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Jun 06, 2012 20:45 |  #1
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I am looking for the best place to get prints made up. Have found a couple online places, but i was wondering what the best one is for the price. I only need a small size right now, but would like to use 1 company for everything when i do need other, larger sizes. Only thing I have available locally is a Costco, and I have heard mixed reviews on if they are any good or not. Thank you in advance for your feedback, and I need this ASAP


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Jun 06, 2012 20:51 |  #2

If you need cheap, I would put Costco at the top of the quick develop places.


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Jun 06, 2012 21:06 |  #3

Costco for sure. Prints are great as long as you take steps to ensure that your color is reproduced correctly. My only complaint with them is that they dont print larger than 20x30 except for panoramas


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Jun 06, 2012 22:20 |  #4

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14542404 (external link)
Only thing I have available locally is a Costco, and I have heard mixed reviews on if they are any good or not.

Mine is great, so you should try them first.

Don't use fast upload.
Don't use the mail option, as Costco doesn't print those.
Turn Autocorrect off. It's just before clicking on "Place Order" at the end.

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Jun 06, 2012 23:57 |  #5
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I dont need super cheap, i need best quslity that isnt going to cost me 10 bucks a print lol. She just wants 5x7s for now, but may want bigger once she gets those.


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Jun 07, 2012 03:45 |  #6

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14543160 (external link)
I dont need super cheap, i need best quslity that isnt going to cost me 10 bucks a print lol. She just wants 5x7s for now, but may want bigger once she gets those.

Go to Costco, get some prints, and I'll bet you'll be happy, but turn "auto correction" off if you have done editing to your photos, and be prepared to turn your monitor brightness down if your prints are too dark!


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Ok, let me rephrase my question lol... If I am not happy with Costco's prints, what is the best online service to use? Even if I don't use it, I want to have this information for future possible use. lol


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Jun 07, 2012 05:47 |  #8

Shutterwolf wrote in post #14543758 (external link)
what is the best online service to use? Even if I don't use it, I want to have this information for future possible use. lol

I'm curious as well. I had some prints done at the local grocery last weekend and while they looked OK, you could tell they weren't of very high quality. I know WalMart also has the instant photos as well as one day prints and have not yet tried them. I have found if you wait, the prints are generally better.

I have been scanning the magazines for on line sources to add to my favorites but would really like to know what others use.




  
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Jun 07, 2012 06:21 |  #9

I have had great success with Adorama
http://www.adoramapix.​com/app/products/print​s (external link)
Someone contacts you via email right away to boot and you can actually banter about concerns and questions about the prints.


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Jun 07, 2012 10:18 |  #10

Also, MPix is nice and easy. Nice quality.


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Jun 07, 2012 12:32 |  #11

Go with BayPhoto. Don't take my word for it, here is a link to the comparison SmugMug did of several different print houses (Bay, Miller/Mpix, ProDPI, WHCC):http://www.smugmug.com …/pro-print-labs-compared/ (external link)


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Jun 08, 2012 10:26 |  #12

A second vote for mpix.com, they're great!


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