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Photo Finishing Products and Services

Copyright 2009 by Stephen Vermeulen
Last updated: 2009 Dec 06

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The digital photography industry is starting to additional niche markets to appear. Examples of this are the poster printing services and custom "photo books". The photo book (vanity printing at its finest) is a great example of a product that the new technology has created a demand for.
  • 2009-Dec-06: MyPublisher has a photobook service. [8825]
  • 2009-Dec-06: LifePhoto has a photobook service. [8824]
  • 2009-Oct-09: While not specifically a Photo Book type service the Blurb Community Books people (press release here) are providing a combination of client software (Blurb BookSmart) and data hosting service to allow a group of people (say a family or a year book team) to collaborate on the production of a printed book. BookSmart 2.5 has been released. [3464]
  • 2009-Jun-24: Blurb now allows one to design books using any application that can produce CMYK coded PDF files and then print those PDF files directly to books. [8188]
  • 2009-May-29: LifePics has a wide range of photo book services. [8056]
  • 2009-Mar-19: Creating the perfect photo book with Blurb, a webinar. [7746]
  • 2009-Mar-19: Albumprinter is another photo book producer. [7743]
  • 2009-Mar-19: Picaboo is now offering open-flat photo books. [7742]
  • 2008-Oct-14: The Hahnemuhle Gallerie Wrap System is designed to make mounting prints in the gallery wrap style easier. [7022]
  • 2008-Oct-09: Inkubook is another maker of photo books. [6999]
  • 2008-Feb-11: Unibind and Kodak have partnered to offer photobooks and calendars. [5078]
  • 2008-Jan-17: PicWash is a web-based digital photo retouching service. [4716]
  • 2007-Dec-30: Fotofix is a commercial photo correction and retouching service, you upload a photo, they retouch it and you can view a watermarked proof, if you like it you pay and download the retouched version. [4540]
  • 2007-Nov-27: HP's instant PhotoBook allows you to build your own photo book. [4196]
  • 2007-Nov-09: JAlbum is introducing a PhotoBook service too. [4059]
  • 2007-Oct-21: NayaCo specializes in the wedding album sector. They also offer digital printing and an album design service. [3483]
  • 2007-Oct-07: has a variety of photo finishing services including photo books, their photo book assembly is done on line through your web browser. [2622]
  • 2007-Oct-07: does photo books, they also provide an application (BookMaker) that you install on your computer to build the book. They have three sizes of books, including a large 15"x11" format and also offer dust jackets. has a short review of their service. [2621]
  • 2007-Oct-07: offers a variety of photo finishing services including photo books, gallery wrap mounting, printing to canvas and fine art papers and panoramic printing. [2620]
  • 2007-Oct-06: does photo books, printing and printing on canvas. [2616]
  • 2007-Oct-06: does printing to canvas including stretch mounting (both regular and wrap-around gallery style). [2615]
  • 2007-Oct-06: has a number of products including photo books and cards. [2614]
  • 2007-Oct-06: offers a photo book service, this appears to be based on an application you run on your computer to create the book. [2613]
  • 2007-Oct-06: The Kodak Gallery service offers photo book and poster production services. [2612]
  • 2007-Oct-06: offers photo book production services. They have an application (BookDesigner) you install on your computer to edit the book locally. [2611]

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