Snapfish vs. Mpix: In print quality only

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  1. J Crew

    J Crew TPF Noob!

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    Just wondering if anyone has compared these two specifically? I'm wondering if there's a defenite improvement in print quality at Mpix over Snapfish. I've heard good things about both, just want to know if the extra cost at Mpix is worth it. Thanks.

    - Jason
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why not test them out yourself? Just get a few prints done by each and compare them side by side.
     
  3. J Crew

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    Yeah, that's what I have actually planned on doing. Just thought I'd ask just in case some other members had already done the same.

    - Jason
     
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    Never tried mpix but I do use Snapfish. The quality of the prints is SOOOO much better than the ones I used to get from Walmart. It's a pain for me to order since I have dialup and I have to go to my mother-in-law's house to upload them but it's worth it and they're always so fast. I've heard good things about mpix though so I might give them a try someday.
     
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    Keep in mind quality of prints is somewhat subjective, so your idea of quality may vary from others. If you do a side by side comparison, I would suggest repeating on at least 3 different occassions to look for consistency in the results.
     
  6. LeeLeeMelis

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    I use Mpix for my printing. I do portraits and LOTS of sports portraits. I'm very happy with the printing they offer and their customer service is prompt and very helpful. See for yourself though!
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've never used snapfish but MPix does wonderful work. I recommend them all the time.
     
  8. MikeR

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    Another vote for Mpix, Just make sure your monitor is calibrated. If you do not have a calibration tool, Mpix will send you a calibration kit (at no charge) It consists of a print and a CD with the same image along with directions on how to calibrate it. If your editing software supports "soft proofing" you can use that
     
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    I've done the side by side and mpix wins hands down!
     
  10. monicab28

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    I have tried both and there is NO comparison--Mpix wins hands down!
     
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    How do I get the mpix calibration kit? I would like to buy a few large prints, and I want to be sure they look the same as I see them.
     
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    Contact their customer service dept, thru mpix.com
    I used it but you need to adjust the monitor image to match the print image by using the moniotor settings,
    I have since picked up a Spyder2Express for calibrating my monitor, To make it easire to recalibrate as needed. I have a perfect match from my monitor and Mpix print.
     

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