(Closed) DIY'ing a photo book? Options?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which site would you go thru?
    Adoramapix : (5 votes)
    42 %
    Blurb : (0 votes)
    Shutterfly : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Other or none of the above (explain) : (3 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve heard very good things about both adorama and blurb.  I would avoid shutterfly for a wedding album… they are great inexpensive vacation, yearly summary photobooks, but not great enough for a wedding album imo.  That said, I do have a shutterfly coffee table book to just to have out in additional to my professional photographers book that I would certainly take better care of.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I used Adoramapix to make our wedding album. The site was easy to use and has a number of premade templates as well as the option to make your own layout.  We are both happy with how our wedding album turned out.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My best friend made photobooks for her family at Costco and they turned out really nice. It was easy to do as well and very affordable.

    Post # 6
    Member
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve done Adoramapix, Photobook America, and Blurb. Photobook America was by far the best quality. People rave about the AdoramaPix books, but mine had glue ribbons exposed from the bining (both separate times I ordered from them) and I thought the book as a whole looked kind of like those cardboard-paged books you have when you’re a toddler.

    Photobook America has leather, fancy silk/high quality fabric covers, slip cases, realllllly high quality paper, etc. My books from them (I do a lot of photography) look professional, whereas my Adorama book looks like a child’s book.

    Shutterfly does not hold up to any quality standards I would choose for photography (their colors and paper quality leave a lot to be desired). At least Adorama is trusted by real photographers for photo printing. Shutterfly isn’t touched by them with a 10 foot pole – they are purely point and shoot consumer-based.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I went through mixbook and I loved how it turned out!   Our families both agree and the books get shown off quite often.  🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you are looking to save movie then shutterfly sends me a promo code for a free photo book at least once a month.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    Sort of depends on what your expectations on quality are.  None of the above can touch the album companies photographers have access to, but if you’re not looking for the family heirloom type factor with the album then maybe these other options would be decent.  Shutterfly I would avoid like the plague though.

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