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Choosing the Right Paper for your MyPublisher Photo Book [Photo Book Girl’s Dream Wedding Guest Book MyPublisher Giveaway & Exclusive Promo Code 2012 (International)(ENDED)]

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I get a number of e-mails from brides and grooms who are interested in my opinions on using photo books as guest books.  For my wedding about three years ago, we used our engagement photos to make a photo book for our guests to sign.  So, of course my opinion is go for it!  I made my wedding guest book with MyPublisher, but back then there was only one paper offered in the Classic size and one paper for the Deluxe size.  Also, the lay flat option was not available as it is now.

Wedding Guest Book Engagement Photo Book

My wedding guest book. (photo credit: SecondPrint Productions)

Earlier this year, MyPublisher also increased the weight of the standard paper used in their Classic photo books (11.25 x 8.75) from 115 lbs. to 120 lbs. while the weight of their Deluxe size books (15 x 11.5) went down from 182 lbs. to 170 lbs. More recently, paper options expanded to allow for a choice for matte or satin papers in two different weights (120 lb. Superior and 170 lb. Deluxe) and the extremely reflective super gloss paper.  So, no wonder why folks had lots of questions after seeing all the options.

Up until recently, I couldn’t give specifics on the exact paper I would choose and why.  I would have to have ordered several books to make the comparisons.  I contacted MyPublisher and asked them to send me samples of the new papers so that I could review them.  I locked myself in the photo book laboratory and conducted my experiments and now here’s the results.

Classic Size versus Deluxe Size

All of MyPublisher’s books are landscape in orientation.  No squares or portrait type books are offered. The two main sizes I would recommend for your guest book is the Classic size at 11.25 x 8.75 inches or the Deluxe size (not to be confused with Deluxe paper) at 15 x 11.5 inches – both are hardcover.  Either size will work just fine.  In terms of the larger size, it is an impressive, eye-catching book.  Perhaps if you have a lot of guests and anticipate needing more space for signatures and messages, then go for the Deluxe size.  If you like a more manageable sized book, then the Classic will work just fine.  You can also add more pages to your Classic size book if you need more writing space.  Mine was a Classic size with 38 pages (19 double-sided pages) and we had about 175 guests.  We had plenty of space for folks to sign with messages, well wishes etc.  Keep in mind though that many couples will sign together rather than separately, and not everyone will get to signing the book.  Your numbers will increase if you have a guest book attendant to encourage and let everyone know to sign the book.  If you can’t spare someone to be your guest book attendant, then have a nice sign saying “please sign our photo book guest book” or “please write a message for the bride and groom.”

Cover Type

You have the option of linen, leather, photo finish or book jacket.  Personally, I prefer the photo finish cover – where the image is printed directly onto the book surface.

To Lay Flat or Not to Lay Flat

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MyPublisher’s lay flat binding is hinged with a small gutter in the center.

I would recommend upgrading to the lay flat option.  Since your guests will be signing the book, if the pages don’t have to be held down, it will make it easier to sign.

Which Pen To Use

(UPDATE: March 2014 – I updated my pen recommendation for guest books so be sure to check out the link.)

Naturally, you want to know what kind of pen works best if you plan to have folks use your photo book as a guest book.  I recommend Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers.  Other brands of permanent markers may work fine too, but I’ve only personally used Sharpies for signing photo books (and photo canvases for that matter).  A permanent marker is important as you don’t want it to smudge.  They dry so fast that smudging is very unlikely.  For my guest book, I used black backgrounds, so I couldn’t use a black marker.  I used silver, but at the time I couldn’t find that color in the ultra fine point, so I had to go with the Sharpie fine point, which in retrospect was a little too large of a nib.  It made the writing look a bit messy, but lucky for you, you get the benefit of my hindsight.

Although I said this is not a permanent marker review blog, I did test out a number of different pens with the various the paper samples.  When I was putting pen to paper, I was looking for two things: smudging and bleed through.  Smudging is self-explanatory.  Here’s the summary:

1) Sharpie Fine Point

I don’t recommend using this.  There were no issues with smudging as it dried super fast (I rubbed my finger over the writing right after) but the tip is too thick which makes the writing look a little “blobby”.  Also, because it’s so bold, you will see it show through on the reverse which could potentially interfere with the image on the other side.  By the way when I say “bleed through” I don’t mean the ink seeped through to the other side, which would instantly eliminate the pen from consideration, but just that it shows through the page when held up to the light.

MyPublisher Paper Review 2012

This fine point Sharpie is very bold – it shows through on the opposite side a bit. The ink does not seep through, but it’s visible.  This is the Superior Matte paper.

MyPublisher Paper Review 2012

You can hardly see any of the writing show through here (it’s very faint above the trees) – this is the Deluxe Matte paper.

2) Sharpie Ultra Fine Point  (THE WINNER)

This is the one I recommend.  Like it’s thicker tipped cousin, there were no issues with smudging, but it was much more readable and no bleed through.  As mentioned it comes in lots of colors too if you don’t want to use black.  Black is always a classic “go to” color, but Sharpies come in a myriad of colors.  So you can choose your wedding colors or whatever color you want.

3) Uni-Ball Deluxe Stick Roller Ball Pen, Black Ink, Micro Fine

I don’t recommend using this. It didn’t dry fast enough (it smudged) and it didn’t write as well on the satin finish paper.  I just decided to give it a try for comparison purposes.

4) Sharpie Extra Fine Point Oil-Based Opaque Paint Marker

The tip was perfect, readability was very good and no issues with bleed through because the tip was extra fine, but this is a paint pen so it smudged.  So, I wouldn’t recommend it since it doesn’t dry fast enough.

MyPublisher Paper Review 2012

CAUTION: Smudging! So pens number 3 & 4 (the Uniball and the Sharpie paint pen) are NOT recommended.  It does eventually dry, but I don’t think you’re going to sit there and blow on each page in between guests signing your book!

Here’s a shot of all four on the Deluxe Matte 170 lb. paper.  There isn’t much difference as to how the signatures looked on the various papers.

MyPublisher Paper Review 2012

As you can see the fine point Sharpie on the far right is the most bold, but as mentioned the tip is too thick and can make writing look a bit messy and hard to read.

Here’s a close-up.  I still like the bottom one best (the ultra fine point Sharpie).

(UPDATE: March 2014 – I updated my pen recommendation for guest books so be sure to check out the link.)

MyPublisher Paper Review 2012

Notice I picked a very popular recently married couple as a sample!

What Paper to Choose

Matte versus Satin

If you ordered a MyPublisher book before the other paper options came out, then most likely you have a book with satin finish paper.  In my experience matte finish paper in general will result in colors that are a little more muted than satin finish paper. With MyPublisher it’s no different.  Although I want to stress that the difference is very, very slight, the satin paper gives a little more punch when it comes to color. Because satin paper has a hint of glossiness to it, it also produces a little more contrast.  Black tones in particular reproduced with higher contrast.  The edges will print a little softer with the matte finish so if sharpness is important, then go with satin.  That doesn’t mean that the matte finish will result in blurry images, it just means that images printed on the satin will look sharper because of the higher contrast and more vibrant color.  I don’t think one is better than the other, but it’s a matter of personal preference.

MyPublisher Paper Review 2012

The Deluxe Matte is on the left and the Deluxe Satin is on the right.  The black tones are richer on the right and the green shirt in particular shows a deeper green with more detail in the folds.  It is pretty hard to tell the difference though and it’s quite hard to take photos to show you the difference while trying to control glare and lighting.

The matte paper does have a “classic” look to it.  The satin is more “sleek”.  So, if you’re having a wedding you may describe as vintage, rustic or romantic the matte may work better.  I’m sure you’ve seen those soft, dreamy, warm-toned engagement photos.  I think those would look fantastic on the matte paper.  If you’re going modern, sleek and chic then go satin.  I picture bold photographs in an urban setting with dramatic lines.

I purposely didn’t test out the super gloss.  I’ve made a super gloss book before, but the pages are coated and they stick together – I don’t think that paper suits this type of project since you’re going to write on it.  If you’re interested in reading more about that paper, I’ve linked to it.

Superior versus Deluxe

Superior Matte, Superior Satin, Deluxe Matte and Deluxe Satin all work well for this type of project, but if it’s in the budget, I would recommend going with the Deluxe paper since a thicker, sturdier paper can’t hurt given the amount of handling it will get on your big day.  You’re not going to completely eliminate bleed through of the image from one side to the reverse, but with the thicker paper, it will bleed through less and frankly, you’re not going to hold the pages up to the light as I am for testing purposes – you’ll flip through the book normally.  The deluxe paper upgrade for the Classic size is only $3.99, so it’s not cost prohibitive at all.  One reader (I think it was Michael P.?) wrote me that the deluxe paper in the Classic sized book may feel a bit heavy as to overall page size, and I can understand the concern, but in this case the purpose of the book may call for the higher durability and less bleed through that the heavier paper can bring.

Guest Books Not Just for Weddings

Remember guest books can be great for any occasion and aren’t just limited to weddings.  Baby showers, milestone birthdays, anniversaries and bridal showers are all big events where a commemorative guest book full of well wishes would make a welcome gift for the guest of honor to take home after the party.

What You Can Win

If you end up being a winner in Photo Book Girl’s Dream Guest Book Photo Book Giveaway, you can use your $75 gift code to splurge on upgrades:

  • 35-page Classic Size (11.25 x 8.75 inches)
  • + Photo Finish hardcover
  • + Deluxe Matte or Satin paper
  • + Lay Flat upgrade
These are my “dream upgrades”, but if your dream book has different specs, as a winner you can use the $75 towards any type of photo book you want, get upgraded endsheets, add a slipcase, etc. and if you’re not in the market for a guest book, you can make any type of book you want!

Click here if you’re interested in seeing my MyPublisher reviews including overviews of the lay flat option, super gloss paper and photo finish cover (scroll down to “MyPublisher Reviews from the Blog”).

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192 Comments

  1. Sharon
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm | #

    Thanks for the giveaway. I like the look of matte pages so that’s what I would choose.

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  5. Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm | #

    I would choose matte paper.

  6. Lily
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm | #

    I would choose satin for sure! thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Rachel Brockman
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm | #

    If I were a winner I would choose satin because I believe it shows more vibrant color!

  8. Mary Chafin
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm | #

    Satin paper!

  9. Michele cespedes
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm | #

    I would use matte paper. As a person who wears glasses, the glossy paper sometimes produces a glare.

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  13. Susan
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm | #

    I would choose the matte, for my “vintage, romantic” wedding. 🙂

  14. Susan
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    Also, I am a facebook fan.

  15. Kelli Tellez
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm | #

    Main entry: I would definitely choose satin. Love the brighter colors!

  16. Kelli Tellez
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  19. Caitlin
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm | #

    If I won I would choose the Matte Finish! I would love to win this keepsake to cherish forever!

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  22. Kaitlin Boles
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm | #

    Matte Finish would be what I would get being that my wedding theme is Rustic/Vintage/Fall all combined! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Would love to display this at my wedding! 10/12/13 can’t wait! Good luck to everyone who enters this giveaway! Thank you so much! kaitlin(dot)boles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Michael
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm | #

    I would order the satin finish. I am also dying to order a MyPublisher supergloss pages book, but I am afraid I won’t like it.

  26. Michael
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    I already liked you on facebook

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    I already subscribe to your newsletter as Michael

  28. Michael
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm | #

    I already liked MyPublisher as Michael Pack

  29. Michael
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  30. Naomi
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm | #

    I would use satin paper for the grandparent’s albums I’m making for Christmas

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  32. Gabi
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm | #

    I would pick matte!

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  35. Luke
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm | #

    I would choose matte

  36. Marisa
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm | #

    Matte! 🙂

  37. Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm | #

    I love all your reviews! If I win, I would choose the satin finish.

  38. Nina
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm | #

    I would choose satin paper!

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  40. Nina
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    I’m already a fan of yours on Facebook (Nina McCurdy)

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    I subscribe to your newsletter. (Debbi Johanning)

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    I like you on Facebook too! (Debbi johanning)

  43. Nina
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    I’m already a fan of MyPublisher on Facebook (Nina McCurdy)

  44. Klari
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm | #

    I would use the Satin pages. I like how Satin looks.

  45. carol
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm | #

    I am a fan of the Matte finish.

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  47. Mary Chafin
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  48. Mary Chafin
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  49. Posted September 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm | #

    Love the satin finish. My last photobook was fabulous.

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    I subscribe to your newsletter

  51. Posted September 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm | #

    I saw this on Facebook since I’m a fan!

  52. Posted September 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm | #

    I’m a fan of My Publisher on facebook.

  53. Sharon
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm | #

    I would choose satin paper if I won.

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  57. Eugenie
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm | #

    I would satin paper for my photobook.

  58. Eugenie
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  59. Eugenie
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm | #

    I “Like” MyPublisher on Facebook – Eugenie Wu

  60. Eugenie
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    I reviewed Shutterfly.

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  62. Vicky Rodriguez
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 1:41 am | #

    If I won your amazing giveaway I would order satin paper for that extra punch.

  63. Vicky Rodriguez
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 1:42 am | #

    I already subscribe to your fun newletter -Vicky

  64. Vicky Rodriguez
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 1:44 am | #

    I just “liked” you on facebook -Vicky

  65. Vicky Rodriguez
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 1:47 am | #

    I’ve also “liked” my publisher -Victoria Rodriguez Thanks for running this giveaway!

  66. Rivka Deutsch
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:48 am | #

    Yes, I already subscribe to your newsletter, and I love it! I never made a guest book, but my neice’s wedding is coming up in 3 months, and I think it would be a great idea to have a book for people to sign and leave messages in it. Rivka Deutsch

  67. Rivka Deutsch
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:52 am | #

    I am your fan on facebook I never made a guest book, but my neice’s wedding is coming up in 3 months, and I think it would be a great idea to have a book for people to sign and leave messages in it. I would try matte paper. Rivka Deutsch

  68. Rivka Deutsch
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:53 am | #

    I am a fan of MyPublisher on facebook I never made a guest book, but my neice’s wedding is coming up in 3 months, and I think it would be a great idea to have a book for people to sign and leave messages in it. I would try matte paper. Rivka Deutsch

  69. Spice
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 3:58 am | #

    I would choose satin paper for my photo book.

  70. Posted September 5, 2012 at 8:25 am | #

    I would love to win this and make another book…maybe a portfolio book this time with satin paper. Thanks for your help finding great book values!

  71. Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:03 am | #

    If I won, I would use Satin. Image crispness is a must.

  72. Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:06 am | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter. (Emily)

  73. Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | #

    I have already “liked” you on FB.

  74. Bronwen
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:35 am | #

    If I won, I would use satin paper! Thanks

  75. Fatima Carvalho
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 10:46 am | #

    I have never tried MyPublisher yet and I am looking forward to using Matte paper for my next book.

  76. Fatima Carvalho
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 10:49 am | #

    I also subscribe to your newsletter – thank you for all the tips on making great photobooks.
    Fatima

  77. Maria C.
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm | #

    Thank you for this opportunity Photobookgirl! I probably would use de luxe Matte for MyPublisher photobook.
    Maria

  78. Maria C.
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm | #

    I do subscribe to the Photobookgirl bog too 🙂 Thank you, Maria

  79. Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm | #

    This is so exciting! I am getting married in a month and have been planning on using myPublisher for my wedding book! I have always been a fan of matte paper (over gloss), but I think you have changed my mind and I will go with Satin!

    Thanks Photo Book Girl!

    • Posted September 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm | #

      I am a facebook fan of yours and just became a fan of MyPublisher. My FB name is Kristin Merrill.

  80. Amy Federer
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm | #

    I would use satin paper to make a book through MyPublisher.

  81. Amy Federer
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm | #

    I “liked” you on Facebook. My FB name is Amy Wood Federer.

  82. Amy Federer
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm | #

    I “liked” MyPublisher on Facebook. My FB name is Amy Wood Federer.

  83. Amy Federer
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter.

  84. elisa
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm | #

    I would use satin! =)

  85. R Laube
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm | #

    If I won I would use the satin paper!

  86. R Laube
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm | #

    I am already a fan: Re Laube
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  87. R Laube
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm | #

    I liked My Publisher on Facebook; Re Laube

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  88. Sally
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm | #

    If I won, I would choose satin paper.

  89. Sally
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter, my name is Sally.

  90. Anthony
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 8:11 am | #

    IF YOU WON, WHAT KIND OF PAPER (Matte or Satin) WOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR BOOK? Matte!

  91. Anthony
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am | #

    Just subscribed to your newsletter (Anthony)!

  92. Anthony
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am | #

    And liked MyPublisher on facebook

  93. Karen
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 2:14 am | #

    I LOVE My Publisher books and I would choose the satin paper, to make my colors punch a bit more.

  94. Karen Aldrin
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 4:05 am | #

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. I already have your blog in my google reader. I would lays choose the satin paper.

  95. Kristin C
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 7:00 am | #

    What a wonderful giveaway!!!! I am getting married in June 2013 and was about to start a guestbook on mypublisher! I always thought I would want the matte finish, however, after reading your review, I would go with Satin!

  96. Kristin C
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 7:02 am | #

    I just liked mypublisher on facebook!!!!
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  97. Kristin C
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 7:03 am | #

    Just liked you (Photo Book Girl) on facebook 🙂

    Facebook name is:
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  98. Joyce
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:33 am | #

    If I won I would use satin paper for my book. I like bold colors!

  99. Joyce
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:35 am | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter (and I have an RSS feed to my Google homepage).

  100. Joyce
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:36 am | #

    I liked you on FB. I am Joyce Peterson Walth.

  101. Joyce
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:37 am | #

    I liked MyPublisher on FB.

  102. Joyce
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm | #

    I left a review on Snap MyLife.

  103. kay
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm | #

    I think I would choose the Matte

  104. kay
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm | #

    I liked MyPublisher on FB

  105. kay
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm | #

    I liked photobookgirl on FB. Thanks.

  106. Posted September 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm | #

    THanks for a great site!
    I would love to win one of these! sign me in for this PAPER = Matte. thks!

  107. Tom
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 2:37 am | #

    If i win, I would like to get the matte finish! thx

  108. Tom
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 2:39 am | #

    I liked you on my FB. Facebook name Tommy Fung

  109. Tom
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 2:40 am | #

    I liked MyPublisher on FB. Tommy Fung

  110. Tom
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 2:41 am | #

    I made review on Adoramapix. Tommy Fung

  111. Grace
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 10:48 am | #

    Love this giveaway! I would choose the satin paper for my book!

  112. Grace
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 10:49 am | #

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  113. Grace
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 10:50 am | #

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  114. Emily M
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm | #

    I would choose matte!

  115. Sharon J.
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm | #

    I would choose the Satin finish. I don’t have anything romantic or other to need soft looks. Bold is always nice with me.

  116. Sharon J.
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm | #

    I receive your rss via e-mail.

  117. Julie Donald
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm | #

    Definitely love that satin!

  118. paulette
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm | #

    I would choose Matte finish

  119. paulette
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm | #

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  120. paulette
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm | #

    I’m a fan on FB – Paulette Sewell Collier

  121. paulette
    Posted September 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm | #

    I’m a fan of My Publisher on FB – Paulette Sewell Collier

  122. Carol Westcamp
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm | #

    REQUIRED ENTRY:

    * Comment below – IF YOU WON, WHAT KIND OF PAPER (Matte or Satin) WOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR BOOK?

    I would choose matte for the book 🙂

  123. Carol Westcamp
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm | #

    * “Like” me on Facebook (if you are already a fan, or become a new fan, tell me your Facebook name in the comment form);

    I am a fan – Carol Westcamp

  124. Carol Westcamp
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm | #

    I have already “Liked” MyPublisher on Facebook (if you are already a fan, or become a fan, tell me your Facebook name in the comment form);

    Carol Westcamp

  125. Tine
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm | #

    I would chose satin!

  126. Tine
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm | #

    I am a fan of yours on FB- Tine Bergersen

  127. Tine
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm | #

    I am now a fan of MyPublisher on FB- Tine Bergersen

  128. Mandy
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm | #

    #1 – I would probably choose a SATIN finish for my album as that is what I have had in the past and am pleased with it.

  129. Sheryl J
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm | #

    I love matte, I am a fan on FB for both Mypublishers & Photogirl. I receive newsletter.

  130. Heidi
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm | #

    Matte

  131. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm | #

    Love this giveaway! I’d go with satin.

  132. Heidi
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | #

    I like Photobook girl on FB

  133. Lesley
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | #

    tough decision but I think I would try the satin paper

  134. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm | #

    I liked My Publisher on Fbook! (Holly Reynolds Lee)

  135. Heidi
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm | #

    I like MyPublisher on FB

  136. Lesley
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm | #

    I have liked you on FB for a while now 🙂

  137. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm | #

    I “liked” you on FBook. I have been a fan for while! FBook name: Holly Reynolds Lee

  138. Amelia b
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm | #

    I’d choose satin for my photo books!

  139. Mandy
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | #

    #2 – I just signed up and confirmed my email subscription to your Newsletter. Mandy H.

  140. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter. (Holly Lee)

  141. Lesley
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | #

    I had been following you by RSS but I just signed up for the newsletter. I would never miss one of your posts.

  142. Amelia b
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | #

    I am a fan of yours on Facebook. Amelia Burke is the name.

  143. Mandy
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm | #

    #3 – Already a Fan on Facebook! That’s how I heard about this giveaway. 🙂 Mandy H.

  144. Lesley
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm | #

    I like my publisher on FB

  145. Amelia b
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm | #

    I am a fan of my publisher on facebook!

    • Amelia b
      Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm | #

      Forgot to add Amelia Burke is the name!

  146. Mandy
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm | #

    #4 – Already a fan of MyPublisher on Facebook. 🙂 Mandy H.

  147. Cat
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm | #

    I am already YOUR fan on Facebook – that’s how I found out about this competition!

    I did a wedding photo guest book for my wedding a few weeks ago. I chose a set of Sharpie markers BEFORE reading this entry (as I’m not sure it existed yet!). Nice call on the pens – they worked perfectly for me! Although I also went for super gloss and was happy enough with that – I liked that it was sort’ve wipe clean!

  148. Cat
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm | #

    I am also already a fan of the MyPublisher Facebook page so I’m hoping this counts as an entry too!

  149. Ben
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm | #

    I would choose Satin – “liked” myPublisher and Photobook Girl on Facebook – Ben Sachs

  150. Kerri Kalinski
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm | #

    I would choose matte paper if I won!

  151. Stephanie
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm | #

    Satin!

  152. Stephanie
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | #

    Liked you on FB. First Name is above and last name is Chow.

  153. Colleen
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm | #

    I would choose satin paper for my book.

  154. Colleen
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm | #

    I am already a fan on FB 🙂 – Colleen Marie

  155. Colleen
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm | #

    I liked MyPublisher on FB – Colleen Marie

  156. Colleen
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter! Colleen

  157. Heather R
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm | #

    I would choose Matte

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  158. Andrea B
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm | #

    I would pick Satin and I’m already your fan on Facebook (Andrea Brito).

  159. Andrea B
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm | #

    Sorry, forgot the instruction for a separate comment for each entry: I’m your Facebook fan (Andrea Brito).

  160. Andrea B
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm | #

    I liked MyPublisher page on Facebook.

    • Andrea B
      Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm | #

      I liked MyPublisher on Facebook (Andrea Brito).

  161. Andrea B
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter (Andrea Brito).

  162. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm | #

    I would choose Matte

  163. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm | #

    Liked you on facebook!

  164. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm | #

    Liked you on facebook—facebook name: Holly Enter

  165. Holly
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm | #

    Liked My publisher on facebook! Holly Enter

  166. Pia
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm | #

    I would choose Satin!

    My facebook name is “Pia N Johnny”

  167. Kaylee
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | #

    I would choose satin.

  168. Kaylee
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm | #

    I am a fan of your page on Facebook. My name is Kaylee L**t.

  169. Kaylee
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm | #

    I am a fan of MyPublisher on Facebook. My name is Kaylee L**t.

  170. Kaylee
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm | #

    I am subscribed to your newsletter as Kaylee. Thank you!

  171. Grace
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm | #

    I signed up for your newsletter under the first name Grace!

  172. amy
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm | #

    I would choose the Matte. Thanks for all the great tips!

  173. Diana
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm | #

    I have been subscribing to you for a couple of years. I couldn’t find the link on the stupid smile book site. But that figures! I spent a week making a book with them as a wedding present. When I was ready to purchase, it said I never uploaded the pictures correctly and the customer rep said I needed to upload photos and start over. So never bothered remaking it. All other companies I ever used worked out just fine.

  174. Diana
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm | #

    I would use matte so finger prints won’t show

  175. karla fedorak
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm | #

    I would use satin because I like as much “punch” in color as possible.

  176. karla fedorak
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm | #

    I already subscribed to your newsletter under Karla Fedorak.

  177. karla fedorak
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm | #

    I alreay liked you on facebook under Karla Vitovitch Fedorak

  178. karla fedorak
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm | #

    I already like MP on FB under Karla Vitovitch Fedorak

  179. Janet
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  180. Janet
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm | #

    I like you on facebook!

  181. Janet
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm | #

    I like My Publisher on facebook

    under name Janet Troutman Hunt.

  182. robin
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm | #

    I would choose the matte finish for my photo book.

  183. robin
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter as Robin Eiseman

  184. robin
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm | #

    I liked My Publisher on FB as Robin Eiseman

  185. robin
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm | #

    I already “like” PHotobookgirl on FB as Robin Eiseman

  186. robin
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm | #

    I’ve posted a review of My Publisher.

  187. Mary S.
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm | #

    Matte 🙂

  188. Debbi
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm | #

    The Satin finish shows a greater contrast…just cleaner & clearer….Would like to try this!

    Thanks for the great give away !

  189. Debbi
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm | #

    Subscribed to newsletter & confirmed.

    (prefer to FB!)

    Thank you !