printing wedding photos

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@tcacciato:7 dollars is actually pretty cheap for a 4×6 that is supplied by a photographer.  However, I don’t even offer them to customers, I start with 5×7 or 8×10 size.  4×6 are really only good for a proof album, and they are too small to really appreciate the quality of a professional print.  You can get prints made at many places online you just upload the files.

A for larger prints, the photographer charges what they do because the photographer is using professional labs with professional inks and papers.  The quality is unmatched from consumer labs and starts to stand out around the 8×10 size.  If you ever tried to print a 16×24 or larger print yourself and compared it to what your photographer offered you would be blown away.

Also, the photographer is prepping the image for printing, adding appropriate output sharpening, and cropping the image to the correct aspect ratio for the size print you want.  The photographers monitors are most likely calibrated to the lab they use printer profiles so you will get the most acurrate color, skin,etc, reproductions.  So basically, it costs more, but expect to receive perfection.  But if you want to try and get some made yourself (and I would recommend doing it yourself for 4×6’s as long as you have a print release), just go online and order from a consumer lab.

 

Post # 5
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I print all my photographs through AdoramaPix.com  They are a great, professional photo lab, with tons of different types of photo paper and print options.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@tcacciato:  What do you mean by picture size?  The large size of the files the photographer gave you? 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Anytime I want a quality photo print I go to Bayphoto.com. Their software (BayROES) is a bit cumbersome, but the quality of their products is unsurpassed.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use http://www.clarkcolor.com a lot. If you sign up they send a bunch of emails for reduced price prints, free shipping, etc. I’m not sure about their size restrictions though. And I would recommend getting the 4″ x 5.3″ size as it doesn’t crop your photo.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@tcacciato: I’ve used mpix before and have been happy with the quality. They print up to a 24×36 enlargement, so presumably can deal with larger file size. Right now they have a 50% 8 x10 prints.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try mpix.com

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@MrsKaySea:  That is the size of a point and shoot sensor.  A professional photographer using professional equipment will be giving you images in a 2:3 aspect ratio, so a 4×6 will crop it perfect.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Try https://Printhug.com I’ve used them for printing my wedding photos. If you’re photos are stored on Dropbox like mine are then it’s super convenient. 

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