What paper to use & do you scan & print at Costco or FedEx/Kinkos?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Augustyn Wójcik, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. I have an HP printer (which scans) but not a flatbed scanner.
    I have a set of old prints, both B&W & color that I would like enlargements.

    Which do you use? Costco or Kinkos?
    What paper do you recommend?

    Costco will scan my old 8x10 photos to a DVD for $4.
    Then they will print B&W or color (for the same price) for:
    $3 for 12x18
    $6 for 16x20
    $9 for 20x30

    Kinkos/FedEx will scan to flash drive for $7.50, and then
    print B&W for 75 cents a square foot or color for $7.50
    per square foot.

    I don't know what paper to ask for.
    What do you use?
    Which do you recommend?
    Augustyn Wójcik, Mar 8, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    I don't use (haven't used) Costco or Kinkos, but those seem to be fair
    enough prices.

    You might want to see what true photographic print vendors such as Mpix
    and BayPhoto have to offer and/or recommend:
    < http://www.mpix.com/products/prints/papers >
    Generally, but not always, consider Matte, or satin finish for B&W, and
    premium gloss or specialized papers for color.

    What paper options do they offer?

    What sort of mounting/display do you intend for your prints?
    Savageduck, Mar 8, 2014
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    RichA Guest

    I scan at home.
    RichA, Mar 9, 2014
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Depends on what you want. I use Costco for family photos, and specify
    matte finish, and find the results quite adequate for my needs. Costco
    did a poster for me of a photograph I did of my grandsons, and it came
    out quite well for very little money.
    Tony Cooper, Mar 9, 2014
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