Mixbook Photo Cards review

This photo card maker does not offer all of the features and frills that some services do, but it is still a strong contender in the field

Mixbook Photo Cards

Our Verdict

Not the cheapest photo card service but the results are well worth the extra outlay. A wide range of templates and graphics but a limited selection of envelopes.

For

  • Very high level of design quality
  • Good quality cards
  • Wide range of templates and graphics

Against

  • Limited options for envelopes
  • No ornament cards

Mixbook isn’t an expensive service, but it isn’t the most economical, either. For a set of 15 cards, the price is roughly $1.88 per card, which is slightly above average. However, the quality of the finished product means it came out top for value in our best photo cards round up. Mixbook offers discounts for large quantities, so you can save when ordering more cards, and the service often runs discount promotions. 

When we looked into ordering the least expensive cards, we found that we could order 13 for less than $35, including taxes and shipping. This is a bit on the expensive side but not as much as the prices of some other services. If you’re looking for something cheaper, consider Amazon Prints.

Mixbook Photo Cards: Quality and Services

We ordered a satin card and a luxe board card. Our experts found that both cards printed with excellent coloring, but the luxe card came out a little grainy. Both cards were double-sided, making them appear fancier. The satin card was thicker than the regular photo paper, which makes it a step up from other services. The luxe board was very thick and felt nice. The Mixbook logo is printed in the left corner on both cards’ backsides. Our panel of testers loved the texture and thickness of the envelopes. Some competitors offer embossing and laser cutting to give another dimension to cards. 

Mixbook's cards are two-dimensional but very attractive, so you won't miss the texture options or ornament-shaped cards that other services offer. In fact, our panel of reviewers gave Mixbook one of the highest scores for design. The templates are gorgeous and suitable for many occasions. Plus, the graphics come in a range of styles, so you'll likely find one to complement your photos. This service allows you to make photo cards, photo books and personalized calendars, and all of the keepsake designs are high-quality.

Mixbook photo cards

Our reviewers were impressed with the quality of the final results

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Mixbook Photo Cards: Product Options and Creation

Mixbook lets you import photos from both online storage and social media. If a photo is too small for the area designated on your photo card, you’ll see a warning icon indicating that you need a photo with a higher resolution. This is usually a simple fix, requiring you to resize the image. There is also an extensive selection of holiday photo cards and templates. You can choose from dozens of party invites, birth announcements, graduation announcements, wedding invites and more. You can also start out with a blank template and create a card that is entirely your own. In addition, this picture card service offers response card templates.

It would be nice to have a few more options for envelopes, however, especially since some competitors offer different colors and coordinating envelope liners for a unified look. But because people usually tear the envelope and throw it away, it may not be a huge problem to have the plain white one that comes with a Mixbook card. One nice thing about this service is the one-card minimum; you don’t have to order 10 or 25 cards at a time. However, if you’re making a bulk order, be aware that Mixbook does not provide free paper proofs. Instead, you can purchase one card as a proof and then buy your design in bulk later. This policy may be an issue if you're on a tight budget or schedule, since it takes some extra time and adds a second shipping charge.

Mixbook photo card creator

There is a huge selection of designs and templates to choose from

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Mixbook Photo Cards: Support and Customer Service

In case you have trouble while designing or ordering your photo cards, Mixbook offers support resources to help you along the way. You can reach a representative through email or live chat, and there are extensive FAQs on the website that provide additional assistance for any complications that may arise. Additionally, if you are not completely satisfied with your order, the company offers a refund through its satisfaction guarantee.

Mixbook photo card customer support

From live chat to FAQs, there are plenty of support options on the Mixbook website

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Mixbook Photo Cards: Verdict

Our panelists gave Mixbook the highest score for design quality and the finished products were of an impressive standard. With a wide range of styles and themes you are sure to find templates for holiday cards, birthday cards, baby shower invitations, graduation invitations or other occasions. A few more options for envelopes would have been an added advantage, but Mixbook is still one of the best options for photo cards.