Post # 1
Hi all, my apologies if this has been asked before, which I’m sure it has. I have the flash drive from our photographer with all of our images. I’m wanting to find a company to print out the album instead of purchasing a “professional” album through the photographer’s printer. When I was married the first time, I had one of those things, and it’s a beast. So bulky and heavy and ornate, which is not my style.
My husband’s parents went to Shutterfly and had an album made for us for his birthday last week. While it’s very sweet, it’s not what I want for our “official” album. For one thing, they didn’t have all of our pix, so they used what they had – some of them multiple times. And also added photos they pulled off the net of the venue (which turned out really pixilated). And some of the photos that weren’t quite my favorites were blown up huge – cheesey quotes were added…I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.
Which company would you suggest as a good one to go with? I’ve never printed out an album in this way and would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Good press books I recommend adoramapix.com
I think Shutterfly is junk.. so is Snapfish. My Publisher is not bad but not the greatest but.. better than shutterfly & snapfish.
A high end book your going to have to go through your photographer.
Post # 4
Thanks for the info. I don’t want a high-end bound book. I just want a simple, clean book to have. I think I’ve looked at Adoramapix in the past, but haven’t ordered.
The Shutterfly one they gave us looks fine as far as quality. It’s not bad, not great, just fine. But I just don’t like the pictures they used, the way they used them, the added cheese they put in it. I also hate the big cheesey printed cover with our names and crap all over it. 😉
Post # 5
Mixbook is great! Have used them for a lot and they are easy to use plus they turn out great!
Post # 6
@GFerg: Adoramapix is one of the best for a book you’re looking for. 🙂 You can get plain covers. Ive tried many. lol
Ive heard good things about Mix like the other poster mentioned I just have no personal experience with them.
Post # 7
I haven’t gotten their photobooks before, but I have received some really good prints from Mpix.com:
From what I understand, some pro photographers buy through them if that gives you any idea as to their quality. Plus they have a lot of other really cool things on there, too.
Post # 8
We used adoramapix for our album and it was great. I had complete control over the design of the album instead of just choosing from templates and it turned out perfect, exactly what we wanted. Great quality for the price as well!
Post # 9
I used mixbook and they are great. Granted it wasn´t for a wedding album, but I loved it.
Post # 10
Thanks all, I appreciate the input! I will start doing some research on your suggestions!
Post # 11
We used this company. They are a lot more expensive then some of the others but the quality is not even comparable. Our photobook turned out incredibly beautiful! We absolutely LOVE it.
We were lucky and got a Groupon so that made it more affordable. Good luck!
Post # 12
I really love Blurb.com for photo books. They are really simple and they also have a program where you can design everything yourself.