Kent’s Book Corner: Art Books for Art Works
23 Aug 2016

Kent’s Book Corner: Art Books for Art Works

Since the beginning, Blurb has been a place people come to to make books with their art. And there are some really amazing ones that have been made with us. This month, though, I’m taking a look at self-published art books that showcase a whole conceptual project—including some that, if it weren’t for a book, couldn’t be reproduced at all. From the journey of an...

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Polaroid Photography on the Road
18 Aug 2016

Polaroid Photography on the Road

It’s 4:52 PM, and I’m in New York, buying toothpaste at a Bodega. No, it’s 12:01 PM and I’m in London and I’m packing books for our next pop-up event. Maybe it’s Amsterdam because I definitely heard a foreign language. It’s Polish, so clearly I’m in Greenpoint. I have a Pound, a five Euro note, and a twenty Dollar bill in my pocket. Which do I...

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Indigo, Inkjet, or Offset–why we offer all three
16 Aug 2016

Indigo, Inkjet, or Offset–why we offer all three

Howie Fenton from IMG recently wrote a blog post for the xerox blog that addressed what is the right “cross-over point” in book volume units to move between toner, inkjet, and offset printing.  It’s a question I am often asked and one that Blurb’s Client Services Team manage on a daily basis. Howie included this chart that’s a good start for the discussion. This chart shows how...

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How to Make a Travel Photo Book Using Lightroom
11 Aug 2016

How to Make a Travel Photo Book Using Lightroom

You’ve roared through the trees tops on a zip line, tasted the salty sea riding waves, and indulged in an amazing meal—and that was your first day! You have photos of every moment, and you’ve made them look their best in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. After waiting all year for your vacation, why wait to create a lasting expression of your trip? Get those images off...

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Photography Tip: One Camera, One Lens
09 Aug 2016

Photography Tip: One Camera, One Lens

I still prefer film. This reality prompts many questions about why I would prefer something considered outdated by many in my former profession. I prefer film for a variety of reasons. The lifestyle is fantastic because film doesn’t require computer time. I also love the old cameras I get to use, like my 47-year-old Leica M4, but what I truly love the most about film...

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