Printique is a premium customized print and photograph e-book print home that has a variety of various merchandise out there. From Hardcover photograph books to acrylic blocks to steel prints and even augmented-reality greeting playing cards, Printique has a heap of choices to show images into keepsakes.
On this evaluation of Printique customized prints and photograph books, I’m going to discover their on-line e-book design software in addition to cowl the print high quality on a choice of their vary. I acquired print credit score from Printique to arrange this evaluation. Nevertheless, all opinions are my very own.
I attempted out a choice of their print and photograph e-book choices. Printique’s Photograph Books begin at $9.99 for a 20-page e-book, and are designed to be flat-lay. They’re printed on skilled archival-grade paper, and can be found in a variety of canopy choices together with a variety of canopy choices together with hardcover, custom leather, fabric, softcover. Mini Softcover photograph books are additionally a terrific pocket-size memento for household, buddies or preserving social media recollections. On this evaluation of Printique I’ll be wanting on the Hardcover and Softcover Photograph Books.
I’ll even be reviewing a few of Printique’s specialty prints. These begin at $10.99 for a 4×6 print and the choices are intensive: Together with skilled photograph paper, hand-stretched canvas, sleek aluminum for steel prints, premium acrylic, rustic wood and extra. Custom framed prints and Gilcee fine art prints, crafted from archival, Hahnemuhle papers, are additionally out there.
Learn on for critiques of Printique Softcover Photograph Books, Hardcover Photograph Books, Acrylic Prints, Wooden Prints and Metallic Prints. Be aware that Printique solely ship to US addresses presently.
- Reasonably priced value
- Simple-to-use design software program
- Offers choice to take away Printique branding on books
- Heaps of beautiful template choices for pre-designed books
- Textual content and images print clear and crisp
- E book Wizard on-line design software program is absolutely suitable with Fundy Designer workflows
- Galleries characteristic permits you to pre-upload images for faster designing and ordering
- Constructed-in integration with Google, Flickr, Fb, Instagram, Dropbox and Lightroom makes it simple to get images from on-line to printed
- Autofill for albums makes it quick to design albums
- Heaps of design choices to make designing e-book and album spreads simple and enjoyable
- Photograph Books are wonderful high quality, really feel examine and look nice
- Softcover Books are a superb price range choice with an honest high quality really feel
- Metallic Prints look beautiful, clear and crisp print high quality
- Metallic and Wooden Prints include mounting kits, together with a spirit degree
- Colour tone and print high quality can fluctuate from product to product
- There may be an intermittent glitch within the E book Wizard design software program particularly for the Hardcover Photograph E book to concentrate on
All costs on this evaluation have been correct on the time of writing however it is best to examine the Printique web site for up-to-date pricing.
I’m going to begin with the Printique Books Wizard on-line design software. Let’s dive in!
Printique Books Wizard is the web design software you’ll use to create your photograph album. It operates in a browser, so is suitable throughout platforms. It’s additionally absolutely suitable with Fundy Designer workflows with Printique templates being constructed into the Fundy Designer software program.
While you start designing an album in Printique Books Wizard, you begin by selecting your Premium Photo Album sort (leather-based, hardcover, steel, and so on), or your Photo Book sort (material, softcover, and so on). Printique explains the distinction between their albums and books here.
The software program to design pages is similar when you get into it. Earlier than opening the E book Wizard, you possibly can select cowl shade, form (panorama, portrait or sq.), dimension, paper sort and thickness. The value updates dynamically.
You may then begin designing your pages. On opening, you’ll be prompted to decide on a fashion template. Select Construct your Personal if in case you have a Fundy exported format to add.
Importing images for album: Printique Galleries and on-line images
After selecting your e-book’s fashion, you’ll be prompted to pick images. Printique provides the choice to pre-upload into Printique Galleries, accessed in your user profile. I discovered that that is the simplest method to get images prepared for the album. From inside E book Wizard, I discovered that often photograph uploads appeared to freeze, and I needed to refresh and check out once more to get the images uploaded. Pre-loading the images through my Printique Galleries was simpler.
You too can seize images from Google, Flickr, Fb, Instagram, Dropbox and even Lightroom. It is a nice integration that saves a number of double-handling.
Designing Printique albums and books in Books Wizard
As soon as your images are loaded up, you might be able to edit. Printique can autofill images, supplying you with management over the order (Outdated to new, Identify A — Z, and so on). It is a time saver and means your album might be accomplished in minutes, with easy changes to place or images swaps being all you want to do.
There are a heap of design choices to make your photograph e-book or album precisely the way you need it, together with:
- Including textual content in numerous kinds — textual content is styled uniformly to maintain an expert look
- Switching designs even after styling the e-book — loading a whole new template with the identical images
- Switching between theme layouts (those who match the fashion) and unfold layouts (for additional flexibility for any photograph association) with ease
- Colour backgrounds, and 2000+ included sample, graphic and photograph backgrounds
- Picture frames in 2000+ totally different shapes, together with letters and numbers (suppose spelling out names with images!)
- Shapes, with fill, opacity, shadow, and border controls
- Stickers, with 15,000+ choices together with patterned frames, vacation and themes
Typically, the software program works properly and is straightforward to make use of. Fast to change layouts, alter photograph positions, and so forth: Every part that we’ve come to anticipate from fashionable album design software program.
Quirks within the E book Wizard software program
The one quirks I discovered when utilizing the E book Wizard have been when duplicating a web page, and including frames. After duplicating a web page, I discovered I’ve to click on off onto one other unfold, then again onto the brand new one, earlier than I may drag-and-drop images into the duplicated format.
When utilizing frames (e.g. just like the letter frames), I discovered that there must be a photograph on the web page earlier than the body form might be modified. E.g. when beginning on a clean unfold, add a format first, then frames. In different phrases, there must be an area to place a photograph, earlier than you possibly can body it.
Maintaining in thoughts these two nuances it’s simple to get the photograph e-book good.
A glitch to be aware of when designing a Hardcover Photograph E book
I discovered a quirk within the Books Wizard that you simply want to concentrate on, solely when designing a Hardcover Photograph E book. It generally (not at all times) deletes your completed pages if you toggle finish pages on and off within the Handle All Pages view.
Typically, when you toggle the tip pages off, after which again on, it’ll take away the tip pages, after which add them again in. Nevertheless, generally, it doesn’t add finish pages again in. When you then Shut & Proceed, reopen Handle All Pages after which toggle Finish pages off, it’ll delete the primary and final spreads of your album as an alternative.
This quirk doesn’t at all times occur, and it doesn’t seem in any of the Premium Photograph Albums or within the Softcover Photograph E book. (It is because the tip pages are obligatory within the Premium Photograph Albums, so you possibly can’t flip them off. Within the Softcover Photograph E book there aren’t any finish pages.) It’s one thing to concentrate on although, and watch out if, to be sure you don’t lose completed spreads.
On the plus facet, I really like the choice included with Hardcover Photograph Books to alter the tip paper shade. This added a terrific pop of distinctive shade to my completed books.
Printique photograph books — Print and binding high quality
Okay, so now that we’ve seemed on the design course of, let’s have a look at the books themselves! I printed two e-book varieties: Hardcover Photograph E book and the Softcover E book. (I didn’t check out any of the Premium Album choices for this evaluation — these are each within the Photo Book range.)
Overview of Printique Hardcover Photograph E book — Overview of print and binding high quality
I used to be very impressed with my Printique Hardcover Photo Books. For the 2 8×8 inch, 34-page books I designed, with luster pages, it was $72.39 every, together with $2.00 to take away the Printique branding from the tip pages.
The print high quality is beautiful. The quilt printed clear and crisp with a textured impact. I used the E book Wizard textual content software so as to add textual content to the backbone and again. Binding appears neat and robust.
The pages are thick and really feel sturdy. My boys have learn the books quite a bit to this point and I’m assured they may maintain as much as heavy household use.
The within print high quality is great: Shiny, clear and correct colours. Full-width spreads look nice throughout the central fold.
All in all, the Hardcover Photograph E book is a superb inexpensive alternative and the print high quality is nice at this value level.
Overview of Printique Softcover E book — Overview of print and binding high quality
The Printique Softcover Book has a unique really feel to the Hardcover Photograph E book. Nonetheless within the Photograph E book vary, this one is about half the worth. I ordered an 8×8 inch, 22-page, printed in High-quality Artwork Vellum e-book for $34.98, together with $2.00 to take away the Printique branding on the tip pages.
Up shut the print decision is extra seen on the Softcover E book. It’s undoubtedly acceptable and nonetheless appears nice at studying distance. The binding is neat. It doesn’t lie as flat because the Hardcover model however nonetheless opens properly.
The edit on these images is extra of a Bohemian fashion and I’m pleased with the colour copy. It matches digital properly.
The Softcover E book is an effective budget-friendly alternative for lighter use — with toddlers I’d say this one could get broken (whereas I’d be assured giving the Hardcover variant to anybody eld sufficient to not chew it).
Printique customized prints — Print high quality
I attempted out three totally different Printique customized prints: Metallic Print, Wooden Print and Acrylic Prints. All of those have been printed with totally different images from the identical photograph session and edit to maintain the colour tone constant throughout all. All images are edited on my shade calibrated system.
Overview of Printique Metallic Prints — High quality
I ordered a big Metal Print, 12×12 inches with a shiny white end ($51.99) and I completely love this one. The print high quality is beautiful: Clear, crisp, correct shade copy, nice tone depth and distinction. Wall float mount package is included free with the Metallic Print. It comes with directions on the best way to get it good.
General the Metallic Print is my favourite out of those merchandise. It’s spectacular, the float fashion with the print mounted off the wall is ideal and it makes my photograph look improbable. Rounded polished corners are a terrific contact.
It additionally is available in a variety of fascinating shapes. You may order as rectangle, sq., circle, panorama, oval, defend, hexagon and coronary heart. There’s additionally the choice to design as a triptych or grid. I might like to do a giant wall of those in hexagon — such a cool assertion piece.
Overview of Printique Wooden Prints — High quality
The Printique Wood Print is one other good addition to the wall. The thick timber slab with the print on high appears cute and rustic. This one additionally comes with a mount package and features a degree to verify it’s hanging straight.
The print high quality is a bit of flatter on the Wooden Print. It doesn’t have the depth and distinction of the Metallic Print, which is to be anticipated, as a result of it’s a matte end. The feel of the wooden reveals via too, as anticipated.
Nevertheless, I did discover that there was a yellow shift to paint temperature which was not evident within the Metallic Print. It was most evident on faces, and when inspecting the print close-up.
At $28.99 for an 8×8 inch sq. print, the print high quality is a bit of under the Metallic Print however the Wooden Print remains to be a pleasant budget-friendly choice and has a country really feel.
Overview of Printique Acrylic Prints — High quality
I ordered two of those little Printique Acrylic Prints within the 2×2 inch dimension, 1-inch thick which Printique calls the Block thickness. Every was $11.99 for this dimension. Additionally they are available in a Wall thickness of 0.25 inch. Each pictures have been from the identical session because the Wooden Print and the Metallic Print.
I didn’t just like the outcomes with the Acrylic Prints as a lot because the Metallic and Wooden Prints. Firstly, the print high quality appears low decision. Print dots are clearly seen when holding in your hand. It has the look of being printed on an office-quality inkjet.
I additionally discovered that the corners of the print weren’t completed neatly on my blocks. You may see within the image right here how the print paper is rumpled and torn. It reveals on the within of the block, and breaks the phantasm of the print being “one” with the block.
The impact of the picture reflecting across the prism is cool. They appear okay on the shelf. It simply didn’t have the modern, fashionable look I hoped for.
Printique premium customized prints and photograph books — ultimate ideas
The Printique Photograph E book vary is a pleasant budget-friendly choice for households eager to print plenty of images in aesthetically pleasing, sturdy books. The Hardcover Photograph E book appears like it’ll take a number of punishment making it good for images to be dealt with by the youngsters and grandkids.
As for the Printique Customized Print vary I used to be very impressed with the Metallic Print and would confidently advocate it for beautiful prints in a variety of modern styles and sizes. I wish to see nearer shade match on the Wooden Print however it nonetheless serves properly as an inexpensive rustic stylish choice. The Acrylic blocks I see as being enjoyable for youths however I’m not satisfied on the sturdiness given the problems with the print paper on the blocks I acquired.
For the merchandise I ordered, Printique typically delivers a stable outcome within the price range value vary. These are nice family-friendly merchandise making it attainable to get your images off screens, and into arms.