Every printing house is different! It’s not good enough to just go around comparing prices.
Every material chosen, inks used, software, skill in colour matching will be different, thus a different result achieved. It all comes down to experience to know what really works and what doesn’t.
Many printers insist on using only files that at at least 2MB big or 300dpi (resolution) and above. Honestly, who goes around with a professional DSLR daily to capture candid moments? We can print a decent picture taken using a good handphone even at just 72dpi.
(Handphone picture at 72 DPI, printed onto 11×14″ canvas)
Why are we able to do it, and confidently at that? This is because our inkjet machines are able to spray ink at a higher density and resolution/finer ink, and able to cover much smaller spaces of dots per inch. Most standard printing shops will not carry such machines as it is very expensive and more costly to operate. Therefore, we have a much higher chance of printing a decent quality handphone picture.
There are many things that affect output quality:
1. the conversion process
2. the printing software quality
3. physical attributes of the printer (printing heads, ink quality etc…)
4. quality of paper
This is really an instance whereby CHEAP ≠ A GOOD DEAL
How are we able to keep prices so low? We do not have a retail shop space (there is no need for that), keeping overhead costs low. We also do not offer free edit and colour corrections to pictures any further as well. We just print whatever you send us so please make sure it is your confirmed design. From time-to-time, we may encounter an image that will turn up too orange or dark once printed and we will still gladly correct it for you, solely at our own discretion.
A video showing how 10 different printing companies printing 10 differing quality prints.