After about a week in "production" our Blurb book finally arrived today. All 196 pages of it! I'm so happy with the final product. Everything is top notch. Binding. Paper. Image quality. The whole 9 yards. All of this for around about $115. Sounds like a lot, but this book really captures our entire trip and will be a nice way to show people what we did and to have something to look back on for years to come. Heck, the book has nearly 500 photos in it so even if you got them printed at CVS for 19-cents a pop you'd still be spending that kind of money and not get a nice little photo book like this.
The Blurb software was easy to use and I was even able to create a few custom templates to help the layout a bit. I actually did a good portion of the title and text pages in Photoshop and then imported them in so that I could have even more control over how the final product came out. I had wanted to use the "premium paper" option that they have, but since we were over 160 pages that wasn't an option. Oh well...maybe on the next book I make?
Total project took about 2 weeks. 1 week of me designing it [with input from Kel] and then 1 week for the Blurb'ers to print it.
Below are a few photos of the book of photos. Woah, that sounded funny. Is that even legal?
[as always, click photos to enlarge]
What do you think?