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Can anyone please recommend an online printing lab in the UK? So far I've looked at:

 

Proamimaging. They seem to get good reviews but they have a limited range of products and their ordering and payment system seem a little odd.

 

DS Colour Labs. I found some rather old reviews that were not too flattering.

 

Loxley Colour. A good range of products, but no prices. I did email them but they refused to give any prices until I registered with them. If anyone has a price for a standard 10x8 so I can compare with the others I would be grateful.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Many thanks,

Chris.

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Tried Whitewall?

 

Allan

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I've used Digitalab in Newcastle and have been pleased with the results. As it is local to me I just turn up with a memory stick and they work from that, but they do offer an Internet based service.

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When I have stuff worth printing I use http://www.theprintspace.co.uk . Good range of papers for arty stuff (you can get a sample pack) and c-types. Always done good work for me.

 

Paul

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I use loxley print though my smugmug account. Can't tell you off hand the price of a 10x 8 is but the quality of print is excellent.

Adrian

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I find the Loxley site a little strange but their service to me has always been good as has the quality. They have an online ordering system (ROES) hence the registration need I guess. Just checked a 10x8 is 1.60 + VAT so certainly not expensive.

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When I have stuff worth printing I use http://www.theprintspace.co.uk . Good range of papers for arty stuff (you can get a sample pack) and c-types. Always done good work for me.

 

Paul

 

I've heard good things about them, and have been meaning to try them out.

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I used Dunns for 20 years. No relation.

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When I have stuff worth printing I use http://www.theprintspace.co.uk . Good range of papers for arty stuff (you can get a sample pack) and c-types. Always done good work for me.

 

Paul

Second recommendation for Printspace who I have used for about a year or so and have always had good results whenever I collect the images.  

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll probably give a few to see how I get on.

 

Cheers,

Chris  

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It's an old maxim but true that yer gets wat yer pay for

 

But ...

 

Metro Imaging is London's top professional lab.  Some of the prices are frightening (£73.50 + vat  for a premier giclee 20x16").  But I have found that like-for-like, online services work out a bit cheapert than many other professional labs.  It is just that other labs don't offer the more expensive services, and when they do (such as framing) Metro is probably better and sometimes cheaper.

 

However, don't take my word for it: do checkout comparisons.

 

http://www.metro-print.co.uk/home (online service)

http://www.metroimaging.co.uk/professional-photographic-printing (main site)

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Tried Whitewall?

 

Allan

Are Whitewall in the UK now? The last time I ordered prints from them, they were sent from Germany.

 

Good quality prints all the same, but took an age to arrive.

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My site hosted by The Image File has a totally automated printing system via Loxely Colour. I set the foundation of the pricing structure and I get to see what the profit margin is and after that I just make the images and upload to a gallery. I used the basic website template, but I liked it. Not plugging my site but you can have a look at the way it's all laid out. Dead easy for the client and the back end is super straight forward. 

 

You get trade prices on printing and you can set a mark up. There's loads of other labs to choose from, I just heard of the name Loxely and used them. A woman from work ordered a print and it arrived at her home 2 days later. Excellent packaging and the print was amazing even to my eyes lol 

 

www.campsie.photography 

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Tried Whitewall?

 

Allan

Are Whitewall in the UK now? The last time I ordered prints from them, they were sent from Germany.

 

Good quality prints all the same, but took an age to arrive.

 

 

They have a London phone number so assumed they are in UK. Maybe lab is in Germany.

 

Allan

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I am another one who uses the print space. Though I am near enough to collect, my work when done. Very good staff.

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