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    Top End B&W Printer in UK - Reccs Please

    I am in the process of pooling B&W work for exhibition and am slowly working my way through some of the printing; however, I am in the UK very little and realise I will need help getting this completed. I will complete about 20-30 prints myself and need perhaps a similar number printing by someone else.

    Does anyone have recommendations for very high quality wet printers in the UK (anywhere) that can handle large prints (20x16 to 20x30) and a decent volume and whose work is immaculate. I would like to deal with someone who is not only established and is of known quality handling such things, but who is good to deal with!

    I have Robin Bell's details (an obvious option) but would like to see who else out there might be suitable. There have to be a few more but I cant seem to find them!

    Cheers!

    Tom

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    Hi Tom, Les McLean would be worth asking. His prints are beautiful and he's a top guy.
    www.thephotoshop.ie
    www.monochromemeath.com

    "you get your mouth off of my finger" Les McLean

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    Hi tom - you might want to look at this and start researching some of the names to see if they are still going -

    http://www.richardnicholson.com/darkroom/

    also I understand http://www.darksidephoto.co.uk/ are good and still hand print for various names, but I cant say I've knowingly seen any of their prints.

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    Tom, there are quite a few B&W printers who advertise their services in Black & White Photography magazine.

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    Whaaahow..., did you read the text on that somewhat unusually setup webpage that Leon referred to:

    "Summer 2006. Durst announces that it will no longer manufacture photographic enlargers. Sales have plummeted from a peak of 107,000(!) :o units in 1979 to just a few hundred units in recent years."

    And that was Durst alone...

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    Andrew Sanderson ? - http://www.andrewsanderson.com/index.php

    I don't know if he prints work for others - but in these economic times - who knows?

    Martin

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    Tom, you could also try Mike Crawford - http://www.lighthousedarkroom.com/fi..._html/home.htm

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    i second Les. he is great guy and his prints are lovely.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Tom,
    talk to Sharon or Martin at Downdown / Silverprint London. Good facilities and good specialist printers.

    They are minutes from Waterloo station in London.

    See "silverprint.co.uk" and follow the links

    Danny

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