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May 24, 2023 09:49:14   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I haven't made a photo book in years, but I'm about to put one together. Do you have any recommendations pro or con. I've used several companies in the past, mainly Adorama. This would be a hard cover book, maybe twenty-four pages.

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May 24, 2023 10:18:00   #
Bayou
 
Saal Digital. Superb quality printing, binding, and fine software for putting your book together.

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May 24, 2023 10:26:59   #
JimRPhoto Loc: Raleigh NC
 
My wife uses Shutterfly. Their products are exceptional, and if there is a problem (only one time some of the photos went to the edge of the page and were slightly cut off) they replace the book with no issues at all. You should check out for initial offers for new customers. Once you are a regular, they will from time to time offer things like free additional pages, and free shipping. So my wife prepares her photo book on their site and then waits for the special offers. We have gone back many many times, and their products are quality, and durable (as we have some that are from 2014 and the binders are good as new). Happy photo book making!

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May 24, 2023 10:34:20   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
Is the Lightroom/Blurb choice on the list?

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May 24, 2023 11:15:55   #
Fredrick Loc: Former NYC, now San Francisco Bay Area
 
MixBook. I researched about ten online book companies. Thought I was going to use Blurb until I came across MixBook.

I chose MixBook because of the features and ease of use of its software for designing the pages. Was extremely satisfied with the end product I produced. They also run many 50% discounts.

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May 24, 2023 12:32:32   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Thanks!

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May 25, 2023 06:01:58   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I haven't made a photo book in years, but I'm about to put one together. Do you have any recommendations pro or con. I've used several companies in the past, mainly Adorama. This would be a hard cover book, maybe twenty-four pages.


shutterfly

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May 25, 2023 07:30:44   #
mvetrano2 Loc: Commack, NY
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I haven't made a photo book in years, but I'm about to put one together. Do you have any recommendations pro or con. I've used several companies in the past, mainly Adorama. This would be a hard cover book, maybe twenty-four pages.


Jerry,

I've used Shutterfly several times with good results.

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May 25, 2023 07:40:24   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
mvetrano2 wrote:
Jerry,

I've used Shutterfly several times with good results.


Thanks. I'll have to compare pricing and features.

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May 25, 2023 07:44:40   #
bsmith52 Loc: Northeast Alabama
 
Ditto with Shutterfly. My wife has done several for the Grands. Easy peasy.

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May 25, 2023 09:36:47   #
jsfphotos Loc: New York, NY
 
I have used Mixbook.com to make 5 or 6 books over the years and was always very pleased with the quality snd speed of service. Hard or soft cover, horizontal or vertical are all possible and while more pages mean more money, I think you can go up to 100 pages.

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May 25, 2023 10:22:21   #
pithydoug Loc: Catskill Mountains, NY
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I haven't made a photo book in years, but I'm about to put one together. Do you have any recommendations pro or con. I've used several companies in the past, mainly Adorama. This would be a hard cover book, maybe twenty-four pages.


I use the LR book module which interfaces with Blurb. I have done 4 hard cover books. They also do softcover, etc.

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May 25, 2023 10:45:22   #
JGNY
 
Saal-digital! Remarkable and accurate color reproduction in both their gloss and matte papers.(calibrated monitor) Layflat design. Good desktop software. I got best results using Photoshop to create each page layout, saved as jpeg and inserted into the Saal design software pages. My clients "jaw dropped" at the result. I just want to share a very good experience.

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May 25, 2023 10:51:54   #
lbivins Loc: Green Valley, AZ.
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I haven't made a photo book in years, but I'm about to put one together. Do you have any recommendations pro or con. I've used several companies in the past, mainly Adorama. This would be a hard cover book, maybe twenty-four pages.


Just had one done by MPIX. 1 week turnaround for a 50page book!

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May 25, 2023 10:56:02   #
Dan Wik
 
Mix book excellent

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