Here are TTV choices for Photo gifts and Photo printing.
Artscow – http://www.artscow.com
- Low prices, but shipped from Hong Kong (takes 2-3 weeks to get to the states)
- Great Selection for small gifts playing cards, watches, ornaments, bags, etc.
- Very customizable with their silverlight client designer – We’ve even made our own kids books!
- Low prices on stretch canvases and calendars.
- Need to wait for email deals or codes to get Free Shipping. Or use FSVIPUSER code for Free Shipping thru 7/31/2012.
- Since it’s international, we usually like to use paypal to pay.
Costco – http://www.costcophotocenter.com
- High quality prints at good prices (13 cents for 4×6), and they can do Matte finish
- We also like the 6×7.5 photo greeting cards, and use them for our Christmas Cards. Set of 50 starts at $14.99 and come with the envelopes.
- Sample canvases and photobooks look good in the store, but we have not personally tried them.
- We have notice that color and light/darkness of prints depends on location.
- Need to be a costco member to use the service
Costco Prices as of this Posting (*16×20 size and up not available for matte/lustre printing):
Overall, the photographers in our community like the photo quality and matte options at Costco. Artscow is really good option for personalized gifts if you can wait for shipping.
As always, let us know your opinions in the comments..