Posts Tagged ‘Custom Photo Book’


Price Comparisons for Hardcover Photo books

June 2, 2008

There seem to be a lot of new companies offering photo books these days and many claim to have the best prices. So I did a little comparison shopping and thought I would share the results with you.

Prices for a 40 page 12×12 hardcover book:

  • Viovio = $44.99
  • MyPicTales = $59.99
  • Snapfish/Walmart = $62.82
  • Realbooks = $67
  • Shutterfly = $84.99 (currently on sale for $67.99 )

For a 40 page 8×8 hard cover book:

  • Viovio = $24.99 (finished size is 8.5″x8.5″ making it 3/4″ larger than the other books finished size)
  • MyPicTales = $35.98
  • Snapfish/Walmart = $40.12
  • Shutterfly = $49.99 (currently on sale for 39.99)

* Realbooks doesn’t appear to offer an 8×8 hardcover.

If you know of any other places that offer 12×12 or 8×8 books in hardcover please let me know where and at what price.


Father’s Day Gift Idea

May 28, 2008

Father’s day is only a couple of weeks away, but there is still time to create a personalized photo book for dad, grandpa or a favorite uncle. Here are a few themes to spark your creativity:

  • Children/grandchildren
  • Hobbies
  • Vacations
  • Family History

My father-in-law tells me that the 5×3.25 mini brag books from Viovio fit perfectly in a man’s shirt pocket which is “very handy for showing off grandchildren because men don’t carry purses.” These little books come in multi-packs and there are also square mini books available too!

If you are looking for something a little larger, Viovio offers over a dozen different book sizes, all at a very affordable price!

Here are a couple of pictures of the mini brag book I made for last Father’s day:


Custom Photobook News

February 8, 2008

Last Friday, custom photo book maker Viovio announced they were introducing several new sizes of custom photo books including the 12″x12″ size that scrappers have been asking for. In addition to the 4 new sizes of square format books they also made some changes in their order process. Now you only need to upload your 12×12 layouts once, and then you can select from which ever of the 6 square format sizes they offer at checkout, and it will automatically be resized for you.

For budget minded scrappers the biggest news is the price for these new 12″x12″ books! Prices are $14.99 base plus .75 a page. So a 20 page book would be $29.99 – yes you read that right! $29.99 A 53 page page book from Viovio would be about the same price as a 20 page book from Shutterfly.

Viovio books can have a maximum of 120 pages, compared to the maximum of 100 pages at Shutterfly. So a 100 page book from Shutterfly would cost $174.99 and a 100 page book from Viovio would be $89.99. Right now Shutterfly is offering 20% off their books, which would make the total $139.99, which is still $50.00 more than the Viovio book. I don’t know about you, but I can think of a lot of digiscrap kits, brushes, actions, etc, that I could buy with that $50!