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Printing of digital photos - Zürich

Any recommedations on where I can get some digital pics printed off?

My own printer aint good enough - these need to be high quality.
And I can't use the one at work

I have a link somewhere for a place in Zürich Oerlikon, it's on-line, but I'd rather walk into a shop with a CD for this set of prints.

Any recommendation around Zürich please?

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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

Ask Scott on this forum. I have used places in ZH which I now boycott on account of the poor qiuality and high price. There is a place on paradeplatz next to Sprungli that apparently are good. But Scott sounds nice and friendly and aims to please.
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Old 09.01.2007, 17:38
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

Damn fine idea. Why didn't I think of that
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

Hello,

As you live quite close to the Glattzentrum. Go into Migros there and on the bottom floor they have a machine that you can print of normal size pictures 15cm x 10cm. I think it costs around 50 rappen per picture. Once again even printing pictures in Switzerland is expensive...

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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

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Old 09.01.2007, 19:50
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

POST THEM.... POST THEM !!

As for the photo prints, gbn, if you want quality... don't trust just anyone, anybody, any-machine, any-kiosk, anything!

For example, I sent the same JPG file to seven photo print shops, from the local automated kiosk to five of the best online photo print companies.

The result was shocking to say the least.

One print returned was totally out-of-focus. I sent this back with the invoice asking for an explanation. No reply, no apology, nothing.

Four others were noticable color tones dominant in the photo. From yellow, green, blue and brown.

Two of the seven delivered color-true, sharp photo prints.

Of course there are many factors involved. For example, the controller was probably asleep or flirting with his/her coworkers when he/she should have been checking my photo on the light-table.

Since I did this test a few years ago, I have since purchased a photo-printer (sub-dye type) and a large format printer (a real treat to have)... so, my use of photolabs has become extinct.

Of course it would be a pleasure of mine to print photos for my English speaking colleagues from EF.ch. But, with my "price per print" with this photo printer, you would come out on the better end of the price scale if you found a good online photolab and used them. One thing that I garantee compared to the online-cheap-photolabs is quality. If someone does give me their files for printing, I ensure the color, lighting, color-tone and size is correct before printing.

Remember also, one important thing, your screen/monitor is most likely NOT calibrated, the printers are. It is possible that your display will demonstrate a color mismatch when you receive your prints, no matter who prints your files. Don't be disappointed!

So, enough from me. If anyone has specific questions... do not be afraid to ask, there are surely 10 others that are asking the same question but afraid to ask

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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

Online photolabs I've used are Photo Kreuzlingen (www.photocolour.ch with english pages), Color Mailer (www.colormailer.ch - they also have a pro service) and Fotomaxx (www.fotomaxx.ch). All have been OK.

There are also pro services in Zürich such as Photostudio 13 (www.photostudio13.ch) and Gwerder (www.gwerder.ch) but they cost more.
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Online photolabs I've used are Photo Kreuzlingen (www.photocolour.ch with english pages), Color Mailer (www.colormailer.ch - they also have a pro service) and Fotomaxx (www.fotomaxx.ch). All have been OK.
I support the choice of Color Mailer. They offer a wide variety of sizes and the professional service delivers quality.

On the other hand, I highly recommend NOT to use Photocolor Kreuzlingen. They selection is limited and they are very careless in their quality control. I have sent numerous prints back... and regarding the seven-print test, the print delivered a dominant green-tone.

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There are also pro services in Zürich such as Photostudio 13 (www.photostudio13.ch) and Gwerder (www.gwerder.ch) but they cost more.
Sure, quality costs. And, there are a number of people out there that do not count their pennies and spend a little for quality. I have printed a couple dozen vacations and events from people like that.

I will not place prices here. Contact me direct if interested.

Again, bests!
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

I went to the photographer in the Hauptbahnhof, they have these cool machines where you pop in your CD and off it prints. I paid 0.95 per 10 by 15 print and the quality was good enough to stick in the photoalbum I compiled as my Gran's christmas present. They were super-friendly as well.
If you want bigger prints (I think she said 13 by 18?), you bring along your pics on a USB stick.

The place is the one by the 21-24 tracks at the back.
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

This thread is now 5 years old, I'd like to bump it to see what people now do with their photos. Do you take them somewhere to be printed or is there a service you can e-mail them to?

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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

We have taken CD's to Coop City and printed some off, but the machine only prints one size, okay for snapshots.
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

For normal photos, Aldi is quick and very cheap. There is a matt paper choice, it arrives near the end of the order process,

http://www.aldi-suisse-photos.ch/ind...d=home&enter=1

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This thread is now 5 years old, I'd like to bump it to see what people now do with their photos. Do you take them somewhere to be printed or is there a service you can e-mail them to?
There are many many online services.
Here is a Test from 8/2010. of some of those.

Here is a recent one that focus on Photobooks.
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

I've used Poster Jack to do a canvas print and a framed enlargement, but next time I might try another. Although good, there's slight banding of dark colours that can be seen on the canvas print from certain angles, and the poster print came out just a tad darker than I wanted, next time I might use a printers.
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Online photolabs I've used are Photo Kreuzlingen (www.photocolour.ch with english pages), Color Mailer (www.colormailer.ch - they also have a pro service) and Fotomaxx (www.fotomaxx.ch). All have been OK.
www.Colormailer.ch changed names to www.pixum.ch!
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I've used Poster Jack to do a canvas print and a framed enlargement, but next time I might try another. Although good, there's slight banding of dark colours that can be seen on the canvas print from certain angles, and the poster print came out just a tad darker than I wanted, next time I might use a printers.
I use poster jack all of the time and find them to do great work at good rates (good for Switzerland)
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

If you want professional results, I can recommend

http://www.studio13.ch/

http://www.hebting.ch/

Both also sell films
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

In case anyone's interested, my experience with delivery times and prices. Nothing fancy, typical 6x4 prints. Everything is ordered online, arrived Abgabefrei in Zurich.

[PHP]
Order |Delivery |Qty |Price |Merchant
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20121212 |20121218 | 187 |CHF 21.73 |fujifilm.ch
20121212 |20121221 | 1000 |CHF 86.19 |foto.com
20121211 |20121221 | 500 |CHF 50.69 |foto.com
20121210 |20121219 | 643 |EUR 44.51 |bonusprint.ie
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Re: Printing of digital photos - Zürich

There is a machine on Bern station (And probably on other large stations), it costs about 50 Rp for a post card size, and the quality was reasonable. Input medium is CD, or a Memory, or a USB stick.
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