On-Line Photo Printing
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
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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