Commercial Quality Photo Books

SharedInk has always had a reputation for excellent personal customer service to professional photographers & designers, but how does that service compare to the project management & service seen in large-run, commercial print shops? It’s just as good, if not better!

In recent years, SharedInk has had the pleasure of working through numerous high-quantity , special order, or otherwise detail-intensive jobs for marketing professionals, Fortune-500 corporations, and acclaimed universities. Not every project is conducive to an automated, online process, and we’re flexible enough to provide just the service you may need for you next specialized project.

One such project was a recent book we produced for Coates Kokes, a full-service and fully-integrated marketing agency in Portland, OR. The project involved several copies of a book created to highlight the contribution of a colleague’s work over 30 years of membership to a marketing association. SharedInk’s customer service was key to the success of this project. According to Jeanie Coates, Founder & CEO at Coates Kokes,  “The personal support was fantastic. Being new to the process, we had to call a number of times to ask questions. Everyone was incredibly patient in walking us through the process. The personal delivery was very much appreciated.”

Customers of commercial printing companies are used to seeing proofs before giving a final approval to a job. With SharedInk’s ability to efficiently make a one-off book, customers wanting a proof before ordering multiple books can order one book that goes through the exact same production process as the remainder of the order. On this project some minor design changes were made after the first book was delivered to the client.

The book served as a memorandum to be presented during his recognition party, and according to Jeanie, the book was “a highlight of the party”. The 75 page, 12” square photo cover book broke the SharedInk mold with custom printed endsheets. The photo cover featured a minimal design image wrap cover with a QR code on the back cover that pointed to the association’s website .

SharedInk’s all in-house production, service, and quality assurance setup allows unparalleled access to your project as it moves through our bindery. We’ve been able to accommodate last minute changes, custom workflows, and even piece-of-mind quality checks in the middle of expedited production runs.

Whether you have a project you’re ready to green-light, or a far-fetched concept brewing on the horizon, we’re always here to answer your questions, entertain your ideas, and turn your project into a top-quality presentation book.