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Jason Denning

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Coffee Photobook printers
« on: May 20, 2012, 01:03:49 PM »

Hello!

I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for book printers?
I want to print a coffee table book of my photography so looking at options.
Would like a good value place, but obviously want to have good quality printing.

Thanks

Jason
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Re: Coffee Photobook printers
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 01:57:18 PM »

There are reviews of a couple of book-publishing services on this site: Pikto Books: An On-Demand Book Service and Private Photographic Book Publishing: Producing Your Own Book.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 02:07:27 PM »

If you own Aperture, you might give their book module a try. Pretty affordable and great quality.
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Re: Coffee Photobook printers
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 02:19:31 PM »

I've found Blurb to be pretty decent.

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Re: Coffee Photobook printers
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 02:42:39 PM »

Thanks for the replies, the problem with all the on demand ones is they are expensive, even at 1000 print runs from the quotes I have got.
What I'm looking for is a company that doesn't do small runs but a good price.
The book I want to print is 250 pages so blurb etc just aren't cost effective and no one would pay $200 for a book.



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Re: Coffee Photobook printers
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 03:19:36 AM »

This is a couple of years old but may be worth reading.  Cost is always an issue with photo books.  One option is to 'print' a .pdf version for tablets and sell them for a much lower cost, in addition to the paper version.

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/news/show/97676/0/1/15

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Re: Coffee Photobook printers
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 04:48:00 AM »

Thanks for the replies, the problem with all the on demand ones is they are expensive, even at 1000 print runs from the quotes I have got.
What I'm looking for is a company that doesn't do small runs but a good price.
The book I want to print is 250 pages so blurb etc just aren't cost effective and no one would pay $200 for a book.




Sumo, anyone? Investigate Taschen's site and be surprised how much people are willing to pay for someting they want.

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Re: Coffee Photobook printers
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 09:30:42 AM »

I looked at a small book Charlie Cramer made using Magcloud and must say that I was impressed. This was no coffee table book, but the color was very good.  Magcloud books are quite reasonably priced.
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