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Old 10-08-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Any suggestions on what to look for in a vendor that prints on canvas and metal? Any favorites for online ordering? Has anyone tried Costco?
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Streamwood, IL
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Mpix and BayPhotoLab have been my to go vendors.

I am weary of large non-photography specific chain printers as their printers are often not calibrated.

I've had a large number of my customers purchase high res images with the intent to print those images at Costco, Sams club and/or Walgreens, and were very unhappy when images would come back underexposed or with an odd hue
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley region, NY
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I have used PictureItOnCanvas.com before for an aluminum print and it came out really well. However I wouldn't use them if you are in a hurry, I did and my order came back late. I had bought it on a groupon and the time frame said I would have it within 2 weeks but it took close to that just for them to produce it and when I complained all they did was offer me a chance to pay rush fees. I see though on newer groupons (current one below) they have changed it to 7-10 days to ship so you should be fine and the overall product was really nice, especially for the price.

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Old 10-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I've used Mpix a couple times for metallic prints and they've come out really well
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I've had 16 x 20 canvas wraps done three or four times at Costco -- usually when they had their $10 off coupon which brought down the cost more. The photos looked fine, but I think some of the more professional outfits may have better quality prints and maybe frames with a thicker depth. I think it depends on what you plan to do with them.

I have yet to try a metallic print, but I've seen some that area realliy great!
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