Best Photo Book printing company

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MsGinkgo:  I used Adorama Pix. The quality it GREAT. I would absolutely order from them again.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@joleegirl:  was it easy to use? because I am currently using Black River and the software I downloaded is such a pain in the ass to use!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used AdoramaPix and was very happy with my books. Their design software is pretty easy to use.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve used shutterfly multiple times and I’m always amazed with their quality. We ended up doing our wedding albums with them because my photographer’s cheapest album was $900. We’ll probably end up spending $200-ish on an album through shutterfly, but our book is 40-pages and we’ll get the fancy leather cover and lay-flat pages. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MsGinkgo:  I have used My Publisher fror a few projects in the past and found it to be an easy program to use to create professional looking photobooks.  I plan to use it for our wedding albums when we get our pictures in a few weeks.  I am usually able to find Groupons or Living Social deals for them as well.

http://www.mypublisher.com/

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bibbleskip Shutterfly, not snapfish. Shutterfly has great software… you upload the images online (took abou 20 minutes for 160 of my HD photographer images) and then you start a “project”… it takes a little while to figure stuff out, but you choose a style (most are free, some cost an extra $5) and then go from there. There’s different layouts to choose depending on how many pictures you want per page… you can change the backgrounds, shape of the photos, and custom “clipart” stuff. Literally everything is customizable if you want. It does take a while though – I think I took about 4 hours to make our 40-page wedding album, with 3 books of expierence under my belt.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MsGinkgo:  I use Mixbook for EVERYTHING, whether it be thank you’s, invites, scrapbooks, plain picture books, etc. Easy to create, use, and everything turns out amazing. I made coffee table books for each of our parents last Christmas. I added a few snapshots of what I created (online, I don’t have IRL pics of the books).

You can go as plain or as detailed as you want. These were snaps from the book I made my parents’.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I used shutterfly for my album and I love it, especially for the price ($38 shipped).  I purchased a hardcover 8×11 layflat book with 23 pages.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not sure what the best is but when I receive my pictures I will be ordering a Moleskine Photo Album. I think it is beautiful and classic! I want my pictures to be the focus, not some design.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

@MsGinkgo:  AdoramaPix is based in NYC. Their pricing list is located here. We ordered our album through them and it was the 10×10 genuine leather book. The printing quality is great and the construction of the album is really nice. I’m ordering a 10×10 hard cover for my parents and an 8×8 hardcover for the grandparents for Christmas, so I’m excited to see how those turn out.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I created our hardcover wedding album through iPhoto. They use acid-free paper and the results from them are great. 
They include a protective sleeve (with matching photos on the sleeve and actual book) and options to have photos on the inside jacket panels as well. It also comes in a slide-in box for added protection during storage.
Not sure if you have an Apple computer, though. (If not, maybe a friend with an Apple computer can let you use theirs? It’s super easy.)

Here are a few images of how they turned out:

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