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Making photo books

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Krang, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Does someone have a good suggestion for a print on demand photo service in europe?

    I've been looking at blurb.com, which has a worldwide service.

    All other insights about photo books are also welcome :) 
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I've used Apple and Blurb - not sure if the Apple books are available in Europe but I'd be a bit surprised if they're not - maybe higher shipping charges? Both were great, easy enough to layout, submit, etc. We got one 10x13 inch hardback coffee-table book from Apple that was similarly priced to the Blurb option, but was only about 30 pages or so. And I got a softcover of about 120 pages at 8x10" that was a good deal less expensive from Blurb. The quality was great and production/shipping reasonably quick for both.

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  3. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    I use foto.com for all my printing : books, calendars, pictures ....
    Very happy user !

    C U
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  4. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Foto.com seems quite nice but I could not find any publishing options.

    The large prints seems to be quite cheap also :) 
  5. tomservoca

    tomservoca Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    I use blurb and have had zero issues. Buddy of mine in Austria ordered my Heritage Park book and it was printed in Geneva.

    My aunt, a retrired librarian (not called Marion) says the quality (binding, paper) of blurb books are as good as any she saw come through her library.
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  6. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    one that I would strongly tell you NOT to use would be lulu.com Terribly quality control (colors vary from print to print) and their customer service is completely non-existent.
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  7. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
    I've use photobook and quite pleased with the result. I uploaded my book design, three days later the book arrived :) 
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  8. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Now I'm swinging towards blurb. The prices and postage seem to be relatively cheap and they offer publishing services.

    Photobook seemed to have some nice specialty options available, maybe a leather covered special edition just for me :D …
  9. pboga

    pboga Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 6, 2010
    Quite old thread, but have you guys used BonusPrint?
    It's a UK based, and i really enjoyed the quality.

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