Premium Photo Books

Your stories retold for generations.

MILK Premium Photo Books are archival quality which means they're designed to last several lifetimes. Each one is handcrafted from the finest materials using age-old bookmaker’s techniques and the latest in print technologies. So choose our MILK Premium Photo Books to ensure they'll be cherished for generations to come.

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MILK Premium Range features

Superior stitched, near-flat binding for lasting strength.

We set out to design a beautiful book rather than one which was easy to produce. That’s why a stitched spine was the only option for this range. This age-old technique means your book will lay open, allowing you to create stunning double page spreads and stay safe in the knowledge that you’re creating something that is made to last. With stitched books, pages don’t come loose, so everything is kept for posterity.

6-color printing to capture every nuance.

To reach layers of sophistication that 4-colors quite simply can’t do justice to, your images will be reproduced in 6-colors. What’s more, the top-quality inks we use means your pictures don’t fade, staying warm and rich for loved ones not even thought of as yet to enjoy deep into the future.

Archival quality papers.

MILK Premium Photo Books are exclusively printed on archival quality, earth-friendly sustainable paper. Approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council, this luxurious-to-the-touch material is also acid-free, so the vibrancy of your images will last for generations. Four paper stocks are available for our Premium Photo Book rangeSatin and Matt Ivory (coated); Matt White and Textured (uncoated).

A choice of beautiful cover fabrics.

We don’t select our coverings solely because they look good; they’re chosen because they endure handsomely too. MILK Premium Photo Books offer you 13 elegant finishes to choose from, including Linen, Premium Coated Cloth (Buckram) and Leather.

Premium photo book with raised ink title.

Elegant subtly raised ink titles.

Add a personal touch when you select from our Classic or Designer Cover designs. Choose a title or word or select from one of our 17 designer templates, crafted with your special occasions in mind. The subtle raised ink application will elevate your book as it begins to tell your story. Discover our Designer Covers and our favorite book titles for title inspiration.

Full or partial jackets.

Exclusive to our Premium Photo Books, MILK Jackets provide an extra layer of protection to your memories. Custom printed with your favorite photos and personalized text, Jackets safeguard your memories in style. Now available for add-on in the Design Studio for an extra cost. 

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Optional, crafted Presentation Box.

Protect and enhance your gift of a lifetime with one of our perfect Presentation Boxes. Hand-bound in linen or buckram to match the book cover fabric chosen and lined with textured Italian paper, they come complete with a silk lift-out ribbon for ease of use.

Beautiful designer templates.

Our range of beautiful cover layouts and stunning designer templates make it is easy to unleash your inner designer. Place up to 12 images per page or 24 images per spread.

Powerful, intuitive design studio.

We've reinvented the book building process to make it easier for you to create your perfect photo book fast. You have the freedom and flexibility to create between mobile device and desktop. You don’t need to be a graphic designer. Try us and discover how simple and fun it can be.

Or create MILK on Mac.

Our Premium Photo Books are now available to create directly from within the Photos app on your Mac. Enjoy a faster MILK design experience, wrapped with Apple’s core services. Simply download the MILK Books project extension for Photos through the Mac App Store to start creating.

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Free online photo flip book.

Receive a free online version of your book or album and easily share it with friends and family online.

Print files stored online to access any time.

Your memories are safe with us. Once printed, your project files will never be deleted. They will always be available to access and reprint at any time in the future.

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Frequently asked questions

Our Premium Photo Books are handcrafted with the finest materials using traditional bookmaking techniques and modern print technologies. Select from six different sizes and formats and preserve your memories in 24-200 archival quality paper pages and vibrant 6-color print. Our Premium Range uses section-sewn binding and allows for complete customization with the choice of 13 cover fabrics and optional add-ons like 17 Designer Cover templates available in 11 different colors; full or partial jackets to safeguard your memories; and a Presentation Box. Our Premium Range is our most popular range of photo books and albums. Learn more about all the reasons why we and our customers love it so much here.

There are 6 sizes and formats available:

  • Medium Landscape 8.6 x 6.4" (21.8 x 16.3cm)
  • Medium Square 8 x 8" (20.3 x 20.3cm)
  • Medium Portrait 6.4 x 8.6" (16.3 x 21.8cm)
  • Large Landscape 12.7 x 9.5" (32.3 x 24.1cm)
  • Large Square 11 x 11" (27.9 x 27.9cm)
  • Large Portrait 9.5 x 12.7" (24.1 x 32.3cm)

At MILK, we choose binding methods that ensure our quality products will last for generations. Our Premium Photo Books are stitch bound, a method also known as section-sewn or Smyth-sewn binding. Section-sewn binding is a traditional bookmakers technique that involves binding together sections of folded paper (signatures) with thread, sewing the individual signatures together and gluing them along the binding edge. The result is a high quality, durable photo book with paper pages that open to lay near flat. Glued books typically resist opening and naturally spring back to the center to close. This does not occur in section sewn books .

We craft our photo books and albums with the highest quality, sustainable paper stocks. All are archival quality (meaning the paper will not decompose or discolor with age), acid-free, and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Our Premium Photo Book range offers the below paper options:

  • Satin - 170gsm. Classic white color. Subtle satin sheen for a vibrant print result. Our most popular paper type.
  • Matt White - 148gsm. Chalky white color. Uncoated with a matt, subdued finish. Perfect for the understated minimalist.
  • Textured - 148gsm. Chalky white color. Uncoated paper with a lightly textured eggshell finish.
  • Matt Ivory - 135gsm. Warm ivory color. Uncoated paper with a matt surface. Perfect for creating a nostalgic, vintage look.

At MILK we use the finest quality fabrics and materials. There are linen and cloth cover options available in a variety of colors for our Premium Range:

  • Premium Natural Linen - Archival quality European linen in a textured, woven natural fabric with a modern-classic appeal.
  • Premium Colored Linen - Archival quality European linen in a textured, woven colored fabric with a contemporary feel.
  • Premium Coated Cloth - Made of cotton, coated with a subtle, glossy sheen, this is the most durable of our cover options.

Our Premium Photo Book range is printed in vibrant 6-color. This means that in addition to the standard 4-color CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), 6-color includes two more lighter shades of cyan and magenta. When printing, ink is applied on to the paper as tiny dots and because 6-color has more inks to work with, the end result is more realistic with lifelike color and dimension. All MILK products are digitally printed using the best technology available to ensure high quality, long-lasting results. You can learn more about our printing processes here.

We love seeing the beautiful books and albums made by our customers. With their permission, we share their projects in The MILK Gallery to help inspire others. Use the filters to view books and albums by theme, product type, range, format or country. We love this Premium Photo Book created by Celeste in Australia. A heartfelt ode to her father, she celebrates his life in photos and has added text to each page to make a line in a poem, for an extra special touch.