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Let me preface this by saying it's difficult to take photos while holding a book and eating an ice cream cone. Yes, I'm a multi-tasker extraordinaire. LOL

Just over a week ago, I blogged that I'd compiled a photo book and uploaded everything to Blurb for printing/binding. The books came today and I was so excited to see them that I left work 12 minutes early. That's right, 12 minutes.

I've gotta say, I'm 97% satisfied. Here are my complaints: the cover (hardcover, imagewrap) shows fingerprints really easily, the barcode on the back of the book covers a line of text, the back cover is not centered, and there's a typo on one of the pages (but that's my fault). It seems most of my complaints are about the cover. Interesting. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how they came out and I will definitely make more photo books in the future!

Here are some photos to give you an idea:
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this is a jpeg of the page I designed and then uploaded to Blurb.
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and this is the same page from the book itself.

The photos are clear and look good. I did find that they are a little brighter in photoshop than they were once they were printed. Something to keep in mind if you're making a photobook of your own.

7 comments:

Lily said...

that book is just adorable. what kind of ice cream? (I like to know these things)

Krissynae said...

You still did a great job on the book. I have not done a blurb book yet. I have done a mypublisher.com book. I did softcover and the cover is very easy to scar up with handling. And why is it you are read it 500 times and still find a nistake after the printing. Congrats on books arriving.

Emily said...

butter pecan.... I knew someone would ask. LOL

Renee said...

Love the book. I really need to do one of these.

Pattern Paper Addict said...

This is super cute! TFS!

Noelia said...

Your book looks great! I've never tried to print those books but I will most definitely want to give it a try in the near future.

Sarah C. said...

Very cool! I've been thinking about doing one of these. Thanks for the honest review. :)