helpPhoto Book vs Photo Album

What is the difference between a photo book and a photo album, and which one is right for you?

We’ve created an easy to understand album guide to help you select the book that tells your story the way it’s meant to be told. If you are unsure of which album to select, our designers will be happy to recommend one for you based on your photographs.

The same design printed as a photo book and a photo album

Photobook (72 pages)

Layflat Photo Album (72 pages)

Premium Album (72 pages)

The same 72 pages printed as a Photobook, Layflat Photo Album and Premium Layflat Album

What is a Photo Book?

Photo Book example showing image of dogs

A photo book is digitally printed on flexible pages and is glue bound like a traditional book. Photo book pages do not lay flat when open: there is a gutter between the two pages on a spread, so if a photo crosses over two pages you can lose a bit in the gutter. Photo books are sturdy, can accommodate up to 240 pages and make for the ideal coffee table photo book.

What is a Layflat Photo Album?

Open layflat photo book showing uninterrupted double page spread

Our Layflat Photo Albums are developed on silver halide photo paper, which offers the colors and brilliance of a genuine photo print. These albums are bound using a special technique that allows the pages to lay flat when open. These pages are much thicker and stiffer than a photo book, but not as thick or rigid as a premium layflat album. The uninterrupted spreads make lay flat photo albums ideal for weddings or other special occasions.

What is a Premium Layflat Photo Album?

Premium flushmount album showing thick pages

Developed on professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive DPII paper, premium layflat albums (also called flush mount albums) have thick layflat pages and come with a range of premium cover options and photo album presentation boxes. The spreads in these high-end photo albums are hand mounted on a white cardboard substrate which make the layflat pages sturdy and extra thick. If you’re looking for an album that is made to last a lifetime, these heirloom quality photo albums would be the perfect choice.

Compare our Range

Photo Books Our Everyday Classic From Learn more Layflat Photo Album Our Bestseller From Learn more Premium Album
(Flush Mount Album)
Our Luxury Line From Learn more
Paper Flexible book pages 170-250 gsm (do not lay flat) Semi-stiff lay flat pages (similar to two photo prints stuck back-to-back) Thick, rigid layflat pages (1.1mm/0.04 inches thick)
Print HP Indigo digital print Developed Fuji Album Paper Developed Professional Fuji Crystal Archive DP II Paper
Page Count 240 pages 120 pages 76 pages
Number of Photos Up to 1,000 Up to 450 Up to 300
Cover Material Photo, Linen or Vegan Leather Photo, Linen or Vegan Leather Photo, Linen, Vegan or Genuine Leather
Cover Addons Acrylic Glass or Cameo Window available
Title Customization Standard text embossing (included), Custom logo embossing or Laser Etching
Presentation Box Sturdy black cardboard box Sturdy black cardboard box Premium wooden box with fabric wrapping of your choice

Compare our Range

Photo Books Our Everyday Classic From CHF 34.90 Learn more
Paper Flexible book pages 170-250 gsm (do not lay flat)
Print HP Indigo digital print
Page Count 240 pages
Number of Photos Up to 1,000
Cover Material Photo, Linen or Vegan Leather
Cover Addons
Title Customization Standard text embossing (included), Custom logo embossing or Laser Etching
Presentation Box Sturdy black cardboard box
Layflat Photo Album Our Bestseller From CHF 74.90 Learn more
Paper Semi-stiff lay flat pages (similar to two photo prints stuck back-to-back)
Print Developed Fuji Album Paper
Page Count 120 pages
Number of Photos Up to 450
Cover Material Photo, Linen or Vegan Leather
Cover Addons
Title Customization Standard text embossing (included), Custom logo embossing or Laser Etching
Presentation Box Sturdy black cardboard box
Premium Album
(Flush Mount Album)
Our Luxury Line From CHF 199.00 Learn more
Paper Thick, rigid layflat pages (1.1mm/0.04 inches thick)
Print Developed Professional Fuji Crystal Archive DP II Paper
Page Count 76 pages
Number of Photos Up to 300
Cover Material Photo, Linen, Vegan or Genuine Leather
Cover Addons Acrylic Glass or Cameo Window available
Title Customization Standard text embossing (included), Custom logo embossing or Laser Etching
Presentation Box Premium wooden box with fabric wrapping of your choice

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