Photo Album vs. PhotoBook

Differences

 

When placing your order please, consider the differences.

The differences between these two products are enormous. Our Photo Book is divided into two main categories - Basic and Pro. The Photo Album is available in just one version. The main differences between these two products are in the field of colours, resolution, saturation and the technological process.

The Photo Book is the product of advanced digital printing. There are a number of formats to choose from when designing your Photo Book. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to open it in a lay-flat position.

The Photo Book Basic is printed on 200g/m² paper which has a natural shine. These high quality digital prints are printed with XEROX 1000 printers. The Photo Book Basic cover may have a padded or standard hard cover in matte laminate or gloss. The Photo Book Basic may be from 28-160 pages.

The Photo Book Pro is divided into four separate collections - Exclusive, Gravo, Creative 100% and Acrylic Prestige. The main differences, here, are in paper weight and printing. The images in the Photo Book Pro are printed on 300g paper on XEROX 1000 printers. The pages in this Photo Book are reinforced with an endband (unlike in the Photo Book Basic). In the Photo Book Pro there is a wide array of add-ons and materials to choose from. In addition, you can design an Album Box for your Photo Book Pro (this is one of the many add-ons available).

The Photo Album, on the other hand, is our luxury product. The prints are a product of a chemical process on photo paper. Each print is separated with either white (standard) or black spacers, thermally bonded with a spread thickness of 0.86 mm (800 g/m2). All this combined, results in a product of the highest quality. Photo Albums can be opened in a lay-flat position. Photo Albums start with 5 - 40 spreads (10 - 80 pages). The number of available formats is much greater than in the case of Photo Books. For example, cover customisation options are virtually endless. Choose from textiles, eco-leathers, gravers, acrylic plates and many more creative combinations. We give you the opportunity to fully personalise your heirloom.

Designing a Photo Album

 

If you are designing in Online Creator please see PHOTO ALBUM above.

If you are designing with our Templates, please download the appropriate template from the downloads section. Note that you are designing spreads here. Please follow the instructions in the PDF (the PDF with instructions will be downloaded along with each template).

If you are designing in our nCreator, follow the steps above in ‘Dedicated Software (nCreator) for Windows’.

 

Designing a Photo Book Basic/Pro

 

We have prepared easy templates which you can download. They contain prepared bleeds and safe area.

Download 20x20 template

Download 30x30 template

Download 30x20 template

Download 18x12 template

You can also create your project in nCreator or access the nDesigner from your cart.

Designing a Photo Book in Fundy

Go to nShop, choose the size Photo Book you want to design. Click through the product as you normally would, customising it to your preferences.

Once you have customized your product, add it to your cart. Check the size of your Photo Book and download the appropriate template from the Downloads section.

Open the template in Photoshop (or any editing program of your choice) to find out the exact sizes of the template. These are the sizes you will be entering into a blank template in Fundy.

Once you have the exact sizes of the template, where the bleed area starts and where the safe area ends, open up a blank template in Fundy and enter the sizes to create a Photo Book template.

Note: Photo Books are designed by the page. The template you downloaded is a template for ONE page of the Photo Book. Photo Books start on the right (first page after opening the cover) and end on the left (last page before you close the Photo Book).  

When you are finished designing follow the directions to send us your files.

*Please make sure the images you use are in 300 dpi resolution, sRGB colour space and are in .jpg format.