12" X 18" Digital Print Enlargement $3 ea (Save $14.48) @ BigW in Store Only.
Starts 29 Nov.
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I never thought I would see posts on Ozbargain about "Enlargements"…
Big W is finally living up to it's name and giving you the Big W
I never thought I would see posts on Ozbargain about "Enlargements"…
Why not? I see offers I've received by email posted here quite often.
Nice! Shame the frame will cost more than the print… :-)
Big W have 2 X Frames this size for $6 regular price.
They are not great but not that bad either.
$6 for a frame and photo of this size is great!
Does anyone know if you order it online or do you need to bring a memory card or the like and sort it out there? Thanks
In store only offer so yes…you have to bring your memory card to store. have a good night
Make sure you save the files on the 'root' directory.
Dont put the pictures in a folder called 'pictures' or anything like that, the kiosks don't like folders sometimes.
Never had an issue with folders. Pretty much every digital camera ever saves the pictures in folders and heaps of people print straight form their cameras card.
Got it the first time around - great value and if you can find the right pictures, they come out beautifully.
I actually left them some customer feedback telling them how impressed I was with the deal…maybe they listened, you never know :)
Anyway, fully recommend this one.
Ugh! Mod, can you please undo my neg? I was meant to click & scroll down - mis-clicked this one!
Anyone suggest a decent looking frame at an ozbargain price point?
Yes. I'm waiting for a great frame deal. Preferably something classy but cheap.
Is it better to get gloss or mat finish?
I always have gone gloss…the "grainy" look always put me off with matte, but it depends on your needs - I had some high quality photos to print, so I went with glossy to give them the full vibrancy.
http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Photography/Photo_Developing... is a list of pros and cons of both.
Hope that helps!
gloss looks much better. the blacks look deeper. and the colours more vivid. This should be the choice for most consumers.
Only time I would advise Matte is if you plan on drawing over your printed media or for plans,blueprints, mockups, or need it for your specific photography requirement..
The 'matte' they are doing is actually lustre (semi gloss). As you suggest actual matte prints would not be great for photos but these are not really matte.
I always use the lustre paper (matte). No finger prints and behind a glass frame it doesnt stick and get air bubbles behind the glass.
I always go for matte also, but I guess it just depends on individual preference. I don't like the look of gloss - and yes fingerprint magnet.
One thing I've personally found is that gloss seems to pick up fingerprints much more than matte…
But if you're printing at this size, you're probably planning to hang up on wall instead of pass around table anyway…
Keep in mind for the below what bigW call a matte print is actually a lustre print.
Which is better, Glossy, Matte or Lustre® finishes?
It is a personal choice and sometimes can depend on what is being printed.
The Glossy option is perfect for detailed/technical prints or photograph images. However, please note that glossy prints cannot be framed due to the fact that the print sticks to the glass.
The Matte finish offers a flat, texturized finish with little to no glare. Some find this finish is better for paintings and darker prints although it works for any type of image.
The Lustre is wonderful for both, capturing the best qualities from Glossy and Matte and combining them into one beautiful finish. Please note, the Lustre finish has more saturated inks which can sometimes result in a darker image.
I plan on getting about 10 prints for my wall, hope they let me!
Tempted to blow up and print some google images but know they will look awful at such a resolution. I wonder what the megapixel equivalent of this sized print would be equivalent to?
Maybe I could print some digital images for my amateur portfolio.
Roughly 10MP, or 3648 x 2736 would be appropriate
will be heading down tomorrow thi sis perfect timing as i want to frame some photos i have shot for presents for christmas, is there a limit per customer?
I don't think there is.
there's no limit per customer per say but the T&C state no "commercial quantities" take that with what you will.
Took advantage of this last time they had them at this price. I was very happy with the results.
can anyone tell me what the turnaround time is on these? Same day? Next day? One hour?
I've heard its about half an hour.
Anyone know of a website that has high res pics of movie posters?
Looking to maybe print a few from this.
google search for large images is a good start.
Also keep in mind it dosent have to be super high res, you will still get decent results with large pictures like google images 4 megapixels 2272x1704 size, just make sure you choose glossy as it looks better.
Its not like your going to view these images up very close anyway so you wouldn't need super high res.
Oh man, this is a great deal, glossy if def better for colour, how does big w's colour rate? Had a bad experience there yrs ago but im guessing i should get over that. Have been heading to harveys for prints lately but having probs trying to get the colours to print the same as i see them on screen :(
I love Harvey prints. Never tried Big W either… So will give this a try!
They are both fuji wet labs so they will be the same.
I've found the colours of the prints can be a bit hit and miss. Last time they had the 12" x 14" for $1 the prints at my local store were great. Then a few months after went to get a 5" x 7" printed and 10" x 12", and the prints were so dark…not like on my laptop or their screen at all. I complained and the lady didn't want to know and told me to redo my print and adjust brightness myself (at my cost)…second lot of prints were still extremely dark.
I ended up visiting 4 Big W stores (Auburn, Bankstown, Chullora, Top Ryde - some multiple times hoping that someone that day bothered to calibrate the machine properly)….all rubbish - issues ranged from prints being too dark, too light, brown tinged, pink tinged. Obviously the machines are rarely calibrated properly…but only one store admitted they don't do it.
Also tried Harvey Norman and their prints came back too dark as well.
Ended up going to Ted's Camera House and paid more but after 9 useless prints and all that petrol money, I would have been better off going there in the first instance.
that sounds like my experience a few years ago, so frustrating hey! i didn't think it could be that difficult to get a redo of a picture because it's their problem and yet you can take back anything else in the store and get a refund with no probs at all. Crazy!
so im guessing iphone photo resolution will look crap?
Just a heads up for those printing at Big W Penrith. Some of my 12 x 18 prints came out with a thick mark through the centre of them. Like a roller is collecting ink and leaving an imprint. It's really noticeable on some prints (eg. sepia, solid background) , but non-existant on others (eg. lots going on or white/studio background). The guy tried printing again and it came out exactly the same on all prints (gloss). Then he tried matte and it was pretty much the same. I ended up getting a refund on 2 out of the 6 because they were totally unacceptable (even for $3). He said by the time the tech came out (possibly weeks!!), the promo would be over.
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