Why pay for these pictures when I can download copies of these same images as free postcards?
Quality, quality, quality! Because DeMars used these images to create postcards there are lots and lots of postcards out there & you might be able to get some for free. But, the original negatives, scanned at 600 to 800 dpi (depending on the size of the negative) capture amazing detail. A grocery store in Winsted (SuperSaver on Main St.) had a sign company blow up some of the images to 3 x 5 feet and they are crystal clear.
Compare the scanned postcard image below with the detail of the original negative shown to the right.
Are there any quantity discounts?
Yes, there are coupons. If you order $100 worth of merchandise, you get 10% off. For $200 or more there is a coupon for 20% off. When you have completed the order there is a line for a coupon code - for the $100 volume coupon type in Volume100
and for the $200 volume coupon – Volume200
If you represent a historical society, email us and perhaps we can work out a deal, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t understand the finish choices. What do Lustre and Metallic mean? And why was there no glossy originally?
Lustre? ... We thought it looked most like the old pictures themselves. It is definitely not a matte finish – it has the incredibly sharp detail of the originals. According to Smugmug (the photo company that supports the web site) “Lustre is a premium finish on heavier paper with the vibrant colors of a glossy & finger-print resistant finish of matte. Printed on Kodak Supra Endura paper”.
Metallic? ... That is an elegant but more expensive finish that actually looks a bit silver. According to Smugmug “It is a rich distinctive metallic like look with a huge WOW! factor. “ Printed on the same Kodak paper as Lustre.
Glossy? … Originally we thought these old pictures just looked very harsh when printed in the glossy finish – it seemed to us that the whites appear washed out and the darks too dark. However, we have changed our minds and it is now available. Printed on the same Kodak paper as above.
For an inexpensive sample, you can order your picture of choice in 4 X 6” size in the three finish choices.
Or – if you live near Winsted you can go to Richards Jewelers on Main Street and see samples of various sizes and finishes. They are closed Sunday and Monday. Phone 860-379-5366.
Should I crop the picture?
If you want the picture to fit into a standard sized matt then it needs to be cropped to size. However, beware that in some pictures you might crop out important detail.