A while ago I pinned this:
Do you see that book on the bottom right?
It reads: “My next photobook, instead of shutterfly…Artifact Uprising…”
I finally went to the website, and was floored.
Their stuff is gor-geous.
Let me preface this by saying: i am not being paid to say this.
I have gotten zero freebies for writing this review.
These are all my own opinions.
Now, i first looked into their instagram books and l.o.v.e.d the design (and pricing!)!
I’m an instagram nut and want to have books of the pictures i take.
This also made me realize something: i haven’t printed pictures in forever!
I used to print pictures in high school all of the time; before posting all over the internet became popular and easy. We had to get them put on CD’s (extra money high schoolers rarely have), upload them to the computer, then upload them (via dial-up) to myspace.
So i have boxes of high school pictures and photo albums.
I love going through them; i actually look at them often and remember and laugh…i love printed pictures. Did you used to print a lot of pictures? Do you still print pictures? OR have you fallen behind like i have? Now that i’m off that soap box – i want to print more pictures!
I ended up ordering one of their 8.5×8.5 soft-cover books full of our iphone pictures from the Ireland/Scotland trip. Making the book was rather easy and straight-forward, there is a slight learning curve but you’ll probably understand it within 5 minutes. There are a few things i would change about the process, but that’s just my opinion. You can add text to your pictures and a few other things…but their layouts = awesome! I loved how you can fill some pages with one or two pictures, and others with six or nine. They keep you updated on where your order is (processed, shipped, etc) and you get it back within a reasonable time.
Did i mention it’s made in the USA (a rare find now’a’days) and it is filled with 100% recycled pages?!
Yeah. That was a huge selling point for me.
The quality of the book?
The paper is similar to a mat-finish that keeps the pictures from having those finger-prints all over it.
It’s like a high-quality card-stock’ish magazine that holds your memories.
Basically…i love them and i’ll be going to them first for photo books.
(they also have a few amazing products like wooden boxes, wood calendars, wood blocks + prints, & square print sets)
I’ll be starting on my next book of my dslr pictures from the trip. 🙂
To put it in my brothers words: “Man, this is really nice.”
The book came in last night and right when i got it out of the packaging Bo snatched it out of my hands and sat down at the table leafing through the pages. 🙂