Journal, Photography

Large Format Printing

A number of people have been asking me about our wedding invitations and the posters we made from them. ElcoColor handled all of our large printing needs. The company’s Internet Only Specials are very inexpensive for getting prints from 20×30 up to 30×60 inches in size. As of today, prices range from $9.95 for a 20×30 to $19.90 for a 30×40 to $30 for a 30×60 print.

You do have to do some color profile conversion legwork to ensure that your print looks good out of their Durst Epsilon LED 30 printer. Make sure you install your color profile in either /Library/ColorSync/Profiles or ~/Library/ColorSync/Profiles, depending on whether or not you want other users on your computer to have access to the profile. I’ve found that converting to the Elco profile using relative colormetric and black point compensation gives the best results. They say that the profile is to be used for proofing only, but I didn’t have a problem converting my images to use their profile. Your mileage may vary. If you have used Elco in the past, leave a comment about your experiences!


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