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05/05/2015 06:15:50 PM · #1
My high school senior daughter has a photo show on Saturday as part of her class. It's at a local bakery/cafe. Yay!

She thought she could get large prints faster than she's found, so has nothing printed. Boo!

Got any suggestions for where to get prints up to 16x20 in two days flat?

We live in northern Virginia, near Washington, DC. We can drive around the metro area to a shop.

If all else fails, we'll print 8x10s on our home printer.

Thanks!
05/05/2015 06:23:47 PM · #2
You could try mpix.com

//www.mpix.com/about/Shipping.aspx

Barring that, you could open the phone book and call local camera shops and explain your situation. They may be able to rush a print job for you.

Message edited by author 2015-05-05 18:26:15.
05/05/2015 06:41:58 PM · #3
Costco, Office Depot or Staples?
05/05/2015 06:53:49 PM · #4
Did anyone else have a hard time reading Jeffrey's post at a normal speed? I think because the title says, FAST, I subconsciously read it with great urgency.

I second Costco.
05/05/2015 07:29:21 PM · #5
My local camera store has a professional printing setup and can turn prints like this around for me in a day or two if the need arises, which it has, a couple of times. I suggest you find a local canon- or nikon-authorized dealer; many of therm do excellent printing.
05/05/2015 07:55:58 PM · #6
If all else fails, you can buy a Canon i9900... or whatever is current these days... and print them yourself.

I've done that.
05/05/2015 08:14:27 PM · #7
Thanks, everyone!

I should've mentioned that she already looked at Costco and they take 3-5 days.

It also turns out that other options are much more expensive than Costco.

But it seems that at this point, a local shop is our best bet, or maybe buying our own printer.
05/05/2015 08:17:05 PM · #8
Whcc white house custom color has free two day shipping and relatively inexpensive one day shipping.
05/05/2015 10:08:09 PM · #9
Staples has an online service thats prints large good quality prints. I ordered on two occasion, each time selecting the regular, non expedited service, thinking they would call me in a few days. Each time I got an email about 90 minutes after ordering telling me I could pick them up.

And there was a same day extra charge available, to be certain.
05/05/2015 10:08:09 PM · #10
Originally posted by levyj413:

I should've mentioned that she already looked at Costco and they take 3-5 days.

Is that for mail-order or in-store pickup? I've always gotten enlargements in 2-24 (maybe 48) hours except during the holiday rush when I'm picking them up at the store.
05/05/2015 10:16:32 PM · #11
I second MPIX

//www.mpix.com/products/prints

Super Fast Shipping

The fastest turnaround time in the industry. Print orders ship in just one business day, getting your prints to you faster than anywhere else online.
05/05/2015 10:40:52 PM · #12
Originally posted by Zita:

I second MPIX

//www.mpix.com/products/prints

Super Fast Shipping

The fastest turnaround time in the industry. Print orders ship in just one business day, getting your prints to you faster than anywhere else online.


I think mpix can get it to you, too - if you order tonight, it will be in the system by close of business tomorrow. They ship priority, if I'm not mistaken. And I also think they have a big site wide sale going on right now that will pretty much take care of your shipping. IOW the %off should more than equal your postage. They will put all your prints in one box and charge you one fee, probably under $10. They ship from Kansas if that helps.
05/06/2015 12:40:23 AM · #13
Originally posted by levyj413:

I should've mentioned that she already looked at Costco and they take 3-5 days.


Your Costco is broken! lol I could swear I got mine, of that size, same-day a couple years ago.
05/06/2015 12:32:14 PM · #14
Originally posted by aliqui:

Originally posted by levyj413:

I should've mentioned that she already looked at Costco and they take 3-5 days.


Your Costco is broken! lol I could swear I got mine, of that size, same-day a couple years ago.


Probably depends on the type of print. When I get stretched canvas there it takes 3-5 days
05/06/2015 12:39:19 PM · #15
FedEx Kinkos

I know the one by my house does this stuff onsite and if they're not busy...you can get it in minutes.
05/06/2015 06:56:58 PM · #16
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by aliqui:

Originally posted by levyj413:

I should've mentioned that she already looked at Costco and they take 3-5 days.


Your Costco is broken! lol I could swear I got mine, of that size, same-day a couple years ago.


Probably depends on the type of print. When I get stretched canvas there it takes 3-5 days


Yeah, that makes sense for wrapped, but not for just a regular print on paper.
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