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Opinions on White House Custom Color printing lab

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by dhilberg, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. dhilberg

    dhilberg TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for some opinions on White House Custom Color. I read this morning's DPS newsletter and it talks about WHCC. I've never heard of them.

    If you've used them, your opinions?

    I've used MPIX.com, but to be brutally honest I didn't notice any quality difference between them and my local Walmart.

    I did a search but the information I was looking for didn't come up, i.e. a thread on WHCC.

    Thanks.
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I find a definate jump in quality between MPIX and WalMart, though I haven't gone to Walmart in years since I began refusing 50% of their prints, they may have improved. WHCC is as good as Mpix. I generally use Mpix though b/c they have about a 2 day turn around even w/o upgrading shipping and I have never had a complaint w/ their quality. I turned to WHCC on 2 occasions though b/c they had a different print size for panoramas and another size that I needed that Mpix didn't have. They will first send you like 10 free 8x10s so you can see their quality. It's a nice touch, but if you're crunched for time, it's one more delay. I would rate them just as good as Mpix and there is little difference in price.
     
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    WHCC is a nice lab. I have used them several times. They do good quality work and are very responsive to questions. They offer the full range of services and products you would expect.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I might have to give them a try.

    I shouldn't say that MPIX quality isn't good. I think that's the way my post came off. I was rather impressed with the quality of the MPIX prints, and was even more impressed that Walmart's prints were about the same. MPIX has more options though.
     
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    I haven't used MPIX but what I like about WHCC is that they are not really open to the general public. They make you submit test prints as a part of the account process in order for you to check the calibration of your hardware. I would posit that labs that are geared towards the professional clientele might have a higher standard than more general labs. But I'm not at all saying MPIX is below that level; I can't comment on them since I've never used them.
     
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    WHCC is awesome. /thread
     
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    Don't Forget MPix Pro!!

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