Not only have I been working on piece together style family albums over the past few months, but I have also done a few online albums as well. I wanted to do these more for the little family adventures, trips, weddings, etc., that come up throughout the year. I did two small ones via Artifact Uprising, and I love them. The paper and printing are very good and the album itself feels quite substantial. I feel like the size and durability of them make for a good 'brag album' and sent ones to family members as gifts.
I recently made use of (finally!) one of the free books from Shutterfly (top left). I did one for the baby's first year, somewhat begrudgingly since I love the Artifact Uprising so much. But it did turn out nicer than I expected. The printing was good, but the size and thinness of pages and cover make it more magazine-like, and so I fear bent/ripped pages more so than with the other album. But free is free...I even had a credit that paid for shipping...so I guess I can't argue that!
Overall, though, I am a total fan of Artifact Uprising. They are a bit more pricey, and the 'sales' aren't awesome (but I did get a promotion after signing up for emails and got 25 prints for free! That was very nice!) Shutterfly did the job, and the promotions seem nearly constant! But I will continue to look for companies and deals...except I was hoping for a little more continuity in the books--so I'd like to settle down on a size and style as I'm adding books.
How about you? Do you have a company for printing or products that you love?