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Offline Doodle

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Got Metallic prints
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:46:36 PM »
Well, I took advantage of a discount on any size metallic prints (www.nationsphotolabs.com)  and tried a couple of my photos to see how they would look.
I was impressed.  I will be doing this for any photos that I might have that and really realllllly like. (those are few and far between but hopefully there will be more)

I got the night glow of hot air balloons in a 10x20 size and did a couple of hummingbird photos in standard 5x7.

Yep, definitely makes the photos POP. 

If you ever considered trying metallic prints, I urge you to give it a shot.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Re: Got Metallic prints
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 10:25:16 PM »
Do you mean prints on metal or prints on paper with that metallic finish?

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Re: Got Metallic prints
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 12:05:05 AM »
He's talking about paper with that metallic finish.  And I'd like to add to this since I just got a sample pack from Red River Paper and it had several types of metallic papers.
I personally don't think this paper is right for every image.  I tried a landscape shot and it just didn't look right.  It almost, and I say almost, looked a little HDR. 
However, I printed some of my racecar photos and WOW.   :o  You want to talk about an amazing image.  It is definitely something I am going to be adding to my offerings next racing season.  Black and white photos also look spectacular on metallics.   
The paper that I tried was Red River Paper's Polar Pearl Metallic.  I also had a sample from another company, forgot at the moment.  This was a different type of metallic paper, but this one looked more metalish than the pearl metallic and it had a completely different look.  But it still looked really cool.  I would describe the polar pearl as a high gloss with a, well, pearl metallic look to it. 
So that is something to keep in mind, there are different types.  If there isn't any deals on prints, I would see if you can get some samples before you spend the money on a large print. 
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Re: Got Metallic prints
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 06:59:08 AM »
Do you mean prints on metal or prints on paper with that metallic finish?

Doug, my bad.
I should have been more specific since I just recently learned that you can actually print on metal, but like LeadinghamPhoto said, it was that paper with the metallic finish that I used.

LP, I agree about subject matter.  I had been reading up on the properties of the metallic paper and there are certain subjects that scream metallic and others where it would do no good at all. 
I have to admit that I haven't tried actually printing on my printer with that paper because I don't know if the quality is there with the printer I have.  I just went with ordering online and will continue to do that since the price seemed fair.
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Re: Got Metallic prints
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 08:38:59 AM »
The local printer I use offers the Fuji Pearl Metallic and let me try one...I did a B&W portrait and I really like it.  She did however say the same general statement that not every photo looks right on metallic paper.  Looking to try some different ones in the future.  Congrats on getting some wall-hangers :)
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