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01/18/2011 11:00:24 AM · #1
I am trying to locate some resources in Canada for having wedding albums made. I am interested in the flush mount type of books, as well as the pages that images are printed directly on. I can't seem to find something in Canada that compares to a few of the US companies I have looked at. Any suggestions would be great.
01/18/2011 12:34:40 PM · #2
just checking
01/18/2011 01:17:24 PM · #3
01/18/2011 03:01:24 PM · #4
I am curious about this too. I saw a really great bound photobook at my cousin's place. The pages were each full colour images, both sides. It was awesome. When I find out from her who did it, I will post for you.
01/18/2011 03:06:29 PM · #5
Thanks that would be great!
01/20/2011 02:42:33 PM · #6
again anybody?
01/20/2011 04:05:33 PM · #7
Don't know if this is exactly what you're looking for, but try WHCC. Here is their press printed books and albums product page. WHCC ships to Canada via UPS and handles all brokerage and tax, so you don't have to worry about shipment. I've used them for a while now, and I highly recommend.
01/21/2011 03:06:18 PM · #8
Thanks! Anyone else with suggestions?
01/21/2011 05:23:56 PM · #9
Can't say anything about availability in Canada, but likely these vendors will ship there. Asuka Books and Queensberry are worth checking out.

I would strongly recommend avoiding GraphiStudio under any circumstances: I have a beautiful book from them, but it took three reprints and 6 months to obtain. They print pretty fast (the first time), request payment, and ship from Italy. However, the quality was HORRIBLE, and should have never passed even a cursory inspection. Once they have your money, they drag their feet and put your reprint at the back of the line (and won't even begin reprinting until they have received the first book back). They tell you they are taking longer because they are being extra careful this time, and then 8 weeks later you get a second book that has even more defects, and worse defects than the first one. Rinse, repeat. 8 weeks again, then you have a book that is okay. But you have to get the North American Sales Reps involved in order to get any communications, and the reps don't care much, since you have already paid. It is worth mentioning that the team in Italy attempts to charge for reprinting a defective book, and the only way to address a refund would be a dispute process with your credit card company (the team in Italy requests a bank to bank wire transfer, no doubt because this makes it even more difficult to dispute and obtain refunds).

This book was for me, not for a client. Delaying my client's book by 5 months would be unthinkable, and not worth the risk. Had all gone well, the book would have been perfect the first time, after 4 weeks. I did a bit of google searching (too late) and found a number of identical complaints spanning a period of several years, so my experience with GraphiStudio is not just a random anomaly, but instead appears to be their standard operating procedure. I know people who have had good luck with them, but it appears to be luck rather than consistent quality.
01/22/2011 09:45:15 AM · #10
02/08/2011 07:26:43 PM · #11
Just checking back again.....has anyone used Image Capsule?
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