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Good quality prints, but making a calendar is quite frustrating!
Member Name: ceebee27
Advantages: Good prints
Disadvantages: Difficult to customise calendars in the way you want
Having heard good reviews of the site from various people, many of whom get photobooks made of their holidays or personalised calendars made as gifts for friends, I decided to give them a go. When I signed up, I was entitled to 50 free prints, which I decided to order before trying out anything more adventurous so I could see the quality of the prints.
I was really impressed with them. The images were all clear and the colours were very good. So next I decided to design a calendar for my Mum with some holiday snaps. Unfortunately I didn't even get to the point of ordering the calendar as I found the layouts limited and difficult to customise.
Unlike other websites, you have to stick exactly to certain templates and are unable to put photos and text wherever you want. I was also disappointed that if you chose to change the colour of a page of the calendar, it changed most of the page to that colour, but left a big white border around the outside. In the end I decided to give up as the calendar wasn't going to look anywhere near as good as I'd hoped.
I then started making myself a photobook and although I did strike the problem of the limited template designs, it seemed to be a lot less annoying than with the calendar. And the background colours also go to the outside of the pages too! I'm quite pleased with the photobook now it's arrived, and the price was alright too. I'll probably be back to make another book at some point, but the calendar was just too frustrating.
Summary: Good if you want photos printed. Not so simple to produce calendars.