How long does it take to design and deliver my photo book?
About 6-8 weeks for a custom mango ink book, depending on your requirements. Extra time should be allowed for peak periods eg. Christmas.
My photos aren’t digital, can they still be put in my photo book?
Any photos, whenever they were taken can be used. Old photos or slides are easily scanned and make great additions to any book especially anniversaries, special birthdays, This is your Life and family history books.
What is the payment process?
A 50% deposit is required at commencement of your book. Final payment is to be made once you have checked the final proof and approved the printing process. Cash, personal cheque, bank cheque or direct debit are accepted. Printing of your book will begin when payment is received/cheque cleared. Payment for notebooks is required prior to printing.
What is the difference between DIY photo album printing companies and a mango ink book?
mango ink uses an Australian printing company that produces high quality books in a variety of sizes. They look and feel just like a hardcover book you would see in a book shop. D.I.Y. photo albums can lack attention to detail and personalised layout, often resulting in a mish-mash of poor quality photos and a disappointing end result. Purdie’s five years of design experience will give your book a professional edge and ensure you are totally happy with the final product.
Additionally, high quality archival grade paper and state of the art printers and inks are used to ensure your book will be enjoyed for many generations.
How many photos can be included in my photo book?
Up to 24 photos per page is permitted. However, for a more professional design, an average of 1-4 photos per page is suggested.
As well as photos, can I have other items in my photo book?
Yes. Any scannable item or memorabilia such as marriage/birth certificates, newspaper clippings, invitations, children’s drawings, recipes, letters, family trees, hand/foot prints and travel tickets can be included. Captions and blocks of text can also be added.
I am not good at writing but would like to have some special words in my book.
No problem. I have a journalism background so I can help you word any phrases or sentences you would like in your book. I can also suggest appropriate quotes you might like to include.
Can I make changes to my photo book?
Yes. A proof will be supplied before printing on disc and/or via email. Changes can be done via email and a final proof will be forwarded for your approval. Any further revisions or significant changes will incur an additional charge. As changes cannot be made after you have signed off and given printing approval, you are encouraged to thoroughly check all details during the review stage.
What is the minimum and maximum number of pages I can have?
All books have a minimum of 20 pages (10 doubled sided sheets) and a maximum of 150 pages.
How do I order a photo book?
Please contact us to order your photo book.
What letter art products do you have?
Our letter art is available as individual letters, sentiment prints, posters and greeting cards from the mango ink shop. You can also have a custom name print created for you. Please contact us to order a custom name print.
The price depends on the number of letters. Please see pricing page for more details.
Do they come framed?
No, they are prints only.
What size are they?
The size is determined by the number of letters. Please see the pricing page for details.
How long will it take?
About 14 days for design, proofing and printing (this does not include postage time).
What paper is used?
Custom names are printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Preferred Paper, which has excellent resistance to light fade and long-term dark storage (75 plus years).
Do you ship internationally?
No. We currently ship within Australia only. See our shipping and delivery page for more information.
Where do you find the letters?
All letters have been taken on our family property in the Lower North, South Australia. We are constantly adding to our letter collection!
How do I order a custom name print?
Please contact us to order your custom name print.