Photo Books & Picture Books Overview
Our professional Photo Books and Picture Books are press-printed and made in-house using the finest cover materials and papers. All books come in fabric, vegan leather or photo covers. Photo Book pages include fine papers like Standard, Linen, Art or Pearl while Picture Books pages are exclusively SoftPan paper. Panoramic images can be spread across a Photo Book microgutter (hinged layflat or non-hinged) or run seamlessly across a Picture Book center crease.
Check our current turnaround times especially during holidays and promotions. Normal estimated turnaround is 2-3 business days; add 1-2 days for photo books with thicker spines of over 150 non-hinged sides or 60 hinged sides.
What's the difference between Photo Books vs Picture Books?
Photo Books and Picture Books have many of the same great options with some key differences. All Photo Books and Picture Books require a minimum of 20 sides and are made with a professional hard cover in any of our Fabric, Vegan Leather, Sparkle, Metallic or Photo Covers. Key differences are in page style and papers, as well as book sizes.
Photo Books come in 2 page styles: hinged or non-hinged. Hinged pages lay flat when the Photo Book is fully opened and panaramic images span a 2 mm microgutter. Non-hinged pages do not lay flat and instead retain a curve when the book is fully open, much like a magazine.
Photo Books come in 4 paper types and 10 sizes. See our Options tab for details.
Picture Books have only 1 page style: a tight center crease with allows a panoramic image to seamlessly print over 2 pages without a gap or microgutter.
Picture Books come in 1 paper type and 4 sizes. See our Options tab for details.
Photo Book & Picture Book Options
Photo Books come in 10 sizes: 4x6", 5x5" 6x4", 8x8", 8.5x11", 10x10", 11x8.5", 11x14", 12x12" or 14x11". Min of 20 sides or pages.
Picture Books come in 4 sizes: 5x5", 8x6", 8.5x8.5" or 8.5x11". Min of 20 sides or pages.
Both Photo Books and Picture Books come in Fabric, Vegan Leather, Sparkle, Metallic or Photo Covers. For details see our Covers tab.
Photo Books come in 2 page styles (hinged or non-hinged). Picture Books come in 1 page style (center crease).
Photo Books come in hinged or non-hinged page styles. Hinged pages (shown, bottom) lay flat when the Photo Book is fully open and panoramic images span a 2mm microgutter. Non-hinged pages (shown, top) do not lay flat and instead retain a curve when the book is fully open, much like magazine.
Picture Books have only 1 page style: a tight center crease (shown, middle) which allows a panoramic image to seamlessly print over 2 pages without a gap or microgutter.
Choose to print your Photo Book pages on 90 lb Standard, 90 lb Linen, 80 lb Art or 110 lb Pearl papers. Picture Book pages are only printed on SoftPan paper.
Photo Book papers are hinged (Standard, Linen, Art or Pearl) or non-hinged (Standard). When open, hinged pages layflat; non-hinged pages gently curve toward the spine. For added protection, add Matte or Gloss Coating (hinged Art and non-hinged Standard are Matte only). For larger books, hinged Art and hinged Pearl not available for 14x11", non-hinged Standard not available for 12x12".
Picture Book pages are printed exclusively on silk-like SoftPan Paper with a seamless center crease for layflat.
Cover 6 Color Printing
When you choose to wrap your book in a Photo Cover image, 4 Color Printing is standard. But when skin tones dominate, we recommend upgrading to 6 Color Printing for smoother color transitions. Available for Photo Book and Picture Book covers. $6 per book.
For Photo Books, choose from Black or White End Sheets to match your photographic style. Not available for Picture Books.
Impress clients with the personalized touch of Boutique Packaging for select, drop shipped items. We package your order in tissue paper and a black folder or box with a natural twill ribbon. Additional fees apply.
See Boutique Packaging for details.
Advertise your business with ease! With Branded Shipping, we print your logo on the box sticker and packing slip for just $1.40 per order, regardless of the number of boxes shipped.
See our Branded Shipping page for details.
Black is best for Sparkle Covers and lighter-tone Fabrics. Black does not display well on dark-colored covers.
Gold is best for dark-colored covers. Gold does not display well on Oatmeal Fabric.
Silver is best for dark-colored covers. Silver does not display well on Oatmeal Fabric.
With a coppery-hue, Rose Gold is versatile and displays well on most light and dark covers.
Custom Boxes for Books
Choose a Custom Box for Books when you want a matching cover for both. Boxes come in the same beautiful Fabric, Vegan Leather, Sparkle, Metallic or Photo Cover choices as our Photo Books and Picture Books. Boxes available in all book sizes except 8x6", 8.5x8.5" and 8.5x11". Buy this product separately from your book in BRI ROES (not available in Cascade). Box prices vary by size.
Accordion Brag Books
With custom printed Accordion Brag Books, show-off your holiday and graduation photo sessions in 3 pocket-sized formats: Accordion Mini Book, Accordion Memory Book or Accordion Wallet.
Photo Book & Picture Book Cover Materials
For all our albums & books: order a Paper Sample Kit to see color and detail across our many paper types. Each kit contains a code for $15 off your next order.
Fabric Samples & More
For all books, boxes, cases and Echo and Tuscany Albums: order a Fabric Sample Kit to see our fine fabrics, sparkle, metallic and photo wrap covers. Each kit contains a code for $7 off your next order.
For all books, boxes, cases and albums (except Echo Album): order a Leather Sample Kit to see and feel samples of our genuine, bonded and vegan leathers. Each kit contains a code for $25 off your next order.
Photo Books & Picture Books Pricing
The maximum number of sides in a book depends upon the page paper type. Max sides are shown in parentheses. For Photo Books: Standard Hinged Paper (88), Standard Non-Hinged (160), Art Hinged (104 ), Linen Hinged (88), and Pearl Hinged (84). For Picture Books: SoftPan Paper (70).
How to Order
Desktop App for Large & Batch Orders
Pros prefer BRI ROES, our downloadable desktop application. It's the fastest way to order when your client needs multiple images and sizes, or you want to place several orders at once.
Desktop App for Album & Card Design
Cascade is BRI's powerful desktop application for album and card design. See a virtual preview as you design your product. Built-in templates make page layouts fast and easy.