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CANADIANS!!! Best place to get photos printed?

 
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May 23, 2010 18:30 |  #1

Just wondering if anyone's got suggestions for the best place to get digital photos printed (and film developed and printed) in Canada...I'm looking for highest quality...

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May 23, 2010 19:28 |  #2

Since I'm in Ontario and you are in BC, I don't know if you have Shoppers Drug Mart out there. If so, I can highly recomend their prints.


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May 23, 2010 20:36 |  #3

We do have them out here! Thanks, much appreciated :) Anyone else?


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May 23, 2010 20:53 |  #4

i can recommend that you DONT go to shoppers. When i tried it the sky in my print had a huge red tint when it shouldnt have. it wasnt even constant, splotchy red.

the sample i got from blacks was very nice, as was the one from a local pro developer, but then i tried out costco using a gift card and it was quite nice and stupid cheap, so i use that.

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May 23, 2010 21:32 as a reply to  @ madspartus's post |  #5

Has anyone tried Black's photography service for printing yet?


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May 23, 2010 21:33 as a reply to  @ madspartus's post |  #6

I would stay away from all quickie developing type of places. You can get quality from them but in my experience you won't get it consistently.

I use www.technicare.com (external link) for my lab. Not sure if they have a lab in your area but they are damned good. They have a wide range of product offerings and I love that they use ROES. There are many quality labs in Canada you just have to try a few until you find one that you are happy with. When I was trying to nail down which one I would use I sent them the same image a few weeks apart to compare for their consistency.


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May 23, 2010 21:46 |  #7

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I would stay away from all quickie developing type of places. You can get quality from them but in my experience you won't get it consistently.

I use www.technicare.com (external link) for my lab. Not sure if they have a lab in your area but they are damned good. They have a wide range of product offerings and I love that they use ROES. There are many quality labs in Canada you just have to try a few until you find one that you are happy with. When I was trying to nail down which one I would use I sent them the same image a few weeks apart to compare for their consistency.

how much did the lab charge you for printing?


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May 23, 2010 22:40 as a reply to  @ picard's post |  #8

I use Blacks. Out of the 10 years I've been using them, they've been very consistent. The odd time, I've had a minor problem, sometimes my fault, sometimes theirs, they've re-printed for me at no extra cost. (or if it's my screw up, they've allowed me to re-submit it to be printed again again, at no extra charge!)

BTW, I never use blacks-online printing service and have them shipped to the store closest to me, I always use the local lab... unless of course if I'm printing larger than 11x14... those gets shipped out. Blacks local labs don't have the equipment to print large prints.


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May 23, 2010 23:32 as a reply to  @ Mhappy's post |  #9
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only the best for me, I don't care which country it comes from..if I don't print it myself it's coming from a real pro lab and not some random department store.

there are no labs in canada that i recommend for printing


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May 24, 2010 02:14 |  #10

picard wrote in post #10233839 (external link)
how much did the lab charge you for printing?

They have a price list that is some 30 odd pages long. Anything in particular you are looking for. I would simply suggest that you contact them for a price list pdf.

I have tried several top notch labs in both the US and Canada. There were some labs in the Toronto and Montreal areas that did just as good as work as Technicare but I use them because of the proximity to me.


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May 24, 2010 02:25 |  #11

http://www.technicare.​com/ (external link)

Most local pros use them, I have stuff printed from them and after some setup you will not be disappointed!

Fast shipping and price is fair.


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May 24, 2010 03:57 |  #12

ssim wrote in post #10234813 (external link)
They have a price list that is some 30 odd pages long. Anything in particular you are looking for. I would simply suggest that you contact them for a price list pdf.

I have tried several top notch labs in both the US and Canada. There were some labs in the Toronto and Montreal areas that did just as good as work as Technicare but I use them because of the proximity to me.

I am just curious whether Blacks is reliable.


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May 24, 2010 05:38 |  #13

I print my own snaps. I did see products from these people: http://willowpaperwork​s.com/ (external link)
and I thought that they were pretty good.


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May 24, 2010 11:08 |  #14

thanks for the tips, but since there's no Technicare on the island I think I'll pass. Plus they don't have any prices on their site...I'll try Black's :)


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May 24, 2010 11:13 |  #15

LowriderS10 wrote in post #10236555 (external link)
thanks for the tips, but since there's no Technicare on the island I think I'll pass. Plus they don't have any prices on their site...I'll try Black's :)

When you started you said in Canada. I would not have even bothered replying if you had stated that your criteria was it had to be on Vancouver Island. My son lived in Victoria for a few years and I did some work out there at that time. I couldn't find what I would call a high level pro lab that provided the services and quality that I was after.

I don't have a Technicare where I live either. If I have them uploaded by 1100 I will have the courier package on my door by 9 the next morning. Picking a lab is sort of like choosing any other service, it is a matter of personal preference. Good luck.


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