jpg this shot. I can't wait to see how that turns out.

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  2. Varthlokkur

    Varthlokkur TPF Noob!

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    How much would it cost you? I would think that big I would go $350 and up. Depends on the quality of the picture.
     
  3. green

    green TPF Noob!

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    yes. depends what quality, and of course, whether you want it traditionally processed or done digitally. The lab i often deal with has a wide format printer that prints off spools of paper. (so length is "as long as you want") their maximum width is about 4 feet. they can print on canvas, clay based paper, etc. for anything above the standard sizes they charge per square foot. I think for me a 4'x7' worked out to be about $120.

    another option is to go to a poster printing place, they're usually pretty reasonable.
     
  4. Dwain

    Dwain TPF Noob!

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    Back in the 80's, you could get wall paper murals and turn a whole wall of a room into a life size rainforest or beach. I believe they were printed on 8'x2' paper and lined up (sticthed together). I think I still have waterfall behind some paneling.
     

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