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***COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open regular hours now but do require a mask if you come in to the shop. We are wearing them for your protection, too! If you'd rather not come in or aren't local, you can opt to have your order shipped, or you can choose order pick-up for curbside or alley pickup, there are more details on the order confirmation email you'll receive after placing your order. If you live in Ames and your order is $10+ we will deliver for free! At checkout in the order comments you can request this service and we will be in touch.
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Online Photo Printing

Generally, you can expect a 3-hour turn-around on all regular print orders up to 12x18 placed by 1:00 pm M-F. (sizes beyond 12x18, mounted or wallet photos please allow additional time).

Regular print orders submitted after 1:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday will generally be ready for pick up after 12:00 noon the following business day. We are closed on Sundays. If you need your prints faster, or have a question about your order, please call us at 515-232-8050 for the quickest response. We will do our best to accommodate you!

PhotoSynthesis prints exceptional quality at reasonable prices. Unlike department stores and online retailers, your order isn't automated. We check each of your files for color and saturation before printing and make the appropriate adjustments to ensure that you get the best possible print. If you prefer that we not adjust your files, just type “do not adjust” in the comments section, which you will see later in the ordering process.

And we use only the best archival photo papers available for our photo lab, the Noritsu D1005HR.

Pricing for a few standard sizes is below. (Please note we can print *any* size! Simply order the next larger size your print would fit into, and in the order comments write what size you need. So if for example, you'd like an 9.75x11.25 print, order the 11x14 and in the order comments tell us you'd like your print to be 9.75x11.25 on the 11x14 sheet.)

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Standard Photo Products
Wallets (2.5 x 3.5" square or die-cut)
3 x 5"
4 x 6"
5 x 7"
8 x 10"
8 x 12"
11 x 14"
12 x 18"