Saturday, November 21, 2009

Making Prints Of Old Photos

I cringe when I see people printing photos with their ink printer because after a few times of printing & rescanning the quality goes way down. But if this is what you want to do, look for a printer with the cheapest cartridges preferably each color has it’s own cartridge. The ink is the real cost of a printer. I prefer to take photos to a place that does digital photo processing.

I have looked at a few online services and comparing cost for the prints & shipping and I like WinkFlash. Technically I can’t drive somewhere to have it done for the same price to have it snail mailed to me. About once a month they send an email of their specials, so if you think this is spam you can unsubscribe.

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What is the optimal resolution for developing prints at winkflash?

What type of paper is used to print my photos?
We use premium Fuji Crystal Archive paper and chemicals.
(The sun will still bleach the photo, but the paper doesn't seam to yellow)

When ordering prints it gives you a low quality warning & if cropping is necessary, but cropping is a bit limited. If you want to keep everything click "Print Option" & choose "Inset", this will shrink the picture to fit those dimensions.