Production Time: 3 business days, 4 business days if digital foil is added
What type of paper is used in the Hardcover Photo Books?
Interior printed pages in our Hardcover Photo Books can be printed on these two paper options:
Matte: Mohawk Options 100% PCW (Post Consumer Waste) white 100# paper (148 gsm)
Lustre: Felix Schoeller E-Photo (ProPhoto) paper in lustre finish (190 gsm)
Full and Partial Dust Jackets are 120# Matte Finish
What are the min/max page counts for the Hardcover Photo Book?
Minimum Page Count = 40 pages
Maximum Page Count = 210 pages
Is the Artifact Uprising logo printed on the Hardcover Photo Book?
Our hardcover books do not include our logo on the final product. The logo is included on the product shipping packaging, and cannot be removed.
How are Hardcover Photo Books bound?
For our softcover and hardcover books, we use PUR Binding. This is a form of perfect binding where the pages and cover are glued together at the spine and the other three sides of the book are trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges. Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) is the most durable bookbinding glue available.
What is the difference between the Hardcover Photo Book, Hardcover Travel Photo Book, Hardcover Milestone Photo Book, Hardcover Annual Photo Book, and Hardcover Wedding Photo Book?
The two differences between the different Hardcover Photo Book options are the dust jacket designs and the cover fabric colors. Each Hardcover Photobook has different dust jacket designs in the editor, and you can see these designs in the editor under the 'layouts' tab.
Here are the fabric colors offered for each Hardcover Photobook:
Hardcover Photo Book fabric colors: Midnight Blue, Pacific Blue, Seamist, Ruby, Orchidee/Blush, Olive, Gunmetal, Smoke, Honeycomb, Parchment, Black
Hardcover Travel Photo Book fabric colors: Midnight Blue, Pacific Blue, Seamist, Ruby, Orchidee/Blush, Olive, Gunmetal, Smoke, Honeycomb, Parchment, French Blue
Hardcover Wedding Photo Book fabric colors: Midnight Blue, Pacific Blue, Seamist, Ruby, Orchidee/Blush, Olive, Gunmetal, Smoke, Honeycomb, Parchment, Lace
All of the Hardcover Photo Books have the same paper types for interior pages and dust jackets, and they all have the same interior page layouts.
Can I have foil stamping on my cover instead of the dust jacket?
Just as dust jackets are exclusive to our Hardcover Books, foil stamping is exclusive to our Layflat Albums and Wedding Guest Books.
Foil stamping is not available for the linen covers of our Hardcover Photo Books, however, you can now add digital foil to the dust jacket as long as you are building the original Hardcover Photo Book! There is an additional fee to add digital foil to the dust jacket, you can see the pricing info listed below.
Note: Digital foil is not yet available for the Hardcover Travel Photo Book, Hardcover Milestone Photo Book, Hardcover Annual Photo Book, or Hardcover Wedding Photo Book, but we hope to offer it soon.
How much does digital foil on the dust jacket cost?
Hardcover 6x8 & 8x6: +$10 for digital foil on the dust jacket
Hardcover 8.5x8.5: +$12 for digital foil on the dust jacket
Hardcover 8.25x11 & 11x8.25: +$14 for digital foil on the dust jacket
Hardcover 10x10: +$16 for digital foil on the dust jacket
What is the difference between digital foil and foil stamping?
Digital foil is adhered to the printed text directly on the cover paper in gold, silver, and copper colors. A UV Gloss layer is then applied to give the foil a textured, embossed effect. Digital foil is now available on the dust jacket of the original Hardcover Photo Book, the cover of the Color Series Photo Book, and the cover of the Softcover Photo Book. Digital foil is not yet available for the Hardcover Travel Photo Book, Hardcover Milestone Photo Book, Hardcover Annual Photo Book, or Hardcover Wedding Photo Book.
Foil stamping is a traditional method, which is different from digital foil. Each letter is de-bossed with pressured heat into the fabric cover and spine, resulting in an elegantly textured finish. Foil stamping is available in the Layflat Photo Album, Wedding Layflat Photo Album, Signature Layflat Photo Album, Wedding Guest Book, and the Everday Photo Book.
Can I order a new dust jacket for my Hardcover Photo Book?
You sure can! Head here to purchase a dust jacket refill. Just be sure to have the specifications of your current book handy for reference.
Can I change my book size once I've started my project?
Yes, you can change your book size! Within the editor, look to the top left toolbar and click Customize, then click the dropdown that says your current book size. Please note some layouts and cropping will be changed when switching book sizes.
Can I design a custom dust jacket in a third-party editor?
Yes! Head here for the design specifications.
How much is each additional page?
Additional pages added to your book cost between $1.13 and $2 per page (or $2.26 and $4 per spread), depending on the size of your book and the quantity you add.
*Please keep in mind that pages can only be added in increments of two.