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Just received my photobook from Apple

Discussion in 'Printing' started by kyteflyer, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Used to be that Apple photobooks were printed in the US, before we got the Apple Stores out here. Now they are printed in Japan. Quality remains very good.

    I'm glad I got the monitor I have, because it turns out the calibration is pretty much perfect. What I see is what I get, pretty much :) Happy. Some of the shots were a little dark, but that was user error, not the printers, I knew they were dark but a couple were too dark to be considered OK. The surface of the paper is a fingerprint magnet, I chose to have black as the background and its *really* obvious. However, the quality is far superior to that of blurb on the internal pages... a heavier duty paper was used. The cover is of the same quality, though the blurb was glossy and the apple one is matte. I don't know how much more flexibility there is with either of them, I'd quite like a glossy cover from Apple.

    I'll take some more photographs (maybe) when I can get myself organised with decent lighting. My study lamp is far too reflective... but heres one of it laying over my keyboard, with a pen on top, for reference for size. This is what Apple called "Medium". Its actually the same size, but rectangular, I think, as the "small" blurb which I think is what we had for SIJ.

    book.

    Its a slim volume, only 22 pages (naturally, I started with a Thomas book) and the cost of printing and shipping was around $25AUD
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wonderful, Sue!! A good friend of mine has done a number of books with Apple and I have one - it's very nice, indeed. I bet Tom loves his book.:drinks:
     
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL, he was a bit bemused at his own photograph on the cover. "Who dat??"

    I've done this test run because I plan to acquire a photo scanner - that I can just feed the family photographs through and have them go to an SD card... I don't want to do one by one and having to deal with import on each, although I suppose the quality would be better that way... but there are just too many of the old family photographs that need sorting... making the decision about *which* feed scanner has become a bit of a pest... (*looks at flatbed scanner in the corner*)
     
  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Sue, just a thought: i've gone through that process and decided to rent a professional scanner. That is relatively cheap (here in NL), scans faster and much better results. Just a thought...

    PS: hope all is well
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Peter, yes all ok. Sadly there does not seem to be a rental option in my town. Its a royal pain. No second hand traders of cameras and nobody who rents out good scanners. oh well.
     
  6. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I would have thought buying a used copying stand would have been an option. The 18.5 does a good job with copying.
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL. I have a scanner, and its a good one. For one at a time. I have about 200 I want to get into iphoto, and I want to get it done fairly quickly. I could not BEAR to photograph each one, it will be no faster than the scanner. God, what a nightmare. I want to get a scanner which I can feed them into, one at a time, zipzipzip into the SD card, done. Then import to iphoto.
     
  8. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    How wonderful Sue... good for you for doing it.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The price seems reasonable enough. Let us know how well it works.