Post # 1
Im ordering the professional prints from our wedding and was wondering if any of you have used mpix.com. Thats what our photographer suggested….. Ive heard really good things about them from other photog friends, I just dont know if I should get the E-Surface Paper…. or the Metallic Paper.
Im leaning more towards metallic based on the description of it. Just curious as to personal experiences….
Thanks so much!
Post # 4
The metallic finish is nice, but may not be what you want for all of the photos. The easiest way to think about the paper is to think of it as a background sheen vs the surface shine of a glossy paper. It has much greater impact for larger prints than for smaller (4×6, 5×7). It does have a tendency to blow out really bright spots in your photos so if you have a lot of white/blown out parts of your photos you might also want to avoid it (though hopefully your photographer avoided doing that).
Post # 5
I agree. Definitely do a test print on the Metallic before ordering a bunch.
I order a lot of prints from MPix and I am very happy with the paper and print quality.
One thing you need to check with your photog about is Color Correction. By default, MPix applies color correction. Your photographer probably already applied their own color corrections on a properly calibrated monitor, and you dont want double color-correction.
When you get to the end of the order, MPix has an option to “not color correct” — I always use this as I have done my own, so check with your photographer on what to do there.
the B&W paper is also quite nice if you want any black and white prints.
MPix has good prices, ships fast and packs the prints really well so they dont get damaged.