We’ve touched on many book binding techniques and what glues are used in those applications. In the digital age of eBook readers, one of the fastest growing bookbinding niches is photo books.
Photo books are unique and highly desirable because each book can be completely customized with personal family memories and events. Vacations, weddings, family reunions, kid’s sports seasons, graduations, or any other kind of celebrations.
Over the last decade, the digital print quality of photo books has improved with advances made by HP, Xerox, and Image Solutions.
Some photo books are made on automated equipment and some are made in a more manual fashion. Some are ink based and some are toner based. There are different types of paper used depending on how high gloss you want the page/photo to look. All of these details will vary from one binder to another.
Did You Know: Photo Book Binding
Did you know that it takes 3 different kinds of glue to make one photo book?
Protein (animal) glue is used to make the case of a hardcover photo book. Hot melt glue adheres the book block pages together. Liquid glue cases in the end sheets of the book block to the case.
Next time you open your photo book at home-check it out!