(Closed) mypublisher vs. blurb?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

Ooh, I’ve been wondering about this too so thanks for asking! I’d also like to hear what people have to say about overall quality of the photo books. Thanks 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I haven’t used either one yet for an album yet, but I downloaded both programs and tested them. 

I found that mypubllisher was a lot easier to navigate.  It allowed you to just drag the pictures onto the album layout that you wanted w/o being so complicated like blurb.  Blurb was just too hard to understand.

I hope this helps!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

Mypublisher has good coupons! I just got this one in my email: HOL2550 for up to 50% off on photobooks until Nov 5. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve used mypublisher several times.  As long as the quality of the photo is good, the quality of the book is great!  It even warns you if the photo quality is not ideal. 

 The program is user-friendly, and it gives you lots of templates to choose from, so you don’t need to be creative.  It’s also possible to manipulate the templates to what you want to see.  

 I’ve never used the other program, but I really like mypublisher.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I haven’t used either program, but I wanted to add that I’ve also heard from several brides that the quality of paper used by Blurb isn’t as good as what you’ll get from MyPublisher – it’s really thin! Hope This Helps.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’ve used Blurb and thought it wasn’t that hard to navigate, a little annoying if you don’t line your pictures up properly. Overall, the book I created looked great, and they had a free shipping cuoppon I found online, so that worked out well. I haven’t used the other program so I don’t have anything to compare it to. Good luck deciding!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

I have created both a Blurb and MP book, and prefer MP. Like previous posters said, the paper thickness difference is quite noticeable. I love my big coffee table book!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For me, my recommendation to you would have to be based on your preference.  If paper thickness is important to you, choose MP.  MP uses 100# and 115# paper (regular, deluxe, respectively).  Blurb uses 80# paper.  If print quality is more important, I prefer Blurb-especially since they offer the printing on the hard cover and not just a dust jacket.  I bounce between the two depending on coupons I have and what book project I’m working on.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

This doesn’t answer your question specifically, but I did a lot of research on this topic recently and wound up using iPhoto (the photo program that comes on Macs).  If you have a Mac, I highly recommend it!  It’s super user friendly, you just drag and drop photos into the layout you select. 

The quality is definitely decent for the price (I paid about $120 incl. shipping for a 100 page book).  I don’t have anything to compare the quality to, since I haven’t seen a Blurb or MyPublisher book in person, but I’ve gotten many compliments on it!  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Newbee

I’ve used both and I would have to recommend MyPublisher because my book from Blurb, which I had planned to use as photo guestbook, which I paid expedited shipping for arrived 4 weeks late, and 3 weeks after my wedding!  Blurb’s customer service was awful about it too, they don’t have a phone number and their email system doesn’t seem to work, they only received half of my follow-up messages.  They refunded the shipping and I had to reorder the book, but they didn’t even try to get it to me quickly–gave me 2 day shipping instead of the overnight I originally requested.

In terms of pricing, Blurb’s smallest book was a good value because you can have up to 40 pages for the base price.  With mypub you can only have up to 20 pages for the base price.  But with the coupons on specials that mypub offers, their books are still competitively priced.

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My sister used Mypublisher and the quality of the book was in my opinion not good. The pictures looked grainy, and she had great original prints/disc.  I wouldn’t waste my money.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Eek! We’re planning on making small albums as well, and it’s so hard when there are so many conflicting reviews out there… Sigh…

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