I just wanted to share with you my .02 cents about creating my photo guestbook. As I said before, I created the layout in Adobe Indesign. That's my favorite program to work in and find it infinitely easier than laying out pages in photoshop. But that's just me…
I just received my photobook guestbook yesterday… I placed the order on March 8 and my book was printed, shipped, and in my hands on March 17. Not too bad if you ask me! I am pleased overall with how it turned out. See for yourselves!
The front cover. I wasn't highly impressed with the cover print, I thought the quality was a little questionable, but only because I have high standards. 🙂 Mom thinks it looks great.
Wasn't thrilled with the black front and back pages but I didn't have a choice in that matter. It looks nice enough, just didn't fit with my color scheme, haha. On this page I put a little poem about signing the guest book… the text is just a tiny bit grainy on close examination… but again, nothing to freak out about. It's still perfectly readable!
The colors look great- I have to wonder about the dpi that they are printing at… I felt like some of the images look a little grainy at close inspection. Again, not bad enough to get upset over. I am just picky.
I noticed on a few spreads some of my images get sucked into the gutter. I think I would be more careful about this next time. I would say leave half an inch or so in the middle when laying out pages for the best results.
One of my favorite spreads, of course! My shoe alllllmost got eaten by the gutter. haha
The last page. I added this little text per my mom's recommendation and I love how it turned out! (Although again, a little too close to the gutter!)
Overall, I'm really pleased with the final product. Now I know for next time to allow some extra space in the gutter… but it's definitely not bad enough to warrant a re-print. Just so you know, this is not a sponsored post and I did not receive my book for free. I paid about $30 for this book, including shipping. I found a coupon code on RetailMeNot that saved me a few bucks. I think it was totally worth it and will be a great way to keep our guests special thoughts for us along with featuring Chris and Adrienne's fabulous work for years to come!