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Last weekend, I sent you a short post about the quick photo book I decided to create with the online album creator on Mixbook.com.  Now I have the results, which is the first big plus for Mixbook.

I ordered the book around 8pm on Saturday evening.

I received a shipping confirmation email on Tuesday afternoon.

And I received the book in the mail on Thursday afternoon.

That's pretty quick!

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This is my book, just as I received it in the mail.  The packaging was nice and durable, but still fit in my mailbox.  (The book is a 10″x 10″.  I'm sure that a 12″ x 12″ would be on my doorstep instead.)  All of the packaging did its job, and the book was in great shape when I received it.

By the way, I really liked that Mixbook.com offers this 10″ x 10″ size.  I haven't investigated every photo book printer out there, but I haven't seen 10″ x 10″ offered before, and I really like this size.  I've always created 8″ x 8″ books in the past for my specialty (vacation, holiday) albums, and they just seem a little small for me.  Now that I received this book, the size is perfect.

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I really also wanted to check out the print quality.  I know I've had some comments from a few of you that you weren't completely happy with the print quality with Forever recently.  (I just received the book I ordered from Forever last week in today's mail, and I'll post on that next.)

I have to say, digital photobooks are rarely printed like our old film photos were.  But in comparison with some other digital products I've printed, the prints in this photobook are pretty clear.  It doesn't look pixelated or “off” to me.

Overall, I haven't got one single gripe about this photobook.  I hadn't even started the book a week ago, and today I'm holding the finished product in my hand.  Coupled with the offers that Mixbook frequently puts out, I will definitely print with them again.

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Photo books aren't the only thing that Mixbook offers.  A couple of months ago I tried a deal Mixbook had on canvas prints.  I had never printed a canvas print before, and I had always wanted to try it.

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I did this one in kind of a hurry, but I have a big empty section of wall space next to my staircase that I hope to hang a nice canvas print on in the future.  (I need to do some better photography before I invest in this.)

If you haven't seen one, here's what it looks like from the side.  The photo wraps all the way to the back, so make sure you account for that when you create it!  (The things I'm learning from for you …)

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My next experiment will be ordering photo prints from Mixbook.  I have some 12×12 pages I'm working on now, and I just had someone ask me this week where to get their enlargements printed.  At the time, I didn't remember if Mixbook printed those, so if you're reading this, now you know.

Mixbook also prints a full line of themed photo cards, including engagement announcements and save the date cards, wedding invitations and thank you cards, and birth announcements.  I've ordered Christmas cards from Mixbook in the past, and I wish I had shown those at the time, too.

Hope this helps you.  Until the next time, Enjoy!

~ Deb

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