Top Digital Printing Services for Making Prints, Photo Books, and Gifts
There are many sources these days for processing prints made from your digital camera. I tried printing at home and it was too expensive and too much hassle; I was constantly buying paper and new ink. So I started investigating digital printing services. I found it to be extremely easy and convenient to upload photos to the printing service's website and prestoa few days later my film-quality prints arrived in the mail. Signing up and uploading images is free, and most photo companies offer free prints or other specials when you join.
If you don't want to pay shipping charges for the convenience of home delivery, several services such as Shutterfly offer the option of ordering online and picking up your prints
I experimented with a number of digital photo processing sites and checked out their ease of use, ordered prints, including photos with lots of color and some with poor exposure or other lighting issues, and queried customer service. The digital photo developers below came out on top. CLICK on the links below for detailed reviews and discount coupon codes.
Photo Greeting Cards - I also love using online photo services for holiday and special occasion cards like Mother's Day, Father's Day, wedding or graduation announcements,Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, etc. The major photo finishers offer a wide selection of holiday greeting cards, photo cards, and photo-mount cards. Using your own photos really makes your holiday cards special, and there are some great styles and borders to choose from. There is a lot of competition among the photo companies. Discounts and promotions abound, so you can get some pretty good deals. My reviews list all the current coupon codes.
A note about prices: a number of sites like Shutterfly and Snapfish offer a prepaid bulk plan that can significantly lower the per-print cost. If you take a lot of photos, you may want to consider this option. This chart lists my top choices.
** As long as you make at least 1 purchase per year.
*** Site allows you to add personal comments/references that will be printed on the backs of your photos.
**** There is a higher per print charge for this option, but no shipping fee.