£6.99 (60x40cm) You can choose between two paper types offered by Bob Books for 60x40cm prints; there’s the £16.99 Fine Art Matte Poster on 305gsm textured paper, but we decided to test the quality of the budget Gloss Photographic Poster that uses 248gsm Gloss Fuji Crystal Archive Pro Photo Paper.
Despite the low price, first impressions of the print quality are impressive. Shadows are the brightest and most accurate of the bunch, and this instant visual punch is boosted by slightly warm green and yellow hues, although the latter doesn’t help flatter skin tones. Blues are more muted though, and on closer inspection fine detail isn’t quite as crisp as it is in the WhiteWall print, although it’s not a million miles away.
Five-working-day delivery is a little on the slow slide, but costs just £3. Factor in the low print price and our minor colour quibbles, and you have a print service that’s a worthy recipient of our Great Value award.
Only Bob Books managed to accurately print shadow areas so they don’t appear too dark