Bet some of you guys did not realized how stressful last month (May) was for me having to shoot, edit, process, find a reliable printer who can get the job done pronto! Which some of them was sold out during VAX 2016, thank you so much guys for supporting my very first photobook sales!
Never in a million years did i expect to get a response as i am not so much of an "idol" material in the cosplay scene because i have a life outside that needs more focus than cosplay, those who can afford to only cosplay & don't need to work office jobs like us are really lucky lel. But overall at least i'm working full time to support myself entirely as i have been independent since i left home about close to 6 years already & lil parasite is on the way too. So thank you for giving me a chance to publish my work in hard copies, you guys know who you are! ;-)
But my endless gratitude goes to both my hardworking photographers Shin from MoonArt Studio & Joseph Low from JRice Photography he likes rice, hence the name "JRice" so make sure to feed him with onigiri (Japanese rice ball) during events k? lol.
Also this wouldn't have been possible due to my last minute printing request which was rejected by many printing services except Pixajoy & Picreo (will talk about them next week).
Was also recently featured in an article on Pixajoy's blog, thank you guys for interviewing me! :)
Read the interview here: fan-stories-malaysian-cosplayer-arisa-chow
Pixajoy basically saved my life when they agreed to proceed with my last minute orders and they were really helpful throughout the whole process despite me being easily flustered over small errors since i was pressing for time. I would definitely give them a million thumbs up for the fast response from their team, speedy printing services, imagine about close to 50 pcs of photobooks (high quality) printed and delivered to my doorstep within 3 working days, doubt you'll find that elsewhere as SOME particular (supposedly renown) photobook printing website that practically ignored my email inquiries and i wasted money purchasing their photobook vouchers when they couldn't even deliver within 7 days, apparently they take more than 2 weeks just to ship out one order. How inefficient at all! But i'll save that rant for another post lel.
Today i am going to properly introduce one of my lifesavers for VAX2016, pretty sure most of you would like to tryout their services once you are done with this blogpost of mine, so do read till the end to unlock the "surprise" :-P
SURPRISE = FREE, because who doesn't like FREE stuff? lol.
I've actually stubble across Pixajoy services online not too long ago as i was sourcing for the best, yet affordable photobook printing services in town as normal photo shops charges you x100 more expensive & their templates are standardized & plain ugly D:
While this "famous" website called Photobook Malaysia services is TOO SLOW to be used as my previous batch of photobook orders (now extras in my house no thanks to them) only arrived on VAX2016 itself wtf indeed. Wouldn't recommend such slow & meh service.
Ironically Pixajoy isn't even KL based, yet they can process & deliver my orders so quickly but their average speed is usually 5-7 working days unless you have an urgent request like mine which you can contact their customer service to inquire :)
I always though that getting things done in KL is less risky especially when you are pressing for time but guess i was proven wrong when i received my entire bulk order from Pixajoy in 4 working days upon submitting my orders. KL printing services, you are such a disappointment that other states can do a better job than you guys!
Also thank goodness for the digital era, you don't even need to go to the photo printing shop to get your photos printed anymore lol just submit them via online and wait for them to arrive at your doorstep. Convenience is everything these days as time is of the essence in this fast pace world and Pixajoy has proven themselves worthy.
Those of you who have bought the photobooks, you would know how the quality is like compared to the usual photobooks sold in B4 size by other cosplayers :)
I didn't really like the quality of those B4 booklets because it reminded me of menus found in budget restaurants lol as most normal printing shop services do supply to them anyway but it is a cheaper option to mass print photo booklets (not photobooks lol) so one can earn more from it too.
Probably that's why i didn't get to sell over x100000 pcs like other cosplayers because the price is too high already XD
So get the difference now between PHOTOBOOKS & PHOTO BOOKLETS?
Booklets are held together by stapler binds while photobook has a more cleaner finishing like being sewn together which also lasts better on the longer run.
That's one of the reasons why you should get your photos printed by professional photobook companies rather than your average print shops as they do not have the materials to manufacture quality photobooks. Guess i am pretty anal about quality since to me it's always "getting your money's worth" rather than skimping on budget and end up with a crappy product right?
Here are some upclose shots on the preordered hard covered photobooks to get an idea how the actual product looks like if you were to order it in the future, definitely worth every single cent paid for all their prints (posters & photos as well).
Their photobooks have a standard & noob friendly template which makes you feel like a pro once you are done arranging all your photos lol. I am no graphic designer/ photographer, so i doubt i have the eye for arrangements of photos but since it's a fully guided template everything was easy peasy!
I am sure some of you have lost precious photos before no thanks to faulty storage systems!
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