There are so many paper options out there in Photobookland when deciding to make your photo book. On the one hand, it’s great – the more options the better right? But on the other hand more options can lead to more confusion. So, what factors should you take into consideration when deciding on what paper to choose?
First off let’s look at the typical paper options a photo book company may offer:
- 100 lb. paper (the standard)
- “upgraded” standard paper
- photo paper
- photo paper mounted on heavy card stock (flush mounts)
- matte paper
- glossy paper
100 lb. paper
Since the time I posted my super duper paper overview, one company – MyPublisher changed their paper, and started offering more options, but at initial glance the paper does not feel much different from the prior one offered (the standard paper weight went up from 115 lb. to 120 lb. I’ll be writing a separate update on that later.)
“Upgraded” standard paper
So that’s it for Part 1, we’ll continue reviewing the rest of the paper options in Part 2 tomorrow and discuss why you may choose one option over another. Stay tuned!