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ScrapbookPictures.com

Reported by Jenny Chesnick

(from their “About Us” webpage)
Founded in 1949, ScrapbookPictures.com is a third generation family-owned business. Throughout their history, they have been an industry leader in photo printing. In 1978 they were the first company to offer one-hour photo printing. In 2001, they were the first online photo company to allow film users to see their images online before they were printed, and only order and pay for the prints they wanted, sized and cropped the way they wanted. Their commitment is to continue providing the best photo quality prints available, with the best customer service. They have a very good FAQ page; all of my questions were easily answered there.

I personally have been using ScrapbookPictures.com for a couple of years now. I was drawn there because of the various sizes they offer for prints. I typically scrapbook 3×3 photos and they were the only place online (that I have found) that prints this size. They offer an enormous range of sizes. You can see on the list below the sizes they offer for just prints in general. They also offer a variety of finishes and color correction services.

For even more information check out their pricing page of the site.

As far as finishes go, I personally always stick with Matte. I prefer to scrapbook with that finish as it doesn’t show any finger prints and photographs well. Scrapbook Pictures also offers tons of borders for your photos, giving it that nice edge and doesn’t restrict you to “matte” your photos when scrap booking. The layouts below show you some examples of the prints that I have used. I left these in large file format, click on them to see the prints larger.


Scrapbook Pictures also offers a Metallic finish to their prints. Let me just say WOW! I took a picture of a photo to show off the finish, but, sadly, cannot get it to show up well enough. Even scanning the photo did not work. I surfed around their sites for examples and didn’t find any. You can see that photo below. You are just going to have to trust me on this one and try it out!


I also recently tried out their 12×12 prints for Digital Scrapbook printing. Ali Edwards has long raved about them for their quality and pricing. Again, I was completely surprised by the quality of the prints. The prints turned out better than my computer screen first displayed them to be. They also arrived on my doorstep TWO days after ordering, wow!

Here are two of the layouts I printed with a matte finish, no color correction added. If you are going to print digital layouts always be sure they are 300dpi. Otherwise, they will not print at a 12×12 size. It was hard to photograph the photos. Hopefully you can get the feel of the product quality! Click to enhance the image.

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I really cannot say enough about the quality, color and depth of these prints. I will be ordering like crazy now! If you have never printed your layouts, I definitely recommend using ScrapbookPictures.com.

There are a couple items they offer that in the very near future I want to try. They offer 12×12 photos books! You can use the full photo page books and upload your digital layouts to create a bound scrapbook of your layouts. Perfect for making an album, ordering and sending it right to the person it is for!


I also want to try their calenders out. I can totally see my layouts as themes for each month! How cute!

Pros:

  • Quality & Service, amazing!
  • Price, 12×12 layouts are $1.54!
  • Range of sizes for prints
  • Unlimited storage
  • Fast printing, turn around times vary. However I have never waited more then a few days.

Cons:

  • I wish they printed in ATC size (hint hint) and also offered wallets as singles.
  • Easier upload format, it can be confusing how to manager your albums and upload
  • There needs to be more examples on their website. So people can see how awesome they are!

Have you tried printing with Scrapbook Pictures? Please tell me I am not the only one in love here! Share your stories and I would love to see your examples of their prints!

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6 Responses to ScrapbookPictures.com

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    Melanie July 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    They are awesome! I didn’t realize they had books though! I always go thru Shutterfly, will have to try out SBP!

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    Sarah Haddox July 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    I am pleased with them as well. The metallic finish sounds neat, I wonder what type of photo that would be best with? The finish to the photos that I purchased and the colors were very good. I ordered some hipstamatic prints. J agree the user interface could be improved though.

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    dining table July 15, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    I am so surprise with all your beautiful creation. I am so glad that I found your blog. This is one good blog. I really all your cards especially the card with a face of a cute baby.

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    Amy July 15, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    I’m definitely heading over to check them out…sounds fantastic.
    Thanks for the review.

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    Christine July 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Excellent review!! I will definitely try them out. I love your digital pages. You are a very talented digi scrapbooker.
    xoxo, Christine

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    lorena b. July 20, 2010 at 12:36 am #

    Totally love this company for prints. Have used them and really love the “odd” size photos:3×3, 5×5, etc. Also, have used metallic on a 8.5×11 b&w SOOC print *awesome*!!! They also archive your photos as long as you order now & then if I’m not mistaken. Agree with you on all Pros & Cons!