Blurb Books. What do we think?
Well. I’ll show you, actually…
I did warn Blurb books that I was not going to be a good reviewer for them. I’m married to a high-end professional wedding photographer, and one of my many hats is designing his (hand-bound-in-Italy) wedding albums.
Let’s just say I Know My Albums.
No no, Blurb books said. Go for it.
So I did.
I created a book with our 2011 images ready for the annual Gift For the Grandparents.
And it was flippin’ brilliant.
The paper quality was excellent, the printing was good considering there was no calibration involved, and the cover was genuinely lovely.
Better still, the process of creating it was dead simple and actually quite fun. Once you’ve uploaded your chosen images your creative side takes over you’ll be swooshing pictures about, cropping them, trying new layouts. It’s just a fab album-design-for-beginners tool – I’m quite sure anyone can get really great looking results.
And best of all, the album stays online for you to share with everyone.
Totally winner – we’ll definitely be using Blurb Books for photo books again.
We chose a hard cover with an image wrap, but kept to standard paper and end sheets. The whole 44 page book would have cost £25.95, which is incredibly reasonable, and makes it a truly special gift.