From Pixels to Print: We Explain Your Best Options for Photo-Printing

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NeilKirchoff

Well it may be that we all use an iPhone, a Zune or a MID but the fact is that photos made on film are the best pictures in the world. Printlion.com is a Printing Company that takes your digital photos and tries to get the best possible resolution so your photo would resemble a film photo. I hope that in the future people will remember the good old days when there were no digital pictures!

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Steve Simons

I am an avid picture taker and have tried many different ways to print my photos.  I have found that the best way to get photos printed is through well <a href="http://www.printchoices.com/">Managed Print Services</a>  You might end up paying a bit more in the end, but the quality of your prints is well worth it.

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Steve Simons

I am an avid picture taker and have tried many different ways to print my photos.  I have found that the best way to get photos printed is through well <a href="http://www.printchoices.com/">Managed Print Services</a>  You might end up paying a bit more in the end, but the quality of your prints is well worth it.

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smashingpumpin

MaxPC, Oh why do i have to wait for 4 long years to complement my ripped pages of "Head2Head":Online Photo Services" Feb 2005 issue? ...anyways, great read, great article!

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he's pwning with a trackpad? oh really? oh reheheheeally?

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Scootiep

Awesome review guys, thanks a lot! Makes my holiday picture printing choices that much easier.

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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alex911

Suprisingly walmart is pretty damn good.  They usually use fuji
frontier printers that  somewhat auto calibrate.  They offer
some editing on their website, but you should do that yourself. 
The prints are dirt cheap, like an 8x10 is $1.75 or something
close.  They often offer free shipping or $2 shipping so if you
are printing more than $5 worth you can just ship it to your house
cheaper than you can drive unless you are planning to go to the store.

 

Also, what about proffesional options?  EX:  http://www.poundslabs.com/  http://www.millerslab.com/

 

These offer color calibrated prints and proffesional editing for add on fees. 

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DJSPIN80

I used to have a dedicated inkjet printer for printing pictures, but now I use a combination of online stores and brick-and-mortar stores to get the job done.  Depending on what I need done, I'll use a service like Winkflash or Flickr to print large format pictures (anything larger than 8x10 for me) and for casual shots, I use Walgreens.  I mean, even if I were to print at large volumes, inkjet's still pretty expensive yet these online retails still are a better bang for the buck.  I haven't had a reason to own an inkjet printer other than printing maps for when I go on road trips.

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curlybrian

I've never had a home photo printer that works well after 2 years.  Either you are always fighting the "supposed" ever-disappearing ink messages, or the paperfeed goes awry, or the print head gets partially clogged, or the paper never matches the ink perfectly.  Just never worth it.  Worst part is, if there are problems with the color ink cartridge most printers will refuse to print using just the black (displaying a persistant "user idiot" error message).  Just send the pictures to a big box and pick them up during the week, cheap and always good results in my opinion.  Nice to know where to send away for those every-few-years need for perfect prints, though.

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lunchbox73

$1.49 per print at a Kodak kiosk? What kind of fancy schmancy prints were you buying? I get my 4 x 6 Kodak prints for $.19. For run of the mill snapshots they look good, are cheap, and the machine is really easy to use.

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josephsmith

I use foto friend to print my photos off Facebook. They have wallet prints from 2c each.

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