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. πŸ™‚ Leave a comment or shoot me an email at mamemimommy.ph@gmail.com

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




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

  1. Very informative indeed! This article is so timely because I am thinking of getting services from any photobook makers and I don’t know who to contact. Nice article, Mommy!

  2. 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.

  3. I am seriously considering photobooks. I have a lot of photos of our small family that I had printed a few years ago, but I haven’t had the time to put them in decent photo albums. I’ll definitely contact you if I encounter problems along the way. Thanks!

  4. I love our photobooks from Photobook Philippines. In fact, I still have 3 vouchers for P100 each — steal! Kaya lang shipping is quite expensive lol

  5. 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.

  6. Been wanting to keep my boys photos in one album similar to this. But with the so many photos we have plus having four boys, di kaya mamulubi ako? Ehehe. But seriously, this is such a neat and cool idea of keeping memories.

  7. Photobook Philippines is lllooovvee! i had 2 dozens of coupons before that i made my wedding album post-giveaways using their vouchers. problem though was the expensive shipping for such a small item πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. 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.

    1. I used to think so too but then again, it’s so hard to relive the memories because you’d have to open the computer and load it up. Hehe

  9. Wow! We never had photobooks, only printed out pictures slid in photo albums. Now I know why we must have photobooks and I will start choosing pictures na to include on our first photobook. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  10. I tried making a photobook once via Photobook Philippines but never got a chance to finish it. Hopefully I’ll be able to find time for it soon. I have so many photos in my hard drive!

  11. I’ve been wanting to create a photobook for my kids pictures for the longest time! Hopefully I get around to it and I’ll be sure to watch out for those deals.

  12. 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. πŸ™‚

  13. Hi there! I’ve purchased a photobook Philippines voucher in Metrodeal, but I don’t know how can I use the voucher. Please help me. πŸ™

  14. Hi Ms Cheryl,
    I am an avid fan of Photobook, just want to ask if where I can get other backgrounds or design to use for blank photobook to use for Photobook Philippines, is it possible to get pa aside sa given ? thank you for your help

  15. Hi, stumbled upon this while checking out options for a photobook. Just wanted to ask (since this is quite an old article), how are your photobooks now? Is there any decline in photo quality (has it faded, are pages stuck due to mositure, etc). I recently tried Photobook and just got the product and I am really satisfied. I chose β€œphoto lustre paper”, the 2nd option with additional charge (not the most expensive one). However, I am not sure how durable this will be, or do I have to add tracing paper in between pages to prevent them from sticking in case moisture comes in. Also, do you have any tips in terms of color? I also noticed their print is a bit greenish or maybe its just the photopaper that made the colors a bit dull.


    1. Hi Cessy, I’m happy to report that my oldest photobook (around 8 years ago) is still super nice quality. No pages sticking or anything like that. The green tint might be fron the original photo as mine looks ok naman. πŸ™‚ Hope that helps!

      1. Oh that’s great to hear! Also, may I know which paper do you recommend? Is the default one good enough (premium silk paper) or do you recommend photo lustre (satin-matte) or matte fine art paper?

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