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    Need to make mural size print

    Here on Long Beach Island, NJ, they hold a "Chowder Fest" every October. All the local restaurants compete for best red and white clam chowder. It is outdoors, under giant tents. Each restaurant has their own booth, and they also compete for best decorated booth to suit a "theme" they have every year. It is a really big deal to the merchants who look for bragging rights for the following year. I was asked by a local restaurant where I exhibit my photos to help with the booth. The theme this year is "nautical", which is right down my alley, as that is my specialty in photography. The owners asked if I could make a giant mural, say 6 feet high by 8 feet wide. My Epson 7890 has a max width of 24". Have any of you used a service bureau that can make mural prints that size? Can you recommend anyone? The print will not be mounted or framed; probably just stapled up to the plywood back of the booth. I plan on using a high quality image made with my Pentax 645D, thus the 6'x8' proportions.
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    Dave Gurtcheff
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    Re: Need to make mural size print

    There's an excellent professional lab in Silver Sprint, Maryland.

    It's called Dodge-Chrome at www.dodgechrome.com

    11941-L Bournefield Way
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
    Phone 240-247-1815

    They can handle any digital raw files that I know of, so they retain all the original quality.

    They can make prints large enough to cover the side of a building if you want.

    And they still have a real wet lab to do all of my MF, 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 developing and printing.

    - Leigh

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    Re: Need to make mural size print

    Hello Dave,
    I have a printmaking studio in Philadelphia.
    For this type of Wall mural we usually print the file on a product called photo tex,
    Or as we call it wall stickie. We usually print it in 24" or 42" strips and hang it like wall paper. It adheres to just about everything. we have done walls 8 feetx20 feet.
    If you like we would be able to print this piece for you or if you want to give it a go on your printer I can give you the suppliers information.

    You can contact me at [email protected] or call our studio 215 242 1404.

    Mike

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    Re: Need to make mural size print

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Z View Post
    Hello Dave,
    I have a printmaking studio in Philadelphia.
    For this type of Wall mural we usually print the file on a product called photo tex,
    Or as we call it wall stickie. We usually print it in 24" or 42" strips and hang it like wall paper. It adheres to just about everything. we have done walls 8 feetx20 feet.
    If you like we would be able to print this piece for you or if you want to give it a go on your printer I can give you the suppliers information.

    You can contact me at [email protected] or call our studio 215 242 1404.

    Mike
    Thanks folks. Appreciate the info.
    Dave

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