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Old Oct 20, 2010, 7:53 PM   #1
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Sorry if this has been covered before, but I did do a search and couldn't find exactly what I need answered.
I want to blow up an image of mine. It was taken by my Sony A300; but when I go to the print sites such as Winkflash/ Snapfish/ Pictopia it doesn't seem I can go any larger than a 16x24. Is this as large as I can go? I would really like to get it to 24x36. The file is 3872 x 2592.
I saw the thing about Qimage; but was hoping I could find a place that could do that for me without having to first buy that and try to figure that out; not to mention to figure out which level I would need to buy.
How do people create images that can be blown up that large?
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 8:13 PM   #2
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Poster size prints are best done commercially. You will have to use an upgraded photo service (upscale from Winkflash/Snapfish and the like, if you want to go larger than 16 X 24. These are specialized printers who do nothing but big prints. Just look in the back of any issue of Popular Photography and you will find at least a half dozen of these specialized printers.

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I know some people that have been very pleased with the results they've gotten from http://www.mpix.com/
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I know some people that have been very pleased with the results they've gotten from http://www.mpix.com/
Mpix is outstanding. I've printed as large as 24x36 (on canvas for a client) with a 10mp D80. I've also done several 72" wall clings with images shot with my D300. Shipping is also very reasonable (about $10 for next day fedex).
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Thanks all sooo much. I just ordered a print from Mpix and should get it tomorrow (wow); I will let you know what I think about it when I get it. I am so excited, my first big print ever.
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Really nice company. My first print had a mark on it and they sent me out another one right away, I didn't even have to return the damaged one. I will be doing future business with them, that's for sure.
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