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Where should I print my photos? (Part 2)

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Tuesday, March 12 2013

It’s been almost two years since the last time I did a print lab comparison, and given the interest my last post on this topic is still receiving, I thought it’s only fair to revisit my findings. My objective today is to focus on consumer-based printing service providers. For your professionally taken images, going through your photographer’s labs really makes a difference. You won’t regret the money spent for what you’ll receive in regards quality, color and longevity. Still for those images you’ve taken yourself, or your friend took of you? Where should you go? In this print test round, I used 5 labs: Costco (Foster City), Target (Foster City) and Walgreens (El Camino & Ralston in Belmont), Mpix and[…]See more from “Where should I print my photos? (Part 2)”

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Where should I print my photos?

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Friday, September 2 2011

Note: This article was published in late 2011. I’ve since written another article on this topic so please check it out. Where do you print your photos? You might be scratching your head thinking “Well, why does it matter? Does it matter?” The short answer? Yes! Printing service providers span the gamut on quality. This is why professional photographers are so picky about where the prints they deliver to you are done. They ask to handle the printing, so that they can ensure that the final result has the best, longest lasting quality. However you shouldn’t have to compromise on quality even for your own personal photos. The pictures of your last vacation, or child’s first birthday party should actually[…]See more from “Where should I print my photos?”

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