A4 Per­son­alised Pho­to­book


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£30*, $43.11 Postage: £4.29, $9.18 De­liv­ery time: three work­ing days www.pho­to­box.co.uk Pho­to­box is an on­line print­ing gi­ant, so it’s sur­pris­ing that you can only design your pho­to­book in browser-based soft­ware. Its in­ter­face is slick and easy to use, though, plus the old 10MB im­age size limit is no more. There are lots of lay­out, back­ground and crop­ping choices, but lim­ited ad­vanced cus­tomi­sa­tion.

We went for Pho­to­box’s most pop­u­lar pho­to­book and were amazed to re­ceive it in just three work­ing days, although it could have taken up to ten. Print qual­ity isn’t quite so im­pres­sive, though, with a marginally lower res­o­lu­tion than the Bob and Jes­sops books, re­sult­ing in slight grain­i­ness. The print­ing is also a lit­tle brighter, re­veal­ing ex­tra shadow de­tail, but at the cost of re­duced con­trast. Even so, it’s not bad for the money.

Pros Very speedy ser­vice; com­pet­i­tive pric­ing; easy con­tent cre­ation. Cons Slightly medi­ocre print qual­ity; soft­ware too ba­sic for pro­fes­sional pro­jects. We say

A rea­son­able choice if speed, sim­plic­ity and cost trump out­right print qual­ity. Over­all score * 26 pages, 170gsm gloss pa­per, reg­u­lar bind­ing, printed hard­cover, US prices con­verted from ster­ling

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