Ordering Photo Prints
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BONUS FOR PRINT ORDERS: As an additional bonus to those customers who order photographic prints from the 2010-2011 hockey season – you’ll also receive a digital copy of the prints you order which will be sized about 600-700 pixels wide are are perfect for use on a Facebook or MySpace page, family website, blog or just emailing to friends and family to view!!
ORDERING PHOTO PRINTS – My website is hosted through Smugmug – one of the best photo sharing sites around. SmugMug has two professional lab renowned for color accuracy, print quality and consistency- so rest assured when ordering prints they will look spectacular. Prints are available in a wide variety of sizes and finishes (I prefer the Lustre and Metallic finishes) as well as photo gift options. Photos prints come with a 100% unconditional satisfaction guarantee.
Glossy - Printed on coated paper with a very smooth, shiny reflective surface. Glossy finishes have a high-contrast appearance and look slick to the touch when not under glass. This finish has an excellent dynamic range and color – slightly more “pop” than the matte paper, though less noticeable once framed. Photos will have a shiny finish, colors will be vibrant, and images will be crisp and sharp.
Lustre is a premier paper offering, and is considered more of a professional-grade paper. Lustre has a slight gloss with a subtle, often pearl-like texture. Lustre paper has a deeper color-saturation than matte, has a higher contrast and is thicker than consumer paper.
Metallic – With a glossy finish and unique metallic appearance, these prints have extra visual interest and depth. They are printed on long-lasting Kodak Professional Endura Metallic paper. This paper uses a proprietary combination of film laminate layers that produce striking, three-dimensional, lasting images on an ultra-bright background. The effect is sometimes described as “chrome on paper.” You’ll see extreme sharpness, brightness, and color saturation with an intense black density that increases its appeal. The proprietary laminate layers also increase the durability and tear resistance of the final print, increasing the opportunities for display applications. Glossy and Matte prints will be printed on Kodak Edge paper and Kodak Lustre will be printed on Kodak Supra Endura paper.
All hockey photo galleries are set up to use Bay Photo as the printer.
Bay Photo, a professional lab located in Santa Cruz, California, has been catering to top pros since 1976. At SmugMug, Bay Photo is available exclusively for Professional Smugmug subscribers , like myself, for prints and canvas.
- A true pro lab, Bay Photo offers pricing that includes hand color correction of each print. Their experts will fuss over each order, ensuring superb color and consistency from print to print.
- All prints are carefully flat-packed — damage during shipment is almost unheard of.
- Bay Photo carries more sizes and papers, including panoramic sizes and Giclée watercolor prints. SmugMug will continue to add products geared specifically towards Professional photographers.