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Layflat Photo Books

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Whether a wedding sign-in book or an eye-catching coffee table book, Layflat Photobooks are beautiful and functional.

Layflat books do just that, lay in a flat manner when you place them on the table so you can see every spread fully. No need to use your elbows or the weight of a soup can in order to keep the spread open and available to the eye.

Overhead view of a combo cover and a cameo cover photo book.

Layflat Books vs Albums

Layflat books differ from albums in their construction. The two pages in a lay flat are simply glued together rather than having an insert board between them. While layflat pages are thick, the insert boards used in the album create additional thickness and rigidity.

A key advantage of layflat books is the ability to have more spreads than an album. See the Comparison Chart of Albums & Photobooks for additional information.

Overhead view of an photo book to show cameo cover insert.

Cameo Cover

Use a Cameo Cover to reveal a highlight image and give a sneak peek of the incredible images inside the layflat photo book.

A stack of multiple linen albums in various colors.

Fabric Choices


The fabric weave of Tookcloth is tighter than traditional linen cover materials and has been a longstanding textile choice for fabric book coverings.

The availability of fabric colors is subject to change.


Chrome materials are made from a cotton weave and then coated to create a luminescent modern finish.

The availability of fabric colors is subject to change.


100% natural linen is one of nature’s sustainable eco materials and is soft to the touch with a natural weave and texture. Our linens create a non-leather, high-end, luxurious cover.

The availability of fabric colors is subject to change.


This silk textile is imported from Japan with a beautiful sheen and texture showcasing a natural weaving.

The availability of fabric colors is subject to change.

Paper Types

Photo Lustre

A true photographic paper in a semi-gloss finish that produces excellent skin tones, sharp details, and accurate color.

Smooth Matte Paper

A premier, uncoated matte paper with a soft surface texture that is inkjet-printed.

Smooth black end leaves separate the inside pages from the cover.

End Leaves

Smooth black end leaves protect the paper spreads that separate the inside pages from the cover.

Premium Packaging

Choose from four different looks:

  • Kraft box, cream tissue paper, and a natural cloth ribbon
  • Charcoal box, light gray tissue paper, and a gray cloth ribbon
  • Brown box, cream tissue paper, and a natural cloth ribbon
  • Kraft box, black tissue paper, and a black cloth ribbon


  • Custom photo cover
  • Fabric cover
  • Cameo single
  • Luster or Smooth Matte Paper
  • 10 spreads (20 pages) to 40 spreads (80 pages)
  • Black end leaves
  • Cover debossing
  • Kraft paper storage box

Upgrades & Options

  • Additional pages
  • Additional sizes available
  • Premium and distressed leathers


  • Starting at $345

Album and Photobook Tips & Samples

*Subject to vendor availability and current price list

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