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Dis­cover who does the best A2 prints

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Show­ing off your shots can be tricky, with home­made A4 prints be­ing too small to gen­er­ate se­ri­ous wow fac­tor, and qual­ity A3 photo print­ers of­ten cost­ing an arm and a leg, with a set of ink car­tridges tak­ing your fin­gers and toes as well. But help is at hand, with nu­mer­ous on­line print­ing ser­vices that’ll print your pho­tographs on a large scale for a mod­est out­lay.

To find out who is best, we picked a pop­u­lar print size of 60x40cm (and where this wasn’t avail­able, 24x16in or slightly squarer A2 di­men­sions were cho­sen). These sizes give you ap­prox­i­mately twice the print area of A3 for plenty of vis­ual im­pact, but at a rea­son­able price for the print, its de­liv­ery, and po­ten­tial fram­ing in the fu­ture.

The right test im­age is cru­cial to sep­a­rate the best prints from the rest, so we chose an im­age con­tain­ing fine de­tail, vi­brant colours, and a wide dy­namic range to test high­light and shadow re­pro­duc­tion.

It’s worth not­ing that the more mass-mar­ket print­ers reg­u­larly of­fer sub­stan­tial dis­counts on poster prints, but we’re list­ing full re­tail prices here to keep things fair.

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