On-Line Photo Printing

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Looking for a reliable, quality on-line print shop for your digital photographs? Here are a few recommended resources:

Mpix is the company professionals use to upload their photographs and order prints. They provide a wide variety of formats and media, from traditionally framed photographs to wall clings and even portfolio printing. Pricing is exceedingly reasonable, and shipping is fast. They even provide boutique packaging if you’re really looking to impress. Membership is free.

ImageKind is a CafePress company that provides photographers with the ability to set up their own on-line storefront from which they themselves, or their customers, can order prints and products. There is a large and stable community of artists, from whom you can purchase original artwork, posters, storyframes, and more. Membership is free.

Shutterfly offers free shipping for orders over $30.00, picture storage is free and unlimited, users have the ability to create personalized photo websites, and new users receive fifty free 4×6 prints upon creating an account. In addition to all of these is the availability of photo products such as calendars, greeting cards, stationary, and the like. Membership is free.

Snapfish offers mail order and pick up options, regular sales on prints, and over 100 kinds of personalized gift products for photo enthusiasts. In addition to the usual prints, users can create clothing and jewelry, aprons, coasters, ornaments, digital photo frames, and more. Membership is free, and is also used in tandem with Flickr.

SmugMug is geared for professionals as well as hobbyist photographers. Users can create on-line portfolios and use the site to offer photo packages to clients. Coupon packages are available, as well as event marketing and notification. Image protection is also offered, by way of such options as automated water marks and right-click protection. There are free as well as paid memberships available, offering different levels of service.

Do you use one of these on-line methods for photo printing? Do you have another company to recommend? Let us know in the comments!

Photo credit – “First printed pictures in a while” by steakpinball on Flickr Creative Commons.

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  • http://bryantakespictures.wordpress.com Bryan Davidson

    I use Adoramapix.com and I've been extremely happy with the results from them. Lots of size and formatting options as well as some good paper choices. The quality of the print and the packing is first-rate. I've also used Snapfish a lot, but I've had a couple of bad batches from them with spots on prints and missing photos. Other than those instances, I've been fairly happy with Snapfish too.

  • Krowland

    Zenfolio.com is like SmugMug but with a slightly better profit margin for pros.

  • David Stenglein

    Smugmug, to be fair, does not offer free memberships only a free trial. I have an account and I enjoy using it so far. Paying for the account does get you certain perks beyond what free sites can offer.

  • http://www.adorama.com Helen Oster

    Delighted to read your comments, Bryan, and have passed them on to the team over at the AdoramaPix lab.

    BTW if you ever need advice or after-sales support in connection with an order from AdoramaPix (or Adorama Camera), you are most welcome to email me directly.

    Helen Oster
    Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador