(Closed) Need Recommendations for Wedding Album Printing

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
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  • Wedding: September 2013

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@happilyengaged4:  my non-technical definition is press printed is usually 4 or 6 color printed with tiny dots, like you would find in commercial books. This is what you’d find on some of the sites like shutterfly, but there are also higher quality press printers. On most sites these are called books. Photo printing is on photo paper and can only be printed on one side so they are usually mounted on foam core to give you doublesided pages in the book, these are generally called albums. 

Another thing to think about is how you want the pages mounted. They can be glued (cheap) or hand sewn like a normal book which means the book won’t lay flat when open, they can be continuous so the page is folded in half and there’s no gutter or they can be hinge mounted which gives you a line down the middle. 

 

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@cateyes:  true, but as a photographer you’re selling your SERVICE and not the printing. Laying out the album is where your time and expense are involved. Some of the more professional sites aren’t as user friendly as the more commercial sites in creating the album so many people will opt to have the photographer do it. I think many of the pro sites opt to work only with pros because they only want to work with people who know what they’re doing and not have to spend the time walking novices through the process. 

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