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Tony Hoffer
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · ProDPI press book. WOW!


So, I don't want to disparage any other companies because I've liked a lot of press books, but I just got my first from ProDPI and it's a WOW! I got the pearl paper and really love it. I don't have time to take photos of it, but wanted to share. If you're looking for a press book vendor, I'd check them out.

The good:
- Prints look unbelievably nice
- Pages seem a little thicker than others
- Pearl paper is very high-end for a press book

The bad:
- More expensive than some (not much)
- No canvas cover option (I'm always so-so on this anyway)



May 13, 2011 at 03:21 PM
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Pictures??


May 13, 2011 at 03:31 PM
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Tony Hoffer wrote:
I don't have time to take photos of it, but wanted to share.




May 13, 2011 at 03:35 PM
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How are the cover materials/options?


May 13, 2011 at 03:40 PM
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deepbluejh wrote:
How are the cover materials/options?


They have some fabric options, a photo option and a fusion option that has both. I did the photo option.



May 13, 2011 at 03:44 PM
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Do you think the photo cover will hold up well? I've found the canvas from the other company to be very good in that regard. That being said, I've been looking at WHCC and ProDPI as alternatives.

Assuming one would use these as guestbooks, do you think smearing would be a problem with the pages?



May 13, 2011 at 03:58 PM
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I've been using ProDPI press books for e-sessions and guest books, and I can concur that the quality is very high. I use the lay-flat version, and prefer the semi-gloss paper.

The other nice thing is that, you can order CD folios with matching fabric covers for a coherent presentation.



May 13, 2011 at 04:02 PM
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Picts or it didnt happen.


May 13, 2011 at 04:06 PM
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Yeah I saw these at Mystic and they are very nice. So is the printing on felt.

They're almost too nice to show in a way... as they may disuade some from purchasing an album.



May 13, 2011 at 04:09 PM
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We also use ProDPI for our pressbooks and proofbooks - they always turn out really nice!

They work great for guestbooks because they offer magazine paper matte pages - which makes it super easy to write on with any pen.

We have yet to print a photo cover ( as our clients have always chosen silk - which are quite lovely! ) so I would be curious to see how it turned out!

Here's a link to their cover options:

http://www.prodpi.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/covers/img1_011-2.jpg



May 13, 2011 at 04:25 PM
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Hey Tony .. Have u tried the press books from WHCC with pearl paper? If so how do they compare?


May 13, 2011 at 04:31 PM
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Tony, how do these compare with BRI press books? I used their matte grade paper before, and wasn't very pleased with the results. Made the colors somewhat dull. Is this pearl paper equivalent to most good photo books?


May 13, 2011 at 04:33 PM
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FIND TIME.


May 13, 2011 at 05:08 PM
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Interesting. I ordered one and wasn't really that impressed. I liked the Adorama books better (felt the pages with the Adorama book were thicker and didn't feel as "cheap"). I ordered the lay flat with semi-gloss. Maybe the pearl paper makes a difference?


May 13, 2011 at 05:33 PM
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Tony Hoffer wrote:


haha I'm a loser. Sorry Tony.



May 13, 2011 at 05:48 PM
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If you like prodpi, you should order one from simply color lab. They have thick fine art pages (I love the felt, but they offer pearl too) and they also have canvas covers. The double thick covers (not padded) are awesome on books over 8x8. The only thing that bothers me is the ratio of the square book pages are not square. Deal killer on duplicate books.


May 13, 2011 at 06:04 PM
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ckhagen wrote:
If you like prodpi, you should order one from simply color lab. They have thick fine art pages (I love the felt, but they offer pearl too) and they also have canvas covers. The double thick covers (not padded) are awesome on books over 8x8. The only thing that bothers me is the ratio of the square book pages are not square. Deal killer on duplicate books.


How are they not square?

-Tim



May 15, 2011 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · ProDPI press book. WOW!


ckhagen wrote:
If you like prodpi, you should order one from simply color lab. They have thick fine art pages (I love the felt, but they offer pearl too) and they also have canvas covers. The double thick covers (not padded) are awesome on books over 8x8. The only thing that bothers me is the ratio of the square book pages are not square. Deal killer on duplicate books.


+1 the pages not being a true square does bother me. wish they would change that.



May 15, 2011 at 09:38 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · ProDPI press book. WOW!


It's weird. And they have some crazy (albeit true) explanation that the book is a finished 10x10, but with the pages and then the lay flat binding added at the spine, the actual pages are not square. The ratio is off enough that there's no way you can take a typical square album design and duplicate it into this book. And while I understand their explanation... at the same time... numerous other book companies manage to make square lay-flat books with actual square pages, so I can't figure out why they can't.


May 15, 2011 at 09:42 PM
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Anyone try the BRI pearl paper?

-tmiller



May 15, 2011 at 09:42 PM
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