Looking for a personalised gift or do you just want to get your pictures off your devices and onto hard copy so the family can enjoy them? Ordering a customised photobook in Singapore is just the thing!
The best kinds of gifts are ones that are personalised. Photobooks are easy to design, and make a great gift to give family and relatives – especially grandparents – that you haven’t been able to visit since the pandemic began. Unlike old photos, your photobook design is stored digitally, which means it can be easily replaced if it suffers any kind of damage or gets lost. Designing a photobook is a complete breeze, just select your photos, add some text to each page if you like, and order as many copies as you want. We’ve done the hard work by shortlisting all the places where you can order photobooks in Singapore (all prices are in SGD unless otherwise stated), plus check out our promo codes for great discounts (like 75% off)!
Scroll through our list for the 10 best places to order your very own custom photobook in Singapore!
Looking to make your own wedding photo album with an heirloom-quality feel but at a fraction of the cost? Artifact Uprising has beautiful lay-flat albums, sizing variety, fabric covers, and custom foil stamping. They also do baby books (which make great baby shower gifts) and their softcover books. Artifact Uprising is based in America but offers international shipping (but note that rush shipping is not available on international orders).
Price: from $15 for its soft-cover books and $59 for hardcover options (shipping not included).
Artifact Uprising, www.artifactuprising.com
With a physical shop at Peninsula Plaza that can print photobooks right here in Singapore (not to mention help you design your book if you need a bit of hand-holding), Artisan Prints is a super popular option with families here. Production takes seven to 10 days and we love that there’s free delivery within ASEAN countries (including Singapore). Amongst your photobook choices are hardcover, softcover and lay-flat photobooks, and they also offer a wide range of online photo printing options and bespoke photobooks.
Price: From $39 for a softcover book, and $168 for a hardcover book
Artisan Prints, 3 Coleman Street, #04-33 Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179804, Tel: (+65) 6635 2119, www.artisanprints.com
We know people who use Blurb for gifting photobooks regularly. From giant baby books to photobooks that commemorate each child’s school year. There are so many different photobook styles to choose from (all professional-quality, even cookbooks if you want to honor some special family recipes), and we love that all designs stay in one place so can be easily re-printed (or send multiple copies to various relatives in different places). Printing and binding takes just 4-5 days.
Price: Softcovers from US$14.99, hardcovers from US$29.99. Blurb has a handy shipping calculator that estimates price and arrival date based on your order.
Another photo printing company based in Singapore, Brilliant Prints handcrafts each and every fine art-quality photobook in Singapore, providing full service by designing the layout of your album, printing and assembling the photobook. Each photobook is created start to finish by a single individual and printed on archival art papers imported from the United States. Turnaround time is seven days, and they offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not happy with the final product. And while we’ve never used Brilliant Prints for a photobook, we have used their fab canvas printing services (on the recommendation of one of our fave family photographers), and they did an outstanding job.
Price: from $288
Brilliant Prints, www.brilliantprints.com.sg
Lots of mamas love Chatbooks to print family pics hassle-free. There’s a special plan where every time you reach 60 photos on Instagram, Chatbooks automatically prints out a book of pics and will send it to you (in the States photobooks and delivery is only US$10/book!). Prices may vary for shipping abroad.
Price: Softcovers from US$10, hardcovers from US$15. Chatbooks ships internationally to Singapore, though prices aren’t specified.
SG-based Fotohub is a popular photo printing shop that offers well-priced HD Photobooks in a variety of formats and finishes. Fotohub has nine convenient locations all over the island; you download the design software at home, then pick up in the store (though you can also stop by to ask for in-person assistance). Average turnaround time is five to seven days, though they also offer a one-day express option (wow!) for double the price. Fotohub can print your photos in a variety of formats, from coffee mugs to canvas printing. Visit the website to find promotions and discounts for your purchases.
Price: Softcover photobooks from $35 and $75 for a hardcover. You can also upgrade to a higher quality FotoSlim Pro photobook from $93.
Fotohub, multiple locations, www.fotohub.com
This American photobook company has photo albums in a variety of themes, from Everyday photobooks to Family, Kids, Wedding, Travel, Sports and more. We like their Quick and Easy photobooks that come with stylish pre-set themes (how cute and perfect for Singapore is “Tropical Greenery”?).
Price: From US$15.99 for a variety of basic styles. Use the international shipping calculator for shipping costs to Singapore; express shipping options are available (though the minimum turnaround time is 10 days), and visit the website for promo codes and discount details.
One of the biggest online photobook and photo printing companies in the US, Shutterfly lets you design your photobook by theme, size, or type, and also has a “Make My Book” service (from US$10) for those who can’t be fussed to deal with layouts and design choices. There are always different promos going on at Shutterfly; it’s worth checking the page for all available offers.
Price: Basic books start from US$15.99. International shipping to Singapore is available, with a minimum turnaround of five to eight business days.
Specialising in all things printed, Vistaprint offers photobooks in a range of sizes with the choice of three covers (linen, leather or photo cover). We like that there’s an autofill option in case you find dealing with photobook layouts to be a hassle, but you also have the option for both online and offline editing and design. The average turnaround time is 10 business days. Check the deals page if you decide to order from Vistaprint.
Price: Small photobooks start at $26.39. Shipping in Singapore starts from $6.99.