Photo printing is one of the newest innovations in world of photography. Photo printing provides individuals with many opportunities to print their pictures in different styles and designs. There are many ways to print your digital photos once they have been taken, it is up to you to decide which format is best suited for your needs.
Home Photo Printing - Home photo printing provides individuals with the opportunity to print their photos from home. This eliminates the hassle of having to wait while your photos are being processed. Home photo printing can be expensive due to the fact that you will have to purchase both the printer and the ink cartridge. The ink cartridge alone can cost $50. You may also have to replace your ink cartridge on a regular basis, depending on how often you use your printer.
In Store Photo Printing - In store photo printing is another efficient way to process your photos. Many stores now have digital printing machines setup, which will either print your photos instantly or in a couple of days; depending on what you prefer. By following the steps on the machines, your photos can be ready for you in as little as one minute. You can choose to print one photo or a number of photos at one time and they are available in black and white or colored. There are endless possibilities and they cost as little as 20-cents a piece.
Online Printing - Online printing is similar to in store printing except you don't have to physically go to the store to place order. You can submit all the information you want (black and white, sizes, borders, etc.) and the company will mail your photos to you, usually in less than a day. Ordering your pictures online will often cost more than in store printing because of the efficiency as well as the costs of shipping.
All of the methods listed above will provide you with great photos which are likely to last a long time. Choosing the right method for you will depend on how much you want to spend and how much work you are willing to put into printing your pictures. If you think you will be printing a number of pictures over the years, perhaps home photo printing would be your best option.