Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Notices

Go Back   Film and Darkroom User > Member Organised Functions > Business Matters

  ***   Click here for the FADU 2015/2014 Yearbooks   ***

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18th October 2015, 09:00 PM
Matt5791's Avatar
Matt5791 Matt5791 is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 233
Default 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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18th October 2015, 10:27 PM
John King John King is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: County Durham
Posts: 2,162
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19th October 2015, 11:34 AM
big paul big paul is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: benfleet essex
Posts: 1,969
Default

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







www.essexcockney.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th October 2015, 06:54 PM
paulc paulc is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nestled in the foothills of Norfolk.
Posts: 931
Default

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 ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22nd October 2015, 07:22 PM
Matt5791's Avatar
Matt5791 Matt5791 is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulc View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22nd October 2015, 11:13 PM
paulc paulc is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nestled in the foothills of Norfolk.
Posts: 931
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt5791 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19th October 2015, 07:14 PM
DaveInElland's Avatar
DaveInElland DaveInElland is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 299
Default

Good luck Matt, and thanks again for the superb service this week it was truly awesome.
__________________
Dave
www.whenham.net
It's never too late to start again
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22nd October 2015, 07:17 PM
Matt5791's Avatar
Matt5791 Matt5791 is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInElland View Post
Good luck Matt, and thanks again for the superb service this week it was truly awesome.
Many thanks for that!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 31st October 2015, 07:45 AM
Martin Aislabie's Avatar
Martin Aislabie Martin Aislabie is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Posts: 1,620
Default

How large a Neg can you scan in a Flextight ?

Martin
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15th November 2015, 02:11 PM
Matt5791's Avatar
Matt5791 Matt5791 is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin Aislabie View Post
How large a Neg can you scan in a Flextight ?

Martin
It covers anything up to 5x4 Martin.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.