The staff is comprised of industry professionals with photography and printing backgrounds to ensure the production of top quality products for an ever-increasing customer base. The fast-growing business is also based on reliable customer service and reasonable prices.
In addition to a blog and other online tools to offer ideas and spur creativity, AdoramaPix offers regular online workshops at no cost to customers. There is also an online forum where customers can chat with other photo enthusiasts about everything from ideas to photo book questions.
Customers with experience in creating and designing products will find it easy to use the PixPublisher editing tool, and there are a wide variety of templates for download to use in Photoshop if preferred. But for those without the time or experience to create something from scratch, AdoramaPix offers a Quick Build tool to help with ideas. The pre-made templates are easy to use and creative.
Signing up for an email newsletter offers customers the first opportunity to take advantage of deals, photo contests, and new company information before it is made public.
Ease of Use
Professional photographers and those with some experience in photo printing services will have an easier time using the AdoramaPix website than others. While the home page is informative, subsequent pages often have too many options for an amateur to navigate, as the site language and creation process seems to be geared more toward professionals. However, the customer service section, complete with a forum and other ways to contact company representatives allow questions to be answered in a timely manner, and the assistance is friendly and comforting. Once a customer places an order and becomes more at ease with the process, creating everything from photo books to canvas prints is faster and more effortless.
Sizes and Styles of Products
Photo printing starts at 4″ x 6″ glossy and increases in size, style, and paper choice. The Kodak Endura paper is top quality and offers glossy, silk, matte, luster, and metallic styles, with sizes up to 24″ x 36″. Photo books start at offer paper options of luster, glossy, silk, linen, pebble, and deep matte. Other products available include canvas and metal prints, photo collages, framed prints, greeting cards, and calendars, as well as special options for travel, wedding, and family projects.
Shipping times are standard, with prints requiring 2 to 4 days for processing, photo books 3 to 4 days, specialty Hudson albums 6 days, and canvas prints and framed photos requiring 4 days. All products can be picked up in either of the New York stores or shipped. Within the United States, some shipments are free, especially with minimum orders of $49, though a $5 surcharge is added for each additional product type. Orders to Canada are $12 and can take up to 14 days for shipping. Economy shipping generally takes 7 to 9 business days, but expedited services are available at an extra cost.
Using only the best Kodak paper, images printed by AdoramaPix are always clean, clear, and sharp. The quality of the photos and other products are the reason that so many professional photographers have used the company for years, as the quality is unmatched by most others in the industry.
At this time, AdoramaPix only ships to the United States and Canada. In addition, pictures can only be uploaded from a computer, not from most social media sites like Instagram or Facebook.
Photo printing services begin at $0.23 for 4″ x 6″ glossy photos and increase in price according to style and paper choice, all the way up to $39.99 for a single 24″ x 36″ metallic print. All prices are significantly reduced for bulk purchases as specified on the AdoramaPix pricing chart.
Photo books of 20 pages start at $24.99, with $1.80 as the cost for each additional page. The largest books are 12″ x 12″ at a cost of $69.99 and $5 for each additional page. Calendars start at $12.95 for a single 6″ x 6″ piece, and canvas prints begin at $20.80 for an 8″ x 8″ print.
There is an online submission form for questions and requests, but for general questions that cannot be answers on the FAQ page or in the community forum, there is also a toll-free phone number and email address. Representatives are attentive to the forums and are responsive to inquiries in a timely manner.
AdoramaPix has a loyal following in the photography community, but more people are starting to use the service due to its high quality and reputation in the industry. While amateur photo printing customers may find the website difficult to use at first, the quality of the products is worth the effort to take the time to learn the software and use the tools available. It may not be the most user-friendly for quick and cheap photo processing, but it is an ideal site for superior images.