DS Colour Labs


Printing Information

We have our own colour profiles which can be downloaded from our Technical Support page. This page also has important information about editing images, trimming images and print sizes amongst other topics. Click on the button below for our Technical Support page.


Please note all our digital services are fulfilled at our Reddish site. Click on the button below for the contact details at our Reddish site.


  • Next Day service for orders received before 1pm (Large orders allow 48 hours lab time. Courier delivery only)
  • Glossy, lustre or pearl finish
  • Full range of print sizes from 5x3.5 - 52x40
  • Panoramic prints sizes from 10x4 up to 60x24
  • Royal mail/Courier delivery options
  • New 1 hour time slot for courier service
  • Fuji pro paper for quality digital prints
  • Collect from store option
  • Technical staff at the end of the phone
  • All product prices include VAT

Paper Types

Lustre: Our most popular finish for most print orders as all our lustre prints are printed on Fuji DP II Professional Colour Paper. This paper yields high-image-quality digital prints that make it suitable for such professional uses as portrait or commercial photography. Fuji DP II offers excellent flesh tones, sharpness and image quality. Click on the button below for full Fuji DP II Professional colour paper spec.

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Gloss: Ideal for images that require an extra punch, especially when used in exhibition work or for presentation. All Glossy prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. Click on the button below for full product spec.

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Pearl: FUJIFILM introduced Fujicolour Crystal Archive Digital PEARL Paperâ„¢, a new silver halide colour photo paper for professional commercial prints. Developed exclusively for digital output, PEARL paper yields high quality glossy digital prints with a distinctive pearl-like appearance, making it ideal for professional applications such as commercial, fashion and portrait photography. PEARL paper was designed to meet the growing, diverse demands for commercial prints and it enables photographers to expand their customer print options. Embedded pearl-like crystals produce a high gloss reflectance, particularly in highlights, to enhance the warmth and depth of printed images. Our PEARL finish is only available in certain sizes - please check the Print Prices page for details. Click on the button below for full product spec.

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Cropping & Sizing

The best way to make sure your images do not get cropped is to size your files to the correct output size you require and at 300dpi before you order. Alternatively, all our online systems have a cropping & editing function so you can see what you are getting as a finished result. If you are adding text to your files please leave at least a 4mm border from the edge of the file as machines do vary and cropping may occur.

Do I need to always crop my photos? Not always. Changing the print size may allow you to get the best prints without the need to crop.

If you do not know how to size your files correctly and require more information on cropping & editing, please click on the button below.


Portrait & Landscape
Consider aspect ratio when cropping.

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Shrink to Fit
Print whole image with two white edges.

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Scale to Fill
Scale to fill the full area of the picture.

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