Sir Speedy:

Twin Cities shops:
8563 Lyndale Ave., Bloomington, MN 55420 / Phone: 612-854-2737
6600 France Ave South Ste. 145, Edina, MN 55435 / Phone: 612-926-2679
1254 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 / Phone: 612-376-0888

Kinkoís:

(locator at site can be used to find the shop nearest you)

Photos Inc.:

2601 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 721-2601, 800-358-5693

ProColor:

909 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-673-8900, 800-332-7753

Getting a PRINT of your DIGITAL CARICATURE or CARTOON

High quality prints of our digital caricatures can be output at various venues. Printing shops like Kinkoís, Sir Speedy and Rapit Printing are generally less expensive than computer graphics imaging firms like Photos, Inc., MinnBlue Digital or ProColor. The printing shops output either laser prints or inkjet prints. The computer graphics imaging companies usually offers options in addition to printing such as mounting prints to high quality backing that will protect the piece and make it very easy to frame with minimal risk of damage. In the Twin Cities area, as of June 2002, Kinkoís was the least expensive if the file is sized to fit on an 11 by 17 inch sheet and you ask them to simply print it out directly from the TIF or EPS or PDF file without first importing the file into any desktop publishing or other page layout program. A large 11 x 17" print at Kinkoís was quoted to us as being $2.58. Heavy card stock is available for this kind of print. Lamination is also available. Next in price was Sir Speedy, which said they could output on an oversized inkjet printer up to 36 inches wide and any length at a rate of $11 per square foot. They also had the option of printing an 11 x 17 inch piece from a computer file at the rate of $10 for setup plus $2.50 for each copy. So you could get as many copies as you want for $2.50 after the initial setup fee. Rapit Printing's rep told us they had a 2 x 3 foot minimum on large prints, beginning at $76. We use companies like ProColor and Photos Inc. when we want the print mounted to a backing. Cintra is our favorite. Itís a very firm, smooth plastic material to which the print can be seamlessly affixed and laminated with either a glossy or matte laminate.

If you are outside of the Twin Cities area, you can usually find higher end output bureaus like Photos Inc. and ProColor by looking under "computer graphics" or "computer imaging" in your local Yellow Pages directory.

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