£15 (24x16in) www.photobox.co.uk
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