I was sorely disappointed with Lulu.com this year. I’d created my 2011 calendar using that company expecting the same very good results I enjoyed last time. What I received was, in several places, second-rate printing at best. So today I used Zazzle.com to create a new edition of the 2011 calendar. Their online creation process was easy though didn’t seem to offer some customizations to which I am accustomed. Still, I’ve heard good things and will hope for the best. So I’ll be placing an order for close relatives and dearly hoping Zazzle provides me with excellent product! All told, next year’s calendars are costing me a fortune!
UPDATE: The calendars finally arrived at my PO Box over the weekend and I picked them up today (Dec. 6). They look very good though slightly shorter than the Lulu 2010 product. Zazzle’s image quality is very good (way better than what Lulu did to the 2011 calendar) though perhaps a bit flat. Then again, I’m used to computer screen and photographic print renditions. At least I now have something decent to send and sell.
I am so sorry that the first company let you down. Did you convey your disappointment to them? Is this a gift you create for your family members for Christmas? What a splendid idea!
I was shocked at their lack of quality control. Even if I had sent them bad images, it was the reproduction that was sub-par and obviously so. I complained but the claim process will require time and effort that will delay the project too much. I plan to follow through with my complaint and will learn about how good their customer service is. — JG
I just looked through it. Great job. The picture for October is perfect!! A wonderful gift.
Thanks. I was pleased to have so many good photos from which to choose. I used my 2010 blog entries as an index to the photo collection over the seasons. — JG
Hopefully Zazzle will do a good job. (BTW, your link is broken.)
It’s my hope, too, that Zazzle will work out. I don’t know what your experience was but checking just now, the links associated with the blog are working. Mebbe Zazzle had a frazzle. — JG