(Closed) I have to say I’m worried about qaulity…

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

A friend of mine used a Blurb book to make a gift for her boyfriend and it turned out beautifully. No problems.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think that the people who hang out on product forums are much more likely to hate their product than loving it. I’d ask around on other places, like weddingbee and the knot, you’re much more likely to get a semi-impartial view of the product.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I agree with OnlySupernova, we tend to as people, do more griping than praising.

I’ve been reading the bee for a while now- and I’ve read lots of wonderful things about blurb.  The only negative thing was when they sent miss violet (i think it was violet) the wrong book!

I’ve been designing a book on blurb now- and my only complaint so far is that it is really slow. (at work its faster- so maybe its just my home computer) But otherwise, I’ve really been able to flex my creative muscles.

Maybe you could order a litttle book as a tester- maybe a book of pet photos or something…. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

My friend created a Blurb book for her guest sign-in and it came out beautifully.  I didn’t think the pages were flimsy at all.  Since the pages are on the glossier side, you’ll need to use a ball point pen so that the writing doesn’t smudge.  

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I like my Blurb book, but I would say if you are very picky about the quality of pictures, then pay very close attention to the recommended pixel sizes for the pictures in each layout.  Blurb will tell you if the picture is really too small for the layout, but there is a grey area where the picture is a little bit too small but they’ll stretch it and not let you know unless you check.  These turned out a tiny bit grainy in the finished product, but it didn’t bother me–I mainly noticed it because I knew I was stretching the pictures so I was looking for what effect it had; I doubt my guests will notice.  Most of my pictures are not hugely hi-res, so I decided I just had to chance it, and I’m happy with the result.

As for the paper quality, I thnk it’s nice enough–it’s certanly not heavy, but it’s not so flimsy you can see through it.  I’d say it’s comparable to a standard children’s picture book.  The pages are shiny, so I am planning to use Sharpies for the signing.

I chose Blurb over My Publisher because I liked Blurb’s layouts better.  As for fonts, I have an Open Type font I bought just for the wedding and had no problems using it in my Blurb book.

Hope this helps! 

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