I came to the site based on a family recommendation. The files were high definition black and white photos and I wanted them on high quality, thick photographic paper similar to the kind received from the photographer who did them. I chose the first B&W option as outlined on your site but I found the paper quite thin and not what I was hoping. Perhaps as a non-photographer I don't know what to ask for as I did find all the options confusing. In so saying, maybe your print options descriptions could be geared toward the novice...? In future I think I will speak to the printer / photographer or perhaps go to a photographer studio to find out precisely what it is I want. I don't think I would be tempted to use this company again though as it was an expensive mistake. Also I did not get the size I wanted. ( Although choosing the option originally when I hit the back button to check something, it must have defaulted to the smaller size, I accept that in that instance it was my own fault for not triple checking as your site warns in fairness. )
I've been using metro for years and have always been amazed at the quality of their digital prints and surprised about how quickly they turn them around
As a professional photographer these two factors are incredibly important as my reputation is on the line and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to you, if your a pro or otherwise.
Metroprint 's website is straightforward to use. It has plenty of technical advice on how to download and send the picture files online, as well as info on different papers to use.
While the development and delivery of our photos was fast and efficient, we received them with 48 hours, the uploading process and choosing an appropriate frame was not entirely trouble free and we felt could have been more user friendly.
I used Metroprint for my recent Instagram prints and I couldn't be happier. I was after a real photographic print - not on cardboard or a sticker - just a simple photo print and Metroprint were the only company I could find that did them!
I received my order within two days and I am so happy with them - I intend to decorate my home with 'home made Instagram bunting'.
My print was delayed by a fault of one of the printers by 1 day but Metro let me know about the potential delay and later kept in touch until I picked up my photos. These weren't very large prints, but the quality of C-Type was still great.
Metro Imaging has a great reputation. Friends and colleagues have used the online service before and recommended I use it. I had heard about Metro through the grapevine because of it's history in the photography industry.
So when I came to order my modest print I thought it would be straight forward. I found the GUI a needlessly difficult to navigate and thought there could have been better descriptions of the products on offer. especially the papers.
My print turned out badly through a mixture of poor laptop screen callibration, poor warnings alerting to this issue, my inexperience.
What was great about the experience was the prompt reply to inquisitive email. A pro was on hand to help and advise me on what went wrong and how i could avoid it in the future. This was helpful and informative. It's because of this I might try again.
Really pleased with Metroprint.
I ordered some prints on Thursday and didn't expect to get them well into the next week. The next day I received a call from a gentleman at Metroprint apologising that there had been a problem with their printer meaning my prints wouldn't be processed until the Monday. He was incredibly nice and wanted to check that I still wanted to proceed with the order. I was very impressed that I'd received a courtesy call like this.
Despite all this, I still received my prints by the Tuesday and they were of excellent quality. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
I was looking for a quality printing service for my iPhone / iPad Black and White edited photographs.I was adamant that they should be printed as close to film printing as possible.Having uploaded an image destined for an exhibition taken with and edited through my iPhone I was unsure of the result,Metro contacted me and assured me the file would print I received my print today and am very pleased with the result.Please note this was not the Instagram service.
I will probably use this service again soon. The picture won't be delivered for me so i won't be able to evaluate some aspects of the product but I had previously used Metro before and I trust their standards.
I had 20"x16" digital fibre based print made by Metro. I ordered the print online and it was ready to be picked up 3 days later. The price was fairly high but the quality was excellent and turnaround very quick.
Prints were excellent quality (as per usual from metro). They were well packaged with the prints fully protected and the turnarounds times were very fast!
On-line ordering was very straightforward. Prints arrived very quickly and were extremely well packaged. Quality of prints was also excellent. This was my first time using Metroprint and I will definitely use them again. For first time users I would recommend ordering the paper sample packs before placing your order. Don't assume that the most expensive papers will necessarily be the effect you want.
I was a bit wary of using an online company to print one of my pictures... How wrong I was. It arrived well packaged and the picture looked great. More than happy and I'll definitely use the company again.
Metro print turned round my prints in half the time that was scheduled and I was really pleased with the quality of the prints. They also provided excellent tutorials on preparing the images, far better than any other site I have visited.
I ordered a print and wasn't happy with its condition. The post had bent the package, puting a crease in it. Also I had made a mistake when I re-scaled the image for printing. Metro put right my mistake when they re-printed it to correct the crease.
The print has just arrived and is amazing! Very happy both with the product and the service. Will definitely use again and recommend to others without reservation.
I ordered a C-type Print on the 20% offer code. The technician managing my order took great care to make the print as perfect as possible, making sure all the colours and deep blacks looked great. I received my order within less than a week, and my order was packaged to easily transport to the gallery. I am very impressed with the ethos of Metroprint, combining digital and analogue photographic processes, and will certainly be using Metroprint again for any of my printing needs.
Very competitively priced, great value.
I opted to collect my instagram prints from their shop in Farringdon so i didn't pay postage.
I ordered on Tuesday evening and the prints were ready for collection by Wednesday morning, which was a nice surprise as i was advised on the website that it might take a few days for them to be ready!
The prints were good quality and all correct.
My only gripe is they didn't include VAT in the original quoted price, but this was added on when i went to the final part, payment and entering my card details. would have preferred this to be included at the start (this is normal) so i knew the true cost up-front.
All in all, I would really recommend the service and will use them again for sure!
The photo was of very good quality. I bought a 10x8 photo online. I found the system used online not very clear, it could be simplified.
Postage was £4.30 which is way too much for such a small sized box so decided to pick it up.
Staff were very helpful.
Really happy with the advice and prints I ordered. The mounting was completed quicker than expected and the prints were packaged up extremely well for transport. Metroprint helped to colour correct and format the images and advised on the appropriate finish. The price was slightly more than I was quoted for elsewhere but I'd definitely use their services again.
i sent in to metroprint 3 jobs within the last 2 weeks.
the results of all have been outstanding in my view, so good in fact that i have decided to have a lot more images printed for my personal pleasure.
The prints from Metro are simply the best I've come across. I've used the Black and White RC service and certainly these are best Black and Whites I've had. Colour prints are great too. Quick delivery too.
The prints I got from Metro Print were perfect, so five stars for that, and that's the most important part.
When I had called to ask about getting these A1-sized prints made, I was told that I couldn't set up a bleed without paying for the next size up (A0—nearly double the price). So when I picked up the prints, which had crop marks and plenty of room all the way around, I was a bit put off. And the woman at the front desk tried to tell me that A1 is 24x36 inches, which is just wrong on every level. So no stars for that.
I am American artist (currently in the U.S.) who needed to have work printed very quickly for a show in London. A British colleague here recommended Metro-Print and I am ever so grateful. The online ordering process was straightforward and seamless. I ordered over a bank holiday weekend and the staff was still very friendly and on point when I called, and located my order right away. My prints were delivered ahead of schedule (very reassuring!) and they looked great. And all this was arranged from across the ocean! I would definitely use Metro-Print again in the future, and recommend them to anyone in need of printing in London.
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