Matte Printing...Walmart? Target? Wolf?

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by anna_riedinger, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. I do alot of shooting for family and friends, my problem is that I hate the
    prints from walmart or target. Glossy is fine but I prefer matte. I like the
    more professional look and feel. But I don't have a clue where to print from
    that would offer matte except wolf camera and they are very pricy. I usually
    don't print anything bigger than 8x10s from my digital rebel. Any suggestions?
  2. I do prints from Ritz camera (they own Wolf Camera) and the prints aren't that pricy. They are $4.49 for 'ritz card members' for 8x10 or 8x12 (I get the later). Their 4x6 prints seem to be slightly more expensive then target.

    I usually just do target for my prints if it is 4x6, but I go with Ritz for 5x7 or 8x12 enlargements. If the pictures are fairly important I also go to Ritz. Mostly I have more confidence in the people who work at my local ritz then at either of the Target stores near me. Especially since I do film I don't need someone messing up my negatives in processing or enlarging.
  3. Forget Ritz...get a Costco membership - for the photo print prices/quality alone it will be worth it (plus you might save on a few otherr things).
    $1.50 for 8x10 or 8x12, matte or glossy, fuji crystal archive paper.
    $.15 for 4x6, and my favourite, 5x7 for only 39 cents.
    Bigger you say? How about $2.50 for an 11x14 OR 12x18.
  4. """I like the more professional look and feel.""""

    Then the question begs asking: Why would you even consider bringing film to a discount store, and not a "real" lab?
  5. Wal-mart offers matte. Everybody does.

    Unless its different in the US, that is, but Wal-mart Canada offers matte and glossy (matte by default I believe) and at Black's we do both, matte by default as well.

    You're not using the "instant print" kiosks are you? Those are dye-sub prints on whatever is loaded in to the dyesub printer in the machine.
  6. Here in the southern USA the Walmart one hour prints are on matte finish, but the economy send out service comes back on glossy.

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