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Costco printer profiles: my experience
Old 10-01-2006, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't have a photo printer so I print everything at Costco. I download the printer profiles for Lustre and Glossy from Dry Creek Photo. My last steps are: convert to Costco printer profile, convert to 8-bit and flatten image.

For my local Costco, the Dry Creek profiles are for the Noritsu 3111. Just to make sure, on a recent trip, I asked the clerk "When I specify that I'm using the Dry Creek profile, which machine does it print on?" After concurring with his fellow clerk, he points out the machine... a Noritsu 3111. Everything is good right? Wrong.

I go to the kiosk to print some 12x18s (actually, 11x14s that I'm gonna trim down). When I go to checkout, the clerk tells me "Oh, the 3111 only prints 4x6s. the enlargements go to the other machine" The other machine is a Noritsu 2901.

All this time, I've been using a printer profile but Costco has been printing on a different machine In my opinion, printer profiles are mostly used by semi-pros and pros and they typically print larger than 4x6.

Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Costco printer profiles: my experience
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Re: Costco printer profiles: my experience
Old 10-02-2006, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your setup is color corrected at home just tell the printers at Costco to TURN OFF the color correcting software and print as is.

This will give you better color since there is no second guessing done by the machine or printers.
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Re: Costco printer profiles: my experience
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I don't have a photo printer so I print everything at Costco. I download the printer profiles for Lustre and Glossy from Dry Creek Photo. My last steps are: convert to Costco printer profile, convert to 8-bit and flatten image.

For my local Costco, the Dry Creek profiles are for the Noritsu 3111. Just to make sure, on a recent trip, I asked the clerk "When I specify that I'm using the Dry Creek profile, which machine does it print on?" After concurring with his fellow clerk, he points out the machine... a Noritsu 3111. Everything is good right? Wrong.

I go to the kiosk to print some 12x18s (actually, 11x14s that I'm gonna trim down). When I go to checkout, the clerk tells me "Oh, the 3111 only prints 4x6s. the enlargements go to the other machine" The other machine is a Noritsu 2901.

All this time, I've been using a printer profile but Costco has been printing on a different machine In my opinion, printer profiles are mostly used by semi-pros and pros and they typically print larger than 4x6.

Just thought I'd share.
Just a quick note if you are using a Costco printer. We sometimes need to make a quick proof and I have found that our computer screens are balanced very close to our local printer. The only problem that I have ever had is forgetting to request that the Auto Correct Feature of their printer is turned off. This can be done on line when ordering by looking at options. If you do not do this you will be sadly disappointed in the results.
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I do a lot of enlargements at my local Costco. Enough that the workers are familiar with my work. I use the Dry Creek profiles, updated every 6 months or so. I always print on the order "No color correction, no cropping, and no cutting". They even print my art nudes 12x18 with no issues. For models I have them print 2 9x12s on a 12x18 sheet. My biggest issues with Costco are no matte paper and max width is 12 inches.
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Besides just using the profiles, soft-proofing in photoshop will allow you to see how that profile will actually print (mostly).

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They even print my art nudes 12x18 with no issues.
I read the TOS for Costco and it seemed to not encourage nudity, so I've been sticking to non-nudes. Guess now I'll have to try a tasteful nude & see what they do.

Has anyone else had an issues?

Of course I did have to fill out their infamous "But I do own the copyright" paperwork :-)
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I read the TOS for Costco and it seemed to not encourage nudity Has anyone else had an issues?
From my experience with Costco, topless is OK but showing the pubic area is not. In my GG portfolio, there's a b&w shot that Costco refused to print.
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