DIY Project · Musings of a Bride

Why print your own photobooks?

I think i own this entry to some of you who emailed me to ask how much cheaper it is to print our own photobook rather than get the normal photography packages.

In my line of work, i know that printing costs a bomb here in Singapore.Any kind of printing lah, photo printing, canvas printing, card printings.

Especially if you get a third party to do it for you. So if you are able to source out the best printing vendors yourself, do it yourself!

Generally, Photobooks will cost between $100.00 to $180.00 depending on the size and album type.

There are generally few types of Albums that are commonly used for Wedding Photobooks.

Debossed Photobooks:


Image from Flickr

 

Imagewrap Hardcover Books

Image from Google

 

Softcover Books

I personally prefer the Imagewrap Hardcover Books because i would have full control of what kind of design and colour i would want for my Book.

Generally, the photobooks would take between 7-10 working days to be ready.
If you are not familiar with Photoshop, fret not as most of them have their own Photobook software that you can download to your PC and create your own design by using the drag and drop function.

I found some online vendors whom i feel offers competitive prices for their photobooks.

Photobookmart Singapore

They are currently running a 50% off Promotion for all their Photobooks.
You can still utilise it afterward cos it will be under Prepaid Payment. So if your wedding is in October, just get the offer now and use it when u log in next time. Remember to key in the code “50Mar” when you checkout.

More info here.

 

Photobook Singapore

Photobook Singapore is also having a promotion currently.
Their 11″ x 8.5″ Medium Imagewrap Landscape album is going for only $42.00 if you get the prepaid voucher. It would be good as a gift as well!
Again, i suppose since it’s a prepaid voucher, you can probably utilise it later.

More info here.

You can see their Price List here and you will see a Buy One Get One Free button there. You just need to leave your email address and they will email you the Promo Code.

Buy One Get One Free is very cost-saving tau.
Their Large Landscape – 15″ x 11″ Album of 40 pages is $161.00 each.
So if you get two of those, it would be only $80.50 each.

I was thinking of getting this promo deal.
One album for the wedding and the other album for the outdoor shoots etc.

You can see their detailed price list here.

There are of course other vendors that you can also look at and compare the prices etc.

Digibook

My Photo Ideas

Snapfish

My Image Story

Ultimately, the choice is yours. If you want to save more $$, you can try DIY your own Photobooks. Afterall, you only need to do this after the wedding πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Why print your own photobooks?

  1. Great guide, I like! I personally think that printing is much better, save $$ (bundled packages are way to ex) and you get to personalise it too! πŸ™‚

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