Same Day Online Photo Printing
Print your images online with our fast and easy professional photo printing service, which is available through our online ordering system. Take a look at our fantastic range of professional photo papers and printing methods below, then upload your image files from your computer, device or directly from Dropbox and collect in our London EC1 branch, or we can deliver your prints worldwide.
Our Turnaround Times include same-day and next-day options:
- C-type Matt, Gloss & Velvet up to 40×30 inches/100 x 76cm: from 4 to 24 hours.
- C-type Matt, Gloss & Velvet above 40×30 inches/100 x 76cm: within 48 hours.
- C-type Metallic Prints: within 3 working days.
C-type Printing above 50 inches/127cm (shortest side): within 5 working days.
- Silver Gelatin B&W Digital Prints: within 3 working days.
- Giclée Fine Art Prints (all papers): within 3 working days.
"Metro's professionalism, quality and genuine dedication to photographic talent make them our number one choice for exhibition production and printing." — Lisa Farrell, British Journal Of Photography
Types of photo printing available at Metro
C-Type Photo Printing
Digital C-Type prints produced on our Lambda or Lightjet printers have the archival and tonal benefits of traditional photographic papers, with the advantages of digital photo printing. C-Types are essentially a conventional photographic print from a digital file, and as such is the most suitable option when printing a colour photograph.
Our Giclée print studio brings together more than 30 years experience in traditional photographic printing, with the technological advancements of inkjet technologies. Giclée is a gallery-quality inkjet print onto fine art watercolour papers. They are most suitable for art illustrations, but can also be used for colour and black and white photographs.
Black & White Printing
After working in collaboration with Harman Technology to develop silver gelatin fibre-based and resin-coated photographic prints from digital files, Metro is the only lab in the UK to produce real B&W prints from digital files without a colour cast. The resin-coated is suitable for most types of B&W printing, and Fibre-based is ideal for gallery use.
Our Superwide Lightjet XL500 printer can produce mural size photographic Duratrans (up to 3m x 1.8m) at a quality level unmatched by anything else out there. Duratrans have to be lit from behind, so need to be mounted in a rear lit display, or we can produce led lightboxes, which are conventional photo frames containing the Duratran and a led panel.
Direct to Media Printing
Direct to media printing is exactly that; we print your image directly to a substrate of your choice. Be it paper, card, aluminium, Perspex, canvas, wood, slate... Our Jetrix UV inkjet flatbed printer can print on any flat surface up to 3m x 2m, less than 10cm thick. To ensure your material is suitable, we can print test prints around A4 in size.
Vinyl Phototex is chosen for its high-quality Giclée finish as well as its ease of application to wall or mounting material due to its self-adhesive properties. We can print on self-adhesive vinyl, using our direct to media printer, in strips of 1.5m x 3m and these can be applied to the wall in the fashion of wallpaper to cover a complete wall or interior.