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wedding album and dvd case

November 08, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

 

All the reviews are based on my personal opinions. These are gadgets and products that I have bought and am using at the time of the review. The reviews are my own experiences that I am sharing with you and are in no way being sponsored by the manufacturers of the products I am reviewing. I hope you find them useful.

 

Wedding Album and DVD Case

 

The front of the DVD Case, printed by Whcc Pro Printing Service.
The Back of the DVD Case, printed by Whcc Pro Printing Service.
The front of the  Album Cover, printed by Apple Printing Service, by way of iPhoto.

I could not decide which one of the two of my favorite Online Printing Service to pick from. Although Mpix Pro and Whcc Pro both uses the Pro ROSE App for ordering Prints, and their prices are about the same, the DVD Cases were a bit cheaper at Whcc Pro. Also I knew that Whcc Pro offers free shipping and I that Mpix Pro did not offers free shipping. So when it became time for me to choose where to order the wedding prints and DVD Case, I went with the ROSE App I had order from in the pass, well, it really came down to the cost of the DVD Case, because the case is cheeper at Whcc ProThe Wedding Photos from Whcc Pro came back looking great as usual. But it was the DVD Case I was anxious to see. I have never printed DVD Cases before, and was nervous about the images placements. Although I followed the Whcc DVD Case template, I was still worried that the back image may over lap to the front. My anxiety was short lived because Whcc Pro shipped everything by way of Free Next Day UPS. Within a day and a half I had my answer.

The DVD Case:

The DVD Case looks awesome: the colours were slightly off, which was to be expected due to the elegant vinyl coating. The DVD Cases are offered in a lustre or metallic (I chose lustre) photographic print wrapped around hardboard finished with a matte laminate, and include a magnetic closure to ensure the case stays closed. I had the option of single disc or double disc case. DVD Cases can be ordered with no minimum quantity required, I could have even mixed and matched designs in one order, that is if I wanted more then one DVD Case.

The Photo Album:

iPhoto app to the rescue! I do not like Apple Print Service for prints. It might be the type of photographic paper they use that made the prints I tested there came back looking like a bad bashed job. Although the prints looked unpresentable, my Photo Album are always spot on. So for this reason I only order iPhoto Book from Apple, but not individual prints.

iPhoto’s Coffee Table Hard Cover Books themes makes it quick and easy to put together a Wedding Photo Album. This leave me with more time to spend on the post processing of the images and less time designing a Book from scratch. Once I choose a album theme I like, I may change the lay-out - background color, font, full-bleed, two-page spreads, crop or resize the photos to my liking. I also add song lyrics or poems and design the Dust Jacket cover. Once I am done with designing the Photo Album, I send it off to Apple through the iPhoto app. Apple Print Service is slow. It takes about three days to print, and even with Express FedEx, it still takes about five to seven days altogether for the finish Photo Book to get to my door.

The Apple iPhoto Books are worth the wait. The colours are gorgeous, the hardcover is stiff and the pages are sturdy. The Photo Book comes with a stylish, tightly fitted white box with the grey Apple logo on it. I cut out the logo and replaced it with my own, which make a great presentation.

My clients are always impressed with the Photography Packages I give to them, and I am alway in awe with the pleasure I see on their faces due to my presentations.

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All the reviews on this blog are base on my personal opinions. These are gadgets or products that I have bought and are presently using. The reviews are of my own experiences, and are in no way being sponsor by the manufactures of the products. I hope you find them useful.

 


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