Photo book print shops

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Cheap

  • Blurb, no soft-proofing, spotty quality control and inconsistent.

Quality

  • Booksmart Studio, high end printer, both inkjet and digital press. Does NOT accept output-ready files.
  • Pikto, from Canada, digital press printing and chromogenic printing. Does NOT accept output-ready files.
  • White House Custom Colour, from California, digital press printing and chromogenic printing. Does NOT accept output-ready files.
  • FUJIFILM Fotoservice pro, from Europe, crazy cheap, require annoying software. Photo process, not digital press.
  • Digital Pro Lab, from Texas, have press profiles, but don't use press printing for albums. Does NOT accept output-ready files.
  • Simply Color Lab, photo printing. Does NOT accept output-ready files.

Best quality

Questionable

  • AdoramaPix, link to profiles, unclear whether they do this right or not. Some FAQ entry claims they don't offer ICC profiles! They are using a chromogenic process for books, not digital press.
  • ProDPI, they seem to know what they are doing, but I found their ICC profiles only for their chromogenic prints. Also, I heard a rumor that they were bought by WHCC.
  • MpixPro, they claim to offer ICC profiles only for their photo processes, not press.
  • Paper Chase Press, they seem to know what they are doing, but they want a GRACoL2006_Coated1v2 color profile.

Not reviewed

  • RIT, mentioned by Bill Atkinson.