Snapfish

Snapfish is the second cheapest option on the list but print quality isn't great. We didn’t love the faded blacks and the inconsistent tones between the 8x10 and 4x6 images. The 100 free 4x6 prints might be a good deal for some users, but we’d rather pay for prints with more consistent quality. The prints did arrive on time, though.

About

Snapfish is based out of San Francisco and for new users they offer a limited-time deal of 100 free 4x6 inch prints. They also seem to be running a different kind of flash deal special on a variety of their products every day. Since signing up and ordering these test prints I’ve received an email daily from the company.

Ease of Service

Snapfish is very easy to use. Once you’ve created a Snapfish account, you choose the product that you would like your images printed on, select sizes, paper quality and then upload your images. With Snapfish, as with Shutterfly, you have the option to pick your prints up from CVS, Walgreens or Walmart (again, it's not clear they're the same quality as those shipped through the site), but since we were using the shipping time to compare these various services we opted to get the prints mailed to us.

The 100 free 4x6 prints might be a good deal for some users, but we’d rather pay for prints with more consistent quality.

The paper options at Snapfish are limited to Glossy and Matte. And the Snapfish smart editor will actually recommend print sizes for you based on the image that you have uploaded.

Price

Snapfish charges $2.99 per 8x10 inch print, and 0.09 cents per 4x6 print (but new users get 100 free 4x6 prints) plus $1.99 for shipping. Add in tax and the total was $11.94 for six prints.

Turnaround Time

Snapfish estimated prints would arrive on November 2, which is exactly when they arrived.

Quality

Snapfish's print quality left a lot to be desired.

Because Snapfish didn’t offer a Lustre option, we opted for a Glossy print. The paper quality is very thin and the colors between the 8x10 and 4x6 images were inconsistent. This was most noticeable in the blacks of the images. The smaller prints had faded blacks and looked desaturated when compared to the 8x10 prints.