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ellanidesigns:

juugatsuhoshi:

So the amazingly awesome kiiyame informed me that Walmart does metallic prints. I want to submit some stuff to Otakon’s art show since I won’t be in the artist alley, so I got a test batch of their 4x6’s since they’re only like 30 cents with the intention of getting metallic posters. Doing a…

I didn’t know Walmart did that! Theirs are cheaper for the smaller prints (6x4) but for anything larger than that I think NationsPhotoLab.com *are cheaper per print and does a better job, and it’s the company the photography majors (at my school) use to print large metallic prints for art shows. 

FYI they throw coupons at you like crazy, really good customer service too! 

Hey! Omg this is really helpful and Nations Photo Lab is definitely priced better with their current promotion. Now I am even more excited to get some fancy prints. Thanks a bunch!!! I’m glad we were both able to help each other out. :D <3

Walmart Metallic Prints Review Thing

So the amazingly awesome kiiyame informed me that Walmart does metallic prints. I want to submit some stuff to Otakon’s art show since I won’t be in the artist alley, so I got a test batch of their 4x6’s since they’re only like 30 cents with the intention of getting metallic posters. Doing a little review since Kiiyame wants to see and because I figured it’d be helpful. :3

This is the only comparison I can make to a normally printed photo, sorry. ;-; The one on the left is the metallic and the one on the right is also from Walmart (printed super dark via 1-hour photo option lolol). The normal one is pretty crap but this photo I took doesn’t really make the metallic one look all that great either. ^^;

Here he is in natural light. It definitely looks good even if my photo is poo. The colors are really true to the image compared to a normally printed photo. But as a metallic print, there isn’t much oomph. Aokiji could use some more contrast for it to really work in metallic.

Pretty metallic foxes! Again, metallic is kind of overkill for something like this, but the colors are again truer to the image than a normal photo. :3

Shiny Splash Free!!! I really like the metallic on this one, especially in the background. :D

AND THEN THIS ONE SUPER WINS. I FLIPPED ALL OF MY SHIT WHEN I SAW IT. IT’S FREAKING GORGEOUS. And it’s the one I planned on submitting to Otakon’s art show so YAYYY.

Conclusion: Walmart’s metallic prints translate the color from computer to print VERY well! They work best for pieces that cover a wide range of color and value. But even if you’re getting something a bit bland and one-sided on the color palette such as Aokiji, you’re still going to get a much better print than if you went with a normal photo. These were priced so damn well, too, at less than 50 cents a print. And I think shipping was even free? Also, I went with home delivery and they got here in like 4 days from when I ordered. So yeah, WTF, these were totally worth it.

I will post another report when I get my posters!!! Hopefully the quality still holds, but if they come out as stunningly as these then I have no worries and ALL THE EXCITE.

sangpai

chiouart:


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