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I was at the Tukwila Costco, south of Seattle, near Southcenter,
two days ago. They are installing a new digital printer. It is made by
Noritsu and model number OSS-3411 Pro.
This new digital printer will be able to do 12 x 36 prints for
an estimated $6 per print. This will only be for Gloss or Lustre paper
as they do not stock Matte paper.
You can expect that all of the Costco's that do photo printing
will be getting a similar machine installed at some point in time.
The lack of matte paper for photos is their only weakness. There
had been some color issues regarding reproduction at one time. This
was due to them having an "automatic contrast" color adjustment in
use. This was stopped with people bringing in their own adjusted color
I have been using the cheap $3 12 x 18 prints to check panorama
stitching. It was something I could afford for photo printing.
Having not submitted photos to any contest before, I submitted
six images, some stitched, to the juried International Exhibit at the
Puyallup Fair. In a week or so I will know if any got in for display.
I do not care if I win or lose, just a chance to see them on display.
Rather than stuck in one of my photo albums.