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Apple Style Binding

Comparison between Apple and Presto Photo printed Photo Books

Comparison of Apple and Presto Photo Books

Apples to Apples

If you've been curious how Presto Photo compares to Apple's photo book printing, this is the detail filled page for you. PrestoPhoto is a third party printer and not part of Apple. When Apple discontinued printing on September 30, 2018, we updated our features and worked with a large 3rd party print provided to produce books nearly identical to what Apple has produced over that past 16 years.

Apple and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Presto Photo is a 3rd party provider and is not endorsed or affiliated with Apple.

What is Apple Style Binding?

Apple Style Binding is our term for printing the photo books with the specifications previously used by Apple. From cover to the endleaves to the paper type, your photo book will be printed in a style you've come to love.

apple style binding

So, how do the books compare?

Below we have picture comparisons between Presto Photo and Apple showing the similarities and differences between our photo books, specifically comparing a 13x10 (XL) Hardcover Photo Book with Matte Lamination.

In brief:

Dust Jacket Lamination and Headbands/Tailbands on the interior spines of the books.


Cover

Both covers have Matte Lamination added, which is the most popular cover option amongst our customers. Our Matte Lamination is much more matte in comparrison. Apple also has a Silk UV lamination on their Dust Jackets versus our Matte lamination, which we find ours to be the superior look and feel.

Apple

Apple Photo Book Front Cover with dust jacket

Front Cover with dust jacket ✔ Identical

Apple Photo dust jacket closeup

Dust Jacket with Silk UV Lamination ✖ Different

Apple Photo Book Front Cover without dust jacket

Front Cover without dust jacket ✔ Identical

Apple Photo Book Back Cover with dust jacket

Back Cover with dust jacket ✔ Identical

Apple Photo Book Back Cover without dust jacket

Back Cover without dust jacket ✔ Identical

Presto Photo

Presto Photo Book Front Cover with dust jacket

Front Cover with dust jacket ✔ Identical

Presto Photo Book Dust Jacket Closeup

Dust Jacket with Soft Touch Velvet Matte Lamination ✖ Different

Presto Photo Book Front Cover without dust jacket

Front Cover without dust jacket ✔ Identical

Presto Photo Book Back Cover with dust jacket

Back Cover with dust jacket ✔ Identical

Back Cover without dust jacket, Presto Photo Logo removed with a nominal fee ✔ Identical


Interior Comparisons

The interiors are nearly identical. Apple uses a 65# McCoy Silk Cover for their interior printing, where as we have up to 5 interior paper options depending on the type of book you pick, but for comparrisons sake we used the comparable Premium 150 Photo Paper.

Apple

Apple Photo Book Front of book interior

Front of book interior ✔ Identical

Apple Photo Book First Page

First Page ✔ Identical

Apple Photo Book Sample Spread

Sample Spread ✔ Identical

Back of book interior with optional logo ✔ Identical

Overglue on a Apple Photo Book

Pure Glue Perfect Bound Binding✔ Identical

Overglue on First Page ✔ Identical

Also showing the decorative Headband/Tailband attached to the spine edge of the cover wrap (black and white striped piece of cloth) ✖ Different

Presto

Presto Photo Book Front of book interior

Front of book interior ✔ Identical

Presto Photo Book First Page

First Page ✔ Identical

Presto Photo Book Sample Spread

Sample Spread ✔ Identical

Presto Photo Book Back of book interior

Back of book interior, no logo ✔ Identical

Overglue on a Presto Photo Book

Pure Glue Perfect Bound Binding✔ Identical

Overglue on First Page ✔ Identical

No decorative Headband/Tailband attached to the spine edge ✖ Different

PrestoPhoto provides Apple comparable templates to help you create books consistent with what you’ve been making with Apple over the years. Our Photo Books are in no way endorsed by Apple Inc, however we have worked hard to make sure they match the look and feel of your existing books. These templates are similar to the original, but do have some variations. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhoto, Pages, and Aperture are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.