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dsktc
12-03-2004, 01:31 AM
I want to inform the group of a
company that can produce a 20 inch by
30 inch print at a reasonable cost for those special
photos you want to display.

http://www.mpix.com/

I went to the Post Office this
afternoon and picked up my 20 inch by
30 inch print from MPIX.

I unwrapped the several layers
of plastic and foam and the print, which
I ordered in a black metal frame, emerged,
meeting my high expectations. The colors
accurately correspond to the image I sent
them, a 7.2 megabyte TIFF, and the print
looks fantastic. The Kodak Endura Metallic
paper doesn't quite "pop," since the colors
in the photo are muted, but it has a shiny
luster when held under a light source.

I am very happy with this print and it's
going to look great on my wall.

The total cost for a 20x30 Print, Double Weight
Matboard, Black Metal Frame, and shipping was $89.19.

The image I sent MPIX, by the way, was my Rockville
Bridge and fog shot, which I edited slightly by adjusting the contrast
and brightness, and converted to a 3000 x 2000
pixel TIFF, the minimum pixel size for a 20x30 inch
print.

Dave

Wade H. Massie
12-05-2004, 02:37 AM
Gotta agree with Dave here. I too have used MPIX and the quality is quite good - especially considering the price. I recently ordered five 8x10s for $2 each, and the shipping was $5, giving me an average price per print of $3. A good deal for quality enlargements, and I never had to leave the house!

-Wade

JButler
12-13-2004, 09:50 PM
Well, trusting you two has paid off :) I had some Christmas cards made by MPIX using a photo of an HO diorama

http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=18423&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

and they came out great. They were quick too, less than four business days from order to delivery.
Thanks for the tip Dave and Wade.

dsktc
12-14-2004, 01:14 AM
That's really neat, Jim! Where's my card?! :)

Dave

Wade H. Massie
12-18-2004, 11:02 PM
I just received an email from MPIX advertising their Christmas cards. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Maybe I'll do some next year. :)

JButler
12-19-2004, 03:37 PM
Wade,
I got the same email, but in their defense, my Christmas card orders were both delivered in three days, so I guess you could order cards yesterday or even today and get them in time to mail or deliver them before Christmas.
I like their quality and service. I'm glad they came up on this forum. And Dave's card is here just waiting for a stamp, well.....and someplace to send it :lol:
Merry Christmas all.

busyEMT
02-16-2005, 02:00 AM
Last night I checked out their site and would like to order 8x10s.

Is it really that simple? Multiply the desired size of print by 100. Does any one have a recommendation TIFF vs. JPEG?

dsktc
02-16-2005, 11:08 PM
Did you shoot the image in RAW? If so,
I suggest that you upload a TIFF.

Do you really want 100 prints?

Dave


Last night I checked out their site and would like to order 8x10s.

Is it really that simple? Multiply the desired size of print by 100. Does any one have a recommendation TIFF vs. JPEG?

busyEMT
02-17-2005, 01:44 AM
No. What I meant was if I want an 8x10 print, just multiply the finished product by 100 pixels. So, upload an 800x1000 px image?

I also forgot to ask, if I should increase the resolution to 300 px/inch.