Snap­fish

£14.99 (30x20in) www.snap­fish.co.uk

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Snap­fish’s se­lec­tion of Poster Prints doesn’t in­clude a 60x40cm op­tion, so we stepped up to 30x20in (75x50cm), with a gloss fin­ish. Although pric­ing is rel­a­tively high com­pared to Pho­to­box and Bob Books, Snap­fish reg­u­larly has dis­counts avail­able, and we got 40% off our or­der. De­liv­ery is also very rea­son­able at £1.99, and our print ar­rived in just three work­ing days.

Pre­par­ing the print us­ing the Snap­fish web­site takes min­i­mal time, thanks to an in­tu­itive in­ter­face that in­cludes plenty of de­sign op­tions, such as lay­out tem­plates for mak­ing col­lages.

But print qual­ity leaves a lot to be de­sired. De­tail is quite good, as is colour sat­u­ra­tion, even if neu­tral tones and paler green hues lack a lit­tle vi­brancy when com­pared to that of some ri­vals. How­ever, dy­namic range is down­right dread­ful, as shadow ar­eas are far too dark and, in some cases, com­pletely devoid of de­tail, mak­ing the over­all print look dull and unattrac­tive.

Pros

Big print and well priced if us­ing a dis­count code; fast, low-cost de­liv­ery Cons

Ter­ri­bly dark shadow ar­eas; no 60x40cm or neare­quiv­a­lent size op­tion We say A rea­son­able print ru­ined by ex­ces­sively dark shad­ows Over­all score

Wel­come to the dark side. Com­pared to the Bob Books print, the shadow ar­eas here are al­most black

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