Not every print is the same and at michaels we are proud to offer exceptional quality prints!
There are two main choices when it comes to photographic paper finishes; gloss and matte.
Gloss photo paper has a shiny appearance that works well for images with high contrast and rich colours. This choice will allow you to achieve and maintain a higher level of detail in dark areas.
Matte photo paper is less shiny and has less glare than glossy paper, and is often a popular choice for images with texture or tend to have a smoother tonal range in the softer colours.
TIP Matte papers are a great choice if you intend to handle your photos frequently as matte papers conceal fingerprints.
We offer the choice of either printing full bleed (to the edge of the paper) or with 4mm white border around your image.
Store your images on CD, DVD or USB to ensure that your files are safe and in multiple locations.
Sometimes when ordering photographic prints your images may not be the same ratio as the print size you require. For example, most compact cameras take photographs in a 4:3 ratio, and when ordering 4x6 inch photographs (a 3:2 ratio) you will notice that some of your image will be cropped.
Your image will fill the print size you have selected and may crop part of the image. We advise checking the crop of each file before finalising your order.
Choose if cropping the image does not suit you. This option will shrink the whole image to fit into the print size you have selected, leaving some white space.
At michaels, we are able to accommodate and print custom sizes. If using our uploading systems you may need to open your image in Photoshop and increase the 'canvas size' to a standard size offered online. Alternatively, contact one of our imaging consultants who can arrange your custom size print for you.
With the newest technology available, we are able to provide exceptional quality prints from a far more environmentally friendly lab than other mini-labs. Our printer is energy efficient and uses a third the amount of electricity compared to the wet labs of the past. Our printer is profiled to ICC standards and will convert all images into the printers colour space to ensure consistent and natural colours.
We use genuine inks and papers and our prints are waterproof and archival. Our extensive list of sizes range from 4x4 inches up to impressive 12x36 inch panorama prints, often available as quickly as one hour or less (in-store). We will also notify you by SMS when you order is ready for collection!
Our easy-to-use online ordering system makes it is simple for you to print your photos.
Use our online system from your desktop computer, tablet or smart phone. Print directly from your hard drive, USB, Facebook, Instagram and more.
Please note: For optimal quality, a resolution of 360dpi is perfect. But don't worry, if you're photos are something different, we can help! Call us on (03) 9672 2244 with any questions.
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