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Old Apr 23, 2003, 1:39 PM   #1
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Default large format printing at kinko

any done it there?...i heard they can do 20x30 or greater....how good are the results?..what printer do they use?

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Old Apr 24, 2003, 1:47 PM   #2
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Ask them.

I don't know exactly what Kinkos is (it sounds like an adult store) but they should answer any question and even have samples (if they really want your business).
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Old Apr 24, 2003, 5:47 PM   #3
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WalMart will do large format also and probably cheaper.
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Old Apr 25, 2003, 10:00 PM   #4
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walmart?..really?...not around here...
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Old Apr 25, 2003, 10:27 PM   #5
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Do not go to Kinkos for photo printing that large. I once had a 18x24 print made there (a freebie since my friend used to work there, shhh...) and the result was less than acceptable. It had clearly visible vertical stripes (not nozzle clog, a vertical pattern in the halftoning). I believe they used an HP wide format printer, maybe one of those Design Jet varieties. My punny Epson 820 spits out way better quality photos, granted, at a much smaller size. Inquire around, some labs can do up to 11x14, some larger, all done in Fuji Frontier digital printers which output using light rather than ink, even borderless prints at that size! Trully photo quality, and long lasting too!
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Old Apr 25, 2003, 10:32 PM   #6
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For about $25 USD, you can order 20x30" poster prints from Ofoto or Shutterfly. They both state the the minimum resolution for such a print size is 1600x1200 (2 MP). Ofoto is a Kodak company, so they will use the Duralife papers, and Shutterfly uses the Fuji Crystal Archive paper. I personally prefer the heavier weight and thicker feel of the Ofoto prints better than the ones from Shutterfly. But both serivces put out very nice prints.
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