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Metroprint is a new colour-managed online printing service offering colour and genuine black-and-white photographic printing with sizes going up to 10x6 feet. The website offers digital Lambda printing to Ilford black-and-white silver gelatin photographic paper, laser printing, a cost-effective automated workflow for regular sized prints and manual checking for prints above 60"x60”. If customers prefer to work with a printer, they can upgrade to Metro Imaging’s full range of services, with technicians available to format their files, produce test prints and work in a traditional lab environment to their specifications.
Metro Imaging is delighted to announce the launch of its new, online print ordering website – METROPRINT.
Metro Imaging, the UK’s number one specialist printing lab has finally unveiled its new offspring: METROPRINT at http://www.metro-print.co.uk.
Metroprint is the only colour-managed online printing service offering colour AND genuine black and white photographic printing with sizes going up to ten by six feet. After many years of development, Metro have opened wide their doors to the world-wide web, making available to all the many services that were, until now, for a select group of top-named photographers.
Crafting a balance between technical know-how and fun, the site is designed to appeal to professionals, semiprofessionals, students and serious amateurs who would like to take advantage of the skill and expertise at Metro, but at affordable online prices. With easy-to-use step-by-step tutorials in colour-management, file set up and Photoshop, the site is designed to be enjoyable and interactive with users who are encouraged to share their ideas and tips throughout.
Ben Richardson, Managing Director of Metro Imaging said:
“This is an exciting time for us at Metro. Since the 1980s, we have continued to evolve and adapt to the everchanging industry. The launch of METROPRINT marks the next phase, making it more convenient for photographers to access our portfolio of specialist print services online.”
Ben continued: “METROPRINT is the outcome of a long and serious process of weighing up the key features that would be most useful to photographers looking for an online printing solution. We hope to win new clients through good customer service and excellent prints, and to be defined by quality and superior technology: these are the strengths that we have built our reputation on for the last 30 years.”
Genuine black and white printing
Using their innovative process of digital Lambda printing to genuine Ilford black and white silver gelatin photographic paper, METROPRINT is an easy way for photographers everywhere to take advantage of this unique black and white printing service. Services not currently available in METROPRINT include Fibre Based Lambda Prints
Supersized prints checked by trained technicians
Metroprints are produced in Clerkenwell at Metro’s headquarters, so all images are checked by professional technicians. Any Supersized (over 60” x 60”) prints will be checked by technicians to ensure the file formatting, borders and colour are absolutely correct before going to print. This gives photographers peace of mind, whilst saving them money and time. For more information on Supersize printing at METROPRINT see: http://bit.ly/ky1YGE
Technicians available through Metro
If customers prefer to work with a printer, they can upgrade to Metro Imaging’s full range of services, with technicians available to format their files, produce test prints and work in a traditional lab environment to their specifications. For more information on Metro Imaging’s current range of specialist printing services see Lambda C-Types and Premier Lambda C-Types for more details.
Laser, not LED, printing
Laser printing is still nearly 4x the resolution of LED printing and at METROPRINT customers will have nothing else. For more information on the difference between Laser and LED printing see: http://bit.ly/lD6nbR
The automated production workflow of METROPRINT is reflected in the cost of a print. Metroprints are significantly lower in price than those produced with technicians at Metro Imaging, making METROPRINT a significant player in the market of colour-managed online print sites. For more examples of METROPRINT prices go to: http://www.metro-print.co.uk/Prices