How to get the best of Zoomin Photo Books

March 6, 2017 at 5:15 am

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Hello people out there,
Today, I am thinking about sharing my recent experience on a print order done at Zoomin.com. Zoomin has been my favourite printer since I started printing photos and picture books for my little niece. That was around 7 or 8 years back. Even today, I still prefer printing all my photobooks from Zoomin. So what is so special about Zoomin?
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Let me take you through my journey with Zoomin.
As all love story begins, I first met Zoomin online, through some free voucher. I availed it and was bowled over by the prices and prints. So I tried printing a digital scrapbook for my little niece. Even though the whole thing now looks very immature, it was one of the best gift I had given to my niece.

Offers at Zoomin

Today, I use Zoomin for all my printing needs. The print quality is good, and the metallic prints and really great. The pricing is wallet friendly, and mostly there are multiple offers running – which can effectively decrease the price to 20% to 50%. Festival offers are mostly available for Holi, Diwali, Christmas and New Year. Additionally offers run for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
What I usually do is, upload the pictures and templates as and when they are ready, and get it printed during these off season. Result: Good quality photo books at a pocket friendly price.

 

Pricing at Zoomin:

I am not sure about the pricing of all the items at Zoomin. What I have been using is the 8.5 x 11 (Size of an A4 sheet) sized hard bound books. I first printed the book with ordinary matte paper, and for the last book I used premium silk paper. The result was extremely different, and at the same time, the price difference is marginal. So my suggestion is to go for the Premium ones, while choosing the hard bound books .

 

Templates and Easy books

One thing I dislike about Zoomin is the lack of templates. If you have looked through international sites like Blurb or Shutterfly, the templates and the available easy books would disappoint you. But, there are some good options, if you open to different sized books. I am a Project Lifer, ( you can read more about it in my previous posts – here, here and here) and hence uses my typical pages. Maybe, that is why I am not much of a fan of these templates.

 

Zoomin Services

The service has always been very prompt, and I usually receive the books, very neatly packed with three to four working days. The packing and delivery are always prompt, and I for one, have had no qualms. Last time, some of my pages had a dark tinge, and that I felt was a printing error. But, owing to the difference in monitor colours and page colours, I am okay with it. In case there is any major issues, you can call them up and address your issue. I did not have any such issues, so I am clueless about their refunding and reprinting policies.

 

Conclusion about Zoomin

I would definitely suggest to try printing with Zoomin. My humble request to all mothers out there – please do not let those happy memories stay in the dark corners of your hard disks – let your creative juice run, and make some cute documentary books for you to devour once these little angels grow up. They also make the best gift for birthdays and anniversaries.
Still not sure whether to try this out? Comment, and I will help you out with my personal experience.
Disclaimer: All views are my own, and this is NOT a sponsored post.
Would like to thank Sadiya Salim for this write up. Do checkout her blog page for some amazing write ups: https://lifeinpages2016.wordpress.com/

Photobook Ideas for this Mother’s Day!

April 25, 2014 at 12:54 am

You’re getting started on your photobook for Mom but are stuck on what to do next. Don’t worry – we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas out here to get you going. And if you’re really running short of time, you can always use our themes created just for Moms.

Memoirs of Mom: Celebrate your mother by creating her biography in photos. Start bygathering photos and stories from your mother’s life (scan older photos into digital images). Talk to family and friends to get details – you may learn something new about your mother!

Timeless Theme

Timeless Theme

Mom does it all: This is a fun tribute to the busy Mom who does it all. Start by thinking of the various things that Mom does to keep the house running smoothly and support her family. Take pictures of her performing these tasks or objects that represent the task. Let her know how much you need and love SuperMom.

Superstar Mom

Superstar Mom

Master Chef Mom: Is your mother always spending her time in the kitchen coming up with delicious things for everyone to enjoy? Make her a recipe book of her favorite dishes or your favorite dishes. Add fun stories and memories from meal times. Celebrate her culinary skills with this one!

Recipe book

Recipe book

Favorite moments: Life is all about the special moments and a photo book is a great way to bring those to life. Create a book that will remind Mom of the special memories both of you have shared. Starting from the time you were born to the present – these photos along with your personal text will touch her deeply.

Moments with Mom

Moments with Mom

An Ode to Mom: Nothing lights up a Mom’s world by hearing how much her family loves her. A beautiful way to tell Mom how much each family member cares is to create a book filled with special messages, poems and pictures of the family member.

A Mother's Love

A Mother’s Love

Hope you’ve got enough ideas and tips to complete your gift of love for Mom. Share your ideas by writing into community@zoomin.com.

 

 

Gifting Ideas for Diwali

October 25, 2013 at 6:05 am

At ZoomIn we always love to hear how our products made someone smile! Here’s a few customer stories from last year that help us understand how our products are spreading smiles.

“Being an auspicious time of the year, many people undertake home renovation projects and host parties in their newly renovated home during Diwali. Gifting something unique and relevant is always a challenge but last year I came up with a great idea! For my cousin’s housewarming, I created a 16″x20″ mounted canvas print of our big family reunion. He loved it and the canvas still sits proudly on his wall!” – Sachin from Mumbai

Canvas: A printed canvas definitely adds a point of interest to a room.

“I met my wife to be in March 2012 and our wedding day was coming up in December. For our first Diwali as a couple, I wanted to give my fiancee something special. Using the love theme from ZoomIn, I created a beautiful photo book with pictures of both of us. She was speechless with joy and a bit surprised when she got it . She doesn’t see my creative side too often. Thanks ZoomIn!” – Raj from Delhi

Photobook: Your special moments told through photos.

“It was my first time away from home and my Nani was missing me a lot. While we talk on Skype often, I wanted to do something more. Thanks to ZoomIn, I was able to send her a fantastic mug with a picture of both of us and a message of an inside joke we share! She says she smiles every time she looks at it.” – Jaya from Bangalore

Mug: Launched just in time for Diwali- NEW festive themes for mugs.

“I’ve always liked giving something different to my close friends during Diwali. Last year I gave all 6 of them photo calendars, using photos from the past year. We’ve had some fun moments and some not-so fun moments (when Isha got covered in mud) but these are moments everyone remembers now!” – Sneha from Hubli

Calendar: Each month holds a special memory with photo calendars.

These customers have definitely given me some great ideas for Diwali – hope they do the same for you!
Get started on your wonderful gifts for the festive season!

3 Inspired Ways to Display Your Holi Photo Collection

March 28, 2013 at 5:51 am

We hope everyone had a fun, safe and colorful Holi!  We recently shared some Holi Photo Tips and advice on how to keep your camera safe during the festivities.  Hopefully you found the posts useful and snapped some amazing shots.  So now the question is, what to do with all the stunning images captured?

Create a portfolio with your most impressive shots 

Holi photo book

When you have an amazing collection of pictures, we love the idea of creating a portfolio just like a professional photographer might do.  A portfolio photo book is another creative use of the photo book and surprisingly for the “wow” factor created, they are a snap to make!  Especially for Holi, we’ve launched a Holi themed photobook so that you can easily turn your photo collection into a portfolio filled with your best shots from the day.  If you’re new to photo books, make sure to check out our Photo Books FAQs.

Holi Photo Collage Poster

Create a collage poster… or two

Let’s say you and your friends had a great time playing and everyone captured amazing moments that you want to display on your wall.  A collage poster is a fun, personalised and creative way to share those moments.  And if you and your friends have already uploaded the pictures to Facebook/Instagram/Picassa/Flickr, there’s no need to upload any photos.  You can directly access the photos from inside our product builder.

Select your favorite photos and try out our new Colour Burst collage poster.  We not only have matte and non tearable options, but magnetic posters as well.  Our collage posters now start at only Rs. 99 so go ahead and create more more than one!

Colored Photo Mugs

Photo mugs are always a great choice for displaying your favorite moments.  But they become even more fun color-mug (1)when a bit of colour is added.  Select your favorite Holi images and choose the photo mug colour that matches!  Coloured photo mugs are available in blue, green, red, yellow and black.

We hope these ideas have inspired you and have gotten those wheels in your mind turning!  To help you along, through the end of the month we have deals on express books, magnets and coloured mugs. Check out our ZoomIn Deals page for more details. If you have any questions on the products mentioned in the post, please do check out our Helpdesk FAQs.  Enjoy!