Photo book are the hottest innovation in the photo printing industry. Ever more often, when the camera’s shutter snaps at a wedding or a party no 6” x 4” prints are made at all. Instead of prints for a photo album images will be laid out in a proper photo book. To give great moments the appropriate space Printing-1 is adding the new Maxi format (30x30 cm / 12”x12”) to its photo book offer. Catalina Martinez, head of Communications at Printing-1 states: “That allows you to spread landscapes over 24” wide double pages, in poster size style.”
“I like your photo books so much, that when I am taking a picture I am already thinking how to use the shot in a photo book” wrote a Printing-1 User: “Portrait or landscape, with frame or full page or double page spread alone or among many pictures on a large page?” With the extra large MAXI-format Printing-1 is opening more creative freedom for the photobook design. Images can be positioned quickly and precisely using templates. Images can also be repositioned freely for a scrapbook design style. Frames can be defined individually for each image but also be spread frameless over single or double pages.
The Printing-1 range now includes five sizes, starting with small photo booklets (Pocket), over A4 size books to the 12” x 12” Maxi format. Printing-1 offers its printed photo albums as hardcover books, linen hardcover, soft cover or spiral bound. The Printing-1 photo covers come in a choice of colours and can be edited with photographs.
The Printing-1 Photo Book Software for Windows PC and Apple MacOS
According to Printing-1 during the software development special emphasis was laid on flexibility and user comfort. Images can be scaled and positioned freely. The page numbering style can be turned on or off for each individual page. Instead of a limiting automatic layout assistant the application provides templates to position images precisely and easily. Printing-1 also offers silk matt and glossy paper and its software allows switching between different types of binding and book formats at any time during the design process.
Not only printed photo albums but also online photo sharing
Individual photo books can be saved and shared online as projects. Before placing a print order, the photo book layout file is uploaded to Printing-1 first. There the photo book can be shared free of charge with friends and family before ordering prints. That is particularly practical when after a party or family event others shall pay for their own copy. Sending printed memory books directly to friends and family abroad (Europe or the USA) also makes a very personal gift and saves postage.
The digital photo service Printing-1 delivers in the UK and most European countries as well as the USA within two weeks of ordering online. Photo books professionally printed from own digital photographs are on their way to replace the traditional photo album.
Flexible and convenient
Printing-1 offers a Windows and Mac OS compatible online photo service, which can be used with photos from any digital camera or camera phone. Printing-1 specialises in photo books and photo canvas printing only. The professional printing processes allow Printing-1 to offer its photo booklet in the pocket format with ring- or laminated binding from £7.95 – plus p&p £4.90 (orders over £100 ship free). Apart from the Pocket and the Maxi format, Printing-1 is offering three further intermediate sizes.