Pho­to­box

£15 (24x16in) www.pho­to­box.co.uk

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Pho­to­box of­fers two tiers of poster prints: Standard and Pro. Since the lat­ter only adds £2 to a 24x16in print and Pho­to­box was of­fer­ing a £4 dis­count on this print size at the time of our or­der, we plumped for Pro. This gets you 249gsm sil­ver halide pa­per that’s 16% thicker than standard, which sup­pos­edly im­proves the tonal range and im­age sharp­ness.

How­ever, de­tail is any­thing but sharp, as this is the soft­est print here by a no­tice­able mar­gin. Thank­fully, colour ac­cu­racy is much bet­ter, and though the Bob Books print is the more vi­brant, Pho­to­box has the edge on re­al­ism. De­cent dy­namic range helps re­veal plenty of shadow de­tail, too.

Up­load­ing and prep­ping your print is pain­less, but where Pho­to­box re­ally shines is pro­duc­tion speed. It of­fers same-day dis­patch on or­ders of this print size placed be­fore 4pm, and our print was the first of the bunch to ar­rive, in only two work­ing days.

Pros Ac­cu­rate colour and con­trast; su­per-fast de­liv­ery; dis­counts avail­able Cons Un­ac­cept­able print soft­ness lets it down We say

Pho­to­box is good in most ar­eas, but de­tail lev­els need se­ri­ous im­prove­ment Over­all score

Com­pare this area to the same sec­tion of the WhiteWall print to see how soft Pho­to­box’s ef­fort is

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