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Photo Prints

Looking for the best pricing on digital photo prints? Sit back and read on ... I've done the homework to bring you the details on photo print pricing and shipping costs--as well as the type of photo paper--at more than two dozen online print labs. Want to pay just 6 cents a print? How about fixed price shipping? It's all there ...

Photo print processors continue to drop their prices. There's a lot of capacity in the market and competition for business is fierce. The most intense competition can be found in 4x6 prices. There are bargains to be had, and pitfalls to be avoided ...

You'll find a wide range of not just photo print pricing, but pricing schemes. Bulk and subscription plans can lower per print prices considerably. But those plans lock you into a vendor. You'll do well to check out a photo print vendor rather than going with a prepaid plan right off the bat. And be sure to watch out for plans that make up for low individual photo print prices with inflated shipping costs.

Photo print quality is a huge issue. There can be a striking difference in quality between vendors. This is another example where price isn't everything. "Wow, those prints look like mud, but what a great price" just doesn't cut it.

Photo Print Provider Comparison Chart

  Lab Special Offers 4x6 5x7 8x10 11x14 Shipping (US) Paper

Adoramapix 25 free photo prints on sign up 15¢ 35¢ $1.99 $4.99

USPS
Flat Rate - $4.95

UPS 2 day Air: 1-100 $11.95 (+ $1.00 for each additional 25)

UPS Overnight: 1-100 $17.95 (+ $1.50 for each additional 25)

Standard - Kodak Royal (Matte or Glossy)

Optional - Kodak Endura (Supra Luster and Metallic) and Ilford (b&w)

Bertas Digital Imaging 20 free photo prints on sign up. 29¢ $2.99 $4.99 $9.99 ? Kodak
Bonusprint (UK) - 11¢ 19¢ $1.99 - Flat Rate
$2.99 (10-14 days)
$15 (Fed Ex - 2 Day)
Kodak
ClarkColor

20 free photo prints on sign up.

Prints as low as 9¢

11¢ 79¢ $2.99 - USPS
1-5 prints 99¢
6-15 prints $1.55
16-25 prints $2.09
each additional 10 prints add 32¢
Kodak
(Royal available)
CVS Online (Kodak Picture Center)

10 free prints on sign up.

All orders under $5.00 incur a $1.49 service charge.

19¢ 99¢ $1.99  

USPS $2.87

2-Day Express $5.99

Next Day Express $9.99

Instore pickup free on orders over $5.

Kodak
dotPhoto

1. $5 off any photo gift or prints
Coupon code: 5OFFCJ07

2. 10% off your order
Coupon code: 10OFF1006

3. 10% off Photo iPod Cases
Coupon code: CJ10IPOD

4. 50 free Digital Prints

15¢ 89¢ $2.89 $7.29 USPS
1-10 $2.55
11-20 $2.75
21-30 $3.25
31-50 $3.85
51-75 $4.95
76-100 $6.05 etc.
Fuji Crystal Archive

ImageStation / Sony

SCHEDULED TO CLOSE on February 1, 2008

12¢ 79¢ $2.69
- First item (up to 8x10 print) - .83
each additional item .04
"photos are printed on high-quality photo paper, a resin-coated, silver-halide color paper optimized for digital printers." No clue as to brand do they actually use.
Kodak EasyShare Gallery (formerly Ofoto)

1. 20 free prints on signup.

2. Save 20% on photo mugs
Coupon code: SUNSHINE!

3. Spend $40, Save 25%
Coupon code: PUMPKINS

 

15¢ 99¢ $3.99 - USPS
1-10 $1.49
11-19 $1.79
20-49 $2.49
50-75 $3.99
76-99 $4.99 etc.
FedEx also available
Kodak
(of course)
Mpix Discounts apply when making more than 11 prints from one image. 29¢ 99¢ $1.99 $6.99 USPS 1st Class $2.50 (50 4x6 prints or less)
USPS Priority $4.95
FedEx Next Business Day $9.75
Kodak Portra Endura
(Pro Endura Metallic and Ilford B&W available)
PEPhoto   18¢ $1.24 $2.10

USPS First Class
All Orders incur a $1.50 flat processing fee, in addition to volume fees based on a point system that's next to impossible to fully describe in this little box. :)

Local pickup available in the NY/NJ area at 2000 locations.

Konica
PhotoCheap.biz 1. Free shipping and handling for first order.
2. Prepaid plans have lower prices.
10¢ 26¢ $1.30 - 1-10 99¢
11-20 $1.99
21-50 $2.99
51-100 $3.99
101-150 $4.99
151-200 $6.99
201-250 $8.99
251-300 $10.99
300+ add $1 for each 50 prints
Kodak Royal
PhotoMax 20 free prints on sign up.
10¢ 97¢ $3.88 $7.99


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PhotoWorks



1. 25 Free 4x6 Prints

2. 10% Off Entire Order Coupon code: 10OFF

3. 30% off photo mugs Coupon code: KEEPSAKE

 

19¢ 99¢ $2.99 $9.95

4x6, 5x7 & 8x10
$1.95 base (1-20 prints)
add 95¢ for each additional 20 prints

Kodak
Qurio

 

25¢ 99¢ $3.99 $6.99 ? Fuji
RitzPix 10 Free Digital Prints - order online and pick them up in one hour at a local store. Code: free4x6 19¢ 79¢   -

Free in-store pickup. USPS:
Up to $2.99 - 99¢
$3.00 to $5.99 - $1.99
$6.00 to $9.99- $2.99
$10.00 to $24.99 - $4.99
$25.00 to $44.99 - $6.99
$45.00 to $69.99- $9.99
$70.00 and up - $14.99

Fuji
Shutterfly

1. 15 free prints for new customers, includes photo sharing and unlimited storage.

2.

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19¢ 99¢ $3.99 $7.99 USPS
1-10 prints $1.79
11-20 prints $1.99
21-30 prints $2.49
31-50 prints $2.99
51-75 prints $3.99
76-100 prints $4.99 etc.
Fuji Crystal Archive
Smugmug 7 day free trial 19¢ 99¢ $2.99 $5.49 USPS
1-10 4x6 $1.75
each additional 10 prints 50¢
Fuji Crystal Archive
Snapfish

1. 20 free prints and a free 4x6 Flipbook (through September 30th).

2. Free shipping on up to 10 prints Coupon code: AFF10SHIP07

3. $5 off any order of $15 or more Coupon code: AFF15PURCH

4. $2 off any order over $10
Coupon code: AFFOFFTEN0507

12¢ 79¢ $2.99 -

USPS
First 1-5 prints - 99¢
Then each set of ten prints from 6 to 195 - 49¢ per set

Kodak
(Royal available)
Walgreens 15¢ 4x6 prints when ordering 50 or more prints.
Use coupon code: LABORDAY through September 27th.
19¢ 1.59¢ $2.99 -

USPS
1-5 - 99¢
6-15 - $1.48
16-25 - $1.97
26+ - add 49¢ per 10 prints

OR Pickup in store - ready in as little as one hour.

Kodak - online
In-Store - ?
Webshots Takes the cake as the most non-transparent photo merchant. Why can't we see your prices without logging into the site? ? ? ? ? ? Fuji Crystal Archive
WinkFlash

50% off all 4x6 prints - offer does not include flat-rate shipping. Use Coupon Code: JC53YR73

40% off select greeting cards.

12¢ 29¢ $1.99 $3.79 (10x15)

4x6 Photos
99¢ Flat-Rate Shipping (offer cannot be combined with any other offer)

Quantities:
1-10 - 89¢
11-20 - $1.49
21-30 - $1.99
31-40 - $2.79
41-50 - $3.39
51-70 - $3.89
71-100 - $4.79
etc.

Fuji Crystal Archive
XPPhoto   12¢ 38¢ $1.88 $4.50
(10x15)

USPS
1-20 prints $1.49
21-31 prints $1.99
32-52 prints $2.49
53-79 prints $3.99
80-106 prints $4.99
107-159 prints $6.49
160+ prints $7.99

Fuji
YorkPhoto First 20 prints free 10¢ 79¢ $2.99 - USPS
1-5 prints $0.99
6-15 prints $1.55
16-25 prints $2.09
each additional 10 prints 32¢
Kodak
(Royal available)
Photo Printing on the Desktop or Online - What’s Best?

Updated: 09/09/07 - updated all pricing, offers, and coupon codes. Deleted Club Photo, Yahoo Photos, Photo Site, Froogle Foto