Softcover Photo Book
Finally, your teenage fantasies of creating your own zine have come true! Softcover Photo Books offer a classic 8x10” (20.3x25.4 cm) size and boast full-bleed pages printed on 100% recycled 118 gsm FSC-certified photo-paper. The 38 pages are perfectly bound, meaning they are bound with no glue, staples, or stitching. Perfect as a portfolio, brochure, or gift for a very special someone.
I’m a photo book newbie. How do I print a Softcover Photo Book?
For a simple tutorial on how to print your first Hardcover Photo Book on the website, check out our how-to guide here.
On the app simply choose your favorite 38 photos, a cover template, and add a title.
If you are using the app, please only use English characters for your titles and captions on your Softcover Photo Book. Emojis or non-English characters will not print. All characters will print in photo books made using the website.
We cannot save photo book projects as you go, and we recommend uploading, arranging, and checking out with your book right away. Browsers left open over multiple hours can refresh, and this may cause you to lose your work. We are working on a save feature, but this is a huge undertaking and will take some time.
If you do not have a ton of time to place your order (we all have things to do, we understand), we recommend creating a folder on your desktop for your project. When you have a few minutes, you can drag your photos for your book there. Once you have time, you can then upload all of your photos and rearrange them to your liking, as well as checkout.
A Note on Cropping
Our Softcover Photo Books features pages and cover options that can be chosen to print full bleed. Due to the nature of full bleed printing and trimming, we recommend keeping all important subjects at least 0.25” from the edge shown on the cropping menu and print preview. Full bleed prints can be cropped up to an additional 0.25” from this preview so we recommend keeping all vital limbs, heads, and text away from these crop lines.
Can Instagram Photos be used for these books?
We don't recommend using older Instagram photos in our Softcover Photo Books. They will be printed with a large amount of white space around them because the image size is too small to be printed full bleed.
If you would like to print your older Instagram photos, there are some grid page options that have small enough grids to facilitate the smaller Instagram file size. We recommend these grid options for smaller social media photos as printing them full bleed can result in pixelated pages.
What happened to your old uploader?
This tech company got new tech! The new photo book maker is user friendly, allows you to print multiple photos per page, and avoids issues with larger Instagram photos. After many years of leaving the older photo book maker up and running, we no longer support it. The old uploader had old tech and we saw issues arising that led to orders failing. Give the new maker a whirl and if you have any suggestions on how to make it better, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order a Softcover Photo Book on our website and Print Studio app.