£38.99*, $56.07 Postage: £4.99, $7.17 Delivery time: five working days www.bobbooks.co.uk Bob Books offers an impressive array of book-creation choices, including an Online Book Creator, iPad app, and a PDF-to-book option which enables your book to be created using InDesign. There’s even the Book Design Team, who will take on design duties for you. We opted for the downloadable Bob Designer software, and were pleased with its extensive customisation, and the book arrived quite quickly.
Opting for 300gsm lustre paper with a lay-flat binding adds £9 to the standard hardcover price, but you get pages that ooze quality and are great for archival purposes. Print quality doesn’t disappoint, either, thanks to punchy colours and contrast, as well as the best print resolution on test, with no visible droplet patterning. Even our demanding test chart was reproduced almost flawlessly.
Pros Class-leading print quality; comprehensive design software; quick delivery. Cons
Competing Jessops service (right) offers matching product plus free store delivery. We say
Superb print quality and plenty of creation options: a compelling combination. Overall score *26 pages, Lustre Photographic 300gsm paper, lay-flat binding, photo hardcover US prices converted from sterling