Without a wrinkle: double pages that open fully

Conventional Binding

LayFlat Binding

Show off your panoramic photos over the entire double page: with special LayFlat Binding, the Real-Photo Book opens up completely flat. None of the details get lost in the crease. Ideal for landscapes - from the beach to the mountain peaks.

Book cover: matt or glossy finish

Glossy finish book cover

If you want a cover with an image in darker colours, we recommend the glossy finish. It makes darker colours more intense. The gloss effect is enhanced by a special protective foil, making the surface less sensitive to fingerprints, moisture and scratches.

Matt book cover

The hallmark of this surface is its velvety softness and extra matt finish. That means there are no unwanted reflections, which means that bright photographs are particularly effective. Typical of this special surface lamination are the characteristic faint signs of use that appear in the vicinity of the fold. The cover’s edges and corners are always well protected, no matter what format and how many pages your Real-Photo Book has.

Photo paper from KODAK: high gloss or silk

High gloss

  • suitable for colourful pictures
  • greater brightness
  • images acquire more depth


  • first choice for black and white pictures
  • less reflective
  • less sensitive to fingerprints

Of course, we only use the best photographic paper for your Real-Photo Book. More precisely: Crystal Archive Album Paper from Fujicolor. It was developed specially for photobooks. That's why the colors glow just as beautifully as in a real photo print. So that your memories never fade and even your grandchildren can enjoy your Real-Photo Book, the paper has an additional UV protective layer. Fujicolor promises a lifespan of 200 years. Simply select silk or high gloss while ordering your Real-Photo Book online, in the shopping basket.

200 Years

We guarantee UV protection for every one of our Real-Photo Books.

Exposed on genuine photographic paper

Do you remember how beautiful photo prints used to look? Your images will come across just as brilliantly in the Real-Photo Book. Quite simply because it is made with the same techniques.

For experts - and anyone else who wants to know: for your Real-Photo Book, the images aren't printed, but created with light. Just like in classic photographic development. Your photos are projected onto the specially coated paper of the Real-Photo Book (1). The projection triggers a chemical reaction in the light-sensitive coating of the paper. This creates a so-called latent image (2). As a result of the subsequent development process, this image becomes visible (3).
This process provides much higher resolution than printing and permits very fine colour gradations. For you, this means a vibrant, high-contrast image with saturated colours and no raster. Colour gradients, particularly on the skin, seem smoother and more even.
1. Exposure 2. Latent (invisible) image 3. Developed photo