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Photos are made for Printing

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You’ve purchased the best digital camera with the most features available. You’ve read the owner’s manual cover-to-cover and read every single article on this Website. Most importantly, you’ve spent all of your free time taking photos of everything you see.

Great! Now what?

Print your photos of course!

One big problem with digital images is that they tend to stay digital. You didn’t buy that 8-megapixel camera for e-mail and Web posting. You bought it to print – and print big.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based design/photography firm Design215 has a handy chart on its Web site that shows maximum print sizes for various megapixel counts. The chart can be found here.

Although there are many printers available for home use, few give you the same quality and number of product choices as you’ll find from a professional photo print shop. Furthermore, the prices at the pro shops are quite reasonable and the turnaround time is generally fast.

I highly recommend Mpix. The folks at Mpix do a great job printing and offer some of the best products available. I’ve used this shop several times and never had a bad print job. The products and photo finishes offered at Mpix are truly outstanding and the prices are quite reasonable. You should also try out the Metallic prints if you want your photos to really “pop.” The Metallic print is a pearlescent surface that makes colors more vivid and really adds a special touch to the image. The folks at Mpix also offer a variety of photo products from gallery wraps to buttons to photo statuettes. You can even make puzzles and calendars from your photos. All of the products are reasonably priced and are produced very well.

With the wide variety of printing products and really low costs, there’s no excuse for not having a house-full of photos. Show off your hard work and your creative side by hanging your own artwork in your home and office by getting your images off the memory card and onto your walls.

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Written by jeremyparce

March 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Posted in Photo Ideas

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