Which Photo Album is best for you?

With photo, leather and linen cover options, varying print qualities and lay-flat vs book binding styles, the choices are virtually endless when it comes to designing a photo book or album. So we thought we’d take the “difficult” out of your decision by highlighting the features of each of our photo books and albums. 

In this guide, you’ll find a general overview, the ideal use of each type and what makes them special, as well as a few insider tips for making the most of your decision. 

Generally speaking, you can choose between five different formats of photo books and albums, so select the one that will best showcase your memories. Large albums are ideal as a coffee table centrepiece while standard sizes are easier to handle and small photo books make for a great gift. Landscape format is the style that’s most often selected by customers, with large square format books coming in a close second place. 

If you select a high-end Premium Album, you have a large array of cover options and add-ons to choose from that will complement the gorgeous, extra-thick pages on the inside. With layflat photo albums and layflat photo books, there are fewer fabric and colour choices, yet they offer excellent value for money. 

Many customers are looking for smaller copies to gift to friends and family, such as a personalised album copy for parents. Aside from customising the covers of these books, you can even make design changes on the interior pages. 





Premium Layflat Albums, also know as Flushmount Albums

Ideal for: Handcrafted and luxurious in every sense of the word, our flush mount albums and flush mount photo books are the perfect choice when you want only the best that money can buy. 

What makes our Premium Layflat albums special:





PikPerfect tip:

For the perfect finishing touch to your custom photo album (and to protect your treasured memories), add a matching album presentation box that’s made with a wooden frame and your choice of fabric.





Ideal for: Luxurious yet affordable, our layflat albums are perfect for panoramic or wide-angle photos when one page just won’t do them justice. 

What makes our layflat albums special:



PikPerfect tip:

We think our 16×12-inch lay flat albums are perfect for showcasing your wedding while the 8×12-inch formats are an ideal second copy or gift for your parents, bridesmaids or groomsmen. Keep in mind that as our lay flat albums feature real photo prints, they can be damaged by moisture, so a presentation box is highly recommended to protect your memories for future generations. 





Ideal for: When you just can’t whittle down your photo selection to a few hundred – in our photo books you can showcase up to 1,000 images across 244 pages. 

What makes our photo books special:





PikPerfect tip:

When you order one of our photo books online, you can also opt for an additional photo book box made from thick board. With its sophisticated black finish, these protective boxes not only create a beautiful presentation piece but will ensure your photo book is protected for many years to come. 

Decisions, decisions!

While there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to showcasing your wedding day, your baby’s first steps or your travel adventures, there’s one thing that unites all of our photo albums and books – an incredible design service. Customers around the world value the opportunity to work with our highly experienced album designers to craft a customised photo book or album that brings their ideas to life. Add to that, you can take advantage of our optional Photo Selection Service when you make your own photo book to help choose your absolute favourite images from thousands.

Remember, you can try our service obligation-free. Payment is only required once you’ve approved the design and are completely satisfied with the end result, with unlimited free revisions coming as standard in every design package. 


An overview of which photo book or album is best for which purpose can also be found here: https://www.pikperfect.com/photo-book-vs-photo-album



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