Premium Photo Books

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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  • Landscape, Portrait or Square
  • Medium or Large
  • 24-200 paper pages
  • 4 archival quality paper options
  • Vibrant 6-color printing
  • Section-sewn binding
  • Fabric hardcover in choice of 4 materials and a variety of luxurious colors
  • Designer Templates that allow up to 12 images per page or 24 images per spread
  • Optional UV cover print upgrade (costs apply)
  • Optional Jacket upgrade (costs apply)
  • Optional matching Presentation Box upgrade (costs apply)
  • Optional Vegan Leather upgrade (costs apply)

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).

  • Wedding companion books
  • Travel books
  • Family yearbooks
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Birthday mementos

Ideal if:

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

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

All MILK products take time to carefully craft by hand. Medium Premium Photo Books take an estimated 7-12 days in production. Large Premium 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 Premium Photo Books.

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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. Certified 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 a variety of elegant finishes to choose from, including Linen, Premium Coated Cloth (Buckram) and Vegan Leather.

Range of Premium Photo Books with variety of cover designs.

Vegan Leather covers

This optional upgrade will elevate your photo book to a new level of luxury. 100% vegan-friendly and made with sustainable materials, this luxurious leather alternative doesn’t compromise on quality. With a buttery soft texture and an opulent finish, try our classic Black or warm Ivory Vegan Leather covers today. Exclusive to Premium Photo Books.​

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 69 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.

Premium photo book with raised ink title.

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. 

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.

Collection of photo books showing different template options for spreads and covers

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.

Free Online Photo Flip Book

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

MILK Online Photo Flip Book view online

Easy-to-use innovative Design Studio

Making the world’s finest photo books and albums has never been easier. Create in our intuitive, easy-to-use design studio on mobile, desktop or tablet. Whatever way you choose to create, you can alternate between devices effortlessly. If you’d prefer to work directly within Photos on your Mac, simply download the MILK Books Photo Extension for Apple Photos.

Want to create a book that generations will cherish?

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What our customers are saying

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Premium Large Portrait Photo Book 07/06/24
Beautiful photo book made to the highest standard. Presents beautifully and is really modern. The quality of the print is amazing, the colours of the photos really pop! The linen cover looks amazing and will look beautiful on display in any home. can’t wait to cherish it for years to come
Premium Large Square Photo Book 06/06/24
Our books turned out so beautifully! We created this as presents for our moms.
Premium Large Portrait Photo Book 05/06/24
It makes an excellent coffee table book to showcase memorable occasions such as weddings, milestone birthdays, etc.
Premium Large Portrait Photo Book 05/06/24
The Large Portrait Premium Photo Book was a perfect option for me to create a photo book for my husband and I on our special day.
Premium Large Landscape Photo Book 04/06/24
Very professional
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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 Premium cover fabrics to personalize with and optional add-ons including our Designer Cover templates, available in a variety of luxurious colors; full or partial Jackets to safeguard your memories; and a Presentation Box for that luxury finish. 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.

The standard sizes for photo books are:

  • 4x6 photo book
  • 6x4 photo books
  • 5x7 photo books
  • 7x5 photo books
  • 8x10 photo books

While we don't offer these sizes at MILK Books, there are 6 sizes and formats of Premium Photo Books 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)

We currently offer a small photo book (the Small Landscape Classic Photo Book) which is 7x5.2" or 17.8x13.2cm. It's a handy, everyday size and perfect for your photos. We currently don't offer an extra large photo book, but our Large Classic Photo Book is our largest available at 13x11" or 33x27.9cm.

At MILK Books, 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, luxurious, 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 in your next personalized photo book.

At MILK Books 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.
  • Vegan Leather - Our beautiful European leather alternative will give your photo book a luxurious look and feel. 100% vegan-friendly, phthalate-free and REACH compliant.

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 personalized photo 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 photo books and albums by theme, product type, range, format or country. We love this Premium Portrait Photo Book created by Paulie in Australia. This photo book captivates us with the scenic beauty of life on a farmland and heartfelt moments of a family cherishing their time in a cozy countryside home. Every photo has a warm, quality feel and truly inspires us to create our own photo book!

Due to the shape, more wastage is created in production when cutting out the pages for the Large Square Photo Books when compared Portrait and Landscape.