Just in time, Blurb have asked me to trial their photo book services and it was a good opportunity for me to sort out all our doings in visual form before I lost them to some PC-related balls-up.
I opted for a large landscape book (33 x 28cm) in a 'fun and funky' style. I used the Easy-to-use online template. To make the book was easy enough - it was certainly no more time-consuming than with other photo book providers. You can choose to download software for use on iPad for example, or make a book direct from your Instagram or Facebook accounts instead.
Books range from 18 x 18cm to 30 x 30cm, in either square, landscape or portrait. There are four customisable standard styles too, called 'clean and simple', 'bold black', and 'elegant' as well as 'fun and funky'.
I have to say, I am quite impressed. Delivery was very, very quick. Because I ordered it a couple of weeks before Christmas, I was given a time-slot that could have run in to the new year. The book actually arrived Christmas Eve and I was surprised when it turned up. Nice.
|You can add and customise your own text to the page|
|An example of a 'collage' page layout|
|Some of the places we have been this year|
|You can customise how many photos you get on each page by using different page templates|
|Inside cover page showing plain grey endpapers|
You can add extra pages for extra money. You can choose the background colour of each page, as below......
|Some of the colour options available|
I opted for a plain cover but you can get a printed hardcover, or dust-jacket at an extra cost.
|The plain cover option|
I am very impressed with my new photo book. The photo quality is very good, especially considering the large size of the book. I would definitely use them again.
You can make your own photo book by visiting Blurb
Disclosure - I received a voucher towards the cost of my photo book. The link is affiliate.