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Oct 28, 2014 18:04 |  #1

I don't like the matte finish that my sams club has in store. Honestly the quality is not that good. I tried there online service which is delivered by Mail. They ship out of South Carolina. These prints were glossy and much better quality. But they had smudges all over them,almost like they were still wet and dropped in the pouch and mailed.
Anyone out there using there online service ?

BTW- I use LR5 to crop and export them.


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Oct 28, 2014 20:29 |  #2

Twhit. wrote in post #17238407 (external link)
I don't like the matte finish that my sams club has in store. Honestly the quality is not that good. I tried there online service which is delivered by Mail. They ship out of South Carolina. These prints were glossy and much better quality. But they had smudges all over them,almost like they were still wet and dropped in the pouch and mailed.
Anyone out there using there online service ?

BTW- I use LR5 to crop and export them.

Its your local sam's then. I use mine for 5x7 all the time, and they come out great. What color space are you using.


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Oct 28, 2014 20:33 |  #3

I use Mpix - no issues.


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Oct 29, 2014 19:12 |  #4

digirebelva wrote in post #17238721 (external link)
Its your local sam's then. I use mine for 5x7 all the time, and they come out great. What color space are you using.

How should I set up my LR5 settings?
Rite now it is-
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Image format-JPEG Quality-100%
Color space-sRGB

IMAGE SIZING:
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500 pixels Resolution 72 pixels per inch


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Oct 29, 2014 19:13 |  #5

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I use Mpix - no issues.

Is Mpix an online service?


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Oct 29, 2014 19:31 |  #6

Twhit. wrote in post #17240605 (external link)
Is Mpix an online service?

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I use Mpix - no issues.

Looked it up, might be a possability.


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Oct 29, 2014 19:34 |  #8

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Its your local sam's then. I use mine for 5x7 all the time, and they come out great. What color space are you using.

I see your local, are you a member of the camera club of richmond?


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Oct 29, 2014 19:43 |  #9

Twhit. wrote in post #17240604 (external link)
How should I set up my LR5 settings?
Rite now it is-
File settings:
Image format-JPEG Quality-100%
Color space-sRGB

IMAGE SIZING:
resize to fit -Long Edge
500 pixels Resolution 72 pixels per inch

Try turning off the image resizing. I print all of our family photos from Sams to send out to parents, in-laws, etc. I print 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10s and they are perfectly adequate 80% of the time. I do occasionally have issues though. I've had B&W prints come back with a magenta cast. I've had studio portraits with a gradient background come back with alternating lines down the print from the rollers in the machine. I've had the background color deposited on the highlights (nothing like sending out prints of your daughter with blue teeth ;) ) Usually however, the prints come out just fine. Make sure you turn off in club correction, and turn off resizing, let their machine sort that out.

Beyond that, if you're in Richmond, why not just zip over to Richmond Camera?


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Oct 29, 2014 19:45 |  #10

I used Sam's club once when I was in a bind, it was so horrible it's not even funny.
I ended up going to office max and their print was 10 time better and it cost half of what Sam's charged.

Normally use Miller's prints but that day I needed it same day.


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Oct 29, 2014 19:48 |  #11

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I used Sam's club once when I was in a bind, it was so horrible it's not even funny.

Did you remember to turn off in club correction? If you don't hit that little box it applies the Wal Mart version of "Auto Awesome" to your images, which tends to leave the images looking as if they were developed by a three year old. :lol:


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Oct 29, 2014 19:49 |  #12

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I see your local, are you a member of the camera club of richmond?

No I am not, went to a couple of meetings a few years ago.

Is it the lustre that you are not liking, or are they not coming out color wise like they should.

Never fit to size...always crop to the size so you can determine what is cropped. Mine are always 3:2, so I can print from 4x6 up to 32x48 without cropping. 5x7's, 8x10's etc all get cropped before I print them.


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Oct 29, 2014 20:07 |  #13

I've used Sam's a few times but was disappointed in their quality consistency. Sometimes they are near perfect but other times, even from the same store, there are things not quite right.

I have now switched to Costco and they do a much better and more consistent job.


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No I am not, went to a couple of meetings a few years ago.

Is it the lustre that you are not liking, or are they not coming out color wise like they should.

Never fit to size...always crop to the size so you can determine what is cropped. Mine are always 3:2, so I can print from 4x6 up to 32x48 without cropping. 5x7's, 8x10's etc all get cropped before I print them.

So I went to the broad st. store, I first used the Kodak machine, drops the print instantly , terrible colors, flat, horrible ! So we then tried the Fuji machine that prints behind the counter. The quality was not much better. Auto enhance was turned off. Gonna give the online sams another try.


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Oct 30, 2014 05:12 |  #15

Twhit. wrote in post #17240771 (external link)
So I went to the broad st. store, I first used the Kodak machine, drops the print instantly , terrible colors, flat, horrible ! So we then tried the Fuji machine that prints behind the counter. The quality was not much better. Auto enhance was turned off. Gonna give the online sams another try.

Online isn't going to change what you are getting unless you choose a different location. Have you tried Richmond camera to see how they come out?

Do have a question though...why only 72ppi, that's web viewing resolution. Try exporting at 300 PPI and see what the images look like.

http:// http://www.bestprintin​gonline.com/resolution​.htm


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