Before most people opted to take all of their photographs using a digital camera, or a device such as a mobile phone, the means via which the majority of us enjoyed the images we’d captured was the medium of photo prints. Whilst always popular, prints like this were likely to get lost or, if they were kept, would end up being shut away in tins or drawers. Digital images, on the other hand, can be kept safe, displayed to their best effect and easily accessible within the covers of a bespoke one off photo book.
Whilst there’s an obvious appeal for anybody in wanting to keep their treasured memories safe within the pages of a luxurious printed volume, the other advantage of being able to print and design your own book is that they make fantastic items to give as presents to people you care for. At this time of the year, for example, many people are struggling to think of Easter gifts to give to people which will stand out from the crowd. It would be the easiest thing in the world to fall back on the tried and trusted choices of a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers, but if the recipient is genuinely special to you then you’ll want to make the effort and take the time to come up with something genuinely special and, in the case of photo books, absolutely unique.
The theme of a bespoke volume is something which lies entirely within the hands of the person producing it. It could be that you choose to collect together all of the photographs that have been taken during a child’s first year of life. From snaps taken in the hospital, to images of them arriving home and then favourite photographs of them eating and playing, these will be some of the most treasured photo prints you’ll ever own, and having them all captured between the covers of a specially printed book will make for a truly special memento. The idea of a childhood memories book is just one theme around which such a volume could be built – the key point is that the choice of images is entirely down to you. Whether it’s based around a certain individual, an event or is just a random collection of your favourite images, the finished book will be as simple as possible to produce. All that you have to do is upload your chosen images to the right website and then utilise the specially designed software to layout each and every page of your book. No experience or training is needed, and no knowledge of fields such as graphic design or printing is required, since the choices are laid out in simple logical steps, from the size and shape of the book to the layout of each individual page and the style and construction of the cover. The finished item will be printed on high quality paper which is rich, thick, glossy and will, when combined with state of the art printing, present your images to the best possible effect.
Whilst books such as these make wonderful mementoes to keep for yourself, allowing you to access and enjoy your favourite photographs whenever you like, they are perhaps even more appropriate as Easter presents, enabling you to mark this special day with a gift which will continue to delight for very many days afterwards.