RFI: Costco Metal Prints

I have not, I have used them for canvas if I needed one quick. Would love to hear your thoughts on this if you do use them for metal prints, I print most of my big stuff on metal now.
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Wango said:
I have not, I have used them for canvas if I needed one quick. Would love to hear your thoughts on this if you do use them for metal prints, I print most of my big stuff on metal now.
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One thing that is in their favor is the 100% guarantee. I guess there is nothing to lose except time. What I didn't check on was mounts and wall stand offs.

What part of Oregon are you in?
 
When i'm not in SW Montana, I am in the Albany/Corvallis area. Wife works at OSU. When I leave MT to go to OR, most time I get on Highway 20 in West Yellowstone, and get off of it in N Albany(about 2miles from the house).
 
I'll have feedback on the quality of the metal prints in a week or so. I just ordered a 24x36 of this one...

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I like this, should look good on metal.
The drive I mentioned is pretty relaxing. Its about the same distance as taking the interstate. More to see imo.
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For fifty bucks, and 100% guarantee, you've got to give it a go.
Sweet image, with tremendous atmospherics and overall glow. T
here's a sense of distance and dimension afforded by the haze.
 
Very quick turnaround from Costco, and great quality. Now I need to find a spot in the house with enough light to reveal the deeper tones.

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Here's how it was packaged.

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I think it was worth it, and I will use them in the future. The clerk said Fuji was the lab.
 
Looks great!
I'll have to compare with Bay Photo and WHCC who do my work currently.

How is the surface finish?
And does it include stand offs?
 
I have used Nations Photo with good results but as they are local I have always picked up. They are a very large establishment :)
Love the pic!
 
Nice glossy surface finish, no blems. A 1" standoff frame on the back. I'm pretty pleased. Only thing I would do differently is to put a burn-dodge layer over the image to lighten up the darker areas and reduce the need for strong light on the print to see into areas of shadow.

Jackie, I just had it delivered to the local Costco. No shipping issues,
 
I was in Costco last week to proof a print for a local enivro group. First time I noticed they are doing the metal prints so was intrigued.
I have only printed on metal one other time and it came out pretty dark so I am a little concerned about how to prep a file for this process.
 
It almost seemed to be a darkening of the metal print that required a global adjustment, just not sure how much. After I get this current print proofed to my liking I may chat with the tech at our local Costco and see what her take is on going to metal. Might try a small one just for an experiment. Your print looks great by the way!
I put a small "art light" over my previous metal print and it would show acceptably for my own viewing but otherwise not something I would want to put out to the world.
 
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