Printing Specifications

Printing Specifications


We have two software options: the Online Book Designer or use the PDF Wizard with desktop software.


Our Photo Paper Types provide several solutions for your Photo Book Printing or Photo Prints.


We offer a variety of Book Binding and Covers. Softbound covers are full color, laminated 100# Ultra Gloss Cover Stock, Digital Color Silk - C2S, 90 bright. Hardcovers are made with high quality .088" binder's board. They have plain white head and foot bands and 80# cover black end sheets. Imagewrap books offer spine text as long as they are at least 40 pages. Books with material covers or wire-o binding do not offer spine text.

Our printers are the latest Xerox iGen and HP Indigo printers to print our products.

For a complete list of available book sizes, binding styles and technical information, see the Product Catalog.



by jdtdandl, 31 Oct 2017 (00:25 UTC)
I have create a Extra-large Hardcover (13 x 10 in., 33 x 25 cm) photo book using Apeture. It includes a jacket and spine. Total pages with cover and jacket is 142. I know printing thru Apeture nothing would be cut off. Not sure how close with your printing I am allowed for text. I want best photo paper. Is this something you can print? What size would you print? Do you print jackets? Can someone look at pdf to verify noting will get cut off?

Thank you

Custom Cover 12 x12 to use with loose pages?

by Erica Watt, 07 Jul 2012 (19:15 UTC)
Do you offer custom printing for scrapbook covers with 3 ring binding to use with loose pages? We already have the pages created but are looking to get a custom printed scrapbook cover printed to finish the scrapbook.

Re: Custom Cover 12 x12 to use with loose pages?

by PrestoPhoto Support, 09 Jul 2012 (19:33 UTC)
Hi, Erica!

I'm afraid we do not offer custom 3 ring binders for scrapbooks at this time.

PrestoPhoto Support

Printing black & white photographs

by Vincent, 19 Jan 2012 (23:11 UTC)
When printing black and white photographs for a book do/can you add a second color to make the photo a richer looking image?

Re: Printing black & white photographs

by Amanda, 20 Jan 2012 (18:08 UTC)

Greetings from PrestoPhoto!

Any design is subject to the Designers wants! All of our pages print sRGB color with the black and white pictures simply black and white, so the option to add additional color to them is certainly there! This can allow you to print sepia, etc if you so choose!

Best regards,
PrestoPhoto support

Spine calculation related to Express vs. Premium Paper

by RDC, 07 Aug 2011 (17:54 UTC)
I'm uploading a pdf from iPhoto for a hard cover image wrap(8.5x11). How is my book affected by my decision to use Express paper vs premium. Since the latter produces a thicker book, I image this would adjust the printing on the spine and it would be off center. Please advise. Also, which printing method is closest to the Apple hard cover book produced by iPhoto. Thanks!


by mikendiana8760, 30 Dec 2010 (20:40 UTC)
When I went to order my book there was a note that since it was less than 24 pages it may be saddlestitched. It sent me to this page for more info. As far as I can see saddlestitching is not mentioned on this page. What is it and how would it be stitched otherwise. I need to know if I would be better off adding more pages.

Re: Saddlestitching

by PrestoPhoto Support, 05 Jan 2011 (17:37 UTC)
Greetings from PrestoPhoto and thanks for your interest.

Here's the correct link to our saddle stitched page :)

Sorry about the confusion :)

PrestoPhoto support

Paper weight

by Alan, 30 May 2010 (12:25 UTC)
Hi what is the GSM of the various paper used ?

Re: Paper weight

by PrestoPhoto Support, 01 Jun 2010 (16:31 UTC)

Greetings from PrestoPhoto and thanks for your interest.

1. For the 14x11 Portfolio Photo Books, we offer 120# (218gsm) coated gloss paper stock.
2. Our soft cover books offer 80# (115gsm) satin paper. You can upgrade the softcover paper to our Photo Silk for a 15% fee. Some soft covers, such as Mini Books, only come in Photo Silk.
3. All hardcovers and material bound hardcover books, we offer a 100# (146gsm) light gloss Photo Silk, 96 Bright. This is a phenomenal paper that provides wonderful color, a professional smooth appearance, and long lasting binding quality.

If you have anymore questions please us know!

PrestoPhoto support
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