Photo books worthy of your clients' milestone moments.
Our heritage as publishers has given us a deep understanding of the materials and bookmaking techniques which stand the test of time. All PQ Photo Books are created from top quality archival materials and section-sewn to give lasting quality and panoramic spreads that open to lie near-flat. PQ Photo Books are the perfect companion to PQ Albums, or beautiful as stand alone keepsakes.
Square Photo Books
Large: 11 x 11” (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
Medium: 8 x 8” (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Portrait Photo Books
Large: 9.5 x 12.7” (24.1 x 32.3 cm)
Medium: 6.4 x 8.6” (16.8 x 21.1 cm)
Landscape Photo Books
Large: 12.7 x 9.5” (32.3 x 24.1 cm)
Medium: 8.6 x 6.4” (21.1 x 16.8 cm)
The finest archival materials.
When you're committed to delivering quality that endures, there are no compromises. This is especially true when it comes to selecting materials.
We have searched the world for materials that have proven themselves over time, and sourced the finest archival quality linens, buckrams, inks and paper stocks on offer.
Our books are available in two cover fabrics:
Linen: an elegantly textured, natural woven fabric with a timeless appeal.
Buckram: an extremely durable cotton fabric, coated with a subtle sheen for a contemporary, chic, look.
Binding that's stitched, not glued.
Our photo books are among the highest quality photo books on the market today.
We use a traditional book binding technique that is often referred to as 'Smyth-sewn binding' or 'section-sewn' binding, whereby groups of folded pages (signatures) are sewn together, then joined with other signatures to create the book block. This creates a level of durability other binding techniques can't match.
Ultimately PQ Photo Books will stand the test of time, unlike many competitor photo books which are PUR (glue) bound and risk losing pages over time.
Acid-free, 100% recyclable paper.
For us, paper must be more than beautiful to the eye and pleasing to the touch. It must be long lasting and environmentally friendly.
To this end, we have selected paper that is acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. For your customers, this results in photo book pages that don’t discolor with age, and a choice that doesn't degrade the planet.
Fedrigoni Freelife (Satin) 170 gsm, a triple blade coated paper with light satin finish, for the most vibrant print result of all the archival stocks in our photo book range.
Mohawk Superfine (Matt White) 148 gsm, a uncoated, smooth paper giving a print finish which is slightly more muted than the satin stock. The ideal choice for those seeking a contemporary minimalist aesthetic.
Fedrigoni Tintoretto (Textured) 140 gsm, a lightly textured, matt paper with a wonderfully tactile feel. The print result is more subdued as the ink sinks deeper into the natural fibers of the stock.
Gardapat (Matt Ivory) 135 gsm, similar to our matt white paper but in a warm, natural shade. Its vintage feel lends itself exceptionally well to black & white images.
Six color printing.
We use a six color printing technology that prints in CMYK plus LC (a lighter shade of cyan) and LM (a lighter magenta). The result is a more vibrant and detailed finish that you and your clients will instantly notice.
Additionally, our inks are archival quality to ensure each image maintains its vibrancy for generations to discover.
Our presentation boxes are a beautiful finishing touch and a great way to protect your client's precious photo books. We make them by hand using premium materials including linen or buckram, Italian Fedrigoni Tintoretto art paper lining, and a satin lift-out ribbon.