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Photo printing

Cheap photo prints

By Andrew Laughlin

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Should you print photos at home, or use an online photo printing service? We compare the costs. 

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We’ve rounded up the prices and delivery times of the most popular online photo printing services, as well as comparing their printing costs against a Best Buy inkjet printer that’s great at printing photos.

Although the quality of prints you can produce at home won’t be as good as the best online photo printing services, you can see from the below table that it can be a cheaper option.

Many modern printers have the ability to print photos in various sizes, particularly the inkjet-type models. But is this a better option cost-wise than using a photo printing service?

We’ve rounded up the prices, but what about picture quality? See our reviews of the best photo printing services

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  Cost of a 10x8 photo Standard delivery cost Delivery time
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Table notes
July 2018 prices.
* Apple photo printing service to shut down on 30 September 2018.

Photo printing deals

Many online printing services offer lower prices on bulk orders, so if you’re ordering more than 99 prints, cost per print may be reduced.

If you’re new to using a photo printing service, you may also be able to take advantage of introductory deals giving you a number of prints free on your first order. Check before you buy whether deals include any restrictions, such as minimum order quantities.  

Get cheap prints at home with our best cheap printers to run.