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    Re: Your experience with "on demand" photo book printing services?

    I've bought and sold a few books on blurb, never had a problem. I have Emil Schildt's book from 2012 and it looks like the day it was printed, Denise Ross' too

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    Re: Your experience with "on demand" photo book printing services?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I had similar thing with Blurb when the photos came out too dark. But they let me change it for nothing and get a second printing.

    Does anyone have experience with longevity with Blurb papers?

    They have a special right now with a deep discount if anyone is looking to do something currently.
    Most commercial printing paper will yellow with age unless the book is kept in dim light.

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    Re: Your experience with "on demand" photo book printing services?

    Have done some in the past with Blurb - is OK if you have modest expectations and OK with variety in printing quality from one order to the next. Also used Lulu but the best is Edition One in San Francisco. Real quality operation.

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    Re: Your experience with "on demand" photo book printing services?

    I’ve used Blurb for a number of photo books, going back over a dozen years. No fading or yellowing so far. I used their ICC profile and their software, and if I put some effort into targeting for their machines the results were decent and satisfying.

    But their prices are too high to make selling to others a reasonable option, compared to the traditional large batch. But it’s a lot less risky.

    Rick “no need to sell books or shuffle off this mortal coil with 175 boxes of unsold books in the garage” Denney

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    Re: Your experience with "on demand" photo book printing services?

    Good to know

    I trust Rick

    and I think Blurb is best for my small edition

    I used them at least a decade ago for 2 carry books for a pencil artist

    He made a lot money on his hobby!



    Quote Originally Posted by rdenney View Post
    Iíve used Blurb for a number of photo books, going back over a dozen years. No fading or yellowing so far. I used their ICC profile and their software, and if I put some effort into targeting for their machines the results were decent and satisfying.

    But their prices are too high to make selling to others a reasonable option, compared to the traditional large batch. But itís a lot less risky.

    Rick ďno need to sell books or shuffle off this mortal coil with 175 boxes of unsold books in the garageĒ Denney
    Tin Can

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    Re: Your experience with "on demand" photo book printing services?

    I've used Blurb and SAAL Digital and like SAAL better. Excellent results if you do your part.

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