You might be wondering why we call these “true” photographic prints… well, it’s because they are real photo prints, the same type that have been around since the mid 1800s. Darkroom, chemical process, cool aprons – that’s what we do. We use this method because its tried and tested and lasts for yonks (see the nerdy stuff in “Specs” for photo facts). All the big chains that print photographs these days use an ink based system on flimsy paper that is proven to fade within years of printing. No one wants that. So, do yourself a favour and get those photos OFF your hard drives and print them on our true photo paper.
When should I use Lustre paper?
Lustre paper is great for photos that will be handled… a lot. They are fingerprint resistant and low sheen with a slight texture. Perfect for any photo.
When should I use Gloss paper?
Gloss is super smooth and shiny. Back in the day you would pick between gloss or matte(which is lustre). Its a personal preference, but gloss make blacks look very deep and rich which is nice for high contrast images.
When should I use Metallic paper?
You should definitely give this paper a go! Metallic paper has the same finish as the Gloss but with a gorgeous and smooth metallic shine, like there are magical crystals embedded in the print. Metallic looks AMAZING on landscape images, night scene shots, soft portraits and black and whites.
- Photographic paper is still the best way of producing colour prints. Find out more here.
- Paper types are Kodak Professional Endura Lustre (find more here), Kodak Professional Endura Gloss and Kodak Professional Endura Metallic (find more here)
- In-house production time is 1 business day for Lustre prints and 1-3 business days for Gloss & Metallic. Turn around times vary depending on the paper types or mounting options you may have selected within your order.
- Images are printed ‘as-is’, so no colour corrections are applied. Colour correction is an optional service you can select in your shopping cart. If most images you are ordering are from professional photographers they will not need colour correction. If you’re ordering your own photographs, colour correction is advised.