There are many budget photo labs in department chains, offering cheap prints. It may be tempting to try and save some costs on your prints. I had a client contact me recently and she showed me an image she had printed at a budget photo lab. She was naturally concerned that the colours looked oversaturated and unnatural. I too was concerned how the image looked as it looked nothing at all like it did on the screen. I had a sneaking suspicion it was to do with the photo lab that was used. I had the same image printed by a professional photo lab and it looked fabulous - the colours looked soft and natural and it looked like it did on the screen. The client was relieved and will be taking her images in to a professional photo lab to be redone.
I would urge clients to go to a professional photo lab to have prints done, even if it costs a little extra. The difference in quality can be considerable and when you are paying for a professional photographer, it is important that your final prints look professional.
If you would like for me to arrange prints for you, please let me know and I would be happy to provide you with a price list. That way you can be sure that the images you receive will be of a high standard.