Wow, those money-grubbing photographers – wanting you to use a pro lab to print the images in your online gallery… the audacity! But are they actually trying to make more money off you, or offer a legit service?
Clients of RyKie Images & Events quite enjoy sharing their online image galleries after a shoot. Through this gallery, people can order high-quality prints from a professional lab through a few easy clicks of a mouse. These prints are delivered right to your door!
The drawback – they’re not available within one hour. This is the only advantage of a drugstore photolab. But how does the quality compare? Well, it simply doesn’t. As you can see from the graphic that we’ve borrowed from Amanda Jackson Photography, different labs offer different (and not flattering) results.
Look at the pro-lab image as compared to the image that came straight out of the camera. See a difference? Not much, eh? Exactly. When you use a pro printing lab like we do here at RyKie Images & Events, what you see on the screen is what you’re going to get. No guessing, no regrets. The cheap guys? Well, they’re cheap for a reason.
Another reason why photographers will discourage clients from using a cheap photo lab is because it cheapens the image. Also, when someone else is looking at that print you had made at the one-hour place, they may judge the quality of work on that image. In other words, if you print your images and they turn out looking like garbage, people will think your photographer is to blame.
We strive to offer the best prints and products to our customers. That’s why we prefer to use a pro lab instead of printing at Costco or WalMart.