Types of Photo Book Binding:
What Binding for Your Digital Photo Album?
We all take book bindings for granted -- we want a book and we buy it. When you are having a special book made - like a photo book - and you get a choice of photo book bindings...
it pays to know the difference. It can make the difference between an average digital photo album, and an extraordinary custom photo book.
Should We Choose Our Publisher If They Glue or Sew?
Some photo book printers mention their binding process on their web pages. Some photo book bindings are sewn, and others are glued. The lay-flat bindings used in top-quality photo books
are even different
from the standard book bindings. If you read what each publisher says, you are sure that their method is the best.
It is hard to find information on this. There is a very informative article called To Sew or Not To Sew by Rupert Evans. In the past, libraries would not accept
books that were glued. The process of gluing has improved so much that it is now hard to find commercially published books that are not glued and all libraries accept
them. Even if a book is sewn, there is some gluing involved.
So, the answer to the question is that you should not be choosing your publisher on whether they glue or sew.
Types of Photo Book Bindings
For quick links to other photo book questions:
Choosing the Right Size for your Photo Book
Photo Book Covers
Photo Book Covers, Sizes and Prices
Photo Book Feature Set Review
Publishers We're Not Reviewing