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Photo Enlargements

Photo Enlargements

Photo enlarging using our Epson 9880Jiffy Photo and Print can provide photo enlargements for almost any size you may need.   If you require an enlargement bigger than 8 x 10, we can print on-site on our Epson 9880 large format printer. This printer is capable of printing up to 44″ wide media which comes in a 100 foot long roll.  The Epson 9880 uses 8 colours of ink to produce high quality results.

Our selection of media for photo enlargements include:

  • Photographic weight Matte or Gloss  paper in print size up to 44″ x 100′
  • Canvas Paper in print size up to 44″ x 100′
  • Textured Fine Art Paper, which is great for reproducing artwork in sizes up to 36″
  • Double Weight Matte paper produces good quality prints on a stock much lighter than the photographic media
  • Poster Boards are a very heavy duty (1.2 mm thick) cardboard available in two size (24 x 30″ and 30 x 40″ – however we cannot print right to the edge).

Photo enlargements are available in a variety of print sizes. Large format printing also available.

Pricing for Standard Photographic Enlargements

On either Matte or Gloss Photo paper is:

SIZE SAME DAY RUSH (Price per print) Regular Service (Price per print)  5 PRINTS +
8 x 10 / 12 $8.99 $7.49 $6.59
11 x 14 $14.99 $12.49 $10.99
12 x 18 $15.99 $13.49 $10.99

Enlargements over 16 x 20

SIZE SAME DAY RUSH (Price per print) PRINT PRICE (Price per print)  2 PRINTS +
16 x 20 $37.00 $32.00 $27.00
20 x 24 $42.00 $37.00 $32.00
24 x 30 $47.00 $42.00 $37.00
24 x 36 $57.00 $52.00 $44.50
30 x 36 $69.00 $62.00 $52.00
36 x 40 $94.00 $82.00 $67.00
40 x 60 $134.00 $125.00 $100.00

Quantity discounts and other sizes are available. Contact us for more information.

Additional Charges

PRINT from PRINT –  $1.00
(see scanning for quantity pricing)
CROPPING –  $1.00
* Added to the cost of the first print of each photo

How much resolution do you need for photo enlargements? Is my file good enough to print that big?

These are questions we get a lot and can be tricky questions.  If we go “by the numbers” you want a minimum of 150 dpi (200 to 300 dpi is better) to produce good photographic results. Some examples:

A 2 megapixel camera makes an image with 1200 pixels by 1600 pixels  if we divide 1200 pixels by 150 dpi we get 8 inch, if we divide 1600 pixels by 150 dpi we get 10.6 inches.  That means from a 2 megapixel camera we can print 8 x 10.

See the chart below for some other common camera resolutions.

  • 2 megapixels = 1200 by 1600 pixels = 8 by 10 inches
  • 3 megapixels = 1536 by 2048 pixels = 10 by 14 inches
  • 6 megapixels = 2400 by 3000 pixels = 16 by 20 inches
  • 10 megapixels = 2592 by 3872 pixels = 17.25 by 26 inches
  • 12 megapixels = 2912 by 4368 pixels = 20 by 30 inches

If you have a good quality digital file we can often push it bigger than what “the numbers” indicate – sometimes by up to 25%.  We won’t know for sure until we see the image and try it.

There are also other factors that can effect the quality and size you can achieve from a file such as:

  • How good the camera and lens are – most brand name cameras have decent lens and conversion algorithms.  However, pictures taken on an older cell phone with a small lens and poor software might not look great even at a small size.
  • How much the image is compressed – high compression means smaller files but effects the quality of the image.
  • What format is the image in?  A JPEG is the most common and contrary to what many people believe it can produce high quality files with no noticeable loss of quality – but a RAW image which isn’t compressed will be better.
  • Viewing distance – depending on how big the print is and where it will be hung the quality can be sacrificed a bit.  If you take an image which looks a bit rough when viewed at arms length and hang it in a location were no one can get closer than 3 or 4 feet to it that lack of quality won’t be noticeable at all.

Sometimes we can re-sample the image larger in photoshop.  This only works to a point, but if you have a good quality image to begin with and you want to push it larger than what “the numbers” dictate, it can make the difference between a “OK” result and a “Pretty darn good” result.

The long and short of it is if you want to enlarge a photo, send us the file and we will look at it. Our staff will review and give our opinion of how large you can go with it.


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