Quick Costing Consideration

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I need to start thinking about my final output/costs whilst I continue to edit my images. I will need to pay for printing the images (one 750mm x 500mm with a 10mm border for mounting and eight minimum at 10x8inch), postage of the images (if not collecting), mounting of my main image and sleeves/presentation for 10×8 prints. I also need to consider time when ordering prints, I must allow for postage and mistakes when ordering prints and mounting. This will require excellent time management skills and sticking to personal deadlines as well as class deadlines.

SQUIRTY INK – Note Bleed sizes and factor this into your print size when outputting final work for exhibition.

Cost to mount supplied prints onto 5mm black foamex PVC board (no lamination)

75cm x 50cm @ £26.00 each

60cm x 60cm @ £24.00 each

75cm x 25cm @ £18.00 each

Excludes VAT

** Add minimum 10mm – 20mm bleed around all edges – No crop marks required **

Turnaround – please allow 3-5 working days turn-around as we may need to order black foamex stock as we usually only stock white.

Please note our NEW office address as from 24th November 2014.

All deliveries and correspondence should be sent to:

Squirty Ink

Unit 53, Space Business Centre,

Tewkesbury Road,


GL51 9FL.

t: 01242 422321

m: 07990 544851



Use their price calculator for more detailed pricing – All prices are for C-Type Photographic prints from digital files.

Access it here


Costs (as of Jan 2015) Including VAT.

Post times vary – Check before order and allow for mounting time (see above).

75cm x 50cm @ £28.02

60cm x 60cm @ £42.00 – note price!

75cm x 25cm @ £17.52

Print-space Technical Help and Guideance



Matt has a limited supply of Hannemuhle Cotton Rag paper (ideal for really subtle work or black and white digital printing) – Reserve in advance to avoid last minute disappointment.

Prices on application – See Matt for details or contact mfrederick@glos.ac.uk


You are required to produce a minimum of 8 10×8 prints. The cheapest and fastest way is to use the Darkroom in Cheltenham and bulk order more than 10 prints at one time (share printing costs).

See here:


Extra Curricula

Print boxes are desirable but are not a requirement of this module. Portfolio boxes and sleeves can be purchased from Silverpint.

Cheaper CXD grey boxes are a cheaper way to present prints alongside clear sleeves


For those considering larger portfolio sizes (in advance of a potential portfolio FMP submission), then its best to produce them at the same time via Printspace or similar Photolab – This all depends on your preferences. A good portfolio size is 12×16 inches – Good for reviews, interviews etc. See above links for prices presentation etc.


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