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Where is the best place to get digital photos printed?

Tyler Johnson , Jul 08, 2009; 11:37 p.m.

I have a canon 50d and live in an isolated area in eastern kentucky. I do not have dozens of labs to choose from. I have a wal mart and the internet, If everyone says wal mart is the best then I guess my search is over, but if anyone can tell me the best place on the www then I will greatly appreciate it.

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Rob Domaschuk , Jul 08, 2009; 11:39 p.m.

I have used, and would recommend Mpix at www.mpix.com.

They are the consumer/retail sister company of Miller's Lab, a professional online lab that I use almost exclusively. Good prices, large selection of product, good turn around time and, most importantly, excellent results.

Rob

Dave Redmann , Jul 09, 2009; 01:59 a.m.

Here's my in-depth discussion of the exact subject, from within the last year:
http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00QnNl

Dave Redmann , Jul 09, 2009; 02:04 a.m.

The only notable change has been that Adorama now offers Kodak Endura glossy paper, instead of or in addition to Kodak Royal glossy paper. This is a very worthwhile addition.

Patrick Lavoie , Jul 09, 2009; 08:04 a.m.

I have a canon 50d and live in an isolated area in eastern kentucky

Then get yourself a Epson PictureMate for your 4x6 need, and a Epson 1400 for your bigger print need..of course if you can get a 2880 ora 3880 instead of the 1400 go and get it ; )

That way, even if you are cut from the rest of the world you will still have amazing print anytome, anywhere, never close, and dont need to wait for UPS to deliver the print in 6 days.

Brad - , Jul 09, 2009; 08:41 a.m.

>>> Then get yourself a Epson PictureMate for your 4x6 need...

A great idea. I have one and am blown away by the quality it produces from such a low-cost low-hassle consumer-ish device. For a lab, consider White House Custom Color.

Patrick Lavoie , Jul 09, 2009; 08:49 a.m.

i just bought another one on Ebay..so i can leave mine at my house, and bring this new one on site with me when i assist photographer..they like to have the polaroid feeling on a table, it help knowing where you are in your day, and help the client visualize the image or start playing with them on the table to start there page layout.

A set of ink + 100 4x6 paper is, in Montreal, 30$CAN...30 cents for a quality 4x6 print on demand, when you want and need it...priceless ; )

Tyler Johnson , Jul 09, 2009; 10:32 a.m.

How many prints can you get from one of these printers?
I have an epson artisan 800 and for 4x6 prints It does very well, but if I have alot of pics to print I will be buying 8 cartridges of ink weekly, and that gets costly.
Im looking into those right now, thank you all.

Patrick Lavoie , Jul 09, 2009; 10:35 a.m.

The Epson Picturmate have is own little package ink / paper for 30$, its a 100 print package. Normally the ink should last for 100 print..i always end up making another extra 30 print with the same cartridge..so i have to buy a extra 250 4x6 pack..

I cant complain, for once you can get more print than advertize : )

Patrick Lavoie , Jul 09, 2009; 10:37 a.m.

Oh, and as for the ease of use; open your image in Ps, select let printer manage color, and print..no profile, no hassle, no problem. If my mother can print on this baby (i bought her one last chrismas) ANYONE can print and get amazing result LOL.

You can even put your CF card directly in it and get amazing print...its a Mpix photo lab at home.


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