5 Photobook Questions You've been Dying to Ask me, Answered

5 Photobook Questions You’ve been Dying to Ask me, Answered

Everyone who has seen my photobooks wants to have one made too.  They’ve constantly asked me about the how’s and the where’s of it. I’ve decided to dedicate a post to answering those questions.

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

Why make a photobook?

Why not? It’s a beautiful way to showcase your travel photos, your baby’s month-by-month photos, even your Instagram photos. It’s also a great way to organize the thousands of photos residing in your computer that you’re too overwhelmed to look at. It sure beats having them printed out and putting in a boring album. 

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

Where do you have it made?

There are many printing companies that offer this service. So far, I have tried the services of Photobook Philippines, Fans Digital, and Shutterfly. The latter caters more to the US market though.

For regular books like this, I go to Photobook Philippines.

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

On the other hand, for thicker and sturdier individual pages, I go with Fans Digital.

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

How much does a book cost?

It all depends on the size and the type. 

  • P759 – 8″x8″ Small square imagewrap standard hardcover, 40 pages. Photobook Philippines always has vouchers available in deal sites (MetroDeal, Ensogo, etc.) so I bought a voucher for only P499 (regular price is P3000). They do charge a steeper shipping fee though because the books are shipped via DHL from Malaysia. The shipping fee also depends on the type and size of the book. For this one, I was charged P260 for it. 

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

  • P1,269 – 11″ x 8.5″ Medium Landscape Imagewrap, 40 pages. Like the one above, I bought a voucher for this worth P949 (regular price is P4000). The shipping fee was P320 for this because it’s bigger.

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

  • P3,000 – 10″ x 8″ Landscape Magazine Style Book with dust jacket, 20 pages. This is the one from Fans Digital and there is no voucher for it. It’s on the pricier side but I needed the sturdy built as I used this kind a couple of times as a guestbook where people can write their messages on.  

5 Questions You've been Dying to Ask me about my Photobooks, Answered

Can I make my own book even if I don’t know how to do layouts?

Creating books is easier than ever. As with Photobook Philippines, it has a software ready for download even with readymade layouts prepared for you. All you have to do is load your photos and drag and drop them into the boxes. Easy peasy! Other companies, like Shutterfly, have an online platform (no need to download) for you to work on your book.

Photobook Designer

That still sounds too complex for me. Can you help me?

Sure. Just let me know how I can help. 🙂 Leave a comment or shoot me an email at mamemimommy.ph@gmail.com

5 Photobook Questions You've been Dying to Ask me, Answered

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “5 Photobook Questions You’ve been Dying to Ask me, Answered

  1. I’ve always wanted to try photobook but I haven’t pa. I am used to printing my kids pictures lang. So this is a great idea aside from printing it mas maganda syang tingnan in a book.

  2. I always wanted to try this one out. It is more sturdy than the old photo album. I still like having hard copies of pictures other than having them all uploaded in the net or saved in CDs. Thanks for sharing.

  3. We don’t have a photobook yet, with this digital world I thought that everything should be in USB or hard drive haha. When I saw some samples here I think I’ll be using this Photobook GCs that I’ve got soon.

  4. in this digital age, we settle for photos saved over the internet. but there are still people who loves hard copy. although, a soft copy is convenient, a photo album/book is a nice idea. it’s innovative and fun to view. 260 is a good catch already. need to check that. 🙂
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