*I would also like to be able to send my finished scrapbook pages to a Photo Center (Walmart etc.). Is there a better Photo Center you would recommend? I am not sure if I want to use all of my ink to print my pages?
Today we get to talk about one of the coolest things about digital, and that is printing. There is nothing like seeing your digital creations in print and paper. When it comes to digital you have so many options.
First is printing using your own printer – which is totally doable – however probably one of the most expensive – we’ll get to that later in the post. For now, we will focus on printing services:
My favorite layout printing service is Persnickety Prints. Their quality is wonderful and the attention to detail that goes into every order for the prices is wonderful! You can learn more about them here.
Another way to print your layouts is in books – my favorite is Shutterfly. There are many others who offer this service, all with their own pros and cons. Stephanie of The Daily Digi wrote an awesome review of several different publishers that I highly recommend here.
For my quick gifts and cards, I often find myself going to Costco for prints. Probably because I am the most familiar with their online upload process and I am always there picking something up for our family – it is convenient and easy for me to start something and finish it completely only hours later – I love that!
The great thing about digital is that you can always size your layouts any size you need – so you can print at pretty much any photo center – Walmart included.
As for printing your layouts yourself, personally I find myself doing this less and less except for quick projects. For my personal layouts – I use an HP B8550. It isn’t the workhorse or quite as vivid as my Epson R1800 was, but my ink is less expensive because I can buy XL size tanks, and for quick projects here and there, it works wonderfully. Also, after switching to Mac and having the performance of my Epson drop dramatically, I am not a huge Epson fan any more. In fact, I am not much of a printing it yourself fan any longer as you can have higher quality prints for far less money from a photo retailer.
So that’s me – now for you. Readers, where are your favorite places to print? Do share!