Post # 1
I’ve looked through lots of the posts on here about which company is the best for photobooks and have it narrowed down to Andromapix and Blurb (leaning toward Andromapix) but I had some questions….
- With Andromapix could you use Adobe InDesign? I know you can with Blurb and I like being able to do my layouts in InDesign and then importing them to the book company. When I looked on the Andromapix website I couldn’t really find anything about using another program but I could have missed something.
- My photographer is giving us the “medium resolution disk” and I’m concerned about being able to print large spreads without it being grainy. What are your experiences with this? Did you have a problem with that or did everything turn out ok?
Thanks bees! I really appreciate your help!
Post # 3
Non-technical answer – Just ask your photographer what print size these are printable to. Make sure your 2 page spread is below that size.
Technical answer – commercial printers print between 250-300 DPI. For albums where the image is less than an arm’s length away, you will want to stay as close to 250 DPI as possible. You can print large prints at 100-150 DPI where the intended viewing distance is far, but for something close up, you will want all the detail. So for a 10″ wide image, you will need a file 2500 px wide.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Don’t use Blurb. We used it for a photo-heavy book that we made, and the results were meh. The quality was satisfactory, but not something I would want to look at again and again.
Post # 5
I don’t have any experience with Andromapix so I can’t answer that question, but I’d ask the photographer what his/her definition of “medium resolution” is. If it’s anything less than 300 dpi, it may not give you the print quality you’re looking for.
Post # 6
@thirdtimebride: See I was afraid of that. I’m not sure about the resolution so I’ll just have to ask. I wanna say I can’t do anything bigger than 5×7 I can’t find that anywhere in my paperwork but somewhere in my distant memory I think I remember hearing her say that. I’m just going to have to ask again though. Thanks a bunch for your help though!! 🙂
Anyone have any experience with the actual companies though that would like to weigh in? Or have anything else to add (experience or no experience). Thanks!
Post # 7
@thirdtimebride: 300 dpi is meaningless, she needs to find out the size of the images in pixels.
Post # 8
Both DPI and pixle rate are valid issues. My sneeking suspicion is that you have physically small data files (low resolution). Trying to print large files with small pictures will always be troublesome. Here is a dceacent guide. http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/resolutionwarningpopup/