Simlab offers a streamlined print-only service and we found the site very simple and easy to navigate. For prints over 16x16in you have to go via the large format options and add them separately. With only one paper offered we went for the lustre finish on Fuji Professional DPII paper and completed our order.
Simlab only offers courier delivery at a flat rate of £5, and our prints arrived the next day, which was the fastest of all the labs. We received a large roll tube clearly labelled with a ‘Fragile’ sticker and sealed with plastic caps. Unlike the other labs, though, the prints came with no protection inside the tube making it quite difficult to get them out without touching the print itself.
There was some creasing to one image in two corners and a rough edge to the cut. The handling of the tonal range was good however – one of the best here – with strong mid-tones and detail maintained in the highlights and shadow areas. There was a noticeable colour cast on the largest print, while all the prints displayed very clear detailing. An affordable and fast service from Simlab.
£19.38 for 3 prints & postage