Which print labs are available through my SmugMug account?
Do I get a choice?
The photos of Power and Basic subscribers all print through EZ Prints.
SmugMug Portfolio and Business account holders can choose to have their prints handled through either EZ Prints, Bay Photo, Loxley, and WHCC . Portfolio users can choose one lab as the default for their website. All orders will print using that lab. Business users can pick a lab for their default but can also specify certain galleries to be printed through another, if needed.
Merchandise (such as mugs and stickers) goes through EZ Prints, regardless of account type.
What's the difference?
All the labs we choose have excellent color reproduction and solid reputations. We've printed through EZ Prints for years, and added Bay Photo, WHCC and Loxley to bring new products and color correction to our Pros and their clients.
The labs differ in their catalogs, pricing, color correction, shipping and packaging.
Whichever lab you choose, you and your visitors are fully covered by SmugMug's print guarantee.
Bay Photo, a professional lab located in Santa Cruz, California, has been catering to top pros since 1976. At SmugMug, Bay Photo is available exclusively to Portfolio and Business pros.
A true pro lab, Bay Photo offers pricing that includes hand color correction of each print. Their experts will fuss over each order, ensuring superb color and consistency from print to print.
Most prints are carefully flat-packed — damage during shipment is almost unheard of. Any lustre, gloss or metallic prints with a side over 60 inches will ship in a tube. Metalprints over 30x45 are shipped in crates.
Photo Extras are exclusively offered to SmugMuggers who use Bay Photo. Get your prints beautifully finished with mats, frames, mountings and more, saving you a trip to the framers.
For photographers who prefer to do their own color adjustments, we also offer the option to disable color correction. You'll note a slight difference in the base pricing when you do so.
Loxley Colour has been serving the UK and Europe for over 50 years, proving that their dedication to professional photographers is the real deal. Loxley is available exclusively to Business and Portfolio pro users.
Your clients will find all the traditional glossy, lustre and metallic prints in the sizes they already know and love.
Save time and enable color correction, or turn it off if you do it yourself. Like Bay Photo, you'll notice a slight difference in the base pricing when you do this.
White House Custom Colour in Minneapolis/St Paul has been serving portrait and wedding photographers since 1977. At SmugMug, WHCC is available exclusively to Portfolio and Business pros.
Check out their Standout prints for a unique, lightweight and modern frame-free way of displaying your favorite prints.
Like Bay Photo, you can opt to turn off color correction if you correct your own photos. You'll note a slight difference in the base pricing when you do so.
Located in Georgia, EZ Prints handles merchandise for all accounts and prints for Power and Basic accounts (and optionally for Portfolio and Business pros).
EZ Prints tubes larger prints, rather than flat-packing them. This makes shipping less expensive on large prints, but you'll need to flatten them yourself.
Color correction through EZ Prints is included in the price of prints (but optional) and is the same great "auto color" that has saved the day for countless SmugMug subscribers throughout the last four years.
Because merchandise always goes through EZ Prints, if prints go through EZ Prints as well, customers won't have to pay double shipping if they have both a t-shirt and a print in their cart.
In general, most prices are somewhat lower.
Get a Print Sample
Unsure? Tell us your shipping address and which lab you want and we'll ship you a free set of print samples.
You'll get one of each of our print finishes and a calibration print to help you be sure what you see on your screen is what you get.