Now that you have these absolutely fabulous pictures, you really should get them printed someplace nice. Although the local Walmart is cheap, they don’t produce good quality prints. I don’t necessarily print all of my pictures at the more expensive places, but the ones I want to hang on the wall, I do.
Most of my scrapbooking pictures I get printed at Shutterfly. I buy the big print package with the discounted rates, so it is around $0.12 per print. It also allows me to add fun borders, which saves me time in scrapbooking. If I want to print and pick up the same day, I use RitzPix and can pick them up at the store. I had heard good things about Costco, but they did a horrible job the last time I went there so they lost my business.
My hanging-on-the-wall pictures get developed at MPIX. They also are where I do our Christmas cards. They aren’t as user friendly as Shutterfly, but I really like the product. Ordering isn’t that difficult from them, the first time it is a little confusing at all the options they offer, but after that it is pretty simple.
I have also heard good things about these places, as well:
WHCC – A lot of professionals use this place, but the ordering system is complicated requiring you to download their software. But, good results.
A short tips section for today, but valuable! You really need to order from one of the better labs just to see the difference. It is pretty remarkable how much better the color and clarity is at the these labs. For pictures that you plan to showcase on your wall, spend the extra dollar or three on a nice print.