Walgreens location number 2 finally let me know that my 4x4 prints ordered last week were finally ready (3 days later). Remember how I said 80% of the time my Walgreens photo order ends up not right? This Walgreens location makes the 4x4 instagram prints 4x6. Hmmmm.
I ordered instagram prints from 2 different Walgreens locations. One in the very nice area of town, the other at the truck stop a few miles north. I ordered the same prints from Walmart, at the nicest Walmart location in town.Let's compare!
1. The Walgreens 4x4 prints from the truck stop are really 4x6. They do not have any weird border and the print quality is fine. The images are a little on the blue side, but nothing to complain about. Photos are on glossy paper (upper right photo). These were ready for pick-up 3 days later.
2. The Walgreens from the nice part of town did make the 4x4 prints 4x4 but they all have a weird red border. Print quality is also fine and leans toward blue. (botto right photo). Photos are on paper that is between matte and glossy. These were ready for pick up within a few hours.
3. The Walmart prints are all 4x4 with no border. The paper is glossy but less glossy than Walgreens. The print quality is fine, a little more on the warm side (upper and lower left photos). The Walmart prints were ready for pick-up in an hour.
Price: Walgreens 39 cents per print, Walmart 20 cents per print.
My vote goes to Walmart.The price, quality, reliability, and turnaround time are all better than Walgreens. I can't wait to start adding these to my journals and making some photo albums. I know haters are gonna hate, and I WOULD have gone to a local mom and shop photo printing shop if there was one. My local choices for prints is limited (there is no mom and pop option for photos in an hour anymore).
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