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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Save 15% Printing a Photo Book with Poyomi

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Printing" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.poyomi.com/coupon/dht2011

I haven't tried Poyomi yet, but talk about an affordable way of getting a photo book made! At a mere $4.99 for a 20 page book, you can't get any photo book anywhere for that cheap as far as I know. That's with the 15% coupon dht2011 already applied by going to this link of course. Seems like this is an easy and fast way to make a photo book. Have any Digital Home Thoughts readers tried it? If so, what did you think?


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blurb Announces New ProLine Photo Books

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.blurb.com/proline

"Today, Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, announces the launch of ProLine, a range of unique, premium print offerings that will appeal to professionals and enthusiasts alike. Blurb enables everyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books affordably, order one copy or many, and receive their books in about a week. The new ProLine offering features two new papers from Mohawk Fine Papers, a company that is respected among graphic designers worldwide as offering the very highest quality fine art papers for the most discerning clientele."

When I did my giant photo book review, Blurb was right in the middle of the pack. They had affordable prices, but didn't particularly stand out in terms of print of paper quality. It looks like Blurb is interested in stepping up their game by offering higher quality paper.


Monday, May 2, 2011

New MyPublisher Printing Options Added to My Giant Photo Book Review

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/...ow/97676/8/1/15

A few days ago I updated my photo book review with two new books from MyPublisher. The first is the baby book done with a photowrap cover instead of the dust jacket they offered when I first did this review. The second is a vacation photo book I did with their new lay-flat pages and "super gloss paper" option. The photowrap cover put MyPublisher on the same footing as the other book makers in terms of the overall offering, but combined with the very high quality of MyPublisher's paper and print output, puts them near the top of the pack. The super gloss paper option puts them over the moon though - you have to see it to believe it, so check out my video.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photo Book Luxury: Picaboo's Ranch Style Book Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Printing" @ 07:00 AM

Product Category: Photo book
Where to Buy: Picaboo
Price: Starts at $299.99 USD (8.5 x 11") or $199.99 USD (6" x 8"); as configured in this review, $539 USD.
System Requirements: Picaboo X is an Adobe Air application that will work on Windows or OS X.

Pros:

  • Easy to use book-building application with lots of extras;
  • The Ranch book style is beautiful from start to finish;
  • Picaboo provides excellent customer service.

Cons:

  • Picaboo books tend to be expensive relative to other book printing companies, though this is mitigated somewhat via regular promotions;
  • Picaboo X has some stability and usability issues;
  • Picaboo X is not well-suited to computers with a weak CPU, and isn't multi-threaded.

Summary: The last time I wrote about Picaboo, it was as part of my mega photo book review - and they didn't fare very well. I was contacted by someone from Picaboo's marketing department shortly after the review went live, and they were gracious about the issues I pointed out with their system and final product. They offered me a chance to try one of their higher-end books, and to review their new Picaboo X software. I had a personal project in mind that would be perfect for this type of book, so I figured I'd give them another shot. How did they do? Keep reading to find out.

Note: This review was written prior to the 10.124P version of the software that adds in the very clever BookGenie option, so that feature isn't discussed. Read more...


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