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6th July 2008, 01:59 PM
I have been asked to cover a charity ball, to photograph folk as they arrive and have prints ready for when they leave.
I have done this in the past but using a local lab to produce the prints.
I need advice on workflow and printer as I did it a very long time ago when we used something called film:D

Jim Ford
6th July 2008, 03:39 PM
I think dye sub printers are popular for this sort of thing. I've got an A6 HiTi and whilst I don't use it much now, the results are quite good. There are bigger than A6 dye subs made.

The prints are physically very robust - you can spill coffee or tea on them, wipe them on your jeans and they're as good as new.


6th July 2008, 06:25 PM
If you're shooting Jpegs and get it right in camera, how about something like a Kodak 5300? Prints straight off the card onto either 6x4 or A4, with cheap carts and surprisingly good quality. No 'puter needed.

6th July 2008, 06:58 PM
Hey Dave

There are several companies who hire out Dye Sub printers... here's one you might like to look at;

http://www.systeminsight.co.uk/Hiring_and_Renting_a_Dye_Sublimation_Photo_Printer .htm