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Quality photo prints on archival photo paper!


Fast, simple, and fun! Order from your computer, tablet, or other mobile device!


Only print the photos you want, in the formats and quantities you need.
No sign-up forms to fill out before you start and everything is done inside your browser. Click on the button below to get started!





Generally, you can expect a 3-hour turn-around on all regular print orders

(sizes beyond 12x18 please allow additional time).


Regular print orders submitted after 1:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday will 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 has earned a reputation for prints of exceptional quality at reasonable prices. Unlike department stores and online retailers, we don’t automate orders. 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 state-of-the-art Noritsu D1005.


The quality of our prints and our dedication to provide close personal service explains why our print business continues to grow despite the decline of the traditional photofinishing industry. Discerning people know the difference between cheap prints and quality prints at reasonable prices, and that’s why they’re coming to PhotoSynthesis more than ever!


Our system currently accepts only 24-bit RGB JPG files.

Any black and white file must be converted to RGB before being processed.

We offer a conversion service for $1/image if you do not have the software to do the conversion yourself.


You have access to all our printing prices once you launch the application.

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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"




*Photo sizes up to 44" x 64" long available, and no print is to small or odd-sized; we can print any size.

317 Main Sreet

Ames, Iowa 50010

Tel: (515) 232-8050

Fax: 515-232-8054

Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday: Closed

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