People often take photo albums and photo books to be synonyms for another. Though both things have the same purpose – acting as a display for photos, there is a world of difference in terms of how and with what material they are constructed. In this blog, we will take you through the main differences between the two so that you can decide which one is more suited for your purpose.
- Paper – In a photo album, photos are printed individually on photo paper – matte or glossy, and then the photos are hand-mounted onto photo boards. These photo boards, which are then bound together, make the “pages” of the album. In a photo book, however, photos are printed by digital presses onto double-sided regular paper. The paper could have either a glossy or matte finish.
- Covers – Photo Albums always come with hardbound covers in velvet, leather, leatherette, linen or other materials. With photo books, you have the option of a hardbound cover or a soft paper cover.
- Changing Photos – In most of the cases, photos in photo albums can be changed. All one has to do carefully remove the photo that needs to be replaced without damaging the photo board and insert another photo there. With photo books, however, photos cannot that are once printed on the pages of the book cannot be changed.
- Durability and Costs – In terms of durability, photo albums win – they have sturdy photo boards and strong covers. They have been carefully bound and covered by skilled artisans to ensure that they last a lifetime. Photo books are just as strong as regular books. Their durability depends on the paper used, their binding and their cover. If they are flimsy like a magazine, they will get worn out easily.
As for costs, photo albums are more expensive to make – they are customised, involve a lot of manual labour and the materials that go into making them are expensive. Photo books are more economical than photo albums.
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