I am always encouraging my clients to buy professional quality prints they are much better quality prints and last for generations. But I have not put the proof in the pudding so to say, well here it is. I ordered prints from most of our local and common photo labs, and my professional lab as a comparison. Which photo do you think is the best? I choose standard printing of a 4X6 with no color correction for each print.
Over all I think Walgreens and Shutterfly and Snapfish are in tie for the worst image color. I think the problem with the consumer labs is they don't color test their printers, so if something isn't calibrated strange things begin to happen. I was most pleased with the pro print, and mpix. I still will recommend mpix for my clients to print from when they ask. But of course pro prints are the way to go. Consistently great photos on high quality paper, guaranteed.
Which photo did you think was the worst? Best?