I was recently asked if I would like to write a review for Fotofabriek.nl. A website where you can have a book made of your photos. The book was sent to me free of charge, I will give my honest opinion below.
It concerns an A4 hardcover photo book of 24 pages. As promised, the book will be delivered neatly on time and well packaged. My first impression: it is a beautiful presentation. The book contains beautiful prints and the colors are very good. I have added the files in high resolution and with a size of about 25 MB each on the website.
Making a book on the website is easy to do. It is smart to first create an account, then you can save your book. Another advantage is that you don't have to download and install any software. I personally install as little strange software as possible to avoid problems with the operating system. So it is very convenient that you can make it online.
The color fastness is very close to what I see on my screen. I calibrated my scratches and uploaded the files in RGB color space. I can't say what it would be like in sRGB but RGB has a wider color space which should normally give better color reproduction in print or print work than sRGB. So if you can upload files in RGB. The clarity of the photos is also very good. In Zoom Magazine, for example, my photos are always printed too dark, which is of course disastrous for a photographer.
My conclusion is that I really liked the photo work, the finishing of the book and the order / delivery. Beautiful printed matter, delivered quickly and neatly.
Another nice detail to mention: you will be well informed by fotofabriek.nl when you have placed your order. You will also see a video in which you actually see your book go into the glue machine, very thoughtful and fun to watch.