Online printing

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by billybob, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. billybob

    billybob TPF Noob!

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    I am still new to photography but now have a great number of photos that I would like to have printed.

    I am in the process of choosing my primary printing source and am faced with a bewildering number of choices. Kodak, adorama, york, mpix and dozens of others offer online printing. I have tried to search for some sort of roundup or comprehensive review of all of these printing services but am unable to find one. Does anyone know if such a roundup exists? If not, which online printing services are recommended for their quality? Furthermore, is the quality I will get from these online printing places as good or better than what I could get at the local Walmart, Walgreens, or Wolf Camera?
     
  2. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I can't compare the others, nor do I know of a roundup review. I started using mpix a while back, and have never had a reason to look elsewhere. I am really pleased w/ the quality and service they offer. Their prices are just slightly above walmart + shipping, but they are head and shoulders above walmart. I used walmart, walgreens, cvs, etc in the past for just snapshots and even tried them a time or two for images I planned to hang. 75% of the time when I tried the local pharmacy, I refused them and left them sitting on the counter. The b/w images I sent to the local pharmacy often came back w/ a purple hue or lousy contrast. I refuse to use them even for snapshots anymore b/c they are just so lousy and when you complain, their response is "well take it or leave it".

    Mpix does a very good job. I am well pleased w/ them. I have a coupon laying around somewhere for snapfish for some free prints that I may try just to see how they do, but almost everything I have hanging (and even prints I have done for a fee) were developed by mpix. 2 thumbs up.
     
  3. hudsonp

    hudsonp TPF Noob!

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    let me mark on out to Mpix. i started using them after hearing a bunch of people on here say how great they are. example:

    i ordered a proofs book from them with 48 images (12 pages), on a Tuesday afternoon. I had the book on Thursday morning! and thats with the standard USPS 4.95 shipping charge, they are great, great quality and super fast turn around
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I've been using mpix.com for prints for a few years, and I like them. They are inexpensive, and do a great job really fast.
     

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