(Closed) Where to have professional pictures printed? Any suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We used Adoramapix for our albums and our prints/enlargements.  We didn’t have any issues with anything – very satisfied.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@TheFutureMrsLamkin: I didn’t have to provide a release to mpix or Adoramapix (although I do have one from the photographer). I think if you check the terms of use there is a statement, for both the mpix and adoramapix site, in there saying you have the rights to print the images you upload.

@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. 🙂

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