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    DPP Member Aris Guerrero's Avatar
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    Photo Books



    about Photobooks. found these and would like to share here :


    www.MyPublisher.com:
    I think their printing is very good. The color was saturated and the pages have a nice satin sheen. Excellent sharpness on the three books I have done there. My only problem is the stupid hole in the cover that lets the first page come through. I can't use them anymore for that reason. NOTE: the big one (11x15) is really pretty awesome with the right content.

    www.asukabook.com
    Very much like their production quality, and the binding is excellent. I also recommend the slip covers. I have made a few 7"x7" and have been quite pleased. Great color and sharpness.

    www.lulu.com
    I really like these guys. You simply cannot beat the quality for the price. No way. If you have well prepared files, the work is simply wonderful. Very much like magazine printing/saturation. I have created 5 books at LuLu and have been pleased with each.
    www.lulu.com/content/561503

    www.blurb.com
    Similar quality to LuLu.com, but with the addition of a layout tool for those who are not designers. I prefer to design my own pages, and the Blurb book was very nice. Could have used a touch more saturation, but I printed without testing and probably could have pumped it a bit more on my end.

    Graphi Studios
    These guys are my favorites: Top quality printing, and incredible quality. These are not on the low end of pricing though. My Design/photo portfolio is a 12x12 60 pages, wieghs about 4 pounds and has a 1/4" steel etched cover. Price was nearly $450 with design by me. I just decided to add a pic of it cause I am kinda proud of it. ;-)


    link from http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobis...7600139422035/


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    Aris,

    Thanks for sharing! I'm seriously thinking of using this. The lay-out looks very good. There are so much to choice from and not sure which is the best. www.blurb.com looks very promising to me...
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    TFS guys, these are great links

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    and it seems they are kinda inexpensive for the quality....
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    hey aris!!! thanks for the links.. i am also thinking of investing in these books..
    Last edited by Princess Jarlyn Young; 05-03-2007 at 08:16 AM.
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    Most of these are printed using the latest Digital Press most probably from HP or Xerox. I can vouch for Asukabooks, very good quality but a bit pricey. Graphistudio is probably the best but extremely expensive. Lito Sy uses them. Books come from Italy. Lito mentioned in his workshop that it costs him around $750 to make an album with them but he has clients that have no problem paying this amount.

    I've heard some negative stories about Mypublisher.

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    There are some digital presses available already in the philippines arent' they?
    I wonder if these albums are now availble locally.

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    I've seen one, GA printing I believe. They use an older version of the Indigo so the quality was not yet up to par as what Asukabooks is putting out. Early presses were good for labels and such but output was no where near photographic quality in my opinion. Today these presses are getting closer and closer.

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    You guys should also consider picturebooks. They have several branches in and around Metro Manila. They offer competitive prices and a 10% discount if you're a registered member at philmug.ph. There's an additional 5% discount if you get 3 or more copies of the same picturebook.

 

 

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