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Model
Christina Danger
Posts: 4
Santa Paula, California, US


I have several nude photos I would like to have printed. Is there a specific printer to do this. Or can someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks
Nov 24 09 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
marce fay
Posts: 855
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


most printers can do photos, but you'd have to go to store: staples, office depot, etc., and get glossy paper.

A printer should have various settings to choose from.
Nov 24 09 03:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V I C T O R I A
Posts: 13,974
Los Angeles, California, US


Blue Cube Imaging, a printer here on MM, does spectacular work and will gladly print your nude photos smile

http://www.modelmayhem.com/10720

There's a link to his page.
Nov 24 09 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dustin Sackett
Posts: 1,165
Tucson, Arizona, US


Costco will print nude art, but not porn.
Nov 24 09 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
grahamsz
Posts: 1,035
Boulder, Colorado, US


Dustin Sackett wrote:
Costco will print nude art, but not porn.

As I understand it, that's more or less completely at the discretion of who's working in the photo lab that day. Plus, while their results are better than walgreens or walmart, they are really more geared to snapshots.

I've had stuff printed by AdoramaPix and they didn't seem to care or have policies against it. Also heard many good things about Blue Cube though haven't yet used them

Nov 24 09 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Starburst Photography
Posts: 959
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


My advice is when you first go to the counter explain to the sales girl/guy that your file contains nude images and the images no not contain any sexual content. Tell them you are a photographer and its part of the arts.

Believe it or not, about 10 years ago I went to Shopper's Drug Mart and dropped off a film of some nudes that I took of model. The shots were just body profile shots so that I would have an idea of what she looked like. Nothing sexual and the woman was 29.

The retarded girl in Shoppers called the police. About two days later I get a phone call from the police explaining that the drug store had called them and that the investigation was dismissed because they simply were nude photos and:

1. the woman did not look underage
2. she didn't look like she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
3. she did not look like she was being forced or coerced against her will.

Lesson I learned is some blondes that work at Shopper's Drug Mart stores in the photo centre are retarded. I never went back.

Lesson two, with nudes ....tell them what is in the file before they see it.
Nov 24 09 04:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SonoraImages
Posts: 673
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Victoria Vertuga II wrote:
Blue Cube Imaging, a printer here on MM, does spectacular work and will gladly print your nude photos smile

http://www.modelmayhem.com/10720

There's a link to his page.

I'll second that.....

On Costco...they used to....but I think most have stopped....the argument was that the processing was being done pretty much in plain view of customers....

Nov 24 09 04:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Digitoxin
Posts: 13,332
Houston, Texas, US


Victoria Vertuga II wrote:
Blue Cube Imaging, a printer here on MM, does spectacular work and will gladly print your nude photos smile

http://www.modelmayhem.com/10720

There's a link to his page.

+1000

Brent (owner) is the best.

Nov 24 09 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Digitoxin
Posts: 13,332
Houston, Texas, US


Starburst Photography wrote:
My advice is when you first go to the counter explain to the sales girl/guy that your file contains nude images and the images no not contain any sexual content. Tell them you are a photographer and its part of the arts.

Believe it or not, about 10 years ago I went to Shopper's Drug Mart and dropped off a film of some nudes that I took of model. The shots were just body profile shots so that I would have an idea of what she looked like. Nothing sexual and the woman was 29.

The retarded girl in Shoppers called the police. About two days later I get a phone call from the police explaining that the drug store had called them and that the investigation was dismissed because they simply were nude photos and:

1. the woman did not look underage
2. she didn't look like she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
3. she did not look like she was being forced or coerced against her will.

Lesson I learned is some blondes that work at Shopper's Drug Mart stores in the photo centre are retarded. I never went back.

Lesson two, with nudes ....tell them what is in the file before they see it.

Screw all this hassle.

Go to Blue Cube right here on MM.

Nov 24 09 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,343
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


and also who prints art nude photo books? (art nudes).  I had a company that has always done nude prints turn down the same content in book form.  I understand that may be because they farm out the book to a third party.
Nov 24 09 04:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chuckarelei
Posts: 9,250
Seattle, Washington, US


Don't bother with retail photo finishers. If it contain nudity or highly sensitive materials, go to a pro lab. Your stuffs are being handled by people who understand the nature of the business., not someone just moved from the deli department and start push the buttons in the photo department.

And trust me, not to say quality is vast different. just the simple things like color and density, you will notice the difference between a pro lab and a photo finisher.

Lastly, you never have to worry about your nude photo can be found in the trash can of a pro lab. Pro labs do shread all the photos before they go out to the garbage. Same cannot be said in Walmart. In fact, you might become the next Walmart centerfold before you even know it. Every dude in Walmart will have a picture of you.
Nov 24 09 04:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Steve Bradley Imaging
Posts: 437
Dayton, Ohio, US


Digitoxin wrote:

Screw all this hassle.

Go to Blue Cube right here on MM.

Another Blue Cube fan here.

He'll print your nudes, and his work is outstanding.

Nov 24 09 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Eric Mayhem
Posts: 443
Seattle, Washington, US


Nov 24 09 05:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 35,977
Columbus, Ohio, US


Starburst Photography wrote:
My advice is when you first go to the counter explain to the sales girl/guy that your file contains nude images and the images no not contain any sexual content. Tell them you are a photographer and its part of the arts.

Believe it or not, about 10 years ago I went to Shopper's Drug Mart and dropped off a film of some nudes that I took of model. The shots were just body profile shots so that I would have an idea of what she looked like. Nothing sexual and the woman was 29.

The retarded girl in Shoppers called the police. About two days later I get a phone call from the police explaining that the drug store had called them and that the investigation was dismissed because they simply were nude photos and:

1. the woman did not look underage
2. she didn't look like she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
3. she did not look like she was being forced or coerced against her will.

Lesson I learned is some blondes that work at Shopper's Drug Mart stores in the photo centre are retarded. I never went back.

Lesson two, with nudes ....tell them what is in the file before they see it.

My advice would be to go anywhere I didn't have to worry about explaining anything.

Nov 24 09 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Graham Walker
Posts: 116
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Try Pikto.
Nov 29 09 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Image K
Posts: 23,363
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Nov 29 09 10:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FluiDesign Photography
Posts: 5
Cumberland, Maryland, US


I was wondering if mpix has any problem printing nude photos? I checked their website and couldn't find any policy on file. I have them print all my other images with great results. They have printed semi nude prints, but i have never tried sending nude ones.
Jul 25 12 12:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,495
Portland, Oregon, US


FluiDesign Photography wrote:
I was wondering if mpix has any problem printing nude photos? I checked their website and couldn't find any policy on file. I have them print all my other images with great results. They have printed semi nude prints, but i have never tried sending nude ones.

Try it and find out.

or just use Brent at Blue Cube and know that your images will be printed great AND secure.

Jul 25 12 12:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,780
Olivet, Michigan, US


One more for Blue Cube.  Great work, great service.
Jul 25 12 12:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,343
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


What's with people digging up all these ancient threads lately?
Jul 25 12 12:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dean Johnson Photo
Posts: 55,901
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Abbitt Photography wrote:
What's with people digging up all these ancient threads lately?

It means that people are using the search feature, which is good.
smile

Jul 25 12 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
River Art
Posts: 74
Kansas City, Kansas, US


I've used these folks for better than 30 years:

http://www.wolfes.com/
Jul 25 12 01:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Black Dog Studios RI
Posts: 274
Providence, Rhode Island, US


www.shutterfly.com

They do prints, books, greeting cards, calendars, coffee mugs and what have you. I've never had a problem getting nudes printed there.

One caveat: they will color balance your pictures based on their set of rules to produce what they consider attractive products. Somewhere in the ordering process (or book building process) is a box to check if you want them printed as-is.
Jul 25 12 01:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Intimate Image Photo
Posts: 783
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


Abbitt Photography wrote:
and also who prints art nude photo books? (art nudes).  I had a company that has always done nude prints turn down the same content in book form.  I understand that may be because they farm out the book to a third party.

I have a had plenty of press printed books with nudes printed with Bay Photo Lab - their service has been awesome and I have never had an issue with them printing any of my shots.

Yup - even the ones in my port!

Jul 25 12 02:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,847
San Francisco, California, US


Cheap and Quick- I've had good results with Costco...but find one with the good machines and if your photographer knows how to compensate...have the photo prepared for that printer and make sure costco does not "auto correct".

But if you want good? Blue Cube all the way. Reasonable prices, and while I haven't ordered direct from him yet myself, I was given a print or two from my photographer (through Blue Cube) and the results were brilliant.
Jul 25 12 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,847
San Francisco, California, US


PS- Another reason to use BlueCube... he is here on MM and works as a photographer as well. You don't have to worry about him keeping copies for himself or to distribute to his buddies. I have heard that this is an issue at some photo labs.
Jul 25 12 02:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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