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7 Custom Board Book Printers
Custom Board Book Printer Comparison
We teach young children with books all the time. These childhood books are drooled on, eaten, torn up, and bent by babies and toddlers. So a traditional hardbound custom photo book with thin glossy paper isn't durable enough to last.
So I've made it my mission to find the presonalized and custom photo book printers that DO allow you to create board books with your pictures. Some of these printers have an online design tool, others allow you to upload files you created with your own design software, and others still layout and design everything for you (you just send them your pictures and text). You'll find features and comparisons of all 7 of them here.
I've found that there are not a lot of options for getting your own board books, and that many of the solutions out there go out of business. So I try to keep this list up to date as much as I can. Right now there are 7 board book printers that I know of.
What's your opinion on custom board book printers?
Which Board Book Printer is your favorite?
Custom Photo Board Book Printers - Here are the Custom Board Book Printers I've Found
Keep checking back though, I'll be comparing and adding notes as I try them all out.
- Mini Storybook of Names and Faces - Board Book | PinholePress.com
Add 13-photos and your child's name to customize a family storybook. Featuring large, easy-to-read type - a great educational gift for kids.
- Pint Size Productions
Pint Size Productions is the only Board Book Supplier in the USA. We provide board book design and printing, plush character design and manufacturing and custom packaging for your board book needs.
Beautiful board books for a reasonable price, but you also have to install their proprietary software. In my book that's a big problem because they not only charge you for the books but also for the software. But if you already have their software th
All prices are in EU and if you pay with a Visa there will likely be international transaction fees. Not sure how much shipping is to the US either, but these custom board books look amazing!
- Adoramapix - ALMOST Board Books
The thickness of the pages in these photo books is almost board book quality. The pages are probably half the thickness of a regular board book. Might be better for projects you just want extra quality paper on, instead of a toddler's book.
- ToddlerToppers on Etsy
12 page board books with rounded corners.
- Custom Fabric Photo Book | you and mie
Not a professional printer - just a mom but what a fantastic idea!!! She gives you enough instructions where you could make your own fabric photo book, but it also looks like she takes orders.
The have a full online photo board book designer so that you can edit designs and layouts yourself. All you have to do is install Microsoft's free Silverlight download. It has the longest learning curve, but you have the most flexibility to design.
Blank Board Books - Cupcakes, Stars, Houses, Oh My
I haven’t really fully explored these yet (as I just found them tonight 11/27/12) but I’m really excited to find inexpensive blank board books that come in an assortment of sizes and shapes. These are great for hand crafting your own board books (like scrap booking, but for little hands – would also be a great scrapbook projects for kids to do themselves).
This is a standard blank board book. You can use it for all your hand crafted board book projects. I've used plenty of them.
So cute - a heart shaped board book for a love filled board book. This is perfect for a simple "I Love You" book with pictures of your little one's loved ones on each page.
Insert Your Own Pictures Board Books
Great Prices on Customizable Board Books You Insert Your Photos In
It is perhaps the simplest custom board book solution. You purchase a book that's already been printed (so none of the text changes) and simply insert your own photo or photos to customize the story. The most common brand is PictureMe, but there are a few others as well.
Insert a Picture Board Books on Amazon.com - Thick Cardboard Books You Add Your Own Pictures To
Many of the PictureMe books are no longer printed, so you have to get them used on Amazon (so prices vary).
I picked up one of these four or five years ago locally. My daughters both loved it (I changed the photo out for my youngest just a few months ago).
I LOVE this book. It also comes with stickers for various pets, professions, etc. It helps kids imagine how they'll be all grown up.