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When or­der­ing your acrylic print, take note of all the op­tions, and make the most of what’s on of­fer

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01 Pa­per trail

Some com­pa­nies of­fer glossy, metal­lic and other pa­per choices for a range of dif­fer­ent ef­fects.

02 Correctional fa­cil­ity

Most labs of­fer the op­tion of au­to­matic or ‘by hand’ photo cor­rec­tions to make fin­ished prints look their best.

03 Supersizing

It’s tempt­ing to go for ex­tra-large prints as they look spec­tac­u­lar, but they can get very pricey. For ex­am­ple, Lox­ley Colour of­fers a huge 60x40-inch acrylic print, but it costs £420.

04 As­pect ra­tio

En­sure that you pick the right as­pect ra­tio (where avail­able) to match your im­age. Typ­i­cally, the na­tive as­pect ra­tio is 3x2 for Nikon D-SLRs and 4x3 for compact cam­eras.

05 Ship­ping costs

All the prices shown in our re­views are for a 24x16-inch acrylic print, in­clud­ing VAT and stan­dard UK de­liv­ery. Ship­ping costs to the USA and other parts of the world may be con­sid­er­ably more.

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