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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 
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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 
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V I C T O R I A
Posts: 13,976
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 
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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: 13,343
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: 13,343
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: 11,434
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: 9,371
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: 36,395
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: 23,366
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: 37,933
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: 11,863
Olivet, Michigan, US


One more for Blue Cube.  Great work, great service.
Jul 25 12 12:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,434
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: 56,746
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: 276
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: 17,899
Sacramento, 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: 17,899
Sacramento, 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 
Model
Troy Musil
Posts: 1
Los Angeles, California, US


Couldn't you just go to the Do-It-Yourself print stations with printers. Plug in the flash drive and it prints right there. I remember printing that way pics of some wild nights wink and it worked great. They have them at walgreens, CVS, walmart, etc.
Jul 16 14 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,320
Salem, Oregon, US


our costco won't even print lingerie much less nudes.

we haven't had any problem running nudes through ACI, WHCC and the usual online culprits.

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

Jul 16 14 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Danielle Reid
Posts: 4,080
Miami, Florida, US


I had a full nude poster printed at Walgreens lol

The lady knew exactly which order I was picking up because she saw my red hair enter the store. The look on her face when she handed me the paper roll was priceless.

I always print at Walgreens just because I like their prices.

EDIT: This thread is 2 years old -_-
Jul 16 14 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gregory Thelen
Posts: 47
Pacheco, California, US


SonoraImages wrote:
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....

Costco still does in the SF Bay Area. Funny, the guys can't wait to see me show up.
You are right about "In Public View"
I just give them a heads up of the content and they put up some cardboard in front of the printer.

I am not sure how long Costco will keep doing them here either. The guys behind the counter have told me there are a lot of memos about printing nudes.

Jul 16 14 12:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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salvatori.
Posts: 3,761
State College, Pennsylvania, US


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

They won't print pictures of someone killing someone either.

Jul 16 14 01:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,950
Albany, New York, US


From the actual printing end of things, I've been quite pleased with Adorama's print lab & prices.

http://www.adoramapix.com/app/home
Jul 17 14 10:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Blue Cube Imaging
Posts: 11,205
Ashland, Oregon, US


Old thread is old, but I still print nudes of legal aged subjects.
Jul 17 14 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Blue Cube Imaging
Posts: 11,205
Ashland, Oregon, US


salvatori. wrote:

They won't print pictures of someone killing someone either.

Shudders... I've printed far to many of these for crime labs.

FYI: In most states (including mine) photo labs fall under the blanket of "mandatory reporters" so images of murders, child abuse, etc., have to be reported to the police. I actually have an ex police chief on staff so if anything questionable comes across it just goes on his desk for review.

Jul 17 14 10:56 am  Link  Quote 
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hbutz New York
Posts: 3,174
New York, New York, US


+1 for Blue Cube Imaging.

although, I do get a kick out of some of the notes I've received from labs who made me out for some type of pervert.  I had some fliers printed of a nude model in the woods, very tasteful... for an art gallery show.  Docucopies wrote me an URGENT email,

We have reviewed your files, and unfortunately will not be able to print your job due the graphic nature of the content.  It is our policy not to print any content that our employees may find offensive.

Graphic?  Offensive?  It's a nude woman in the woods.  It's not like she's humping a donkey or something.  So, I just went to the next printer on Google Search and made a note never to use Docucopies again.  Business must be really good for them to turn down a paid job.
Jul 17 14 11:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,406
Dearborn, Michigan, US


I highly recommend Blue Cube Imaging!
Jul 17 14 11:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,843
Sun City, California, US


Zombie thread from 2009 shambles on . .  . . lol

P.S. Blue Cube! - placed an order today with them.
Jul 17 14 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ken Warren Photography
Posts: 773
GLENMOORE, Pennsylvania, US


Blue Cube Imaging wrote:
Old thread is old, but I still print nudes of legal aged subjects.

I need to send you some files...

Jul 17 14 11:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jayc Yu
Posts: 526
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


: d
Shipping within USA only
Jul 17 14 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
groupw
Posts: 512
Grand Island, Nebraska, US


I have never had a problem with mpix. I will have to check out blue cube though. Nice to support those who support us!
Jul 18 14 03:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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