Officeworks - A1 enlargement

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Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:30 pm

Paid $26 for 'satin' which is a relatively matt surface.

Printed in the Canon printer (as opposed to the Kodak :roll: ) in one day. Colors came out pretty good (limited palette with blues and grays though) when compared to my basic calibrated setup. [No printer profiles used]

Very happy for hanging-around-the-house purposes. Professional results may vary.. :wink:

No harm in giving a go I reckon.

[No I don't work for Officeworks]
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:02 pm

Sounds cheap enough to give a whirl...if only i had something to print, and not the temptation to print at work!
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:01 pm

Just to give you an idea of size; this is a 20 inch monitor.

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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:37 pm

Nice, the print looks good!
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby !~DeViNe~DaRkNeSs~! on Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:45 am

What res and dpi was the original pic?
u just take it in on a usb stick?
I'm really hopeless and haven't printed anything in years its all just digital :( but that print looks sweet
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby devilla101 on Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:54 am

What paper are they using?
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby surenj on Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:11 am

Divine,

my camera is 8MP. upscaled about 20% (in gradual increments) in PS. Saved as TIFF with ZIP compression. Used USB stick because their web interface is clunky to say the least. Also it's no joy uploading a 60Mb image.

Devilla, I have no idea about paper! :oops:

Service was very good as I turned up really odd times (8pm weekday) and when I went to pick the print, the people at the counter were really excited that the print came out well! One guy was yelling across the store telling me as such! :rotfl2:
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby Aussie Dave on Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:52 am

Nice one Surenj.
Looks like the print came out lighter than the version on your monitor.
Was that intentional ?

Also, for those looking to upscale images for enlarged printing, the formula I use when upscaling is:

(Required Length in inches) x (DPI being used) = Image length in pixels
(Required Height in inches) x (DPI being used) = image height in pixels

So, for a 30" x 20" print, being printed at 200DPI, you would need:

30 x 200 = 6000pixels (length)
20 x 200 = 4000pixels (height)

Thus, a native 3000 x 2000px NEF/JPEG would need to be upscaled to 6000 x 4000 for this 30" x 20" @ 200dpi

It is also usually fine to save as a JPEG (highest quality), but TIFF is also fine - it will just be a larger file size.

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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby surenj on Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:19 pm

Aussie Dave wrote:Looks like the print came out lighter than the version on your monitor.

It's because I didn't balance flash vs ambient properly in this image. If anything, the image on the monitor is slightly brighter than the print. [Although it's hard to directly compare the two :wink: ]
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby Jenno on Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:11 pm

Looks good Suren.
Trying to work out where the pic was taken :?
Are you going to frame it or mount?
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby alexparker on Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:16 pm

Sounds good.... thanks for your information, I just finding somewhere provide this service!
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby biggerry on Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:06 pm

Nioce Suren! and a fine image for printing!

Jenno wrote:Trying to work out where the pic was taken


hint, eastern burbs? south...
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby chrisk on Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:28 pm

surenj, the print looks like its 2 stops brighter than the monitor, is that just the angle we're viewing it at or is the shot actually considerabley darker ?
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby surenj on Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:11 pm

biggerry wrote:hint, eastern burbs? south...

Close but no cigar. North Coogee. Remember last year..? 0430am Dec 19th or something! :shock:

Jenno wrote:Are you going to frame it or mount?

I mounted it on foam board with photo tabs! :rotfl2: :wink: I know it will warp but it's not for long term use anyways...just playing around. I don't have facilities for complex glue sort of projects...

Rooz wrote:is the shot actually considerabley darker

Probably 1/2 stop or so. The monitor always looks brighter anyways. The flash in this photo is too much. The photo is reflecting the back wall as well. :wink:
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Re: Officeworks - A1 enlargement

Postby ozimax on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:32 am

Suren the print looks great, especially at that price. I normally pay around $60 for a similar size at my local my local pro photo place, so you've done well.
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