eigga wrote in post #8333816
Not sure exactly why this turned so negative... but I was actually wondering your recomendations as well for a good online pro lab. Not being rude really would like to learn.
Not rude at all, glad to help.
Can't really speak of high volume resources other than to repeat what is usually recommended in this forum: Costco, Mpix, WHCC, etc. Costco for the fastest turnaround, simply because using a retailer in your neighborhood avoids mail-time delays. However, as has been pointed out before, for some reason quality differs at some Costcos. I believe they all still get their machines custom-profiled by Dry Creek (downloadable), but some just don't do a good job. Mine doesn't, but I have heard others say the costco in their area is as good as any pro lab.
As for quality, my best find so far is Center Photography. I believe that John, who is a member of this forum, is the owner. Our passion is photography, his passion is printing. He does an excellent job at a very good price and also has excellent turnaround and customer service.
I wasn't specifically picking on MPIXpro. I was just trying to point out that any lab, labeled as pro or not, that incorporates a color management workflow that "should be close" is not using a professional color management workflow. I guess you could call that a "close enough" workflow.
I used to use MPIX quite a bit in the past. MPIX has their place. My personal evaluation of them is that they are a step above the quick labs such as costco, walgreens or walmart, but do not offer the higher-end quality of custom processing labs such as CP.