I need a source for a 6'x6' (72"x72") enlargement

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  1. jd callow

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    Good day,
    I have a request for a 6'x6' enlargement of one of my photographs. My max is 62" (5' 2") on a colorspan and the labs in my area are somewhat suspect. It appears that WCI maxs out @50" for an epson and 30" for a digital RA4. Beyond WCI and the Labs near me I haven't a clue as to where to get this done. Any suggestions, particularly by those who have had big prints done, would be greatly appreciated.

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    Try emailing j_levine@calypsoinc.com @ Calypso Imaging here in the bay area. Calypso does huge prints for "who's Who" in nature photography. http://calypsoinc.com/ They dont have prints that large listed on their website, but have some hanging in their office. Joe will be able to guide you.
     
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    Hi John
    Jones and Morris photo enlarging in Toronto does prints this size, Warning, whoever does the job for you supply a sample print for colour /density match on the paper they will use.Hold them to the match before the job starts.
    Hope both of you are well
    best regards
     
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    Now THERE is a web site worth bookmarking!!!

    Thanks, David.
     
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    I wonder if my wife would let me get an Ed Sukach photo carpet for the living room?
     
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    I believe Duggal uses an ultrawide format printer called a View tech (sp). They make great prints but are reletively low res. The print is going in a living room so viewing distance will be less than normal for aprint this size. For that reason, if I'm going to be going digital I would prefer a higher res inkjet -- I don't think they make Lambdas that go 72" wide. I'll try them and Bob's place on Monday and see what they can do.

    I found a place that can do it the old school way -- enlarged on paper. If I go that route, I may wish to get a digital 11x14 neg made to cut down on the magnification.

    Bob,
    When I find the place to do it I will give them a 20"x20", on the same material as the final as a 'go by', get them to commit to the colour and density, and will ask for a mag test.

    Thanks for the tips.
     
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    Ooops missed this...

    I will be calling them...
     
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    Duggal is a good place.

    Nearer to you is Toronto, where there are several places that could do it. Plus, with the Canadian dollar exchange, you still get a 20% discount (not as good as the 50% discount last year though). Here are some:
    Toronto Image Works <--Also a same day Scala processor
    Colourgenics
    BGM Imaging
    Steichenlab
    Pikto

    Also closer to you is Chicago, where I have used:
    Gamma
    The Print Lab <---Highly recommended for B&W
    Photochrome Prints

    Regards, Art.