Category Archives: photobook

Apple Books – great customer service

Exceptional customer service really sets Apple apart from any other book printing services I’ve used so far. And while they may not get things sorted out the first time, they always have on the second. One book I had printed … Continue reading

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MPIX photobook review

the killer: binding by stapes Originally uploaded by mikefranklin Mpix was the fastest to process the book. I uploaded over the weekend; they shipped on Monday via the US postal service, and I received the book on Thursday. Photos of … Continue reading

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Review of MPIX book-making app.

A reader asked if I’d tried MPIX. I hadn’t, so I thought I’d make book #11 or 12 or whatever. Summary: The application is OK – similar to others but with slightly different benefits and problems. It does allow free-form … Continue reading

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Customer support: apple, viovio

apple book reprint flaw Originally uploaded by mikefranklin. A reprint of a defective apple book itself had a defect: dried blue ink on one page. I emailed Apple Support at 9am this morning and at 9:49am I had a refund, … Continue reading

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blurb – (lack of) support

I’ve given up on trying to get a decent book from Blurb; their customer support is unresponsive, so I am left with a book which has posterized images, and is unacceptable. 04-04-2007 emailed blurb about posterization including a link to … Continue reading

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Making a book with Picaboo

One reader asked if I’d seen books by Picaboo. I hadn’t so I took a look at their site. I hesitated for two reasons: first was that their app runs only in XP, which means I’d have to run it … Continue reading

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Apple book problem and resolution

picked-off black goop Originally uploaded by mikefranklin. I’ve successfully had two Apple books printed via Aperture. Easy, convenient, and they turned out perfectly. The third book has black residue (dried ink, perhaps?) on two of the pages. Here, I’ve picked … Continue reading

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