Comparing digital photo prints

The other thing I have not had any time to do since I got here and started working right away is to personalize and decorate my room a little. Since I’m obviously not going to go all out and spend a bunch of money decorating my room, I was thinking of sprucing up the bare walls with some prints of photos I’ve taken over the years. I decided to do some price comparisons of different digital printing services and found some surprises.

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I threw in Shutterfly and Snapfish, some online printing places, just to compare them to brick and mortar shops. The disadvantage with going with an online site is that you have to pay for shipping to Canada. The other places allow you to have your photos shipped to a nearby store location for free pick-up. What really surprised me though was that getting a bunch of 12×18 prints would almost make a Costco membership pay for itself! For 8x10s Shopper’s is surprisingly competitive, but otherwise, FutureShop seems to be a good deal. I’ve used Black’s, Future Shop, and London Drugs for digital printing in the past and been happy with the quality.

Anyone know of any digital printing places I’ve missed?

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3 Responses to “Comparing digital photo prints”


  1. 1 Maxpower February 5, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Use Costco coupon code “GSWEB17E” when signing up for a new membership online and they will send you a $25 gift card with your membership.

    More than covered the cost of the 145 4×6’s I ordered. Photos were ready the next day, but my membership could take a week to arrive.

    Jump to the end of this thread for details:
    http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403587&page=32&highlight=costco+membership

    Good Luck!

  2. 2 centsprout February 6, 2008 at 10:45 am

    thanks for the tip! the discount code certainly sweetens the deal.

  3. 3 Frugal Canadian Living April 22, 2008 at 5:45 am

    Great post I always get my photos printed at Costco. Thought that they were the cheapest place now your post proves it. The quality is good too.


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