The Ultimate Differences between Photo Book and Photo Album

Preserve your memories to ultimate keepsake are truly important by choosing the right storybook to present them.
Choosing a photo book or photo album can depend entirely on what your needs are. If you’re confused about the differences, you’re not alone.
Once you know the difference, you will be able to get the best keepsake that’s picture-perfect for you.

FlipChap help you to find out what product is the best for you, we’ve put together a helpful guide below

difference of photo book and photo album
What is a Photo Book | What is a Layflat Album | What is a HD Flush Mount Album
FlipChap photo book and photo album
FlipChap photo book and photo album
FlipChap photo book and photo album

What is a Photo Book?

It’s a non-lay flat book, photo books present any project you create to feel more like a traditional book.
Our Hardcover Photo Book Hardcover Photo Book extremely versatile and fully customizable we offer more than 10 custom
options. For a book that speaks volume, it showcases your photos up to 120 pages. Fill up as many
photos as you want!

It’s the perfect way to relive your weekend getaway, travel or baby memories and keep your digital
photos safe before its gone! A good idea for quick personalized gifts for birthdays, graduation friends
and family! For inspirations and tips how to create the perfect book for that certain occasion.

What is a Photo Album?

Lay-Flat Photo album the most luxurious keepsake with the thick lay-flat pages. Offer the quality of a professional
photographer’s album with long-lasting high-quality results. The pages are hand mounted on black or whiteboards
and lay perfectly flat to create seamless two pages spread with no gutter loss.
It’s allowing the photos to run elegantly across two pages perfect for panorama or landscape photography. We
offer a variety of personalized options to get a close and personal album as you’d like.
For newlyweds and future brides and grooms, FlipChap Photo Album is everything you love!
Read our Best tips for the perfect wedding album

What is an HD Flush Mount Photo Album?

HD Flush Mount Album is the finest in any of our products and exceptional in every way! Originated as high-end
heirloom wedding albums, differed from regular photo album using the highest definition printing technology. Your
images are printed in the highest resolution, sharper and smoother!
Hand-bound on thicker flush mount board with archival Grade HP Ink and Paper offers durability for years to come.
The elite preference for your special occasion wedding or art exhibition to making a beautiful print of your most
exceptional and precious moments.

The Major Difference of Photo Album and Photo Book

FlipChap hardcover photo book
FlipChap layflat photo album
FlipChap HD Flushmount photo album
FlipChap hardcover photo book
FlipChap layflat photo album
FlipChap HD Flushmount photo album
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album

Book Core

Hardcover Photo Book
Flexible
Lightweight
-
Flexible
Strong
Stronger
Layflat Photo Album
Strong
Thick
Heavy
Lightweight
Thick
Thicker
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Stronger
Thicker
Heavier
-
Heavy
Heavier

Binding

Hardcover Photo Book
Traditionally hand bound
Image loss inside the gutter
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Traditionally hand bound
Traditionally lay flat bound
Traditionally lay flat bound
Layflat Photo Album
Traditionally lay flat bound
Perfectly flat
Gives stunning panoramic views
Image loss inside the gutter
Perfectly flat
Perfectly flat
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Traditionally lay flat bound
Perfectly flat
Gives stunning panoramic views
-
Gives stunning panoramic views
Gives stunning panoramic views

Page Type

Hardcover Photo Book
Premium paper
Premium paper
Premium lamination paper
Premium lamination
Layflat Photo Album
Premium lamination paper
-
-
Archival paper
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Premium lamination Archival paper

Page Thickness

Hardcover Photo Book
159gsm
159gsm
0.8mm
1.2mm
Layflat Photo Album
0.8mm
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
1.2mm

Pages Texture

Hardcover Photo Book
Soft
Soft
Firm and rigid
Firm and rigid
Layflat Photo Album
Firm and rigid
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Firm and rigid

Paper Option

4 option to choose
2 option to choose
2 option to choose with
Hardcover Photo Book
4 option to choose
Layflat Photo Album
2 option to choose
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
2 option to choose with Archival photo paper in High Definition
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-
Archival photo paper in
-
-
High Definition

Page Count

20-120
20-40
20-40
Hardcover Photo Book
20-120
Layflat Photo Album
20-40
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
20-40

Printing

4 Colors
4 Colors
9 colors
Hardcover Photo Book
4 Colors Digitally print by bizhub PRO C71hc-Konica Minolta
Layflat Photo Album
4 Colors Digitally print by bizhub PRO C71hc-Konica Minolta
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
9 Colors Archival Ink printed by HD Inkjet HP DesignJet Z9
Digitally print by
Digitally print by
Archival Ink printed by
bizhub PRO C71hc-Konica Minolta
bizhub PRO C71hc-Konica Minolta
HD Inkjet HP DesignJet Z9

Cover option

5
6
9
Options
Options
Options
to choose
to choose
to choose
Hardcover Photo Book
5 Options to choose
Layflat Photo Album
6 Options to choose
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
9 Options to choose

Cover text

Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album

Personalization

Material cover type
Material cover type
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Cover finishing
Cover finishing
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Paper selection
Paper selection
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
End sheets
End sheets
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Ribbon
Ribbon
Hardcover Photo Book
Layflat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Photo Album

Parcel weight

Starting from 2kg
Starting from 3kg
Starting from 3.5kg
Hardcover Photo Book
Starting from 2kg
Layflat Photo Album
Starting from 3kg
HD Flush Mount Photo Album
Starting from 3.5kg

Price

Starting at
Starting at
Starting at
$34.90
$64.90
$104.90
Onwards
Onwards
Onwards
Best Fit
Best Fit
Best Fit
Mobile photo, Graduation, Baby/Newborn,
Panorama, landscape, Wedding, Christmas
Wedding, Anniversary Art Exhibition,
Pet, Travel.
gift, Valentine gift, parents.
Boudoir.
Hardcover Photo Book

Starting at
$34.90
Onwards
Start Creating Now
Best Fit
Mobile photo, Graduation, Baby/Newborn, Pet, Travel.

Layflat Photo Album

Starting at
$64.90
Onwards
Start Creating Now
Best Fit
Panorama, landscape, Wedding, Christmas gift, Valentine gift, parents.

HD Flush Mount Photo Album

Starting at
$104.90
Onwards
Start Creating Now
Best Fit
Wedding, Anniversary Art Exhibition, Boudoir.

Close Up View of Photo Album

Book Core

FlipChap printed hardcover photo book

Book Core/

Flexible and Lightweight

Photo Book comes in a variety of sizes, hardcover and page so they can be perfectly portable which is lightweight and easy to carry around. The perfect choice to share your best days with a lot of people without lugging, and even you can make multiple copies as a wonderful gift for you to share your best days with friends and family in a unique way!

Book Core/

Stronger, Firm and Heavy

Photo Album is stronger, firm and heavy just to create the elegant feel with ultra-thick mounted boards and professionally crafted to secure the memories for generations. This album is a work of art that will be valued and admired for years to come.

FlipChap sturdy book binding

Binding

Bookbinding is the most important method to ensure the photo book and photo album looks impressive, sturdy and last for years
to come. Our craftsman always passionate to finely crafted book from arranging, print, cut, crease and fold your book all by hand.
FlipChap offers two types of binding and helps you to understand the biggest difference between a photo book and photo album.

FlipChap non layflat hardcover photo book

Non Layflat

Hardcover photo book traditionally hand-bound with artisan skill. The durable and lasting option with rigid protective covers you can choose a wide range of cover materials leather, linen or printed. The inside pages are sewn together in sections, then glued to the paper which is in turn glued to the cover spine. This binding can hold many pages up to 100 pages! and a great option for your mobile or travel photo. It offers one image per page but losing the image inside the gutter.

FlipChap layflat photo album

Layflat

Layflat and Flush Mount photo album use our special binding technique it allows your images to stretch across two full pages when the prints are manually hand mounted on ultra-thick board and bound together by hand so when you open it gives a seamless panoramic view with no disruptive seam between the pages.It can hold 20-40 pages perfect for your precious wedding moment. Take a look at how each Layflat photobook is made.

Page Type

Photo book in premium paper
Photo album in lamination thick paper
Photo album in lamination archival grade thick paper

Premium paper

Your exquisite memories inside can be printed on either our Premium Silk White, Premium Satin Textured Paper with soft paper texture to gives traditional book feeling.

Premium Lamination on thick paper

LayFlat and Flush Mount photo album use sturdy flush mount board in white or black color for a firm and rigid texture and lasting quality. The album pages don’t bend so they always retain their shape.

Premium lamination on Archival grade thick paper

We believe your precious memories deserve to be preserved for the long term, which is why we using archival paper of original HP Satin Paperbound with the ultra-thick mount board and leave professionals quality lustre prints. Lustre is archival grade paper and is designed to last 100 years. This means your memories will be last a lifetime!

Create a Hardcover Photo Book
Create Photo Album
Create HD Flush Mount Album

Printing

When it comes to photos quality, the printing method is an important part to create the long-lasting prints for future generations. It
also depends on what your needs and each of you will have a different perception of what printing quality means to you. To
understand what is the best printing method for you. FlipChap provides information and offers two types of printing method that
surely will fulfil your needs.

Digital Printing

Digital printing uses toner/ink and transfers the same image via printing plates. These images are captured from pixels, and the digitalized image is used to control the deposition of ink, toner and exposure, to replicate the image you would like to print. Digital printing is good for large and high-speed production and making on demand printing more affordable without compromising the quality. Produces 4 additive colors and image is made up of small dots creating the impression of a continuous image from a distance. Produce sharp image due to the dot structure however the image print will not be completely smooth and natural especially for skin tone and art exhibition prints.

FlipChap uses bizhub PRO C71hc by Konica Minolta with High Chroma technology reproduces the RGB color gamut with greater accuracy, producing vivid colors. Most affordable high-quality photo book and album will be printed on digital machines.

Motherhood photo in digital printing quality

HD Inkjet Printing

Our HD Flush Mount Photo Album using HP DesignJet Z9 inkjet printer delivers a professional photo-quality and high-end photo album. Excellent for canvases, posters, high-end wedding album and prints.

Motherhood photo in digital printing quality

Album Cover option

The introduction of your story! Cover book is the start of telling your story and it must be suited with your unique style.
FlipChap got you covered with more than 10 cover options to choose for.
Each product of hardcover photo book, photo album and HD flush mount album offer your keepsake to beautifully display yet well
protected. Discover all range of cover options to create exquisitely finished to your masterpiece.

Hardcover Photo Book
LayFlat Photo Album
HD Flush Mount Album

Hardcover Photo Book

Pick from 7 cover book options of Hardcover Photo Book from the default, cameo,
classic fusion, linen premium soft padding, leatherette premium soft padding.

Hardcover/

Default Printed Cover

Too many perfect pictures to choose from that having only one picture for the cover is not enough. This allows you to have a maximum of 9 photos displayed for your cover!

default printed book cover

Hardcover/

Default Linen Cover

A strong, durable linen fabric; making it ideal for all types of occasions. We offer a selection of 27 beautiful colors for our Classic Hardcover from subtle to bold to give your keepsake a modern touch.

default linen book cover

Hardcover/

Default Leatherette Cover

Our leatherette cover gives a luxurious, sturdy texture. Featuring 13 hand-picked colors from bright to dark tones, these leathers with on-trend colors are a perfect combination for preserving your most treasured moments. Pure luxury!

default leathertte book cover

Hardcover/

Cameo

Showcase your most favorite image with a cameo window and framed by our custom luxurious linen material. We have an endless amount of different colors for you to choose from.

cameo book cover

Hardcover/

Classic Fusion

Have your favorite picture fully spread on the cover that has your choice of linen material wrapped around the back, allowing you to have that beautiful linen fabric feel to your photo book.

classic fusion book cover

Hardcover/

Classic Premium Soft Padding

With textured fabric that’s offer endless colors, our linen premium soft padding is an elegant way to protect your most treasured memories. Enables your book cover to have extra linen padding that allows your book to be supple and soft to touch.

classic premium soft padding book cover

Hardcover/

Leatherette Premium Soft Padding

Opting for the choice enables your book cover to be supple and soft to the touch with extra leatherette padding.

leatherette premium soft padding book cover

Hot stamping

A small detail means a lot! The title of your book and album sets the tone for the story within.
We provide a variety of stamping and cover deboss to entice people make them want to open the cover.
You can customize any book titles that meet your style!

Custom Leatherette Cover Debossing
Custom Cover Hot Stamping

Custom Leatherette Cover Debossing

A metal plate is engraved with your custom design will then be heated and stamped into the cover of your photo album, creating an
even more personal and one-of-a-kind album. Pick from a selection of pre-made stamping designs or custom design to make
your album even more personal.

leatherette default debossing
leatherette letter press debossing
leatherette custom debossing

Default Debossing

Enliven your book cover and pick from
our pre-made stamp designs that will
suit every special occasion.
This includes the titles 'My Wedding
Day', 'Let's Travel', 'Mr & Mrs', 'My
Precious', 'Happy Moments', ‘To My
Groom and ‘Just For you xoxo’

Letter Press Debossing

For further personalization, in full
capital letters, you can have the add-on
option of debossing your name, date,
text or logo on the cover to create a
book as unique as your memories.

Custom Debossing

Make it as your own, custom debossing
allows you to compose and design your
cover title. You may have your own
stamp made to order with your words
and design. Your book will emanate the
whole theme and feel of your beautiful
memories by your chosen words.

FlipChap classic hardcover book with custom stamping

FlipChap
provides endless personalization to your meaningful photo book and photo album.

If you’re looking for more custom options on creating your photo book or photo album, head over to personalize your photo books with custom options

We believe your most cherished moments deserve our best, you can decide which product is the right for you. If you prefer the high
end and professional wedding book you may consider our Lay-flat Photo Album or our HD Flush Mount Album for highest definition
photo printing. However, if you love the book that can hold more pages or as a great gift for your parents or perhaps baby book!
Hardcover Photo Book is perfect for you!

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