My Favorite Professional Printing Labs
I’m always excited when I arrive home to a package full of prints. looking at hard copies of beautiful images is much more enjoyable than looking at them on a computer screen. A print lasts more than a lifetime and quickly transports you back to your most cherished memories without having to log in to your computer. A lot of fellow photographers have asked for guidance on choosing a printing lab so I wanted to share my favorite professional printing labs with all of you.
I’ve used at least 40+ different labs in my years as a full-time photographer and many came up short in either paper quality or print quality. Finding a really good printing lab can be confusing and tedious. Most professional labs require you to be a formally registered photography business in order to process orders with them with a registration process that is almost painful. But if you are willing to go through the registration process in order to build a relationship with an excellent lab that you can print with for years to come- then this blog is for you!
1: Millers Lab
Miller’s Professional Imaging is the largest professional lab organization in the United States. I love the large range of unique and customizable printing products that they offer such as images boxes, metal prints and even cut outs! Miller’s lab Offers a great customer service experience which is important when ordering client products.
Zno Lab has some of the best Flush Mount Albums that I have purchased and all of their products are made in the USA. With an extensive collection of album designs, colors, and textures, they are my go-to lab for albums. My favorite print paper that they offer is their art print paper. Their albums are heavy, excellent quality and built luxuriously. Zno is the biggest flush mount album maker in the world and they also offer some other amazing products such as holiday cards, and engagement books.
3: White House Custom Colour
I love White House Custom Colour (whcc) for all of my regular printing needs. I use them in connection to my Pixieset account because their prints are of really high Quality. Their Photographic Prints have a longevity of 100 years in typical display conditions and 200 years in dark storage and offer 100% color accuracy, quality-assured prints, and first-class finishing services.
4: Canvas on the Cheap
This one is for all my friends and family who asks me for recommendations on affordable labs.
Canvas on the Cheap is a great public lab that offers good quality canvases at affordable prices. I don’t use this lab for my professional needs (or clients) BUT I use them for myself and they are GREAT for Christmas and birthday gifts or for printing in bulk to fill the walls around the house. I have canvases in my office by them and they are great. I have ordered canvases from other companies with similar price points and have been disappointed in the past. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my first order by them and now they are my recommendation for affordable prints.