(Closed) Photobooks, where did you get yours?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Snapfish is great!! Very cheap and very fast delivery!

Post # 4
11736 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MyPublisher!  I just wrote a review about them.  I bought a groupon and used it recently.  The quality is great and the software is easy to use.  Customer service was super helpful and responsive. It would be a bit pricey without a groupon (I got a deluxe photobook with super gloss pages which normally is 89.99).  If you want to pay that much, you will get a high quality product. 

If you go with MyPublisher and have any other questions feel free to PM me.  I definitely recommend springing for the super gloss pages.  Also, they charge $10 to remove the logo from the book – it’s not worth the $.  The logo is a tiny thing on it’s very own separate back page at the end of the book.  You don’t need the lay flat pages in my opinion – I didn’t have an issue of any of my pictures being cut off with the regular page option.

Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did one on shutterfly for our engagement photos and it came out great!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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Post # 7
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We used shutterfly for some of our wedding pics and it turned out really, really nice.

Post # 9
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve read some not very good reviews about MyPublisher – http://www.resellerratings.com/store/MyPublisher/sort/date – and know that books from Shutterfly tend to fall apart over time. For a boudoir book it may work ok but I wouldn’t use these companies for wedding albums.

Post # 10
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you have a Mac computer apple makes an awesome photo book with Iphoto and they are super reasonable cost wise. I Love mine.

Post # 11
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Snapfish and Shutterfly (have used both and both have come out awesome)

Post # 12
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We like to use Mpix for all our photo needs

Post # 13
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just did a ‘vacation’ book for my mother from Picaboo which I had purchased a Groupon for, it took a bit of time to put the book together but it came out very good and quite impressed with it.  They delivered it 2 days after I placed the order!! 

Post # 15
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I used mypublisher to make an oversized guestbook using our engagement pictures, and I couldn’t be happier with it.  The software was easy to use, and they gave me a 50% off coupon for signing up, which I could use on my first order.  I did all the upgrades – biggest size (11.5×15), super gloss pages, layflat pages – and am very happy with the quality.  Lay flat pages are probably not necessary, but they will make it easier for our guests to sign I suppose. I’d read the mixed reviews of mypublisher, but what sold me on it was seeing my friend’s honeymoon album in person.  Gorgeous!   

Post # 16
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

http://www.photobookgirl.com is the best place to go for information/reviews/coupons.

I’ve made books from AdoramaPix, PhotobookAmerica, MyPublisher & Shutterfly. 

  • I wouldn’t use Shutterfly again, the quality is lower than all the others and the software is awful – you are really limited in the layouts you can design.
  • MyPublisher book was good quality, but I the software was not as flexible as PhotobookAmerica or AdoramaPix, I like to have photos going across 2 pages and their software really doesn’t do this well.  The Super Gloss & Lay Flat options are nice, but still not as good as AdoramaPix.  Note that the layflat pages are cut in half and there is a space so you still have to be careful about what you put across the gutter (unlike AdoramaPix).  I use MyPublisher when I am in a rush because they are super fast in getting those books out – normally less than a week. 
  • AdoramaPix books are great quality and the software is pretty flexible.  The photo quality is better than all the other books I’ve seen because they print on real photo paper.  The lay-flat pages are unique in that they allow you to spread a photo across 2 pages without losing any of it to the gutter. I have however had some quality issues with the Kodak Luster paper turning pink in the creases, so now I only order with the Fuji High Gloss which is really glossy and would not be my preference.  The photo covers on AdoramaPix books are incredible – the finish is similar to a metallic paper and they really look great, but you do get some cracking where it creases (and the pink discoloration too) so it isn’t perfect.
  • PhotobookAmerica books are nice overall, I was really happy with the quality for the price – there is always a Groupon available for PhotobookAmerica somewhere, although you can’t use them with the sale prices.  I thought their design software was the best I’d tried and had a lot of functionality that the others lacked.  Their customer service was great in that I had a itty-bitty issue with some pages being trimmed incorrectly and they reprinted the book at no cost.  I like their debossed covers too.  The photo quality is not as good as AdoramaPix and there is no lay-flat option, but for the price it still makes a nice book.


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