Classic Photo Books

Start the library of your meaningful moments.


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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MILK Classic Range features


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 (Fedrigoni Freelife) 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 all 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 flipbook.


Share your online photo flipbook with friends while you create to get their helpful design feedback. And when your 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 layout 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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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. 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.

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 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.

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