Pros / These are some of the cheapest cards you can find.
Cons / Walmart Photo doesn’t offer foil finish cards.
Verdict / Walmart Photo’s cards printed surprisingly clear and true to color. This service lacks many of the features that the top companies offer but it’s still a great, inexpensive option and perfect when in a rush.
Walmart Photo is a great option for anyone purchasing photo card projects on a budget or for anyone that needs a printing job done in a hurry. The paper and mailing options are limited, but the service provides decent finished products. Our testers gave this service high marks in a blind evaluation.
Walmart Photo is the second least expensive photo service we evaluated. Just barely getting beaten by Amazon Prints. You can purchase 20 of Walmart Photo’s cards, with shipping and taxes included, for under $35 when printing on the least expensive paper. Walmart also includes large quantity discounts so the price of your cards will go down as you order more. This service does charge tax and shipping. The charge for shipping and tax will change depending on the state you live in or the time of year in which you purchase.
The best thing about Walmart Photo is the same day pickup. Some card designs can even be picked up within one hour of ordering, which makes this service ideal for last minute printing. Just remember that rush printing jobs will cost more than regular time frame jobs. Oddly enough, when making our photo card order, we didn’t see an express shipping option so it’s best to pick up from the store if you’re in a time crunch.
We covered up all logos before testing so our experts could impartially judge each card. We ordered a pack of 20 glossy cards and a pack of 20 110lb cards. The glossy cards printed one sided on FujiFilm photo paper with “Printed by Walmart.com” appearing on the backside. Our testers noted that the glossy cards featured crisp detail and mostly accurate coloring, with the images being a little darker than the originals. The chalk background printed a bit dark and didn’t show up so well.
The 110lb cards printed double sided with a beautiful holly pattern printed on the backside. One of the things we liked about this card is that Walmart didn’t print their logo anywhere on it, so it won’t distract from your images. The chalk background is much more noticeable on this card. The images printed true to color but they were a little blurry compared to the glossy card. Overall, our testers liked these cards and gave them a very high rating. Keep in mind that the print quality of your pickup order will depend on the printer used at the store.
The envelopes are nothing special but will obviously get the job done. There are no colored envelope options so you’ll be using regular white. We noticed a big design flaw when creating these cards. The space where you are supposed to put your family name gets covered by the large “Holiday Wishes” graphic and cannot be moved. Aside from that, Walmart Photo’s interface is easy to use when creating photo projects. You can keep a photo library on your Walmart Photo account to use whenever you want to make a photo project.
Walmart doesn’t offer a mailing service and they will not print recipients addresses on envelopes. There are no foil finish cards to choose from, but you do have the option of choosing between four card options: matte and glossy photo paper, premium card stock and linen.
There are hundreds of themes and holiday cards to choose from. We did notice that Hanukkah, Ornament Cards and a few other holidays were not represented in the photo cards section. If you want a service that covers more holidays, check out Snapfish. Should you need help, contact a Walmart rep via phone or email. If you’d prefer to find answers yourself, the FAQs page might be of use. Walmart will replace any printing mistakes it makes, but holds you responsible for spelling errors and other mistakes.
Walmart Photo might not offer the widest range of holiday designs or include mailing services, but it does have perks that other companies don’t. You can order cards and have them in your hands in as little as one hour. Our testers were surprised by the print quality of the cards we received, which was among the best of any of the cards we tested. Overall, Walmart Photo is a great resource to use, especially if you want to save some money or need something printed quickly.