I have been looking to have several images printed professionally on quality art paper. However finding a suitable printer is never easy and one that is local to Aberdeen is harder still. Photoghost (www.photoghostlab.com) is an Aberdeen based photographic printing company that has recently opened premises on Langstane Place. They currently offer a range of services, including printing on a variety of media using an Epson 7880 printer, film stock processing and scanning.
Ennan and Lee, the owners of Photoghost, have a passion for printing, photography in general and have developed a commercial enterprise with a real sense of community. Over the course of a relaxing afternoon numerous photographers had dropped in, discussed various print papers, showed work, picked up prints and generally discussed all things photographic.
Two test strips later with some minor tweaking to the original file and my first print was ready to run. Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308 gsm was my preferred paper, a matt paper with a smooth surface and capable of holding exceptional tonal range (www.hahnemuehle.com). The print quality was excellent and overall I am very pleased with the results. The ability to run test strips and make any necessary adjustments to the file prior to final printing is one of the great benefits of a local print service.
Icarus Owen Photoghost Wildebeest Crossing Final Print
Overall I am very impressed with the level of service delivered and will be using their printing service again.