Walmart Photo totaly sucks

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Gene Palmiter, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. A client needs 8x10 prints immediately....product shots for a show in NY.
    Normally I use and I get the work back in the mail in a few
    days. But, since we need faster service we will order with Wal-Mart and go
    pick them up in the morning. Well...that is...If I can manage to upload them
    by then! Wal-Mart is only taking 4 photos at a time...and half of them are
    being mangled and have to be re-uploaded. I hope the quality is worth
    it...had to settle for mat paper for one-hour service. Anyway...Looks like I
    will be up all night trying to make this happen. It's too much aggravation
    for just $1200...ummm....well....maybe just the upper limit of aggravation
    for that much.

    Gene Palmiter
    (visit my photo gallery at
    freebridge design group & Route 611 Magazine
    Gene Palmiter, Nov 10, 2004
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    Mark Johnson Guest

    I've had a lot of luck with the Costco setup. But then photo printers
    are now just sold as a come on for the ink cartridges. So you can get
    a photo printer, even at Costco.

    I still think these professional services would be best, particularly
    for framing or gallery work. But maybe certain of these inkjets can
    now match it. I don't know that's the case. It just would not surprize
    Mark Johnson, Nov 10, 2004
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  3. You know....maybe they do. Those who need to have prints waiting for a
    client across the country. It's a good concept...but I won't try it again.
    Just too many problems.
    Gene Palmiter, Nov 10, 2004
  4. I've used Walmart's online photo service only once and I will never go this case I am not where the client is. Several stores in this
    area seem to do one-hour work. Maybe the situation has improved.

    Well....I am on hold....but the nice lady is trying to verify
    everything....and let the store know that someone will pick them up....and
    that its ok to pick up professional looking prints.
    Gene Palmiter, Nov 10, 2004
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    RSD99 Guest

    So far ... Costco's local minilab seems to work ok for me.

    Take a CD into the store, upload it to the Noritsu printer, do shopping,
    get pictures. The printer is even profiled at ... and
    they'll do every common size up to 12" x 18"
    RSD99, Nov 10, 2004
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