Post # 1
So part of our package includes all the hi-rez images on a CD and we are allowed to print copies on our own. We’d like to give some framed pictures as gifts for Christmas, but prints alone are at least $30 each through our photographer. We don’t want to cheap out and print them at home or at a local drugstore, but if there is a place where we can get professional quality pictures for less then we would consider it. Has anyone done this or know of a place where we can get this? Also, does anyone have comments on if the Lustre finish is worth it and whether we want pearl or matte finish?
Post # 3
@chrispygal: I’ve had prints made through mpix.com and adoramapix and been happy with both. I believe both have the option of the lustre finish, but I don’t know if it’s worth it or not. I don’t think it’s terrible expensive to add, so it can’t hurt. 🙂
Post # 4
I also use mpix for all the photos I print…. Love it. I highly recommend their metallic prints… they look so true to life!
Post # 5
I always use snapfish.com for all of my pictures. I love their quality and service. I’ve had professional photos printed there and they turn out fine.
Post # 6
I agree with mpix. I used their express prints ($.19 per photo) for the photos I slid into my wedding album, and they turned out great :).
Post # 7
I recommend mpix to all my clients if they choose to print on their own. You definitely shouldn’t use a drug store. 🙂
Post # 8
Mpix.com … i always print though them… (Including professional photos I take) They do a great job, have great options and great service!
Post # 9
I was wondering the same thing! We just got our disk and I’m in the process of using effects on my photois before they can be printed. I’m looking for the best quality at the best price…any suggestions? Also, do you need to submit a release from the photographer???? We didn’t get one.
Post # 10
I feel that professional photos deserve professional printing, so I’ve always used WHCC.com for these types of things (e.g. professional famiy/kid pics…and eventually my wedding pics). Technically it is a printing service for photographers only, but I registered for an account years ago and have used it many times without issue. The prints are gorgeous in comparison to Koday Gallery and the like.
Post # 11
We used Adoramapix for our albums and our prints/enlargements. We didn’t have any issues with anything – very satisfied.
Post # 12
mpix.com – seriously high quality photos and color correction at walmart prices! I use them when I do senior portraits for other people and will use them for my own wedding prints! The only downside is the high shipping and handling costs. Order everything at one time because it is flat rate shipping!
Post # 13
I used mpix for pics for my mom’s Christmas cards and a couple to hang up. It was $20 for 2 8x10s, 1 11×14, and 52 wallets. The quality is only very slightly different from the pro e-pics I got from my photog. I did not use the color correction because my photog had already corrected. Before ordering more, I would probably try a sample – and get one pic color corrected and not, and see what the difference is.
I believe Adoramapix is very similar in price – I got too photo books from them that I’m very happy with, so I imagine the prints are similar.
I wouldn’t do a pearl or metallic finish – sounds like that is more for cars or objects. The impression I got is that it will take some of the ‘warmth’ out of the photos. I feel like mpix came in lustre finish already? Don’t remember if that was an extra option.
Post # 14
Great suggestions ladies! I just got my photo thank you cards from vistaprint and I wanted to add a few photos to them. Plus, I’m making my parents an album so I need to print about 60 4×6’s….
I’ve printed a few photos at Walmart for our reception and they are just alright. And they always give me a hard time about my photos because they ‘look professional.” So am I correct to assume that you do not need to submit a release to these sites to order prints?
Post # 15
@hisgoosiegirl: The luster finish is a separate charge at mpix. I had some wedding photos printed in the metallic finish, and I like how they turned out. I wouldn’t want to have all of our prints done with that finish, but the ones that were in sepia tone turned out kinda neat, as did some of our outdoor shots. I agree with you that mpix is really close to the pro prints for quality. 🙂
Post # 16
Great feedback everyone, thank you! I will definitely try out mpix!