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Jun 28, 2007 10:18 |  #1

I just wanted to write up an review on the GraphiStudio sample package they sent me. I must say that I'm shocked a company would mail out $500+ worth of product just so I could see a sample. they have a number of options such as book sizes from 2x5 up to 16x20. You can have the pages printed on smooth, textured, photographic, or metallic paper. You can also choose between thin or thick pages on the large sizes. Then they have a number of covers such as metal, transparent, silk, leatherette, leather, etc etc I never seen a flush mount album but they seem to be a mix between coffee table books and flush mount books. The best part is that you can order cheap and small books that are the same copies as the large book for the parents or grandparents.

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Jun 28, 2007 12:15 |  #2
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They are lovely books arent they, although I dont like how the front cover on ours looks now because after a while the photo starts to stick to it and you get a mottled effect on the photo, we have been steering brides towards the leather ones partly for that reason.

We submitted our first order this week so were waiting for our first PDF of the layout to come through this week and I am soooo excited to see what it looks like, constant checking of email will ensue until it arrives.

The first order we placed was from our second ever wedding, shot in april this year we were really pleased with the shots so weve ordered a duplicate copy for ourselves as a sample, will be great to show people that rather than one with someone elses work in!

I am sure your B&G's will love it anyway matey, we certainly sold quite a few to clients since we got our samples.


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Jun 28, 2007 12:26 |  #3

I'm definitely going to look into it MrsOpie. Thanks!

What are the prices of these? Do you know?


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Jun 28, 2007 13:19 |  #4
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I'm definitely going to look into it MrsOpie. Thanks!

What are the prices of these? Do you know?

Graphistudio only deal with photographers so you have to register with them to get prices, hence no one should post prices on a public forum. They are very quick deal with requests though so if you have a website you shouldnt have an issue getting prices from them.


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Jun 28, 2007 13:22 |  #5
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p.s. Heres another review of them from when I got my sample book last December

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=252534


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Jun 28, 2007 13:24 |  #6

What is really nice is when you get a sample book with all of your work instead of shots from Italy.... That is sweet......


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Jun 28, 2007 15:55 as a reply to  @ Atl-Fotos's post |  #7

I got my sample in yesterday (ordered it in February) and will definitely be placing orders with them soon. I love how you don't have to design your own layouts, I think it will save me from a lot of headaches. :)

The only thing I was a little disappointed with was I received the kit and the info about ordering a sample book with my own images, but the $199 offer they quoted was only good through June 30th. So, I have 3 days to make the decision.


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Jun 28, 2007 17:12 as a reply to  @ AMeyer's post |  #8

Question - The Graphistudio order form says "Acceptable image file range is 18-24mb. Files under 6mb are not accepted."
I shoot with the 1Mk2 and my files are never that big. Maybe 5mb per file. How do I get files that large?


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Jun 28, 2007 17:23 |  #9

Thomas Lunt wrote in post #3455872 (external link)
Question - The Graphistudio order form says "Acceptable image file range is 18-24mb. Files under 6mb are not accepted."
I shoot with the 1Mk2 and my files are never that big. Maybe 5mb per file. How do I get files that large?

you can export the RAW in tiff files to make it big...




  
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Jun 28, 2007 17:25 |  #10

Thomas Lunt wrote in post #3455872 (external link)
Question - The Graphistudio order form says "Acceptable image file range is 18-24mb. Files under 6mb are not accepted."
I shoot with the 1Mk2 and my files are never that big. Maybe 5mb per file. How do I get files that large?


Dont worry about the file size being that large, I shoot with a 20d and asked them the very same question before ordering my first album, and was told 'everyone always asks that but it isn't a problem' so I dont why they still state that.

As for the photos starting to look funny after a while in the acrylic covers, just pull the cover away and reposition the photo, the covers only a wrap around design, it isn't stuck down so its easily solved.




  
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Jun 28, 2007 17:43 |  #11

So do you get the sample albums for free? I requested info on their stuff a while back and the got in contact with me but I have not yet followed up.


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Jun 28, 2007 18:25 |  #12

Yup free...gratis...well worth getting.




  
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Jun 28, 2007 18:55 |  #13

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I love how you don't have to design your own layouts, I think it will save me from a lot of headaches. :)

true, but then you'll have a layout and effects the same as every other photog who just sends the photos in.. its the one thing that struck me as i was wandering around a wedding show when i first spotted the books last autumn, everyones pages more or less looked the same (appart from the angles, poses)..

i believe that the same effort should be put into designing the pages as was put into taking them, it will also allow your book to stand head and shoulders above those who just sent their photos in..

if you don't want the headache of designing the book, how about splashing out a couple 100 for graphic designer to do the pages for you instead of getting the same layout from Graphi :)


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Thomas Lunt wrote in post #3455872 (external link)
Question - The Graphistudio order form says "Acceptable image file range is 18-24mb. Files under 6mb are not accepted."
I shoot with the 1Mk2 and my files are never that big. Maybe 5mb per file. How do I get files that large?

When you open one of your files in CS2 look at the bottom left of the image frame that you have opened and thats the size that they are talking about, not the physical file size on the disk. So a 3mb file will actually show as 23-24mb ... its not that they have got it wrong its just that they are talking in printer speak and probably got fed up of explaining the difference to people so just tell them not to worry about it any more. Look at stock photo sites and you will see the same sort of requirements.

This is where you start getting into the area of DPI v Pixel dimensions and things that you thought you had straight in your head start to be very confusing .... easiest thing is to do like Graphi advise and not worry about it cos it can get awfully confusing ! :confused:


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