Kolo Review 2019

Vendor: Kolo
Print Size: 4" x 6"
Best Pricing:
Best Price: $18

Photo Book Sizes Available: 5.5"x8"
Paper Surfaces Available: Glossy andMatte
International Shipping: Available
Photo-based Gifts: Available - Click here
Overall Rating for kolo is 4.8 out of 5
Overall Rating

Ordering Process
Quality of Prints
Shipping Costs
Other Services


Kolo has been around for over a decade, catering to photo album needs. It has kept abreast with changes and needs of the modern consumer and made significant changes implementing additional functionality to their online service. Considered the world's most famous luxury photo album, Kolo books have been used for many years by great artists, professional photographers, designers and the entire creative community to help present photos and artwork.

Ease of Use - Ordering Process:
Kolo has a neatly done site without much clutter and chaos. Its easy to find the products you are looking for with an informative help and support section. The site navigation and functionality is spot on. You will not find yourself asking for assistance even if you are a first time visitor. The site provides a good user experience and photo books are showcased in an appealing environment.

Quality of Prints:
Kolo is a name that has become synonymous with photo books over the years. It delivers on the quality front with exceptionally good products. For this review, we had ordered the bestselling Kolo "Newport" and we were impressed with its sophisticated finish and elegance. Photo quality is among the best we reviewed. With its unique binding you can order refills and add more pages to the book as it nears completion. You can expand to up to 100 pages (50 double sided sheets). There are a range of subtle and classic colors to choose from. The paper quality was thick and of archival quality and we feel that it will last the test of time. You will be delighted with the cloth hinge pages which ooze luxury and let the pages fold over nicely. Additional cloth hardbound options also are available. However, it would be great if we can have some more customization options when it comes to designing the photo-book.

Kolo's photo books are available in three sizes: 5.5 x 8 printed photo book from $39, 8.5 x 11 printed photo book from $49 (special price), 11 x 14 printed photo book from $69 (special price). Kolo's products are priced higher compared to the competition and this premium is what they command for their top quality products.

Shipping Costs:
Standard shipping, UPS Ground shipping, Pickup from Kolo Kiosk, 3 Day Select, Second Day Air, Next Day Air are the options available for shipping your orders. The prices depend on the total order weight and shipping destination and are on par with other competitors. Your Kolo orders are processed and delivered through Monday to Friday. Next Day Air, Second Day Air, 3 Day Select shipping are processed the same day if placed by 1:00 pm ET.

Other Services:
For artists, photographers, graphic designers, architects, interior designers and many other creative professionals, Kolo has been a powerful tool for presenting and displaying work. Kolo's loaded photo albums are much appreciated. You can upload your photos, and get 4" x 6" photos printed and loaded - ready to cherish. Easy huh? Kolo also prints photo books in which your pictures are printed directly on the page and comes with Kolo's reliable and high grade linen album covers. The also offer refills and tools in case you finish the stock pages to display and store your photos and artwork. Kolo's signature archival boxes are also popular among repeat customers.

Attention to detail is what Kolo products stand for. Professional finishes and special attention to top notch binding will surely make you sit up and take notice. Kolo has attained and kept a level of quality that is hard to mimic! We would have even liked it more, had it come with more options in sizing and customization. Go for Kolo if you are not willing to get the second best in photo books and if you are willing to put in a little more of your dollars!

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