I am always taking pictures of all our family events, birthdays, holidays and silly things Lennox is doing as she grows up, but one thing I am horrible at doing is getting them printed in some form or fashion. I made photo books every 2 months until Lennox turned 1 and then life seemed to happen and it hasn’t happened very much anymore. I still need to make one for her FIRST birthday, but for now, they will sit in digital form only. Lennox is going to have digital after digital photo of her childhood rather than actual printed photos like we all do! So when I was approached by MailPix.com to try out their new Brag Books, I jumped on the offer.
MailPix.com is the brainchild of Fred Lerner, a lifelong photo entrepreneur. This site was started from his concern that a whole generation of photo memories — stored online, on discs, in cameras and in smartphones — will be lost to future generations unless preserved as photo books, prints, cards, enlargements and other tangible products.
I do love photo books, but sometimes they take a long time to put together, so the brag book was a great, quick, alternative. I decided to put together a book with pictures from Lennox’s second birthday party, Yo Gabba Gabba style <— check this out, if you aren’t familiar with it!
Mailpix.com Photo Brag Books come in two different sizes, 4×6 and 5×7, and range from 5-40 pages. There are endless possibilities for these brag books; from baby brag books, weddings to family vacations.
It was very simple to put together this photo brag book. I just uploaded my photos (they offer free unlimited online photo storage for life by the way!) and then added them all to the book. I opted to doing full bleed photo pages, to keep it simple.
When my Photo Brag Book arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality. It come with a nice plastic cover with clear binding. The photos were very high quality and the colors all printed out correctly. I didn’t realize the book would be printed on Kodak photo paper — I love this! I find it more durable and long-lasting than the normal photo books that are printed on regular weight paper. I would assume it will last a long time as well, since it is on photo paper.
I would have to say, my only negative comment is that there were no guidelines on the photo pages within the creation tool, so I accidentally put the text too close to the edge of the photo. This caused it to get in the way of the binding and get cut off a bit. No big deal really, but when I create a new book, I will make sure to move the text over!
Would I recommend Mailpix.com? Sure! They have a number of great products ranging from canvas prints, iPhone covers, prints & enlargements and other photo gifts. They always seem to be running some great promotions too! Here are a few, to get you started!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, but did receive free product in return for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.