View Full Version : Final 4 again...(No SEPPA judges)

02-15-2012, 04:41 PM
Here are the finished images, about to print unless someone stops me...Title suggestions are welcome, as is any change that may be needed.

And how are prints being done? Glossy? Metallic? E-Surface? Canvas? Art Paper? I have always done glossy, but that was then...

1) Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
2) He's A Baller
3) The Evening Light
4) Touched By The Master

02-15-2012, 04:56 PM
I love the first one, however, I am wondering if there is definition in her nose on camera left? I am sure it is just my monitor and not that way on the print. But that is the first question I asked myself when I looked at it. Also, maybe we could have a stronger title. I also love the violin. The diagonal lines are nice. I want to title it "Waiting For The Master" because it looks like it is waiting to be played.

02-15-2012, 04:57 PM
none of these should be metallic imho.
Hes a baller conjures up differnt things than paintball. Be careful with that one.

02-15-2012, 05:08 PM
I would stick with an F surface(glossy) for the last 3. The first one might could benefit from an art paper of some sort though. I'm with Jeff about the metallic paper. I realize it's been big for the past few years but I don't think any of these would benefit from that look.

02-15-2012, 05:09 PM
Jeff, you think e-surface? My lab doesn't offer a glossy option other than the Fuji Pearl.

02-15-2012, 05:14 PM
Mark, find a different lab. for these you will need a high gloss.

02-15-2012, 10:47 PM
Jeff, you think e-surface? My lab doesn't offer a glossy option other than the Fuji Pearl.

They might offer it and you don't know it. My lab is ACI and they do print on glossy but it's not offered in their menu. I have to put the paper request in my instructions. I never knew I could even do this til last year.

02-16-2012, 02:40 AM
The only glossy they do is the Fuji Pearl, or a laminate on e-surface. They said they have done competition prints for years with either with great success, including some 100's.

02-16-2012, 03:13 AM
I've never tried putting a gloss laminate on an E surface print - 4 prints plus mounting and lamination is an expensive gamble (sith the mounting and lamination costing more than the prints) - I'd look for someone who has F surface paper. Remember, if they're sealed ad District, they're going to sit around for a while before they are finally judged for Loan at the IPC - then they're going to be stored for 4 more months before they're exhibited at the convention...

02-16-2012, 03:28 AM
laminate is what I do and I have problems with it. Not sure how it is with other labs, but I think it looks great.