Advantages of Professional Photo Printing Brisbane

Many on-demand printing kiosks and retail stores in Brisbane offer photo printing services but they pale in comparison to the add-ons and high-quality prints provided by professional photo printing, Brisbane.

Multiple benefits are gained when photo printing is handled by professional photo printing, Brisbane.


Selecting the types of add-ons is an option provided by professional photo printing services. The most popular add-ons gained from having photos professionally printed include:

Custom framing

Custom framing services are offered by professional photo printing services. This add-on option allows you to choose the desired frame and gain other customisations such as using non-glare glass. Photos framed to your specifications make them ready to be hung on any walls of your home or office. This option is an ultimate cost-effective convenience than having to invest in a separate cost of buying frames for your photos.

Unique surface texturing

The printed photo job handled professionally shows various subtle texture patterns to make them look less shiny. Photos that are meant to be kept in photo books and albums get a unique look with the professional surface texturing embedded in them.

Canvas-printed photos

Photos printed on canvas have to be done professionally if they are meant to be displayed like photo galleries. Professional printing services extend the edges of the photo over a canvas stretched on a rigid frame. This provides a classic look to photos that even allow your signature to be affixed on the photo. This method of framing called a gallery wrap is best used for photo galley displays in a home or office.

Lamination layer

The durability of the photo increases when a lamination layer is coated on top of it. The lamination layer also protects photos from dust, fingerprints, and dirt. Mounting large prints make lamination layers an ideal choice all the time.


The plastic frame is the material used for framing the edges of a mounting board makes standouts a great choice of wall art that needs no further framing. A contemporary look is achieved when standouts are used for mounting photos. The varied thicknesses of standouts allow further customisation. A photo mounted on a standout frame achieves a better look and durability with the use of a lamination layer.


A foam core inside a thick mounting board serves as the best base for a print printed on photo paper. A better photo presentation and durability is achieved with professional mounting. The photo placed inside the thick frame also makes it stand out like none other.

The use of multiple types of printing paper

The three major types of printing paper are:

  • Metallic
  • Glossy
  • Mat


Canvas is offered as a printing medium by professional printers even when it is not considered as “paper”. It’s because the print achieves a unique feel and look even when its sharpness is lesser than photographic paper.


The highest colour brightness and saturation are typically achieved by photos printed on glossy paper.


A unique look to the photo is achieved with the pearlescent and shimmering finish provided by the metallic paper. Curling and tearing of the photo are also avoided while you enjoy the colour, sharpness, and brightness of its look.

Photos become brighter, stunning, and durable when professional printers handle the printing. Contact us at Southern Cross photo printing to know more about our professional printing services.

The Pine Processionary

Attention, all to the shelters! The processionaries are here! With a preference for black pines from Austria, Scots pines and up to cedars. These charming creatures, whose “cocoons” appear as branches of our pine trees from the end of November, become particularly visible as soon as the days start to grow again.

nid_de_chenilles_processionnaires_du_pinAs soon as the temperatures are milder, the caterpillars leave their nest to devour the needles of the branches on which they have nestled, then reintegrate the cocoon they are closing and which keeps them perfectly protected from the lowest temperatures.

For the record, the company Dupont de Nemours working for NASA, would have been inspired by the construction technique of the nests of processionaires to develop the first nonwoven textiles. Textiles extremely resistant to rips and temperature variations.

processionnaire_ligneDespite their ingenious builders’ abilities and their fun way of following each other in their own right to bury themselves in the vicinity of their tree between February and April, these caterpillars represent a significant danger for the health of people and animals that can cross their route. Indeed, the caterpillars are covered with stinging hairs, which are detached and can cause in humans and animals to the best itching uncomfortable, but mostly skin or internal allergies after inhalation, with consequences more or less serious. Some cases that may lead to hospitalization and death of the affected subject and more particularly animals (dogs, cats) having the bad idea of ​​eating caterpillars or putting their muzzle in the wrong place.

The breeding of these animals varies according to cycles. It is difficult to get rid of it other than physically by cutting the infested branches in winter, then destroying the nests by fire (it is absolutely forbidden and particularly unconscious to deposit the cocoons in garbage bags and simply throw them in garbage. ).

processionnaire_papillons_malesHowever, in recent years, pheromones traps have been found in all good garden centers: a sort of wasp traps in which a capsule containing female butterfly pheromones is deposited. Placed at the right time (between June and August) these traps attract the male butterflies which are thus captured and can not fertilize the females who will seek elsewhere a partner or will not be fertilized thus limiting the proliferation.
Sprays of pine trees with a decoction of Bacillus thuriengiensis can also be sprayed after the summer laying or when the nests appear. This treatment is a little more random because the bacillus must still be present on the needles when the caterpillars are hatched and begin to eat the needles in late summer. Later treatments will also be random if it is cold after spraying, the caterpillars remaining warm in their cocoons.

geaides_che0302nesIn our experience, traps set at the right time are very effective and can limit populations for a good dozen pines on a radius of 500m.



Knowing the needs of your lawns and lawns at any time of the year can help you better manage your efforts to achieve a result that meets your expectations. Knowing when to apply fertilizer and various treatments will help you limit interventions with the best possible results for this very particular crop. We detail below, season by season the interventions to be made and the things not to do for obtaining a beautiful lawn.


For the Grenoble region, from the end of February to the end of March, the melting of the last snow and the warming of the temperatures gives the lawns a fresh green color. During the spring, shoots reach the end of their life cycle. They will draw on nutrient stores stored in late fall to produce flower stems. This flowering process is not generally noticeable due to clippings that eliminate flower stems.
Do: * Rake and gather all leaves and debris on the lawn to allow better warming of the soil and better air circulation.
* Wait for the first clippings until the grass grows actively and reaches a satisfactory height of mowing between five and nine centimeters.
* Remove weeds manually or by heat treatment. At the time of their flowering dicotyledons such as dandelions use their food reserves, their restart will be limited.
* Start watering when your lawn has drying out symptoms. Water copiously to allow the water to penetrate deeply into the soil and thus create the conditions for deep rooting. Water at irregular intervals, taking into account the rains.
* If you noticed in the previous fall that your lawn has symptoms of dicotyledonous invasion, you can intervene by spreading or spraying a selective germicidal weed killer at mid-season, usually between April 15 and 20 may. Try to limit your interventions to the most affected parties. Manual weeding is less dangerous for the health of all (plants, soil, water, animals and humans).
Do’s and Don’ts: * Unless you have a very high quality lawn, you do not have to add fertilizer at this time of year. If you think it is necessary, bring 30 grams per square meter of a fertilizer with a ratio of four units of nitrogen for one unit of phosphorus and two of potash.
* Unless your lawn is suffering from a particularly high ground-breaking problem that prevents the grass from growing, do not scarify in the spring. This practice may simply expose more bare soil surface to the combined action of the sun and rain and further increase soil growth while promoting germination and weed growth.


During the summer, when temperatures can reach 40 ° C in our region, the most fragile grasses slow down their growth. This is the time to take care of the good health of lawns without promoting excessive growth.

* Raise the mowing height a good centimeter at 5-6 cm. High mowing will help your lawn cope better with seasonal stress and will limit sprouting and emergence of summer weeds by increased shade. Insignificant mowing waste can be left on the ground, except to form windrows that are too thick.
* If you want to maintain a very green and active lawn throughout the summer, you will need to bring 20 to 40 liters of water per m2 per week in one or two times in the morning to avoid the development of fungal diseases due to the combined action of moisture and heat when watering in the evening. Light soils (sandy or stony) require larger amounts of water than heavy soils (clay). You can also condition your lawn to better withstand the heat of summer by gradually reducing water intake to bring 10 liters of water per m2 every ten days.

* After a last limited fertilizer supply of 30 grams per m2 at the end of June it is better to avoid fertilizer intake in summer. This will allow the grass to grow slowly without drawing too much in its reserves.
* Do not plant at this time. Your lawn may appear sparser at this time because of its naturally smaller growth and density. Adding seed to improve the appearance of turf at this time only puts young shoots under stress due to heat and summer diseases that they do not support. The additional water required by such seedlings can be very expensive.