One day while searching, as I do everyday, for Free templates and other digi-scrapping thing, I saw an ad on one of the blogs for a new company called ArtsCow that makes photo books and photo prints (no 12x12s at this time but lots of other sizes). As a signup bonus you get 400 4x6 photo prints and another un-named gift from them. I thought why not give them a try, even if they are in China. Well I did and as very pleased with the book I ordered, quality, speed and even the price was very nice. Instead of the usual 8x8 book with 20 pages they offer a 30 page book and additional pages are very reasonable. Shipping was $11.99 but they have lowered that to $7.99 so it also compares with the other companies. SO I thought I would share the link with all of you.
I was very surprised at the speed with which I got my book, knowing how busy they are being new and having so many offers going on. I ordered the book on July 21 and got it on July 31, so coming from China that seemed really good service. I also ordered a few 4x6 prints to compare and those were also very bit as good as I can get locally or at other online stores. Next I think I'll try the 5x7s since I have lots of frames those will fit perfectly.
They have a Community Forum where you can see what people have had printed with them. That way you can see I am not just Whistling Dixie at you about the quality. Almost everyone is very pleased with their books, and most errors were made by the designer not the company. I know it was my fault some of the pages were too big for the page causing me to lose a little of the journaling, but I have done the same thing with the other company I used before.
Sure wish I had scanned my book and it's cover so you all could see it, but I didn't.
Ok enough advertising for now. Have a great weekend and if you are where it is HOT stay as cool as you can and if it is cold, I envy you totally...LOL