|Posted: 7/2/2013 8:53:01 PM|
Or do you have them printed at a developer? I print most of my photos at home because I like to use all different sizes and have them at a moments notice, but I wondered what everyone else does. I know people say it's more cost effective to print somewhere else, but I rarely scrap 4 x 6 photos, so this doesn't really work for me...
|Posted: 7/2/2013 9:03:34 PM|
I have photo printer at home and I do use it if I want different sizes but it does go thru a lot of ink. I mainly get all my pictures from Costco, they a do a great job and are reasonably priced. If one of my kids wants a print of a picture that I want to use then I will print one off for them. Or I use it to print quick pics off for friends.
Loc: So Cal
|Posted: 7/2/2013 9:20:01 PM|
I use Picassa and PSE to resize my prints and then upload to Costco. I scrap and plan in batches. I make about 10-15 kits at a time and work off of sketches almost exclusively. This way I always know what size I need my photos to be. I resize the photos needed for all 10-15 kits at one time and then upload and order all at once.
While i'm waiting for photos I can still start on a kit because I just need to follow the sketch.
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:13:27 PM|
I print most of mine at home, too, for versatility and immediacy.
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:21:29 PM|
Okay, here's another question. If you print at home, what kind/brand of photo paper do you prefer? I flip glop on this. Can't decide what I like. But I am open to suggestion!
Loc: southern manitoba canada
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:28:08 PM|
I print at home too... for the same reason as you! I never know what size I'll want.
I have a pack of Ilford pearl on the way to me. I've heard good things.
Pea, Glorious Pea
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 47.4 down, about 6 to go! :D
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:28:40 PM|
I print mine at home in different sizes as I go. I have an Epson.
Loc: Sate of Random Scrap
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:29:46 PM|
In the past I swore I'd NEVER print at home since every home printed photo I've seen in person (usually by non-scrapping folks) lacked even average quality.
Then I decided to supplement my Costco orders with a home printer - Epson PictureMate which prints only 4x6" prints. I got it because I'm a spur-of-the moment scrapper: I see a challenge I want to do right NOW, or there's a photo I took today and want to record the memory by that evening. I love the immediacy of having a photo printer at home, and it has made me a more prolific scrapper. Before, when I just printed at Costco, I would have to spend a few days photo editing a bulk of a large order. Then when I got the photos, I'd lose my mojo. So I have stacks of printed photos but it's always not right: For example, I have a printed color photo, but I want to do a black&white photo to go with the new patterned paper line I'm dying to use. Now I print 1-2 photo at a time, and get exactly what I need for the page I'm making at a moment. I also resize photos and place two wallet-size prints on one 4x6". It's not as wasteful because I use what I print at home.
I'll still use Costco, but for enlargements only.
Loc: Tucson, AZ
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:55:41 PM|
I just ordered the Selphy for the same reason everyone says specially Amber Girl. i loved my HP 380 series that I had for like 7 years. but I'm printing so much at home that I want better quality photos. I saw the selphy at HSN craft and it really looked reliable. plus the fact that most scrapbookers that owns it loves it. sure it can be more expensive per photo but fir me is worth it due to the way I scrapbook.
a bit out of The conversation but I have to ask,
I was looking at you PL layouts. Awesome, like always! what do u use to print at home the small landscape sizes of photos you put on the 3 x 4 pockets?
|Posted: 7/2/2013 11:56:33 PM|
Marcy, I would love to know what you think about the paper! Looks amazing, but its kinda pricey, so a review would be great!
My turn to hit the PEAnata!!!
Loc: SCV, CA
|Posted: 7/3/2013 12:33:21 AM|
I'd love to. print more at home but can NEVER get the settings right on my Canon mp830. very frustrating. if anyone has pointers I'd luv them
Loc: United Kingdom
|Posted: 7/3/2013 6:36:57 AM|
I suppose I would probably prefer to have my pics printed at a developer but as I like to use my pics almost straight away & as well I'm not sure what size I will use, I do them at home. Like you I don't typically use 4 x 6 photos, I like to use a variety of sizes & may change them once I actually start a layout. As well, as I am located in the UK we don't have the convenience of 1 hour photo or anything like Costco so printing at home is the way for many reasons.
|Posted: 7/3/2013 7:54:14 AM|
I do both but lately I've been printing at home a lot.
|Posted: 7/3/2013 8:03:45 AM|
I always order out for photos, but I don't have a very good printer. I'd like the option to print at home, but I think I'd still probably order the bulk of my photos.
|Posted: 7/3/2013 8:29:20 AM|
I like to print at home, just for the versatility and immediacy. If I have a large order I'll send it off to be developed. I recently discovered Epson Luster Paper, and oh my, it is amazing! I was originally using the matte presentation paper, but I like this much more. It still has a sheen to it, it isn't flat like the presentation paper, but it's not glossy either. However, it IS super expensive! $28 on Amazon for 50 sheets...yikes!
|Posted: 7/3/2013 8:46:08 AM|
I have an older Canon Selphy printer, and I usually use it for Project Life photos or if there's a photo I want to scrap immediately. For larger amounts of photos, I create collages in Picasa (usually just 2 3x4 photos on a 4x6) and send them for printing since the place I go to is quite close.
|Posted: 7/6/2013 7:55:29 AM|
print my own as i link to play with different / unusual sizes
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Loc: Hidden under a pile of scrap!
|Posted: 7/6/2013 9:30:08 AM|I have a lot of mine printed, but I do print some of my own.
I use Photosheet by Photlility to put odd sizes on a 4x6, which I can print with my picturemate, my other epson or have printed anywhere at the 4x6 price.
|Posted: 7/6/2013 10:32:33 AM|
I do both. I have an Epson Picturemate that was probably one of my best scrapbooking purchases ever. I can pop my sd card right in and print a pic to scrap in 30 seconds. I take so many pictures that I usually do a large order from shutterfly or Walgreens.
|Posted: 7/6/2013 11:33:50 AM|
I print at Walgreens because I can crop the pic if I want smaller. I can stop in the morning and pick them up after work. I can make a collage on a 4x6.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 7/6/2013 12:47:10 PM|
I mostly print at home on my Epson Charm and I love it! My pictures come out far better than Walgreens- which is my closet place to go and is 15 miles each way. I love Costco prints, which is a bit further and use them got enlargements or some big batches.
|Child of God, follower of Jesus, and so thankful for His presence in my life <><|
Loc: boston, ma
|Posted: 7/6/2013 6:46:39 PM|
i print in bulk a few times a year from snapfish. for PL and other photos that i need faster turn around times for, i use costco one hour processing. i used to use my epson picturemate plus but while the quality is pretty good, snapfish/costco photos are still better. also, the ink cartridges on that thing runs out so quickly! i did the math and snapfish is more cost efficient for me.
this system is pretty limiting and i scrap almost exclusively in 4x6 for this reason. i'm hoping to get a new home photo printer in a few years once they've improved the technology... would love to use a greater variety of photo sizes in my layouts!