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Matt5791 18th October 2015 09:00 PM

New Investments at Ag
 
We haven't started marketing it yet, but in the last week or so we have managed to get our Lightjet printer fully operational. This has been a long time in coming and a HUGE amount of fiddling around, but now enables us to expose prints up to 50"x120" at astonishingly high quality.

It also opens up the possibility to start offering the Ilford Galerie Digital Silver paper, which would make us one of only 3 labs in the UK offering this service (the other two being Ilford themselves, and Metro Imaging in London). But this service will come later on, when we are fully comfortable with all the regular C-Type printing.

In conjunction with this, we have taken the plunge and ordered a new Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner last week - all very well having the best digital photographic printer ever made, but pointless feeding it with anything other than the best quality files! It's on the way over from Sweden and is expected here later in the week.

So we will be looking at some special launch offers, probably along the lines of free Flextight scan of any negative / transparency when any large print (16x20"+) is ordered from said negative.

I'll keep the forum posted.

John King 18th October 2015 10:27 PM

That sounds like a VERY impressive bit of kit, however I don't have the need for truly massive prints, I am quite happy with my 12x16's even if I have to work hard to get them

big paul 19th October 2015 11:34 AM

good luck matt hope it all goes well for you ,and I will be looking forward to updates all the best







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paulc 19th October 2015 06:54 PM

I've got a 6x6 neg I'd like to have printed out fairly large, but it would involve a minor crop as well as colour matching to an existing print. Why is it, most labs don't publish prices for square prints ?

DaveInElland 19th October 2015 07:14 PM

Good luck Matt, and thanks again for the superb service this week it was truly awesome.

Matt5791 22nd October 2015 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by DaveInElland (Post 105157)
Good luck Matt, and thanks again for the superb service this week it was truly awesome.

Many thanks for that!

Matt5791 22nd October 2015 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulc (Post 105155)
I've got a 6x6 neg I'd like to have printed out fairly large, but it would involve a minor crop as well as colour matching to an existing print. Why is it, most labs don't publish prices for square prints ?


Hi Paul - these are our prices from digital file.

http://www.ag-photolab.co.uk/square-sizes-149-c.asp

Prices from film will be published shortly - they will be a little more, simply because of the necessity for film handling.

However, we do intend to do a special offer for print from film where we will be including a Flextight scan free of charge when a print from file over 16x20 (or 20x20 in square) is ordered. In otherwords, the prices on that link would be inclusive of the scan.

It's no problem cropping / matching to an existing colour.

paulc 22nd October 2015 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt5791 (Post 105237)
However, we do intend to do a special offer for print from film where we will be including a Flextight scan free of charge when a print from file over 16x20 (or 20x20 in square) is ordered.

When you do, I'll see about packaging the existing print and neg up - Your prices look very reasonable, and I'm almost tempted to go real big. Would probably be an idea to have a small section printed first to see what the grain would be like.

Martin Aislabie 31st October 2015 08:45 AM

How large a Neg can you scan in a Flextight ?

Martin

Matt5791 15th November 2015 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Aislabie (Post 105437)
How large a Neg can you scan in a Flextight ?

Martin

It covers anything up to 5x4 Martin.


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