Originally Posted by bRIZZAd
We ended up using Smilebooks
out of the USA. Their cost when compared to anyone else for lay-flat pages, coupled with their frequently offered coupon codes made them an extremely affordable option when compared to Adoramapix & Picaboo at the time I was looking around. I simply had a colleague out of the USA ship them to me (I too, am in Calgary). Thanks for your previous mention of BorderLinx.com! Luckily, Smilebook will soon be shipping to Canada (or at least parnering with a Canadian printer... I am not sure which is the case) as they have launched a Canadian website (http://www.smilebooks.ca
). Their support people have told me they are hoping to launch this month in August, 2011 though it could be later.
As a follow up - SmileBooks never did launch their Canadian website - although Black's Photography
has partnered with CEWE Color
to supply their PhotoBook services. They finally have added CEWE's premium Lay-Flat bindings & photo paper offerings this week as of September 4, 2012: (http://www.blacks.ca/User/feeds/blog/id/11761
Unfortunately Black's prices are 20-25% higher than SmileBooks for the same product (dissappointing, considering it is the same product created in Germany & simply re-shipped). That said, at least if a Canadian is unable to have a friend re-ship from the USA for them using SmileBooks, at least they can support a Canadian retailer without that hassle.