Printing Companies

Kayla - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I am just starting my photography business and I need to find the best way to get my pictures printed. Should I buy a certain printer of use a printing company? I want to give people very good quality products. If I should use printing company, which one or how would I find one?? Thanks ladies

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Tiffaney - posted on 04/17/2010

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I use MpixPro also. I love them and have never had a complaint from my clients.

Rebekah - posted on 03/07/2010

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I use Millers and love them! I have also used Costco and Sams, I use them for my personal stuff but prefer a pro-lab for my work stuff generally. The last studio I worked for used WHCC and I was not overly impressed with them. I am very happy with Millers.

Amber - posted on 02/26/2010

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I love WHCC, however I am now tempted to try out some of these other suggestions (Mpix) I am going to go check them out now..

Angel - posted on 12/04/2009

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For ours we use Costco... the have awesome printing and at really good prices. I would definitely not do it at home and if you need different sizes than available at Costco, for example: traditional rounded edged senior wallets, then definitely use CPQ Professional Imaging from online.

Hope I helped out
Angel

Jen - posted on 11/25/2009

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I really enjoy using Millers Labs, they also own MpixPro which is more so for the client with low volume of prints (they are also a bit cheaper). I am a client with both, but am finding I use Millers more. I also have test prints from Millers, Mpix and WHCC, and they all look the same. I think it really comes down to preference and budget.

Kelly - posted on 11/20/2009

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Hi... I actually work for Fujifilm. At my office, we develop the software and systems used in professional photo labs and also used in retail lab systems (Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, Sam's Club).



I agree with Gretchen. I can honestly tell you that, based on my employer's research, it is much cheaper to have your prints printed by a professional lab or even a retail lab. Home printing is very, very, very expensive and requires a lot of your time with image editing with really good software, which can also be expensive. At Fujifilm, we work to keep prices down while maintaining quality. Note that different labs choose to carry different kinds of paper surfaces... if the lab is using Fujifilm paper, I suggest Lustre. Fuji has also integrated Epson Stylus Pro wide-format printers and Xerox Phaser printers (good for photo books) into their systems. Good stuff!

Gretchen - posted on 11/12/2009

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I've used a few so far so I'll tell you my experiences. First I think it's best to get prints from a lab. Printing from home does not compare to what you will receive from a professional lab. So I def don't recommend printing yourself. I've used Burrel and I wasn't very happy with the quality or all of the mistakes they make. For example..I was putting the date on a wallet and I created it to be diagonal on the left corner. I received it horizontal on the corner. They sent me 4 (seriously) different remakes until they finally got it right. WHCC is the most popular amongst pro photographers. They are suberb! Great service and very nice quality prints. Nice options for print papers too which I love. No reason to change but I want to experiment so I've been getting my most recent prints from MPixPro. They are very nice too. No complaints thus far.



I hope this was helpfull to you and good luck on your business.

Gretchen

Gretchen - posted on 11/12/2009

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I've used a few so far so I'll tell you my experiences. First I think it's best to get prints from a lab. Printing from home does not compare to what you will receive from a professional lab. So I def don't recommend printing yourself. I've used Burrel and I wasn't very happy with the quality or all of the mistakes they make. For example..I was putting the date on a wallet and I created it to be diagonal on the left corner. I received it horizontal on the corner. They sent me 4 (seriously) different remakes until they finally got it right. WHCC is the most popular amongst pro photographers. They are suberb! Great service and very nice quality prints. Nice options for print papers too which I love. No reason to change but I want to experiment so I've been getting my most recent prints from MPixPro. They are very nice too. No complaints thus far.



I hope this was helpfull to you and good luck on your business.

Gretchen

Gretchen - posted on 11/12/2009

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I've used a few so far so I'll tell you my experiences. First I think it's best to get prints from a lab. Printing from home does not compare to what you will receive from a professional lab. So I def don't recommend printing yourself. I've used Burrel and I wasn't very happy with the quality or all of the mistakes they make. For example..I was putting the date on a wallet and I created it to be diagonal on the left corner. I received it horizontal on the corner. They sent me 4 (seriously) different remakes until they finally got it right. WHCC is the most popular amongst pro photographers. They are suberb! Great service and very nice quality prints. Nice options for print papers too which I love. No reason to change but I want to experiment so I've been getting my most recent prints from MPixPro. They are very nice too. No complaints thus far.



I hope this was helpfull to you and good luck on your business.

Gretchen

Gretchen - posted on 11/12/2009

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I've used a few so far so I'll tell you my experiences. First I think it's best to get prints from a lab. Printing from home does not compare to what you will receive from a professional lab. So I def don't recommend printing yourself. I've used Burrel and I wasn't very happy with the quality or all of the mistakes they make. For example..I was putting the date on a wallet and I created it to be diagonal on the left corner. I received it horizontal on the corner. They sent me 4 (seriously) different remakes until they finally got it right. WHCC is the most popular amongst pro photographers. They are suberb! Great service and very nice quality prints. Nice options for print papers too which I love. No reason to change but I want to experiment so I've been getting my most recent prints from MPixPro. They are very nice too. No complaints thus far.



I hope this was helpfull to you and good luck on your business.

Gretchen

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