I had a bunch of photos that I felt I should get printed out, to share with friends, family, etc. I wanted to give WinkFlash a try. I have heard nothing but good things about them, so I felt my photos would be safe in their hands. The only reason I wanted to go with WinkFlash, rather then a local print shop is that 4×6 prints only cost .12 and the shipping was a flat rate of .99. I haven’t seen any local print shop that came close to the .12 price.
A few years back I had some photos printed up at a camera store, and they cost .21 for a 4×6. It was the first time I had digital photos printed out, so I had no idea how the quality was going to be. I was very surprised at how good they looked. A year or two after that, my mom had some printed out a Wal-mart. I figured they would look just as good, but boy was I wrong. They came out very grainy, and the colors were off. I don’t know if this was a one time thing for Wal-mart or if this was as good as it gets for them, but I didn’t want to waste my money to find out.
So back to WinkFlash. The first thing you need to do to get started is to register. The second thing you need to do is upload all the photos you want to have printed, which in my case took a few hours, because of the size of the files that had to be uploaded and because I had a lot of pictures I had to go through. After the painful process of uploading all the photos, all you have to do is pick the size, and quantity, then you’re done. I ordered mine Sunday night, and they arrived today(Wednesday) at around noon. You might think that because the shipping was only .99 that they wouldn’t be shipped or packed very well. I thought the same thing; but I was very surprised at how well they were packaged and shipped. Lets just say, that they dont make any money on the shipping. The prints are very good in quality, and I will definitely order my next photos from them. Money well spent.