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I am in the process of exporting five years’ worth of old DayOne journal entries to PDF and then turning them into bound books by year via a print-on-demand service. I am no longer okay with having my creative output trapped in apps and platforms, and I find myself growing increasingly wary of any digital format, even entirely portable stuff like plain-text, Markdown, etc.
  1. @petebrown Same here. For the past several years I export any and all digital journals/notebooks to PDF, print, punch, and bind them into a 3-ring binder. Last year I used Day One’s own service and that turned out nicely. What on-demand service are you using?

  2. @jack I gave PrestoPhoto a trial run, as I really had no idea what to expect. They are primarily a photo album service, but they have a text-only option, which is all I need. It ended up being $17 for 50
    pages in an 8.5×11 hardcover book—nothing fancy, but it turned out fine. I used all my 2017 entries for the trial run, as that was the year I transitioned back to pen and paper, and therefore was the smallest batch.

  3. @jack I have had PDF manuals printed at Office Depot and they turned out pretty good. I don’t know if it would be any cheaper. They can do the binding in a number of ways.

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