Published On: Wed, Oct 4th, 2017

5 Key Things to Find in the Best Photo Lab

Today, the best photo lab will offer a wealth of different services and products. Best of all, you don’t even have to leave home to access them. They offer anything from customized merchandise to digital photo printing. Photo labs focus on quality and ease of use. Furthermore, since they now exist online, it is easier than ever for you to compare their prices and features, so that you can find the one that gives you the best value for money.

photo courtesy Fathom Events

So what are the five key things you should look for?

5 Features of the Best Photo Lab

  1. They should offer digital photo printing. The biggest element of their business should be to create photo prints of any size, on different types of materials. They should be able to do this using slides, negatives, or digital files. There are labs where silver-halide photographic paper, whereas others will use digital prints such as pigment inkjet. There are no rights or wrongs in that, only personal preference. Either way, they all last for a very long time so you don’t have to worry about that.
  2. They should be able to frame and mount prints. A range of different styles should be available for you to choose from. You may, for instance, be able to have your picture printed on art canvas, wrapped by a classy gallery frame, or a thick frame. Again, which frame to use is down to personal preference, but you should expect a good lab to offer this service at least.
  3. They should offer other image displays. The best photo labs will be able to print your photographs on things such as clocks, t-shirts, notebooks, calendars, business cards, playing cards, postcards, greeting or holiday cards, magazine covers, buttons, trading cards, statuettes, mouse pads, mugs, and more. No longer do photographs have to be printed on photo paper, you can print them on anything you like!
  4. You should be able to create photobooks. These are, in fact, some of the most popular photograph products available today. A good photo lab should enable you to create customized photobooks to which you can add as many photographs as you want, as well as text. Usually, they will have some sort of app available for this. You should be able to order as many copies of this as you like, and you should find the prices surprisingly affordable.
  5. They should offer a wealth of other services as well. For instance, they may be able to turn slides and old-fashioned negatives into digital prints. They may also enable you to store images in a shareable digital album, for instance.

If you want to find the best photo lab, the five things above are some of the things to look into. Once you identify a lab that you are happy with, you will be able to print just about anything you like. Before you know it, you will have photographs all over your home again!

Author: Anwar Hossain

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