Post # 1
I was sent the following link that has an excellent review of all of the major and smaller photo album making companies from a guy who wanted to create a baby book of his first child. It’s crazy because he created 12 of the same albums just to see what they looked like!
It’s very honest and he has pictures of the final products he received. I thought this would be helpful for those wanting to create their own photo albums.
Post # 3
thanks for sharing i definitely wanted to make my own photo albums and was wondering how or where or when to start the research! 😀
Post # 4
OMG. This is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!!
Post # 5
@missjyc I know right! I’ve only used Shutterfly, but would like to try the other companies, but did not want to shell out money if it wasn’t worth it. I think this will help.
Post # 7
That is an awesome review! Thanks so much for sharing! You just saved me HOURS of research!
Post # 8
How interesting! I am already using Blurb for a guestbook, but it seems to have gotten a good review.
Post # 9
What a great review. I just had a free coupon for a free 8×8 book from Shutterfly. I got it back and was pretty happy with the results. The design options for the pages were limited in my opinion. I would have liked more background choices and more photo edge choices.
Overall the book quality was good, the spine printing came out fine and the images printed great.
Post # 10
@bakerella – You’re quite welcome 🙂
dpillai – I was thinking of using them too.
caszos – I agree! I wish they offered more options as well. I have made about 6 books with them. Besides that I liked them. I think I will check Blurb out next.
Post # 12
This is great info- thanks so much for posting!
Post # 13
I just want to throw out there, that as an owner of many of these books, the way they hold up varies greatly as well over time.
Every press print album I own does not last long, even with limited use. The pages get ruined, bent, stained with finger grease, scratched, fade, etc…
I have a lot of flushmounted albums that get heavy use. They are all still in excellent condition years later. You do get what you pay for. Press printed are good alternatives, however, It’s almost like using plastic plates instead of glass. One WILL last longer.
Personally, for my wedding memories, they will be in a flushmounted album. It won’t be cheap, but it will last until I give it to grandkids one day.
Post # 14
Wow, thanks! That is incredibly helpful information 🙂
Post # 15
this was very helpful! thanks!
Post # 16
The shutterfly albums have always turned out nice for me, but their customer service sucks.