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    Printing Photo Books

    Anybody know good sites to get these printed up?

    A mate of mine got one done through iPhoto on his Mac computer. Came out really nice! Glossy pages, and the cover was a soft fully printed magazine style cover. Not a hard one like a book.

    I think I prefer that!

    I've found a few websites that do it, but just wondering if anyone here has used any that they'd recommend? I like having my options and peoples opinions on things before committing to buying

    I'll have 40 photos to print.

    http://www.blurb.com

    http://www.clickonprint.com.au

    http://www.snapfish.com.au

    http://www.digitalprintaustralia.com

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    Tommo

    I have had 2 books done by Blurb and would recommended them to anyone, excellent job and price wise I was very pleased.
    All friends and family who have seen these made very favourable comments.

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    I've had a recipe book done by Blurb & we are very happy with it. Lots of photos in the book & they came out well.

    One advantage with Blurb is you can get 1 copy done, or even 1 book with, say, only 10 pages so a small outlay to check the quality.

    Having said that, it was the ease of formatting that attracted me to Blurb as there was a lot lot of text in my book.

    A couple of friends have had photobooks done at Officeworks and another had their's done by the newspaper in Deniliquin and was also happy.

    I have previously used snapfish & was very very very .... disappointed
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    Awesome, thanks for the feedback on those

    Will look in to Blurb more after work!

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    Thanks for the links,

    I've had good results with Snapfish before.

    Tried the Fujifilm service (branded as various other names) which was below average, colours were nonrepresentative and quality was low.

    Will give blurb ago now and see.

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    No-one mentioned Momento. Has anyone tried these? I am about to use them but wonder if I should use Blurb instead. Momento have a download that you can put on your computer and edit your book from that instead of logging onto the internet all the time.
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    www.momento.com.au are very very good!
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    ah, good. Thanks Rick. I will stick with them, since I have already started to edit the layout.

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    One thing I should have mentioned, from past experiance, DOUBLE PROOF READ your copy before finely submitting your book to who ever you choose.

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    For your next one, if you're feeling rich, try asukabook. Pure brilliance, but extremely expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevk View Post
    For your next one, if you're feeling rich, try asukabook. Pure brilliance, but extremely expensive.
    I find asuka to be a rip off, even if its good

    for mid range products which I think is better than asuka is www.picpress.com.au for their high end albums

    for high end products I sometimes use www.blackriverimaging.com

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    Wonderful, thank you for all the input everybody I need to get another 5 days worth of photos before continuing. So time to really look in to it and fine tune it all

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    Also look at Albumworks, Melbourne based I think. I have had a few done with them and cheaper than Momento but still good quality and turn around is usually about a week.

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    I use Momento and have had no problems whatsoever. Quality is really top class, and if you sign up for their 'Pro" section (requires business registration from memory) there are many more options available in terms of size, paper stock, covers etc.

    The other one I would recommend is Vision Art from the states. Defintely pricy but outstanding quality for fine art type books. They also have a free shipping deal on at the moment until 15th Sept. And if you again have a business then studio samples are 50% off making them very attractively priced especially with the strong A$
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Monny View Post
    No-one mentioned Momento. Has anyone tried these? I am about to use them but wonder if I should use Blurb instead. Momento have a download that you can put on your computer and edit your book from that instead of logging onto the internet all the time.
    I've heard good things about momento's quality but at the time we were looking to publish (April this year) there software was clunky when it came to editing for text, of which we had a lot.

    Also, for the quantity we wanted, about 20 books, the blurb price was only about 1/3rd the price of momento.

    For a purely photography based book, like a coffee table book of landscapes, etc; and a small quantity, I would probably go with momento for that bit of extra quality

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    At the moment I think Blurb and AlbumWorks are winnarrr

    Blurb because of the soft cover thing. I much prefer that, don't know why, I just do. lol

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    I got a 66 page book all A4 from these guys , The Quality is excellent http://clickonprint.com.au/ - Bill , Worth a try
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    If your not too worried about perfection, keep an eye on some of those daily deals like scoopon, living social and deals.com..au. They often have deals like 50page book for $25
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    I love the book I got through Momento, bit pricey but well worth it
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    I used Momento a few years back. Put out a good book but had an issue with the formatting, i'd spoken to someone before printing as I was unsure how a few parts would come out, I went off the info they gave me and it was actually incorrect.
    Other than that if the formatting had of been done correctly then it would have been brilliant

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