Printing

Quick question for you ladies on where to print photos (personal use, non-pro)...


I would like to print a few photos that I have taken with my DSLR and frame them for family members as Christmas gifts. If possible, I would like to have them printed a little nicer than Walgreens, etc.


Any place you recommend?


TIA for any help!

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 5:38 am
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gadams
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i was recommended Mpix from one of the ladies here..  I've ordered from Mpix and am pleased with the quality.  


 


 

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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MPIX!!!  I made some RTD enlargements through them & the quality is awesome for like $18 (11 x 14 mounted)

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm
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Awesome! I saw MPIX recommended online, and was hoping someone I "knew" could vouch for them.


Thank you!

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm
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If I care enough, I use whcc.  The quality is superb but pricier and have to pay shipping if I don't meet the minimum order.


When I don't care, like if I use them for scrapbooking where embellishments often grab more attention, I use Target or Costco.  I use Costco when I want the matte finish or white border.  The quality is not bad. I prefer Costco because I like matte photos.  I haven't tried Costco's glossy photos.


I hear raves about smugmug prints.  They use Bay Photos which is similar to whcc, a pro lab.  If you don't feel like opening an account at whcc, you can consider using smugmug instead.  They have an interest test result that covers MPIX.  The result is not in MPIX's favor, but it's compared against pro labs so the bad review is expected.  What's alarming though, it seems MPIX's colors are very inconsistent.  They sent the same photo to MPIX under different customer names and the returned photos are so drastically differnet it's shocking.  It's something you should consider, especially if you want them to color correct for you.


Correction: I just saw that smugmug uses ezprints.  They only recently added Bay Photo, but I don't think you can choose Bay Photo unless you have a pro account.

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Yes, MPix is who my photog recommended!! :)

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 10:40 am
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That is great info, thanks Yelp (and Allie)!


I'm going to save this for reference on my various printing needs.

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

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