DIY Flush Mount Album – Picaboo or Somerset? Other?

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Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My wife and I had good luck with Somerset.  Also, another option might be to hire a designer to do the layout for your album, which would open up your vendor options quite a bit.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How big and how many pages does $500 include?  I am in the process of comparing packages and photographers and i had no idea flesh mount albums are that much.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@daniellemybelle: Could be very true.  I suppose it depends on how open you are to other album types.  $449 seems reasonable, and the quality is very good.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I used Somerset to design a 45 page flush mount album.  I was highly impressed with the quality of the finished product.  I have Photoshop and design experience, so it was a bit cumbersome using their software, but it did work out.  The design software they provide is perfect for someone who needs a bit of direction, and with some poking around, you can do pretty much anything you’d like with your pages.  With everything, the book was around $550.  It was quickly delivered, in fact, in about half the time as promised (at Christmas time, none the less!) 

 

Good luck with your book, with all the research I did about a year ago now, Somerset was the best product out there for an amateur album designer.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m curious too to see if anyone has used Picaboo for their flush mount album!  I have a coupon for them and I was hoping to use them for ours.  What is the quality like?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Read this article: http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/news/show/97676/0/1/15

Grandparents wanted to put together a photo album of their grandson, so they actually made photo albums from 10 different online companies and reviews them.

Based on these, I’m going with Adoramapix. It does flush mount and you can design it yourself through their website (I’ve tested it out and it’s very user friendly). I suggest that you read for yourself and see how they all compare!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@neontl: Thank you for this amazing link! I’ve been looking for an article like this forever with no avail. 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@neontl: FYI – AdoramaPix albums are NOT flushmount.  They have flushmount-like layflat pages, but they aren’t nearly as think and fancy as a flushmount album.  AdoramaPix simply makes a very nice photobook, but it is still just that – a photobook.

I used AdoramaPix to make my guestbook.  I made a post about it here with lots of pictures: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-awesome-adoramapix-photobook-lots-of-pics  Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the overall product but it doesn’t even begin to compare to an actual flushmount album!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@daniellemybelle: Have you begun designing your album yet?  I’ve been looking at Somerset for a while and think I’m going to use them to make my album.  I was wondering if you add any advice / feedback at this point?

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@neontl – but that link only discusses the cheaper albums from picaboo.  I’m more interested in the flushmount albums, which are a lot more money and I am hoping are a lot better quality than what that guy in the review talked about!  Otherwise I’m in trouble!

If anyone does have any images of their picaboo flushmount album or a review, please let me know.

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