April 28th, 2005, 10:07 PM
All of these artsy photos got me thinkin... I have tons of pics on my computer and no printer that would suffice printing anything quality, so I was wondering what you guys think of the Walmart Photo Center? You can upload your pics online and then go and pick them up, I think that's how it works.
Has anyone done it??
4x6 prints are only .19$... that is the cheapest I've ever seen!
You guys have walmart in canada right?? lol
April 28th, 2005, 10:13 PM
I get mine put onto CD at walmart. I send them away though because the CD is higher resolution. I don't have a problem with walmart photolabs (I worked at 2 in my youth), but don't develop anything there in the summer. THey have too many films to process and the machines don't get enough attention, and maintenance. The risk of losing your film is huge compared to October through May.... :)
April 29th, 2005, 01:24 AM
i can't send you where i wanted cos you're not in Canada :'(
I'm picky about my art...yes every picture i take is art.I've taken photos to walmart and i was not pleased. Appart from not printing all of them...they all had a weird tint. They were black and white but there should be a setting that allows them to be printed BW and not blue or green. I've had them redone twice after which i gave up :(
They are cheap prints but that's all you're gonna get....cheap.I'm sure they're good pictures and they deserve good printing. Shop around I say.:D
For all you Canada crazy mommies who take LOTS of piccies of your furries and shinnies lol....if you have this in your province...go to FORTINOS PHOTO LAB!!..
here's the secret....I've worked for a year for Black's photo....Astral in Quebec....and all that time i got nagged at about how Black's has the best photo lab and nobody else has that.
WRONG!! Fortinos photo labs have luckily updated to that SAME Fuji photo lab machine Black's has. and they charge LESS. 3.99 for 8x10 compared to 9.99. Good quality.
i think that Photolab.ca delivers to the States...and that's the website for the Fortinos photo lab i mentioned above.
well now that my good deed to the world is done and i've revealed the secret...MWAHHAH :evil: .....
I hope you find a good place to print your photos :) good luck fellow photographer :thumbs up
April 29th, 2005, 08:32 AM
Loblaws has an affordable print lab too. They always give really good prints in a timely fashion...but I guess they don't have a Loblaws chain in the US right?
Future Shop does a mail order processing which is apparently good...I've never used it myself but I would think they would be worth the money.
April 29th, 2005, 08:41 AM
I send my digitals to the superstore here in NB. They have great quality. They also shipped the pictures to you or you can pick them up and pay for them. Just had a look and low and behold, the site I upload them to is photolab.ca. My mom had some pictures done at Wal-Mart and I found the quality of them very poor compared to the ones I got done through photolabs.ca.
April 29th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Let me get this straight. I send my fabulous digital pics over the internet to photolab.ca and they send me prints in the mail? Wow. My printer is hopeless, it can crank out a reasonable FOUND or ADOPT ME poster but no good for anything you'd want to keep.
April 29th, 2005, 08:55 AM
yep that is right, we hardly every use our printer now. The kids use to to print pictures off the net to color and that is about it. It is cheaper to send your pictures somewhere to print them to pay for the ink for your printer, plus you won't get as good of quality from your own printer.
April 29th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Honeybee, that's not true.
We bought a photoprinter in December, and it's amazing. We have printed over 100 pics (full 8.5X11) and not had to replace the inks at all. Plus, photo paper is so cheap now (you can get 100 5X7 at best buy for $12).
We have the Epson Stylus Photo R300. At little more expensive, but worth it. It has 6 ink cartridges, and each is only about $14 to replace, so you only replace one as you need it. Also, our printer can print right on printable CD's!
If I need something bigger or different than my printer can do, I go to Henry's camera store (where I got my digital camera) and they do prints cheap there.
April 29th, 2005, 11:09 AM
You know what? I wouldn't bother with photolabs.
I just got a new printer that prints photos wonderfully. It was 99$ here in Canada and no doubt less in the US.
It's a Canon Pixma2000 and it's fabulous.
April 29th, 2005, 11:19 AM
That's an amazing price, Lucky. You have to buy the special paper, right?
April 29th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Yes, it's a great price! A few years ago it would have been close to 300$! You can also get the Canon Pixma1500 for 79$
The great thing about the FutureShop web store is that you order it online, there are no shipping charges and it's at your door in a day or two.:)
Here's the one I got. You can also check out the cost of photo paper,which you must have.
Future shop (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&dept=14&MSCSProfile=3C79F0C7EA3162B25DCF0857B6387C8E120A8B FE9AACE823E8303B652ADB50ACE962A6C668705D4E37BFD40E 47F7181F8A17C2F60C84E527F72FEB015035C726947DB268AA BBA5117BF6C3F473BDA677C74DBB8732CB92D4293A4F10E639 AD2DD5CF1E5CB55E5C595C4606FC1CBCA4CA330C9150BB80AB 846B4199F1532814602C6EAF393D24DBA7DF6A8B45967740AA 78B117B41435DB9234656CDF72FE7CC3A0B06C6F575B3E5406 83C39D1469A5144B1F7A6AEE73BC62D218C02979061B9DB46B D2E6757AA539&sku_id=0665000FS10049653&catid=10492&newdeptid=18)
April 29th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Lucky, that doesn't sound too bad... I'd like to get a digital camera first... one that won't break the bank.
For now we're going to try the Walmart way, we uploaded over 30 pics with an 8x10 and it only came to 6$ or so.