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    I want to do a photo book of my DS first year. Can anyone tell me a good place to do it?

    I want to be able to do it online and then just order when i am done. Id like to have really fun pages, things like first bath, first walk, first words type graphics and things like that?

    something not HUGELY expensive cuz if it is a reasonable price i may get for my mum and MIL for a gift as well.

    any recommendations would be great!

    TIA!!!

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    I've used snapfish (Kmart) before and they were great, and well priced. They even posted it out.
    Not sure about the bath pics etc though

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    I've been using Snapfish. They have heaps of different backgrounds to choose from and you can add text if you want. You can use their layouts or do your own. I'm doing our 2012 book at the moment. They have sales all the time so you can just prepare it and wait for a sale to order it. The last time I ordered a book, we got it in about a week. I have been really happy with the quality. I have heard Memento is good too but I haven't used that one myself.

    ETA: Make sure you upload the photos in full-res or it won't look as good.

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    I recently used photo deals to make one (look up the site). It's quite an expensive site, but they often have scoopon deals which I bought. I paid around $40 for a 70 page book (usually $134). Even if you use a different site or company, the cheapest way is to wait for deals on scoopon (in my opinion) which come up quite regularly.

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    Snapfish here too! Was easy able to collect from my local Kmart and got great deal of two for price of one - did wedding and honeymoon books!!

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    I use snapfish all the time for photo books and love it. They are great quality. If you want specific graphics/fonts etc, then they are reasonably limited, but they do print a beautiful book

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    has anyone used Mix Book? i think it is american but they have some seriously cute stuff! lol

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    I always use Momento, bit pricey but the quality is best I have seen compared to other cheaper books I have made.

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    I have printed through bigw, snap fish (Kmart), momento, artscow (online) and creative memories.

    If cost isn't an issue momento or creative memories are great (you download software. Cm you can use "paper" and embellishments from anywhere if you get full version of software)

    If cost is a factor snap fish works out best if you subscribe to their newsletter and buy during a sale

    Artscow re great in that you can eat free books but postage can be exxy. I go through thm mostly for other "stuff" and only buy when they have a good deal


    I do all my layouts in cm, save as a jpg file and thn upload full pages to website to print

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    I have used snapfish a lot and have always been really happy.

    As BG mentioned, they can be particularly well priced when on sale. I tend to make up a book, leave it sitting in 'my projects' then order it when I see a deal come up (% off or 2 for 1)

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    Snapfish here too. SIgn up for their newsletter to hear the deals.

    They have this going until 21st Jan:
    Save up to 60% off!



    Buy 1, get 50% off any Custom Cover Photo Book. Use code BUY1BK at checkout.

    Buy 2 (or more) get 60% off. Use code BUY2BK at checkout.

    Offer ends 21 January 2013.

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