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Differences Between Photo Albums and Photo Books

May 27, 2017 0

When it comes to commemorating life’s best moments, there’s no better way to do it than with a professional quality Photo Album or Photo Book. Since they sound like similar products, they’re often confused with one another. That’s where we come in.

Whether you’re a newlywed who wants to choose the right way to preserve your wedding memories or a photographer who wants to explain your product line to a client, this guide can help you make the right choice every time!

1. Paper type

One of the most obvious differences between Albums and Books is the paper type. Photo Album photos are printed on Kodak Endura professional Lustre photo paper, just like a traditional Photo Print. Lustre paper (the industry standard for photo printing) has a slight sheen, and is protected by a UV coating.

Photo Book images are printed directly onto your choice of press paper (semi-gloss, linen, matte, or pearl). Although it differs from photographic paper, press paper is a much better option for printing photos than typical computer paper. Plus, since it’s easier to write on press paper, Photo Books are perfect for use as guest books and travel journals.

Difference between professional Photo Album & Photo Book paper types

2. Construction

Photo Album images are printed on photographic paper that is reinforced by a premium substrate. This material makes the pages rigid, thus ensuring the finished product’s long-term durability. Once printed, all of the Album pages are expertly matched with a handcrafted cover to create an archival quality, heirloom Album.

Album pages are available in both a “thin” (approximately the width of a dime) and a “thick” (approximately the width of a penny) style.

The pages in a Photo Book are printed directly onto press paper, and then bound with inimitable precision using our proprietary construction technology. The final steps in construction differ based on the chosen page style (which is discussed below).

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