Our pick: Printique

Printique offers mid-range pricing, consistent print quality and an earlier arrival date than expected. We were happy with our Printique order.

About

The printing service formerly known as AdoramaPix was the service I was most familiar with. I’ve used the company to make prints for art shows and have generally been pleased with the results. They’ve been at it for over twenty years and are located in New York City.

Ease of Service

Printique is very easy to use. Once you’ve created a Printique account you select 'Print Wizard' from the dropdown menu. This will allow you to upload photos and begin your order. You have the option to use 'Express Order Mode' or 'Detailed Order Mode'. We opted for 'Detailed' because we wanted to order the prints in two sizes. From here you select your sizes, your paper type (we opted for Lustre), choose whether you want a border around the image and how many copies you want printed.

Projects will be saved inside of Printique so you can easily order more in the future

A function called 'smart crop' then analyzes your photos to make sure that the images will fit on the paper sizes that you’ve selected. The program will make a suggested crop for you if an image’s dimensions don’t quite fit the paper size. You can override this in the program, but in this particular instance we chose to go with what Printique was suggesting. From there it’s a matter of adding the items to your cart and supplying your payment information. Projects will be saved inside of Printique so you can easily order more in the future.

Price

Prints cost $2.49 for 8x10 inch and 0.31 cents for 4x6 inch. I ordered three prints at each size, plus $6.95 for shipping, resulting in a total of $16.72 with tax.

Turnaround time

Printique estimated the prints would arrive between November 1 and November 6. They hit my mailbox a day early on October 31.

Quality

Printique’s prints arrived in a slightly oversized cardboard box and the print quality was what I have come to expect from this service over the years. The colors were consistent between the two sizes and the paper quality was very nice.

Printique offered my favorite print quality.