Post # 1
Hey all. So I’m having a really nice professional album made, but wanted to make one from an online site (aka a photobook) so that I have one to take to work, or to our “reception” in NJ (we were married in IN and most people couldn’t come so we’re having a party there this summer) or just when friends come and I don’t want the nice expensive one messed up.
I started one on Vistaprint but at 25 or so pages… I can’t figure out how to add more!!??!!? I thought I saw something like add ## pages for $$ more or something, but I can’t find out how to add new ones. I tried calling / emailing for help (I would tweet them as well but my twitter isn’t public) and got disconnected twice and put on hold once without being told I was going to. So basically I’m fed up.
I want to order it soon but I am a MAJOR bargain shopper and am looking for specials/coupons. Maybe some of you have seen some specials since it’s Mother’s Day time? Any suggetions? I really can’t spend a ton of money but need a larger book!
Thanks for your suggestions!
Post # 3
I think you can make longer photobooks with other services. I got ours with MyPublisher.
Post # 4
I’ve been shopping around too: There’s blurb.com, smilebooks.com, kodakgallery.com, mixbook.com, mpix,com, bayphoto.com.
A photographer we interviewed suggested blurb.com. It all depends on the style of the book (like the press print books, flush mount, etc).
Post # 5
Someone posted an AWESOME link a while ago comparing them all. It’s SO helpful!
Post # 6
I was gonne suggest the same link as Bakerella did. It’s an awesome overview — you really should go take a look /nods
Post # 7
Shutterfly actually creates suprisingly nice ones.
Post # 8
I did a Shutterfly book for Fiance for Christmas. I was 98% happy with it. I had two dark photos (sort of night time stars shots) and they turned out all pixel-y and awful looking. Otherwise, it turned out well. It wasn’t what I would want for a wedding album, but I think for a guest book with our engagement photos I would use them. Of course now that I’ve read that link, I’ll likely use one of his top recommends instead 😉
Post # 9
I’ve heard great things about blurb.com. Seen people’s blurb books too….they’r really very nice!
Post # 10
Oh dang – thanks for that link! I think I’m going to go with AdoramaPix! I love those pages that lay flat with no gutter – where have you been all my life?