I would like to print high quality albums using Aperture's layout tools. I have found the paper from Apple's books to feel a little bit “lightweight” so I'm looking for another solution.
I understand that Couture, Graphistudio, Leather Craftsmen, and Queensberry offer plug-ins and commerce integration for exactly these purposes. I have not found much in terms of online reviews of these providers, but I get the sense they are pricey. Pricing was not very clear on a lot of these sites, and I'd rather not register with each of them to get a proper list.
I know it will vary on quality/page count among other things, but can anyone speak to the pricing of these printers?
Also, I have been told since Aperture 2 that you can save a PDF of any book layout and print with anyone you want. I would think printing with a WHCC or Bay Photo may be more reasonable while maintaining solid quality.
Has anyone been able to do this? I have had trouble just saving a high quality PDF (I seem to be outputing 72DPI).