TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Mixbook is a photo card service that will help you create stunning invitations, announcements, greeting cards and more. This service offers one of the largest selections of templates and designs to choose from, along with a variety of customization tools and ordering features. Mixbook is a tough service to beat if you want outstanding quality, beautiful designs and excellent service, which is why it is our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner.

Features
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8.8/10
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When it comes to ensuring that your experience using a custom photo card service is enjoyable, Mixbook is top of the line. We were pleased to see that there is no minimum order quantity for this photo card service. You don’t have to order 25 cards or even 10. You can order just one card, and there is a discount for any large quantities that you order. However, we were disappointed that Mixbook does not provide paper proofs, which would be very beneficial for those large orders. Additionally, you cannot pre-order your envelopes, which would help you get a head start on addressing the cards to all your friends and family.

One of our favorite features of this photo card service is the ability to invite contributors to projects you are working on. In your online Mixbook account, you can view all projects that are in progress. Next to each product, you can invite contributors to view the project, where they can then edit it and add information. This is a great benefit, particularly if you are working on a large family project or wedding invitations that need approval from several different parties.

Another standout feature Mixbook offers is the ability to import photos from several different sources. You can upload your photos directly from your computer or import photos from Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, PhotoBucket, Picasa and SmugMug. The ability to import your photos so easily is just one of the reasons why Mixbook is so simple and enjoyable to use. Additionally, if a photo is too small for the area designated on your photo card, you will receive a warning icon, alerting you that you need a photo with higher resolution.

Customization
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The Mixbook design editor helps this service stand apart. This design editor is very straightforward. You can lay out the card just like the menu prescribes with some dragging and dropping or you can click on "edit" to enter the Mixbook editor for full creative control. You can easily upload your photos from one of the many options and then choose from one of dozens of text and photo layouts. There are also several backgrounds you can choose from, including solid colors, patterns and more. You can also choose to include stickers of all shapes and styles and add text boxes wherever you desire. Additionally, you can customize your text, so you can choose the font, size, format, alignment, color and more.

Along with choosing the design and style of your photo card, you can also choose the quality. The paper options include satin coated, signature matte and premium cardstock. However, there are no options for multiple envelope colors or lined envelopes, which is a drawback.

Quality & Selection
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9.8/10
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9.6
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Mixbook met our full expectations with the extensive selection of photo card designs and templates. You can choose from dozens of party invites, birth announcements, graduation announcements, wedding invites, holiday cards and more. You can also start out with just a blank template and create a card that is entirely your own. In addition, we were pleased to see that this picture card service offers response card templates so you can get an idea of the guest list.

 

Help & Support
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9.3/10
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If you experience any difficulty while designing your photo card or during the ordering process, Mixbook offers many support resources to help you along the way. You can reach a support representative through email and live chat. There are extensive FAQs on the Mixbook website that provide additional assistance for any complications that may arise. Additionally, if you are not completely satisfied with your order from Mixbook, the company offers a satisfaction guarantee. Mixbook will ensure that all steps are taken care of and that you receive the product you paid for.

Mixbook Summary:
9.2/10

If you want holiday photo cards, birthday cards, baby shower invitations, graduation invitations or other greetings, Mixbook has the tools and features to make it happen. This is one of the easiest photo card services we used, and we were very impressed with the high quality product, large selection of templates and simple customization features. We would have liked to see a few more options for envelopes, and paper proofs would be an added advantage. But overall, Mixbook is one of the best photo card services we tested and one we highly recommend.

 
 
 

Mixbook

Pros
Mixbook features a design editor that lets you fully customize your card. It is also one of the easiest photo card services to use of all the services we tested.

Cons
This photo cards service does not offer paper proofs. Also, there are no color options available for your envelopes.

The Verdict
: 9.18/10

Mixbook is one of the most user-friendly and simple photo cards services available. You can use the design editor to create a personalized masterpiece or simply add a few pieces of information and have a card ordered in minutes. This photo cards service also offers beautiful designs and a handful of customization features that are sure to help you create a card that will astonish your friends.