Online photo printing with archival borders?
May 20, 2006 2:36 PM   Subscribe

A number of online photo printing services have been mentioned here on AskMeFi, but a search hasn't revealed one that will print to my liking. I'm looking for a top notch black and white print with archival borders - 8x10 image on 11x14 paper. I'm working with high quality scans of black and white negatives. Suggestions?
posted by aladfar to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
mpix may work for you. email me to let me know how you like it. i've only used their color services, but they do have b+w printing on b+w paper (supposedly it's a little on the low contrast side of things, so adjust accordingly)
posted by rbs at 2:59 PM on May 20, 2006

Photoworks here in San Francisco does beautiful silver-based black and white digital prints on photo paper, just like film. Check them out at

You'll need to talk to them about doing an 11x14 print; their price list lists sizes up to 11x12, but they do great work and are a favorite spot of pro photographers in the area. It's worth talking to them and seeing what they can do for you.
posted by zachlipton at 3:23 PM on May 20, 2006

White House Custom Color is an excellent service. They are particular how you prepare your images for printing, and the whole process might be more than your willing to go through, but the results are very nice and the prices are good (free shipping included).
posted by edgeways at 5:11 PM on May 20, 2006

I primarily work in color, but have had a few black and white prints made by West Coast Imaging. Their website implies that their black and white prints only come on (monochrome) inkjets, but they can also send a greyscale image to their lightket-style c-prints. It looks really good to my eye, but if you're a dedicated silver printer, your aesthics may vary. If you do the prep work yourself, their prices are quite reasonable for their level of quality and customer service. Check for what they call "preflight prints".
posted by mhespenheide at 8:42 AM on May 22, 2006

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