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This is a discussion on Professional Printing within the Photo Printing forums, part of the PHOTO FORUM category; I've always loved photography, but now I am thinking about doing it as a career. One question I have is about printing photos. What is ...


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    I've always loved photography, but now I am thinking about doing it as a career. One question I have is about printing photos. What is the most common printing process for photographers that go around and take portraits of people. Do they have their photos printed out at Walmart, Walgreens or an online website? Also, how do they get their logo on the pictures instead of something else from where its printed? Just curious. Thanks! Tori


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    Well firstly welcome to the forum - I'm sure someone will have some answers for you

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    Welcome!


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    Bumpin' this up! I would like to know the answers to this question too!! Thanks in advance!!
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    I am not a professional by any means, but I prefer a local camera shop to Walmart/Walgreens for pictures I, well... care about. I frequently have pictures printed at Walgreens (my brother works in a Walgreens photo lab not where I live) for when I need it within an hour, but I prefer a professional approach for nicer pictures. I expect a roll of film would be more expensive (and better quality), but 5x7 and 8x10 are about the same -- and the camera shop does larger than that in-house.

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    i use north west profecional color there web site is www.npc-net.com and i have my shipping set at 5.00 no matter how many photos i order the other day i got a 22 lb package of photos back was for one of the grade schools basketball photos 160 or so kids but anyway besides the printing being cheap there photo prints are to try under 1.59 for an 8x10 wow anyway i like them they are very helpful and have great products has helped my buisness grow tremendously ..... hope this helps
    http://www.gillilandphotography.com

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    I print my own on an Epson 2200. I would doubt that pros are using Walmart or Walgreens to do their work. If I have to have something extra special done or something larger than I can print I run to a prolab located not to far from where I live.

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    I use IPrintFromHome.com

    The prices are great and the customer service is awesome. I accidently uploaded the wrong image, and it was going to be cropped until they called me and informed me.

    Really great place


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    Well, let's assume you're shooting digital. If not, you have to use a prolab for best results. Otherwise the choice is fairly simple. An 8 x 10 might cost $2 at Walmart but you can print the same picture for $1 using your own printer and consumables. If you're printing an occasional family photo it might not make sense to have a printer sitting around. For one thing, if you don't use them they tend to gum up and you'll need to replace the whole printer even if you have only printed a handful of images.

    On the otherhand, if you're selling actual prints then having a printer is a must. Even if you will send them out to a prolab to print 500 flyers you still need to have a properly calibrated system, including a printer so you can do comps before sending them out to be printed.

    Bottom line, decide what your market will be and then try to find a printer that is good in that market. If you're selling prints you should look for a printer capable of 11x17 (A3). I have a Canon ip4300 (does not do A3) and it works fine for doing my comps before sending them off to the printer.
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    I don't use them cause I'm not professional or in the USA...but I've heard great things about them

    here's the link----> http://whcc.com/
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