Where do you go to get the best quality prints? What’s your go to printer for your pictures? I’ll be honest, I used to print my pictures from anywhere that was having a sale. I loved Shutterfly’s 99 free prints sale they sometimes run or their 50% off sale. I couldn’t understand what a professional print service could offer that these other sites couldn’t. What could really be that different?
Well, let me say, I have learned my lesson and there is a big difference. After using a professional service the color and sharpness quality is amazing. The pictures look exactly like they do on my screen.
Clickin Moms had a great article comparing the difference between consumer (Target, Costco, Walgreens) and pro print labs, with great examples from each. It is eye opening to see the same image from different printing locations side by side.
While, you may not be able to print all your pictures from a professional lab, I highly recommend looking into high quality print labs for images you are planning on framing or printing larger than a 4×6. One lab that I love for everyday use is Mpix. They offer amazing quality for a great price.