Whether you're a fastidious photo taker or an impromptu snapper, making a photo book is the perfect way to treasure the thousands of photos languishing on our phones and cameras.
Isn’t it ironic that we’re the most snap-happy generation of all time, yet we never quite get around to doing anything with the myriad photos we take? Well, that’s about to change! We’ve tracked down loads of options for getting photo books made and sent to you here in Singapore. From super easy-to-use websites and fast delivery options to high-end finishes, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re after a high-end, professional looking book, Artisan Prints is for you. Turn your photos into a beautifully finished coffee table book, artfully bound and covered in soft fabric. There’s even an option to collate your Instagram pics into a book. Photos can be uploaded online and then compiled using a simple drag-and-drop interface.
Pricing: Prices start from $39 for a soft-cover Instagram book and $178 for a hard-cover fabric wrap book, with free shipping to Singapore addresses
Lead time: Seven to 10 working days, then standard shipping takes two days
FotoHub offers loads of photo products, including the FotoJournal book or the more premium FotoStory, which has professional binding plus canvas or hard cover options. You can build your book online, or with eight outlets across the island you can visit one of their stores for help.
Pricing: Prices start from $35 for a soft-cover book and $60 for a hard-cover book
Lead time: Five to seven working days, then standard shipping takes two days (or pay extra for one, two or three day express service)
For fantastic variety, you need look no further than Photobook Singapore. There are options for every budget, requirement and taste, with tons of ready-made templates at your disposal, or why not start your own book from scratch? You can add text and heaps of images using its own software too. Keep your eyes peeled for regular photo book discounts on its website.
Pricing: Prices start from $33.90 for a soft-cover book
Lead time: Two to three working days, then standard shipping takes four to seven days, depending on which delivery service chosen
If you’re not in a hurry for your photo book, or don’t mind paying a bit for shipping, check out Blurb. Based in the US, this is our pick for the prettiest website, with a real designer aesthetic. You can even opt for a magazine-style photo book, or a flat-lay photo book with images spread seamlessly across a double-page spread. There are lots of options for layout tools too – you can upload directly from Adobe InDesign, or use Blurb’s own tools.
Pricing: Prices start from US$14.99 for a soft-cover book
Lead time: Four to five working days, then standard shipping takes around three weeks
Another brilliant site offering plenty of photo products, Vistaprint offers a fuss-free, fast-turnaround service. You can get photo books printed in a variety of sizes (from teensy 13 x 10cm up to 30 x 30cm tomes), with different options for covers (linen, leather, photo) and matte or glossy finish for inside pages.
Pricing: Prices start from $23.99 for a soft-cover book
Lead time: Standard production and delivery takes 10 working days
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