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    Sending digital image for printing

    After scanning my films and sending the digital images to printing company to have it printed, I start to worry if the printing company would keep my images for their own use. How do you protect your right?

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    Send them to professionals who value their reputation.

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    Re: Sending digital image for printing

    Yep..

    I like to go to the printers personally to check calibration by being present for a test print of a small image etc. I think you'll find that if you go in and spend some time with the people there doing a quick calibration and conversion of the image they will know you, you will know them and the whole process feels a lot safer..

    Alternatively, spend up big, buy yourself a wide format printer and do it all at home!
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    If they did swipe your image then you have a great and very lucrative infringement case, a windfall really. But no successful lab would ever do such a thing because it would doom their business. In any event it would be good to learn how to register your copyrights.

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    Re: Sending digital image for printing

    A print isn't that valuable without the signature and the only signature worth anything to a printer is the one on the check...
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    Re: Sending digital image for printing

    If one of the technicians steals several images and hangs them in an out-of-town gallery how would you ever know? Some folks will steal the pennies from your pocket if they find you laying dead in the street.

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    Re: Sending digital image for printing

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    If one of the technicians steals several images and hangs them in an out-of-town gallery how would you ever know? Some folks will steal the pennies from your pocket if they find you laying dead in the street.
    Then they get famous and steal your identity, move into your house, take your wife... that's why you should never leave home without the protection of your tinfoil hat.

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    Re: Sending digital image for printing

    I like my tinfoil hat much more than I did my ex-wife in the last year of our marriage. Thank goodness I still have my hat.

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