Printing service for B&W photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kallisti, May 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    kallisti

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    I have several B&W photos that I want to get professionally printed for display at home and in my office.

    I went to a local professional print service and they used color paper for the prints. In warm indoor light the print takes on a reddish cast that drives me crazy.

    Anyone know of print services available through the internet that use B&W rather than color paper? Or print services that you've been happy with for professional B&W prints?

    I don't want to compromise. I am looking for museum quality prints (or something close). I have a small number of photos that I really like and want to display without seeing the flaws in the printing process whenever I view them.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    I just checked at the place I used to use and they stopped doing B&W. But I found these guys
    http://trueblackandwhiteprints.com/blackandwhiteprintsfromdigital.html

    They say all the right things, like wet chemistry silver gelatin prints from digital files on Ilford paper. But I've never used them. I may because my other source has gone away.
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

    soco

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    I don't know man, if I had a nickel for every time someone said wet chemistry silver gelatin prints from digital files on Ilford paper, I'd uh...

    ...yeah.
    :confused:
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I haven't used these guys, but I keep meaning to check them out, 'cause they're local. But I think they could do whatever you wanted to have done:

    http://digitalsilverimaging.com/
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kallisti

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll check them out.
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

    DirtySocks85

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    I've ordered a few prints from mpix on their black and white paper option and so far I've been pleased.

    From their website:
    http://www.mpix.com/products/prints/
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kallisti

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    I ended up using this site and was happy with the results. Can't compare it to other sites, but it's worth a try if you want to print B&W prints.

    Very good turn around time--prints were shipped the next day. The Java applet worked with the newest version of Java. One of the other sites posted above kept saying that I didn't have the right version of Java which prevented me from printing there and comparing the results.
     

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