I don't like to post negative things in general but I feel that I need to warn others about this company. I have sent them an email and am awaiting a response.
Below is my email to Moleskin & MILK
I just received my book.
I was so excited to get it! Once I opened it, I was so disappointed. I had no idea that your company used a laser printer or something of that nature, to print. I assumed that for the retail price of $145 this would be printed on high quality photo paper. I have seen magazines with a higher DPI. I thank goodness that this was not for a client because I would have had to make them wait until I used my other source. Not only do I feel the print quality is bad but the paper glued to the fabric on the front was another "feature" I totally didn't expect. It too was horribly printed as well as off center. The shipping was also notable. The package came with open sides that are exposed to the elements. No one would want such an expensive item exposed to harsh winter weather. I would like a refund for the total price I paid plus my shipping cost of $9.99. If you would like this back please send me a pre-paid UPS or USPS box to return it. Please let me know the step to take to get this done.
Should you like to see photos I can send you a link of my blog.
As you can see from the photos these are not the quality that they claim to have.
In this shot you can see how the paper is applied to the fabric. And it's off center :/
This is a freelensing shot but you get the point.
This is a close-up of the cover. It looks like newspaper quality dpi. Because of the low dpi, my images look fuzzy and that isn't something I want my customers seeing. It's a reflection of my hard work.
This is a close-up of the inside of the book. Just a random page I chose to shoot for an example. There are a couple more below.
I will say that even though I am not happy with the print or the sloppy cover, the image colors were pretty good along with the overall construction of the album itself. So that's a plus!
In this highly competitive industry this is simply not acceptable.
Photographers should always be very cautious about how their photos are conveyed in print. After all, who you choose to print your images, whether for a client or an in-studio sample, determines how your clients judge your work.
I'm sorry to say I will not use milkbooks.com for future albums. I will stick with my current album suppliers :)