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avusblue
26-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Anyone can share their finds and experiences?

Price checked the photo shops in taipan recently:

1. Shop along Loganhouse:
- 60 cents/pc + RM5 handling for under 40 pcs
- 40 cents/pc in large quantity - not specified how many though.

2. Shop beside Guardian:
- RM39.90 for 100 pcs, additional at RM1.00/pc

3. Opposite Guardian:
- RM39.90 for 100 pcs, additional at RM0.70/pc

There's gotta be better deals around here. Anyone?

MasterQ
26-11-2008, 03:39 PM
40 sens flat at Carrefour is Sri Petaling. Same time add RM 8.80 for toll and 70 km worth of petrol for go and come trip. The next alternative is Fotokem at Amcorp Mall which have a much better deal than those around here. I forgot the price but anytime better. May be it is applicable to all Fotokem outlets and they are everywhere.

Mykamera.com next to Nanking coffeeshop with 10 copies minimum charged 39 sen flat but not much later they went flat - bungkus sendiri. I find that all those shops that dictate quantity or RM 5 surcharge are just leeching on you. I find the photo shop next to Vege Fresh/Loganhouse the most unreasonable. I thought the shop opposite Guardian minimum is 400 just 3 months ago. There is no such thing as economy of scale return because printing one copy or 500 copies incur the same unit cost. They should introduce a loyalty programme. Nobody prints 100 cpies everytime so their promotion is never attractive. But introduce a creative loyalty programme to get them keep coming back and also introduce new customers to you.

bslee
26-11-2008, 05:18 PM
Yes!,. I think they should do away with that silly surcharge. I think this goes back to the days when there's a small fee for chemical developing the roll of film. Now most are digital..what surcharge?.. might as well gahmen tax, service charge, blah blah silly charges!. Flat rate and be competitive to attract customers otherwise people will do with storing them on a media. Hey, those LCD digital display frames are getting into fashion, and in time to come, the digital paper print may die a natural death.

usjhomer
26-11-2008, 06:39 PM
Juz received Harvey Norman catalogue, promotion for 4R @35sens with no min or processing fee but available fm 19/12/08-04/01/09.

Hope this helps.

GreyShadow
26-11-2008, 06:42 PM
fotokem RM0.40 per 4R for members

normal price is RM0.50

avusblue
26-11-2008, 08:18 PM
Oh, forgot to add:

Plaza Central (beside KLCC) ground floor charges 35 cents / pc, under 40pcs RM5 handling. 100pcs free 8R. Only downside, not using Kodak or Fuji paper. Using some "Digital Print" brand paper.

regines
26-11-2008, 08:57 PM
Juz received Harvey Norman catalogue, promotion for 4R @35sens with no min or processing fee but available fm 19/12/08-04/01/09.

Hope this helps.

YEAH..I GOT MINE PROCESSED @ HARVEY NORMAN ALSO..35CENTS ONLY...VERY CHEAP.. THEY GAVE 8R FREE FOR ME ALSO COZ IM 500 PCS...

RolyPoly
27-11-2008, 12:54 AM
There is another thread with some other recommendations.

Where to get CHEAP DIGITAL print??? (http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=11923)

EricK
27-11-2008, 05:05 PM
sorry to say its not cheap to print 4R in subang jaya. near my workplace in ampang park the camera shops here all charge 35 cents for 4 R for any quantity... if develope above 100 pix they'll throw in a free 8 R..

MasterQ
27-11-2008, 05:58 PM
Can let us know what paper they use? I also saw it when I was there. In fact there are so many photoshop in Ampang Park just like there are so many printshop in The Mall - Putra Place

EricK
28-11-2008, 11:01 AM
Can let us know what paper they use? I also saw it when I was there. In fact there are so many photoshop in Ampang Park just like there are so many printshop in The Mall - Putra Place

I think it is Kodak

avusblue
28-11-2008, 04:42 PM
Found another potential place:

Along LDP opposite Tesco in Puchong.

No handling fee:
- 35cents per pc > 100pcs.
- 40cents per pc > 70pcs.
- 45cents per pc > 50pcs.
- RM1.00/pc for under 50 pcs.

Using Kodak paper. Not Kodak Royal though ...

USJ27Resident
28-11-2008, 08:35 PM
According to my contact... there is a photoshop in Desa Srihartamas - they'd do prints @ 30sen per 4R - No processing fees... :p

Only catch... you' have to be a www.photokaki.com member... :D

denver
29-11-2008, 04:31 AM
Price is one thing, but print quality is important too. Not all photo shops prints the same level of quality pictures. Some are good (deep rich colour, good contrast etc), some are not that good (washed out colour etc). I found this out when I re-printed the same photos at several different photo shops, and there is a notable difference in quality.

joker2107
29-11-2008, 02:01 PM
Price is one thing, but print quality is important too. Not all photo shops prints the same level of quality pictures. Some are good (deep rich colour, good contrast etc), some are not that good (washed out colour etc). I found this out when I re-printed the same photos at several different photo shops, and there is a notable difference in quality.
spot on, denver. the digital world is one big illusion. everything is virtual. wysiwyg is dead - now you do not always get what you think you see. brand of paper is only one element of the final product. what about the printer used? what ink? software manipulation? all these affect resolution, colour quality and management. heck, it even affects picture precision, expecially when your originals are jpg files. so what if i use the most advanced dslr - i get the best quality shot in digital format but when i transfer this brillance to paper, maybe even just simply opening and closing it a couple of times in my pc, then holy of holies! the supreme quality is virtually (pun intended) destroyed! there is nothing as definite as the optical tech. my advice - keep that non digital picture taking box in good serviceable condition - such as clicking it every now and then. and dont ever lock up your hardly touched photographic equipment in boxes and bags in cupboards - thats an invitation for quick fungal attack - and a recipe for oxidation of the electronics. cheers!

USJ27Resident
29-11-2008, 11:48 PM
and dont ever lock up your hardly touched photographic equipment in boxes and bags in cupboards - thats an invitation for quick fungal attack - and a recipe for oxidation of the electronics. cheers!

I was also told by a fellow shutterbug about the perils of keeping your lenses and other photographic equipment in an aircondition room... moving it in and out of a cold/aircond room can cause condensation within the lenses and photo eqpts...aggravating the chance of fungal growth etc etc... so best is to keep it in a NON aircond room...

joker2107
30-11-2008, 12:19 AM
I was also told by a fellow shutterbug about the perils of keeping your lenses and other photographic equipment in an aircondition room... moving it in and out of a cold/aircond room can cause condensation within the lenses and photo eqpts...aggravating the chance of fungal growth etc etc... so best is to keep it in a NON aircond room...
precisely, usj27resident. i carry a handy compact around with me in my bag. it means the daily dose of alternating between the super cold air cond office environment and steaming hot out-of-office air. never thought that this is going to be the cause of the premature retirement for that compact. its not my guess - the repairman took a look at my camera, and asked if that was how i treated it. spot on! after that, i kept my next compact well wrapped in multiple layers of whatever to minimise the effects of the cold temperatures.