Archive for April 28th, 2010
WC sold a dozen or so bird photos to a local company recently. He was a little alarmed to learn that (a) they were going to print them at 36 inches by 48 inches, and (b) they were going to use a local vendor here in Fairbanks, Alaska to do the printing.
After all, these are 10.1 megapixel Olympus E-3 photos, some of them cropped down a bit from that. There’s no way that the pixels on that tiny Olympus Four-Thirds sensor were going to be adequate for the 155 million necessary to print at even 300dpi.
WC just saw the prints. They are stunning. You have to be within 10 inches or so of the photo to make out any loss of detail (it’s 1440dpi), the colors are perfect, they are vivid and the printing comes to within a quarter inch of the edge of the page. The company is Date-Line Printing, and the printer they use is a Xerox 8265. WC doesn’t know whether the prints are enlarged in a computer or on the printer itself. And they only charge $75 per print.
WC is very, very impressed. Kudos to Xerox and Date-Line. First rate stuff.