Page 7 in Big W catalogue "The Big Sale" enlargement prints $1.00 save $12.84.
Starting Thursday June 7th till Wed June 20th.
Will defenitely be taking advantage of this one.
EDIT: Thanks OP!
Im new to OZB!!! Forgive me! Either way, just went and got $221 worth of prints for $16 :D
I second that. Thanks OP
Great price! Will definitely get a few prints. Thanks
Anyone know if its online as well or just instore? Good deal that.
I agree…great deal!
This is an INSANE deal! Thanks OP!
WHat's the print quality like there?
It'll cost you a dollar to find out :)
I've never used Big W, but from seeing some 6*4 prints a friend got it was a little underwhelming compared to the Fuji printers at HN - but they were scanned from film and possibly the originals were nothing that great :)
Quality, at least from Brisbane CBD was actually quite good. If you print in store it take around 1hr for turnaround - depending on demand.
Hey mate, do they have white borders on the print or does the image cover the whole thing?
You get your choice when you put your prints in. Also I'm pretty sure they use the Fuji gear at BigW.
BigW and HN use the expensive fuji chemicals process to develop their photo's. OW/Kmart/Target use cheap laser technology.
Good time to go would be this thursday night. I usually go in because some trade late and I was literally the only one in the store, so photos took like 10mins to print.
I've never done enlargement prints before, how does it work?
Exactly the same as doing normal prints - except when you pick up your photos, they'll be bigger. As a result, you want to make sure you're using high quality images - and not a 320 * 240 pics from a 5 year old Nokia…
Yep, exactly the same.
Most stores have a high quality guillotine behind the counter too, so you don't have to print to the 14x11 dimensions. For example you can print 2:1 (14in x 7in) and just have them cut it to size for no extra cost - or any other ratio obviously.
They might not be too chuffed if you do this for 50 prints or so though!
Good! Because 11x14 is a strange ratio. Maybe 4 7x5s and then cut…
They have 25% off M$ accessories too…will combine nicely with this:
I thought about that, but their range is awful.
If it is just same as 11x14 digital print for $1, I am in for few prints. Is it online or in-store?
If only their 12 x 36" prints were $1, or even $2, or $5.
There is a few decent deals in that catalogue; 25% off DVD/Blu Ray, 50% off Decor and Sistema, half price chart CD's, Reflex 2 for $9.
Awesome, definitely going to take advantage of this - might try and stitch 6 together to get a 42 x 22 image!
Misread "Prints" at first glance.
11-14 enlargement prints
Do i have to bring my own paper ? ( sorry for noob question) or just bring my $1 coin ? Oh plus my 5% off card
Yes… BYO paper and ink.
Ha, won't do any good if you forget your printer.
Nah, just coin and discount card if you have one.
I hope you haven't gone ahead and bought photo paper and ink as joked by others :(
there's always a first time for everything and frewer was just asking for protocols. No one's given him a true answer yet
Thank you very much, it's done, $33 for 33 pics, the receipt states tax $3, still the total is $33 lol.
I hope you didn't take your own paper and ink?
I read "enlargement pills"; I was like WTF, then I lol'ed. :P
How big are the prints?
EDIT: Read title…hehe
I have a feeling this is a misprint. Hope i'm wrong because this is a good deal!
I'm feeling an OzBargain coming at BigW.
I'll have to load up a usb :) and see what I can get!
I see "Big" and "enlargement" and "Pxxxxs" and think of something else…
The internet has trained me to think that this post was a spam…
so how does it work? do I just bring my usb drive plug into the machine? or do I need to bring actual copy of the photo?
And do Officeworks price match and it's even cheaper 95c!!!
Print quality won't be as good - see skystar's post, a few from the top. For the sake of 5 cents do you really want to compromise?
If i combine a few of these to make a poster, do you guys think it will look good?
Get them without border and it will be fine. Call it art.
Judging by the popularity of this deal, I guess,"Size really does matter."
Awesome deal… I don't mind Big W's prints, pretty good value generally.
also 50% off photo frames starting tomorrow at Target
Do you need to take in a copy of the catalogue or can you just go up and ask for the deal?
Just my mind that read "Enlargement P..N.S" as skimming through the title? :P
I just checked online at 5:30am to see if the price online was $1 but nope normal price online, so Going to go into store tonight and see how it goes
They are updating the systems at Big W Garden City QLD, can only order if you want all of the pics on your usb right now until the systems are up. Quality is good enough for me for this price. The guy at the counter said it was in store only. He also said he needed to order more paper and figured to have enough for about 3 days.
Just checked with them, this offer is available in store only. You wont be able to do it thro online.
It just worked at ballarat, their system only updated at 1020 though
Not many comments from people.. I gather I'll just have to see for myself when I Go in tonight
I just printed out 10 pcs at Big W…All good…Quality is good too!
Cool! Share a pic of em ? :D was there a limit to this $1 deal?
No limit…print as much as you want..frame got onsale too..$5 each
Many people? or not really lol with the amount of + on this I would of thought they be swarmed..
Just got 20 done at big w Doncaster. Good quality, easy to do, no queues (yet) and ready in 30 minutes. You can choose glossy or matte, with or without borders. Probably will do more once my wife choose more pics to print. Thanks op!
I printed nearly 600 of these today, awesome deal op!
Erina had its printing section closed until tomorrow…drove all that way ;_;
Got mine printed today at Big W in the Brisbane CBD, their machines aren't working properly and they can only print matte. Sucks because matte is only good for black and white photos. But apparently every other store should have glossy as well.
Really? I always prefer matte over glossy
Yeah man, all the bright photos you took become darker. The texture of the photo paper feels nicer but other than that, glossy all the way.
Yay! Got 27 prints! The original price on the receipt was $327 ~! I got some frames from Kmart $5 ;)
Thanks OP - was waiting for a deal and this is an awesome BARGAIN!
Went to belmont WA - turnaround time was about 30mins.
Photos look fantastic (mind you, i did spend a bit of time tweaking some images using the machines brightness/colour/contrast controls). Ticket printed out full price but discounted manually at the till. No minimum or limit.
Very happy, jan :)
Great deal … got a few prints today (took 1 hour) and will be back for more. Thanks OP.
It is the first time I got some prints done after I colour-calibrated my monitor (with the Spyder4Pro). WOW! What a difference. Pretty impressed.
The format of 11x14 is just a little funny and not all my pictures work with it … but hey … for 1$ !!!
$1 is very cheap even if 11 X 14 is a very odd aspect ratio, but some compositions do fit it. Any that don't can be left as is and trimmed of any excess paper.
I wonder if there is any bleed of the file, some processes automatically crop a % of the picture when printing without borders - don't know why. Anyone know if this happens with Big W?
Thanks OP, a very good deal. Well spotted.
If anybody's interested; If you don't have experience of mounting prints here's one cheap and easy way but be very careful with the glue:
You need a suitable board cut to your taste/size, with or without a border for print to be used (a 2-4 inch border in usual but you can also be creative and compose the print in the board as you would compose the subject in the frame of the print), some spray adhesive, greaseproof/baking paper to cover print, and a roller of some kind - soft/rubber is best, must be SMOOTH surface.
3M do a good line in spray adhesives that work well on prints. I use their Super 77; spray lightly on the front of a board (but enough - use a stencil smaller than the print to keep adhesive within prints dimensions) then spray same on the back of a print, let dry to 'tacky' (10 -20 seconds) and carefully apply print to board - before applying adhesive fit print to board and mark out the top corners with a light pencil to fit to - with adhesive applied use the corner marks as a guide and 'roll' the print onto the board from the top down. Cover with baking paper and roll from the centre to the edges with a smooth surfaced rolling pin for proper contact of print to board. A rubber roller is best. You will probably only get one go to get it right, and almost any flat board will do. You don't need expensive mounting and matting. Anyway, that's one way of doing it. Don't forget, glue is very messy if you get it wrong. So Be Careful!
Alternatively you can cut the board after sticking the print to it. Saves having to get the print lined up perfectly on the pre-cut/sized board which can be very challenging at first. For a dollar per print you can afford to experiment.
Would also like to hear what others do to display their pics.
I just printed four pictures on the "don't crop" setting without the white borders option and there was no cropping of the original image at all (well, at most a pixel or two) - I've just compared the print carefully with the original in Photoshop.
does this last for a week or two weeks?
Did 35 prints at Warringah Mall from USB on their kiosks yesterday and had the prints in hand after about 45 mins. They look great and I'll probably go back for more. Thanks OP!
They have frames to suit for only $5 too. The frame is about 12"x15" with a matt board inside size 10"x13", so you tape the 11x14 behind that. I tried some 11x14" frames I already had (not such an odd size apparently) but the prints look much better in a bigger frame with white matt.
Hrmm! When you guys are getting these printed did you pick borderless? Or with a border? cause I picked borderless
and some of my pictures don't look right lol.. but others are ok, some things get cut out it seems, lucky I didn't spend a full $360 + and only $27 ;)
It depends on your frame. If the frame already has a white matt board inside, you don't need it on the print.
And if block mounting (frameless), you do not want a border.
One tip guys: Glossy is normal in a photo ablum, or small frame where you hold it. But matte is usually the best choice for larger hanging pictures on the wall, to minimise reflections.
Borderless, and I got the same. I tested different aspect ratios, the std 10X15 and 4X3 came back cropped by the process - not what I wanted. But the 11X14 aspect ration was fine.
I asked about it and they said to avoid cropping the aspect ratio 'must' be 11X14. They offered to redo them free after I reset the aspect ratio, which was good of them - for a dollar.
how many did you get done? I'm dreaming if I want to get my 27 re-printed for free right! :P
I only did ten as a test run, 4 were no good - 3 cropped at sides and one on top. Yes, probably dreaming. :)
Now I've re-edited 100 to fit 11X14. Here's a few examples of my work : http://onbeingmark.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/p1010836-mark... - http://onbeingmark.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/p1000176-mark... - http://onbeingmark.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/1040241-mark-...
Any that really need it I can always trim for composition. Will mount for sale at market. Might even try sell a few here, what you think? :)
Yours work is good. I love the second one.
came back cropped by the process - not what I wanted
came back cropped by the process - not what I wanted
There is a "do not crop" option on the Fuji machines.
This will give white bars on either sides, or top and bottom. That's what you want?
The problem I found, is that it is all or nothing. You cannot zoom so that a little is cropped off the sides, but white border remains top and bottom.
I'll have to check it again myself. Maybe the person who did it for me didn't know the machine well enough but they sure looked like they did.
Wait - so do you need to crop the files to this ratio yourself offline? Or is there some 11 X 14 setting on the machine?
The machine will put an 11:14 cropping rectangle over your photo. You can zoom and pan, or say "no cropping" to show the whole image with white bars.
But is it the cropping rectangle causing the poor results mentioned above?
If you take your pix in as is they will be auto cropped to fit the 11X14 and you will lose part of the frame, or you can edit for 'No Crop' and your pix will be auto fitted into the 11X14.
I re edited most of mine to 11X14 to keep the size, over 100 pix so I did it at home, and had them printed with no border and they are good. There were a few that couldn't be cropped to 11X14 for composition sake so I left them and edited for 'No Crop' at the Fuji machine in BigW, they came out well.
Awesome deal went today and got the prints at epping . Good Bargain :))))
Very impressive price. I'm definitely heading to BigW for this! Thank you for the posting
Got 15 printed, didn't expect them to be so HUGE! Love it! Going back for more.
Got 25 printed at Underwood/Kuraby, QLD yesterday. 20 minutes, and they even started to cut them so they had an even border for me (chose border because I didn't know how the aspect ratio would go)
Oh, and make sure your memory card/USB is in FAT32 format and images are JPG
Gotta remember to take advantage of this deal!
has printed 10 and they were all good.
it's best to do it in store since the waiting time is only 1 hour.
Does this have to be in store?
Online still has lists the 11 x 14 for $13.84
Contrast was far from perfect on many of my prints and I tried twice.
Think I will bin a few as I am picky.
Probably depends on the chemicals and competence of local operators.
In my location, Harvey Norman and Officeworks# seem to do them better.
I processed them from raw originals on a 27" Imac, which is not calibrated, but shows the correct gray scales. I tried to make some brighter in the shop to compensate for the mediocre results but their monitors made that guess work.
I felt for $1 a go it was difficult to complain but maybe keep your photos simple.
#Officeworks have done some very big photos
for me with pleasing results.
Great Post OP, this is one of the best bargains this year for me
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