Loxley Colour & SmugMug: Going the EXTRA mile!!!

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: December 13, 2013

Category: General

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Ok we’ve reached the end of the ‘official’ working week and the weekend is upon us so have you got anything planned?

For my last post of the week I want to give you a bit more information about my trip to Loxley Colour a few days ago; a trip I’m so pleased I made for so many reasons…

Loxley Colour
At over 70,000sq ft Loxley Colour is quite overwhelming but not just because of its sheer size. Usually when I watch a promotional video I’m always a little dubious because of the ‘we care’ and ‘passionate’ comments which let’s face it you’d expect to hear whether the company is or isn’t.

Well having spent the whole day at Loxley Colour getting behind the scenes, meeting everyone and seeing how ‘well oiled’ their system is I can totally vouch for their passion not just for photographs but for photographers. So much behind the scenes is invested and spent on ensuring the service provided is top rate and it was this that was more overwhelming than anything else.

Understand I get nothing for promoting Loxley other than the satisfaction knowing the recommendation to check them out will stand up for itself; VERY impressed! Also it seemed like there was a Quality Assurance (QA) section on every corner; such is their obvious commitment to ‘getting it right’.

Iron Man printed onto Metal

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The reason I mention Loxley  Colour is because I get asked all the time who I use for printing and in fact up until now it’s been pretty much a case of trying various labs but from now on I’ll be using Loxley Colour, and the reasons…fantastic printing which ‘out of the bag‘ matches exactly what I see on screen and a customer service that sets the standard!

Also joining us at Loxley Colour was my friend Alastair Jolly, Head of European Business Development for SmugMug

Was great getting time to catch up and also go through future projects which incidentally includes my website which will be moving over in it’s entirety to SmugMug in the not too distant future. Actually my portfolio is moving over as we speak so I’ll keep you posted about that once it’s up and running which will be in a day or two.

The page is all done and designed by the folks at SmugMug who have a done a cracking job; I just need to populate it with more images which will include images available as downloads for screen savers etc…

Much more stuff going on with SmugMug and Loxley over the coming months but hey I’ll leave that for another post seeing as it’s Friday. In the mean time though why not a) send off for a image or two to get printed (be warned though it is addictive) and also check out what SmugMug have to offer; again both companies who not only provide a great product/s but service which takes some beating!

Ok that’s all from me for today so have a fantastic weekend whatever you’re up to and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn

•Loxley Colour [Link]

•SmugMug [Link]

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6 Comments

  1. Pete Halewood

    Hi Glyn,

    Great blog post, it’s good not only to see how passionate companies are about photographers, but how photographers are about printing their work. I have been a member of smugmug for a few years now and can certainly vouch for how valuable their platform is for the dedicated photographer.

    Further to that, it was great to meet yourself and Alastair at the recent photowalk in Oxford. I promised him I would show him my smugmug site later in the day, but never got round to it (I think the burger place got in the way), so I’d like to add the link here (if you don’t mind :-))

    http://halewoodphotographic.com

    All the best,

    Pete

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Hey Pete…Great to hear from you 🙂
      Yeah SmugMug are very cool and I”m so impressed with how the images look when online.
      I’ll pass on your URL to Alastair for sure.

      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  2. David Kelly

    As I said to you last week, I thought your IronMan image would look great printed on metal and it certainly does from the above photo.

    Reply
    • Glyn

      David…It makes such a difference 🙂

      Reply
  3. Richard

    Great article Glyn, Would be a great tutorial on the printing side of your images? Mine always come out a bit underexposed when I print. So any tips on what you do to get the final image on paper would be great.
    Love the new pod cast by the way 🙂

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Richard…Sure thing, thanks for the suggestion mate. Are you calibrated?

      Reply

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