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> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 14:12:12 -0400 > From: "Marc B. Sitkin" <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: 17x22" from 35 mm? YES !!!!! > > You might want to confirm the output sale price. I know that some Lambda > owners end up selling output for $2-3 a square ft.(for large jobs). > > At 09:12 AM 10/29/99 -0400, you wrote: > >Mike: > >I was over at the Photo Expo in New York yesterday and had a long talk > >with Zak Bogart at ZBE. They have a digital printer similar to the Light > >Jet and the Lambda (Technology wise). He said the average going price > >for large format digital prints is about $17.50 per square foot. Since > >your cost of materials is around .35 for the paper and .50 for the > >processing this constitutes a good markup. If you add overhead and pay > >back on the printer you probably add another $2.00 to $3.00 per square > >foot. At best your costs would run around $5.00 per square foot. My local lab in Omaha--Midwest Color--just sent out a mailer that they have lowered the price of their light-jet prints. On "paper" on quantities of one, their list shows $29-16x20, $75-30x40, $265-50x96. Of course they also have their "computer time" for for "file/disk Utilities $60/hr, 1/4 hr min., and also "RIP" time at $60/hr. Their "ink-jet" prints are listed at $25.76--16x20, $96-30x40. No mention of "archival"! This is a good reputable lab! No, I don't own a piece of the action. If you want their toll free number, contact me off list. John Nollendorfs JN Photography Lincoln, NE - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.