Minneapolis: need positive films made -- where can/should I go?
I need to get moving on prints for Art-A-Whirl, but I can't do anything until I get some positive films printed of my digital files. My current printing resources are down. And I know about Northwest Graphics -- but I might not be able to afford their price (I'll look into it soon). -- Any other places I can to get 18x24-inch positive films made to develop my screens with?
Northwest is good, but you're right, they are pricy. If you are sending them there, send as many as you can for one order, cause they charge a set-up fee for each order.
Kinkos in Uptown can print them on paper large enough, and you could try the vegetable/baby oil method. I've never tried this method, and I assume it doesn't work well if you're planning on using the transparencies again.
We just use un-oiled printouts from kinkos, which might be a nightmare if you're set up to expose from films, though it's awesome for us 'cause it's next-to-free...maybe ask jodi or wes at burlesque if they can run 'em off for you? They'd have good suggestions at the very least.