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Photo Books & Picture Books

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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.

Production turnaround time is 2-3 business days. Add 1-2 business days for Photo Books with thicker spines (over 150 non-hinged sides or 60 hinged sides).

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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

Comparison of Hinged or Non-Hinged Photo Books Pages

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

Tight Center Crease Picture Book Pages

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

Sizes

3 Book Sizes in Light Gray, Light Pink & Oatmeal

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.

Covers

Picture Cover of Bride Book Covers, Fabric, Vegan Leather, Sparkle & Photo Covers

Both Photo Books and Picture Books come in Fabric, Vegan Leather, Sparkle, Metallic or Photo Covers. For details see our Covers tab.

Page Styles

Photo Books 2 Page Styles & Picture Books 1 Page Style

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.

Page Papers

Red, Yellow & Blue Flower - 4 Paper Types

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

Little Boy in White Shirt with 4 or 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.

End Sheets

Black or White Endsheets for Books

For Photo Books, choose from Black or White End Sheets to match your photographic style. Not available for Picture Books.

Boutique Packaging

Boutique Packaging Black Box with a natural twill ribbon to Impress your Clients

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.

Branded Shipping

Woman with blonde Hair Opening a Box with Branded Shipping Label

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.

Photo Book Cover Embossing Black, Gold or Silver

Photo Book Cover Embossing Options

Emboss your book cover with Black, Gold, Silver or Rose Gold foil in Times Italic or Amazone Script font (see samples). Place your text in the center and bottom right corner of the book. Choose up to 2 lines of text in each area, 29 character maximum per line. $6 per line.

Black

Black Cover Embossing

Black is best for Sparkle Covers and lighter-tone Fabrics. Black does not display well on dark-colored covers.

Gold

Gold Cover Embossing

Gold is best for dark-colored covers. Gold does not display well on Oatmeal Fabric.

Silver

Silver Cover Embossing

Silver is best for dark-colored covers. Silver does not display well on Oatmeal Fabric.

Rose Gold

Rose Gold Cover Embossing

With a coppery-hue, Rose Gold is versatile and displays well on most light and dark covers.

Related Options

Custom Boxes for Books

Light Pink Wedding Album in Light Pink Custom Box

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

Light Pink Wedding Album in Light Pink Custom Box

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

Photo Cover of Bride on Bride

Photo Hard Covers

Print your own image as a wraparound Photo Cover on Smooth Gloss, Smooth Matte or Canvas Gloss (Canvas Gloss not available for Picture Books or for small size Photo Books in 4x6", 5x5" and 6x4").

 
Woman with Curly Hair on Smooth Gloss Photo Box Cover Finish

Smooth Gloss

Woman with Curly Hair on Smooth Matte Photo Box Cover Finish

Smooth Matte

Woman with Curly Hair on Canvas Gloss Photo Box Cover Finish

Canvas Gloss

Oatmeal Fabric Cover on Book

Fabric Hard Covers

Choose from 15 beautiful Fabric Covers, from lustrous japanese silks to natural, cotton-blend weaves.

 
Black Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Black
Matte

Black Moire Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

Black Moirè
Silk Sheen

Mocha Blast Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

Mocha Blast
Silk Sheen

Berry Berry Red Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

Berry Berry Red
Silk Sheen

Navy Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Navy
Matte

Cadet Blue Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

Cadet Blue
Silk Sheen

Light Blue Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Light Blue
Matte

Teal Mist Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Teal Mist
Matte

Olive Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Olive
Matte

Lilac Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Lilac
Matte

Graphite Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

Graphite
Silk Sheen

Light Gray Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Light Gray
Matte

Oatmeal Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Oatmeal
Matte

Cafe Au Lait Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

Cafe Au Lait
Silk Sheen

Light Pink Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

Light Pink
Matte

White on White Floral Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

White on White Floral
Silk Sheen

White Moire Premium Fabric Custom Box Cover

White Moirè
Silk Sheen

White Basic Fabric Custom Box Cover

White
Matte

Black Vegan Leather Cover on Book

Vegan Leather Hard Covers

Vegan leathers are smooth, faux leathers. They have the look and feel of real leather but are not made from animal hides.

 

Black
Vegan Leather

Coffee Bean
Vegan Leather

Bronze Sparkle Cover on Book

Sparkle & Metallic Hard Covers

Sparkle Covers have their brilliance baked right in; no glitter or flaking. Choose from 3 colors for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs or quinceañeras. Pewter Metallic has a textured sheen.

 
Bronze Sparkle Custom Box Cover

Bronze Sparkle

Gold Sparkle Custom Box Cover

Gold Sparkle

Silver Sparkle Custom Box Cover

Silver Sparkle

Pewter Vegan Leather Custom Box Cover

Pewter Metallic

Samples

Paper Samples

Paper Sample Kit

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.

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Fabric Samples & More

Fabrics & More Sample Kit

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.

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Leather Samples

Leather Sample Kit

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.

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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).

Photo Book Pricing

    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

4" x 6" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $18.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $27.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Sparkle   $19.50 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $32.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

5" x 5" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $18.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $27.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Sparkle   $19.50 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $32.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

6" x 4" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $18.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $27.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Sparkle   $19.50 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $32.00 $22.00 $14.00 $1.10 $0.70
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

8" x 8" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $20.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Sparkle   $21.50 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $35.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

8.5" x 11" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $20.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Sparkle   $21.50 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $35.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

11" x 8.5" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $20.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Sparkle   $21.50 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $35.00 $35.00 $22.00 $1.75 $1.10
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

10" x 10" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $20.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Sparkle   $21.50 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $35.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

11" x 14" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $23.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $35.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Sparkle   $24.50 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $40.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $40.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

14" x 11" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $23.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $35.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Sparkle   $24.50 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $40.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $40.00 $52.00 $35.00 $2.60 $1.75
    First 20 Sides Additional Sides

12" x 12" Photo Books
ROES or Cascade Cover Cost Hinged Non-Hinged Hinged Non-Hinged
Fabric   $23.00 $52.00 N/A $2.60 N/A
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $35.00 $52.00 N/A $2.60 N/A
Sparkle   $24.50 $52.00 N/A $2.60 N/A
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $40.00 $52.00 N/A $2.60 N/A
Canvas Photo Cover (Gloss)   $40.00 $52.00 N/A $2.60 N/A

Picture Book Pricing

5" x 5" Picture Books Cascade only Cover Cost First 20 Sides Additional Sides
Fabric   $18.00 $12.00 $0.60
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $27.00 $12.00 $0.60
Sparkle   $19.50 $12.00 $0.60
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $32.00 $12.00 $0.60
8" x 6" Picture Books Cascade only Cover Cost First 20 Sides Additional Sides
Fabric   $20.00 $20.00 $1.00
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $20.00 $1.00
Sparkle   $21.50 $20.00 $1.00
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $20.00 $1.00
8.5" x 8.5" Picture Books Cascade only Cover Cost First 20 Sides Additional Sides
Fabric   $20.00 $20.00 $1.00
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $20.00 $1.00
Sparkle   $21.50 $20.00 $1.00
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $20.00 $1.00
8.5" x 11" Picture Books Cascade only Cover Cost First 20 Sides Additional Sides
Fabric   $20.00 $20.00 $1.00
Vegan Leather & Metallic   $30.00 $20.00 $1.00
Sparkle   $21.50 $20.00 $1.00
Smooth Photo Cover (Gloss or Matte)   $35.00 $20.00 $1.00

Photo Books & Picture Books Options Pricing

Options Price
6-Color Printing $6.00 per book
Custom Book Box (Fabric, Vegan Leather, Sparkle, Metallic, Photo Cover) Varies by size

How to Order

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