i've only tried snapfish.com. the quality was better than i'd expected, but i remember being disappointed by some of the edges being cut off.
i ordered a small book by a friend of mine that did it on lulu.com, and i always thought that was the way i'd go if i make a photo book too because the quality seemed really good, but i recently did some research on them and found a LOT of customer complaints. :/
i did some more research and found a company called Blurb which has excellent reviews for high quality and ease of use (of their program), but i don't know if they do calendars.
I actually decided to split my order. For my family calendars, I went with Costco since they already have all my family birthdays. And for my friend calendars, I ordered from Lulu. I only have to have two "friend" calendars, but I ordered 5 because you get a discount at that quanity and then I used a coupon code I found online so I saved even more. I'm sure I can find a few people who would want to buy the extra calendars. I looked up Blurb, but I don't see anywhere where they list calendars. If you have a book done by them, let me know how the quality is. I got a free book made from Shutterfly. I thought the quality was good.
did you do the free book through some oprah winfrey deal? a friend of mine sent me info on a free book through shutterfly and oprah, but you had to do it in one day, and i just couldn't get organized that quickly. :/
i'm desperately trying to get through editing my photos now to make a blurb book for xmas gifts. i'll let you know if i get it together, how nice they look
No, I didn't know about a free book. I ended up doing 7 calendars through Costco and 5 calendars through Lulu. I forgot when I did my calendars for Costco that they always come out overly dark. I swear next time I will remember to lighten my pictures!!! But they arrived really fast. I am still waiting for the ones from Lulu and do not know what kind of quality they will be.
That's good to hear. I finally decided to buy 7 calendars from Costco (my family ones with birthdates) and 5 from Lulu (my friend ones). Costco is who I've gone through in the past and the quality is consistent, but not ultra fancy (but what can you expect for $9.99?). At least this way, I won't be putting on my eggs in one basket...just in case Lulu isn't what I hoped. But when I get the calendars, I will post about the quality.
I am looking to make my own calendars, not buy calendars already made. The calendar doesn't have to be big, just normal 8x10 for the picture, but the quality of paper/print makes a huge difference. I have been using Costco, but might try Lulu this time around.