Post # 1
hey bees and pro photogs!
i posted awhile back here about the album my photog can make for me. she does it for $500 and included about 70-80 images. She uses http://www.visionart.com/ to make her albums and i was told that this price is on the less expensive side and the quality is “mid-range”. From what i saw online, i think i would be very happy with the quality and look of this coffeetable book type of album.
just this weekend though i was at a friends house and saw her wedding album. She said she designed it herself and it cost her about $140 and she has over 400 pictures in it!! And from the look and feel of it, it appears to be of the same quality that my photog offers through visionart! She did it through mypublisher.com
So i am obviously thinking of making an album this way. Althought it will take more time to design it myself (she said i basically choose how many pages i want, the layout of the pages and the pictures to go on each page), it will take less than than waiting until i can afford $500 on an album through my photographer!
I just want to know if anyone else on here has used mypublisher.com and what you think of it?
Post # 3
Sorry, I’m not familiar with either one but resellerratings.com has pretty bad review (I usually check them or yelp before I try something)
$500 isn’t a bad price for a wedding album, and it does take hours to put one together, if that helps.
Maybe if you are thinking you want an interim album, try mpix.com for something affordable until you can get the pro book?
Post # 4
@blu77: yikes, that’s a lot of bad reviews! so weird because the album i saw in person was fantastic. i will have to think about it some more i guess.
Post # 5
there’s a post here i saw yesterday that had a link to one of those groupon/livingsocial/etc type sites that had a 30 page classic my publisher book for $19 for the city of dallas… cant remember which site it was exactly though, i have the history on my laptop at home, so i can link it when i get home. but might be worth it to see how they are.
Post # 6
@pinkshoes: thanks that would be awesome! i am thinking to make a parent album first. if its less than perfect, i am sure they will still love it and then i can decide if i want my official album to be from there.
Post # 7
Try Mpix.com or BayPhoto for a place with a great track record…
Post # 8
Amazing prices and great quality! You can’t beat it for the money. An 8×8 with 26 pages for $39.95? Yes please! And they have awesome design templates.. a ton of them that are 100% customizable.
We actually use them for our photography business, for a cheaper yet custom option. And…. best of all… LAY FLAT PAGES.
Post # 10
Used MyPublisher to make my B Pic album and the quality was horrible. I ended up making a second album through Picaboo which is what I’ll be giving FI.
Post # 11
I would use adoramapix over mypublisher.
Adoramapix uses real photopaper, and mypublisher uses card stock.
I made a honeymoon album from mypublisher. The best part of it is the jacket. I got the loose paper jacket option and although it’s super delicate the printing is AWESOME and very glossy. I wish I could say that for the rest. The printing is actually pretty good for cardstock type DIY albums, no dot matrix type grain. I see they now offer a glossy print option and i would def go that route if you end up choosing my publisher. My biggest complaint is that the pages “dent” easily, but selecting the layflat option may help with that. They also show finger prints on the pages really easily. My book looked so worn after so little use, I bought another copy that I keep sealed so I don’t worry much about the display copy I have. The last complaint is that the templates are a bit cookie cutter. Not sure if they improved, but if you have more than 10-15 pages the layouts start looking the same.
Adoramapix uses real photo paper and is a bit more durable. The drawback are that you have to buy blocks pages after you meet the minimum.
Post # 12
@USER876: do u recommend adoramapix over mypublisher because its still closer to what i want to pay? i saw in another thread on a similar topic that you said you would never use adoramapix for a wedding album!
i still really want good professional quality, and if its better to wait until i have money for it, i am willing to do that too. no point in spending $150 and wishing i waited, then its just wasting $150….i also saw you recommended somerset to someone else for DIY – would you say that is closer to a real professional album in quality?
Post # 13
@dynamic_duo: Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend any of these companies for a wedding album for various reasons, but if that is all your budget allows, at least adoramapix uses real photo paper. The high gloss option from mypublisher may come close, so that is something to think about too. Def get lay flat pages (my book doesn’t have this). You have seem a book from mypublisher, if you are happy with it, give it a try. You can also try out any of these by ordering a smaller, less expensive book of images to test it out.
Somerset is a professional album, that is resold to the public. It’s probably the highest quality you can get without going through a pro. This is a nono when it comes to professional labs, but there is a def a market for it, so you can’t really blame them for offering it. It devalues the product though so I am sure many pro’s are probably boycotting their professional services for this reason.
Post # 14
crap, sorry! i found the link, but the deal ended already. I could have swore there was still 13 hours remaining when I saw it yesterday, I must have looked at it earlier in the day. Varies cities have photobook deals all the time… just keep an eye out – i’ve seen bee’s from diff cities post these deals all the time.