(Closed) Pictage print quality vs other consumer sites? Would love pro opinions!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which print better quality photos?
    Pictage : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Mpix : (7 votes)
    58 %
    Other (explain below) : (4 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Do you have a local printer? I have a great one in my area.. You can load online and then pick up.

     

    Mpix will be just fine, Ive used them. Ive never heard of Pictage.

    Post # 4
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    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The only online photo printing I’ve used is Snapfish. I’ve been happy with that. 

    Post # 5
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    IMO Snapfish is yuk for prints and so are the albums.. Junk. Ive tried many and Snapfish is the worst.

    Post # 6
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    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve never gotten prints from Pictage, but I’ve used Mpix for a number of years and I’ve always been happy with them. Plus even with the cheapy shipping I usually get my prints super fast! 

    Post # 7
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    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Styles:  

    Really? I’ll have to try a different one and compare. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    Pictage is a very expensive service for the photographer.  They are aggressive about promoting print sales so the photographer doesn’t have to, and in theory their sales tactics may result in higher sales for the photographer.  What they charge the photographer is pretty steep though, so don’t think they are making a huge profit off of those 11x14s.  Quality-wise they are good, but I’m not sure they are any better than MPIX Pro which is what we currently use.

    Pretty much everything is better than Snapfish though.

    Post # 11
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Yes, Syracuse is correct. 🙂 I go to Ralins in Syracuse, they are the poo! How far are from Rochester? Im sure there are some there.. I do know Ralins will ship if you make arrangements. they are an old school print shop and they have Walmart prices. Small town print shops are very comparative to bargain pricing..

     

    Ralins just in case. 🙂 Go for the matte finish. If you order in the AM you’ll probably have them in 4 days shipped to you. Or hey you can take a day trip to Syracuse have some food or stop at the mall! New stores at Carousel Mall!

    http://ralinsphoto.com/onlineprinting.html

     

    I do use the Mpix when I do online orders but I do most of it local.

     

    Yes, to the Snapfish Elvis.. Order some from Mpix and you’ll see the difference. 🙂 Adoramapix is pretty good as well.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Part of what you pay for going through your photographer for prints is their time to set it up, order, etc, and professional print quality. It takes time to prep, also pay for services so you do have good quality, and convenience (like a gallery you can order from home..)

    If your photographer loads your whole wedding so you can buy prints takes hours..

     

    Some ex- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.379436735414141.94653.141936269164190&type=1

    Post # 13
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was about to post the same exact question – Pictage (where our photographer has posted the photos) versus Mpix (which online sleuthing tells me offers high-quality more moderately-priced photos) or other. I definitely want the wedding pictures to look better than the ordinary prints I get from Snapfish (or Shutterfly etc.), but I wasn’t sure how much better the other options were. @ChemistryBride, what did you choose? Were you happy with the quality and cost?  

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve seen good reviews for Mpix and Adormapix.  Here’s a link to a comparison of different photo books- maybe it will help.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @ChemistryBride:  I did the experiement and ordered the same photo through pictage and mpix. There was a very slight color difference between the 2 when compared side by side…..BUT…..for the $$….go with mpix. Seriously, pictage is not worth the extra money.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It is my understand and experience that most photographers recommend Mpix.  I sell prints and use Mpix.  They are great quality and have amazing customer service.

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