Photobook Jargon – A Guide for Dummies
Photobook Jargon; A Guide for Dummies
We all have that one friend who, despite their incredible academia… is lacking in a little common sense…
…If that person is you, you’re in the right place, here is a guide to the lingo used in association with photobooks that needs that extra bit of explanation. Lets start our Photobook Jargon – A Guide for Dummies.
- Page? Side? Spread? What?
- VIP = Very Important Photobook?
Our VIP range of photobooks are our highest quality books and best selling range.
We have three types of photobook; VIP, Premium Layflat and Premium. They are distinguished by;
- Printing method used to produce them
- Weight and Quality of paper
- Binding technique
VIP Photographic Seamless Layflat Photobooks
Layflat Premium Photobook
• Press Printed
• Press Printed
- The Spine of the book
You may have come across the term ‘spine’ on our website.
The Spine of a book refers to the outside edge of the book where the pages are gathered and bound. (http://www.formaxprinting.com/blog/2013/01/book-printing-lingo-what-is-the-spine-of-a-book/)
The VIP Photographic Layflat Seamless Range have ‘no visible break in the spine’, but what does this mean?
The book has been reverse mounted and is bound to give a Seamless, LayFlat finish.
Our Premium Layflat Range have a ‘small break in the spine’, but what does that mean?
The book has been professionally sewn bound and so gives a LayFlat finish. This is available with our Layflat Premium range of photobooks.
Image Source: http://www.formaxprinting.com/blog/2013/01/book-printing-lingo-what-is-the-spine-of-a-book/
- gsm = grams per square metre
Gsm refers to the substance weighting of the paper. Both weight and thickness determines the gsm but in general, the higher the gsm, the thicker the paper.
|gsm per page||Similar feel to…|
Standard printing paper
The average book cover
|LayFlat Premium Photobooks||216gsm||A business card|
|VIP Photographic Seamless Layflat Photobooks||440gsm||An advertisement banner or two thick pieces of card|
- Multi page PDF
PDF is a type of file format and a multi-page PDF combines multiple pages into one document.
- Page Style
Vanilla software offers you a set of pre-designed pages so that you can simply drag and drop page designs into your photobook. This is a quick and easy way to add variety to your book.
Vanilla software offers you a range of Masks to use in your photobook. Drag and drop a mask onto one of your photos. The black section of the mask will be replaced with your picture. A fantastic tool to help you get creative when building your book.
- Add a block colour background
To add a picture background; Go to the tab named, ‘Backgrounds’ at the bottom of the page.
To add a block colour background;
Go to the right hand panel of your screen, click on the blank page icon, select which page you want to design and choose your colour.
- What is a Photobook?
Remember that time when you had to get your pictures printed, cut them to size then finally stick them in your album? Remember how long that would take? Have you got time for that? Leave the smudge marks and sticky fingers behind and step into the digital future with the online photo album designed by you, we call them Photobooks.
- Why are we called Vanilla Photobooks?
This one is obvious… Who doesn’t like Vanilla? No one.
Thus, we cater for EVERYONE!
We hope you enjoyed Photobook Jargon – A Guide for Dummies.
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