Regular
Photo Books
Vs
Flush Mount
Albums
Regular press photo books are low-end photo books that are mass produced using inkjet printers and stock papers. You can find them by Googling photo books. Some have a bigger brand, some no brand, but they are the same type of books.
By trade they are known as the press printed books because they use the same type of ink, paper, and press print method as magazines and catalogs.
Flush mount albums originated as high-end wedding albums that were custom made by boutique binderies. These ranged in price from several hundred dollars to thousands.
Flush mount albums differed from regular photo books by being hand mounted on thick inner substrate with real silver halide photo paper, thus giving the book many desirable characteristics listed below on this pages.
A Book's Core
Flush mount albums differ from regular photo books in
having a stronger, tighter, finer, superior core. Don't be fooled by
flashy covers. Look inside for binding, color, paper, strength, texture ...
Standard Vs Thick
Press printed books are like magazines. Flush mount albums are built like a brick, they feel robust and their weight carries a crafted feel.
Soft Vs Rigid
Standard press pages bend out of shape with each opening.
Flush mount albums are rigid and meant for rigorous use..
Curling Vs Firm
Standard pages in press printed books easily wrinkle after light playing from children. Thick flush mount albums' pages don't bend so they always retain their shape.
Magazine Paper Vs Photo Paper
Press print books use the same paper as found in mass produced magazines.
Flush mount albums use real silver halide photo paper that comes
with a beautiful Lustre finish.
Stains Vs Coating
Standard press paper absorbs stains. Our flush mount albums have coating
that protects against spills and stains.
Inkjet Printing
Vs
Photo Printing
If you examine halftone prints closely you'll notice grainy noise added where there should be soft smooth transitions. It does not matter whether a printing press uses 4 colors, 6 colors or 8 color HD printing. They all rely on halftone CMYK technology, which is fundamentally gamut limited.
Real photo printing doesn't use halftoning. Instead it uses a chemical process done through exposure practices that have been practiced for 100 years. The final result is a real photo with truly seamless tones where no transition is apparent.
Standard press paper absorbs stains. Our flush mount albums have coating
that protects against spills and stains.
Bulging Vs Layflat
Standard press printed books lose the image inside the gutter. All flush mount albums
however use a layflat design, which gives stunning panoramic views.
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Professional Photographer
Pomeroy, Ohio, USA
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