There are many places to get such things made from your files, but this one’s my favorite: Mpix.com. I think Mpix delivers the highest quality prints and other products, and they deliver them in boutique-quality packaging.
Mpix produces high-quality versions of more items than you can imagine, from pro-quality prints and books to magazine covers and playing cards. Seriously: check out their website.
So go nuts in QuarkXPress: design your heart out and then give it to someone special. :-)
And if you sell your work directly to customers, check out their partner www.Zenfolio.com. They have the most complete and intuitive direct-sales website system for photographers I’ve seen.
(They even have a $3 calibration kit that contains a printed image and the same image as a digital file so you can adjust your display to match.)
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.