Good quality photo books(12 Posts)
Hi any recommendations for good quality photo books? Ideally One I don’t have to download software...
I used to use my publisher who were fantastic but the exchange rate is so bad they will be expensive, also think they’re called something else now...
Thanks for all suggestions!
Ive tried a few but keep going back to use photobox, the quality is really good
I use photobox too. Infact i did my wedding album on photobox 😁
There's an app called 'free prints' and they have a sister site called 'free photo books' - you get one free a month but pay for postage (£6). The first one I got a free hardcover upgrade, it just uses the photos off your phone, Facebook etc. I was really impressed with the quality, provided the picture resolution is good. I'm making one for each of my little nieces and nephews with photos of their family (like picture books, you can add text to each page) as their Christmas gifts.
I am a very big fan of bobbooks. Really beautiful quality photo books and they usually have a 25% off offer in the run up to Christmas. I’ve never been impressed by photo box (always found the quality a bit meh) but I’ve never ordered from their higher end more expensive range so that might be ok.
Bob books in 300gsm photo paper are best for quality but they are very pricey compared to the photo box types. They feel like a bound book of photos because most "photo books" are just printed on thin, cheap paper.
Here's an explanation of their papers. (Regular print paper has a weight of 90gsm and the hardboard craft paper is usually 200, just to give you an idea)
16th October 2012
Bob Books currently offers 6 paper types, Classic, Gloss coated, Matte, Lustre photographic, Gloss photographic and Matte photographic paper.
Our original paper offers superb quality 200gsm classic paper, printed using top of the range HP Indigo 7000 printers. The paper is perfect bound with either hardback or paperback cover and has a gorgeous satin finish.
Gloss coated Paper
Our gloss-coated paper books are produced to the same high quality as our classic paper. They are printed using top of the range HP Indigo 7000 printers on 200gsm paper. Once printed, the pages are treated with a high-gloss finish.
Our matte paper books are produced using Kodak Nexpress high density printers on 170 gsm paper.
Gloss photographic paper
Your images are exposed onto the 300 gsm Fuji lustre photographic paper and then developed through traditional chemical photographic processes with high-shine professional finish.
Lustre photo graphic paper
Your images are exposed onto the 300 gsm Fuji photographic paper and then developed through traditional chemical photographic processes with a soft, textured finish.
Matte photographic paper
Your images are exposed onto the 300 gsm Fuji matte photographic paper and then developed through traditional chemical photographic processes with a soft matte finish.
Our Classic, Gloss-coated and Matte paper books features end papers used to join the cover of your book to the inlay are 120gsm. As this is stock paper, we can not print on these pages. With appropriate storage and careful treatment, papers of this kind will ensure your Bob Book will be age-resistant.
I used CEWE lay flat books for wedding albums and the quality was brilliant. I did have to download software but I found that better really because you don’t have to wait for your photos to upload or worry about having internet access.
I do use Photobox as well, only ever for the softcover ones, but I agree with a PP that the quality is pretty poor.
I'm doing one now using blurb (not the first time I've used them). The quality and flexibility is superb, but I'm looking at £100 a copy so it better be! The last one I did was a family history book and was truly heirloom standard
except for my typos so high hopes.
Albelli were the absolute best but have now been taken over by someone else so don't know what they are like now.
Photo box are definitely better than Boots, Tesco, Truprint, Bonus print and Vistaprint. I've had stuff from all of them but Photobox is much better quality.
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