Classic Photo Books

In our latter years, when we look back on our lives, it will be the special moments that matter. Those beautiful times filled with love, joy and laughter with the people who are special to us. Preserve them in our affordable yet luxurious MILK Classic Photo Books, the perfect way to begin your memory collection.

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  • Landscape
  • Small, Medium or Large
  • 24-200 paper pages
  • Two archival quality paper options
  • Stunning 4-color printing
  • PUR binding
  • Fabric hardcover in a range of color options
  • Designer Templates
  • Optional matching Presentation Box upgrade (costs apply, available for Medium and Large only)

For more info, visit our Compare Our Range page.

*Please note: Photo books with 24-40 pages will not have head and tail (H&T) bands added to the binding. For H&T bands to be included, your photo book must have a minimum of 42 pages (Classic Photo Books), or 44 pages (Premium Photo Books).

  • Travel books
  • Family yearbooks
  • Everyday moments
  • Birthday gifts

Ideal if:

  • You have a lot of photos.
  • You want to create a high-quality, affordable coffee-table book.

Discover what our customers are creating with their Classic Photo Books. Simply head to the MILK Gallery where we showcase their projects and tick both the 'Classic' and 'Photo Books' filter.

All MILK products take time to carefully craft by hand. Small and Medium Classic Photo Books take an estimated 7-12 days in production. Large Classic Photo Books take an estimated 14-21 days in production. All products are then shipped from Hong Kong via Priority Shipping (a premium express service) or Economy Shipping. Final shipping costs and delivery times are calculated at checkout. Visit our Shipping Information page for more details.

We guarantee the quality of our products. If you’re not entirely satisfied, contact us within 14 days upon receiving your order so we can make it right. Learn more about our Satisfaction Promise and Returns Policy.

For helpful tips and inspiration, see the Frequently Asked Questions about our Classic Photo Books.

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Quality binding, designed to endure

Inch by inch, page by page, your life story is lovingly put together. We chose our binding methods to ensure your memories last lifetimes. For our Classic Photo Books, we use PUR binding, the preferred method of 'perfect' binding. One of the most popular book making techniques in use today, it produces long lasting keepsakes and leaves a crisp, clean finish.

4-color printing with top grade inks

Your image selection will be brilliantly reproduced in four colors using high quality inks to ensure that your memories don’t fade. Our print methods mean you can capture that ‘forever moment’ for future generations to rejoice in too.

Paper that does your memories justice

To deliver the feast to the eyes your photos deserve, we offer two high quality papers - Satin and Semi-gloss. Satin is less shiny than Semi-gloss but not as muted as Matt. Semi-gloss is available for an additional cost and resembles the look and feel of photo paper.

Seven linen cover options

The mark of a beautiful book is that it is a joy to the touch as well as to look at. Photo books should be an experience. Our range of high-quality linen covers are hand-fitted to protect your book from life’s little knocks and give it a luxurious finishing touch.

Optional hand-bound Presentation Box

Our elegant hand-bound clamshell Presentation Boxes are available as an optional add-on and are purpose made for the medium or large MILK Photo Books. Finished in your choice of 7 colored linens, our boxes provide protection in style.

Easy layouts thanks to designer templates

Our expert publishers have harvested their many years of knowledge to create templates for you to use, as well as choosing typefaces and font sizes to make your book beautiful. Place up to 12 images per page or 24 per spread. Lots of options – all of them elegant. For more design tricks and tips, discover our blog.

Range of classic photo books with various spread designs.

Free, easy-to-share Flip Book

Share your Online Photo Flip Book with friends while you create to get their helpful design feedback. And when you're finished, you can share your masterpiece with loved ones to relive the memories with you. Share via the Design Studio or the 'My Online Photo Books' section of your account.

Our Design Studio makes it easy

Create and design your Classic Photo Book in our easy-to-use online Design Studio. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, the MILK Design Studio makes creating quick, easy and painless. Upload photos and start designing. You can drag and drop them into our Designer Templates or you can Autofill your book and our smart software does it for you. We also have an App Extension for Apple Photos that allows you to create Classic Photo Books from your Apple Albums on your Mac. Download and try it today.

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What our customers are saying

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Classic Medium Landscape Photo Book 22/05/24
The perfect pair of albums for our wedding photos for both sets of our parents! Everyone is thrilled. Thank you.
Classic Medium Landscape Photo Book 10/05/24
Lovely quality paper, the colours and photos look fantastic.
Classic Large Landscape Photo Book 10/05/24
Very happy with the photo book we made - excellent quality.
Classic Medium Landscape Photo Book 09/05/24
An amazing quality photo album filled with all of our happy wedding day memories. So happy with it! Will be recommending to our friends that are getting married soon too.
Classic Medium Landscape Photo Book 09/05/24
Love the quality of the pictures on print - the colours look great and the paper feels luxurious. I printed some books for friends and I'm sure they'll treasure them as keepsakes.
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Frequently asked questions

Our Classic Photo Book range offers luxury at an affordable price; the perfect starting point for your collection. Featuring three formats and 24-200 pages, this range of photo books are PUR bound and printed in 4-color using top grade inks. Customize your Classic Photo Book with your choice of two archival quality paper options and seven high quality linen covers to personalize your book with. Add an extra layer of protection to the medium or large formats with an optional handbound clamshell Presentation Box. Our Classic Photo Books are great collectables and are a popular choice for family, travel and baby books. They are also great for life's everyday moments or if you're looking to create a thoughtful, personalized, and memorable gift for someone to love.

There are 3 sizes and formats available:

  • Small Landscape 7 x 5.2" (17.8 x 13.2cm)
  • Medium Landscape 9.25 x 7.4" (23.5 x 18.8cm)
  • Large Landscape 13 x 11" (33 x 27.9cm)

All sizes and formats in our Classic Photo Book range have a page count of 24-200 paper pages.

PUR binding is a form of perfect binding and is one of the most popular and durable methods in use today. Using Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) adhesive, the strongest book binding glue available, single pages are glued together at the spine. PUR offers superior flexibility meaning that while the pages of PUR bound books will bow from the center, lay-flat capabilities will improve over time with repeated use. Learn more about our binding process.

There are two paper stock options available for our Classic Photo Book range. All paper stocks are archival quality and sustainably certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). This means not only are our papers environmentally friendly, but they won't decompose or discolor with age. Our Classic Photo Book range offers the below paper options:

  • Satin - 170gsm. Classic white color. Our most popular paper. A white coated stock with a slight sheen that produces the most true to life print result in our range.
  • Semi-gloss - 190gsm. Classic white color. A thick, smooth paper with a clear, vibrant print result and lustrous finish with the look and feel of traditional photo paper. Note, Semi-gloss paper comes with an additional cost per page.

At MILK, we wrap your memories in the finest quality fabrics. Our Classic Linen is a lightly textured, woven fabric and available in a choice of seven colors for an understated, elegant feel. The following colors are available:

  • Sand
  • Ivory
  • Charcoal
  • Black
  • Ruby Red
  • Pale Pink
  • Baby Blue

Our Classic Photo Book range is printed in 4-color using cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks. Collectively known as CMYK, the 4-color printing process is the most widely used method for printing full-color images. The method involves the precise application of the colored inks in successive layers of tiny dots to create lifelike, vibrant images. Our 4-color printing is largely comparable to 6-color, with the slight difference being that 4-color printed images may appear slightly grainier than 6-color, which produces smoother gradients.