Printing your photos?

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  1. STICKMAN

    STICKMAN TPF Noob!

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    Was looking to find out who everyone uses to print their photos. I tried our local Sams Club today since it was low cost for 6 - 8x10's since the site didn't list 8x12's. I was not overly impressed with the outcome. the colors didnt seem to be crisp or jump out at me like they did on the pc. I was also advised my photos were cropped more then what there site requested me to do for a 8x10 wtf, I cant win... I was also told they do 8x12 you just have to drop off a disc and ask not use the web site... I think its time to try some pros or something. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    i use smugmug
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I never send anything (even snapshots) to Walmart, Walgreens or CVS anymore. Mpix gets all of my business. My wife recently got a free trial of snapfish and it was decent, but not quite as good as mpix. IMO you can't beat Mpix for price, quality and turn around time.
     
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    If you guys don't mind me asking what are the turn around times like for each. Mpix and Smugmug??????? Dont know if it matters im in south jersey.
     
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    I use me, photoshop, and a canon color ink-jet. It's always better results for a minute fraction of the price.

    Turn-around times are measured in minutes. ;)
     
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    I can't be printing my own photos at home to sell to someone,thats not what customers are paying fo. As well as IMO there is no home printer at a normal price thats gonna produce what a pro machine can do. If i wanted to do that I would continue using sams club 8x10 is like a 1.30 something i think..........
     
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    IMO they produce better results than machines that use light for printing. I've run some tests and $200 ink-jets are noticeably superior. Also why can't you charge for images printed on a printer in your house? The paper looks and feels about the same. The longevity of the two are comparable. And as I said the image quality is superior. And it's not like your camera or your computer isn't in your house (privately owned) as well... <shrug>
     
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    I guess you bring up some valid points, I however have a crappy printer at the moment. If it worked out cost wise and quality wise I am sure it can work..... thanks for the thoughts
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    mpix is very fast... I'm debating how much I love them at present, but they're very fast.

    A buddy of mine also does excellent printing of images up to 17" wide. Good prices, good service. alan@belanger.net if you're interested. Tell him I sent you.
     
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    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    I've gotten flack here before for saying this, but I love Costco's prints. They're incredibly cheap and they're ready in an hour or less. 20x30" prints for $9.99 seriously can't be beaten. I have done tests on quality and the color range and accuracy is excellent, at least to my eye. They use light-sensitive paper and lasers to print, so it's inkless and doesn't smear; I believe the machines get the equivalent of about 4000 dpi and are 32-bit color.
     

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