For our traditional photo books we use a silk, semi-gloss, 110 lb. paper that is both acid and lignin-free. We also have a pearl paper finish available for orders shipping in the US, which has an 80# Ice Pearl Text finish.
We use Electroink 4.0 for printing, which is also acid-free. Currently we print on heavy, glossy stock for soft covers, while the hard covers are printed on a glossy or matte laminate cover which is adhered to a hard book case. Our leather books are bound with a black bonded leather adhered to a hard book case. Our leather books additionally come with a dust jacket that wraps around the leather cover.
Layflat: Unlike a traditionally bound book, each spread in your book is printed on an uncut sheet of premium, acid-free and archival paper backed by cardstock. Our layflat pages use 100 lb. Text Mohawk Color Premium Neon White paper stock.The finished pages have a heavy feel, and the individual pages do not bend easily. When your book is open, the book lays flat, and you do not need to hold the individual pages down. As the center binding is one sheet of paper and not two, there are no concerns about having your designs or photos be lost in the 'gutter' or the center of the book. Go on, we encourage you to showcase your high resolution photos in double-page spreads!