Photo Books

Photo books are digital imaging’s answer to the traditional scrapbook. These books allow photographs to be preserved along with the stories that give them significance. High-quality photo books can also withstand the test of time. In fact, accelerated aging shows that photo books may last 100 years or more. More details on these tests and on the longevity of Creative Memories StoryBooks are available at  tech-notes_200710111.

The ISO is addressing the need for specifications covering photo books with a new standard that is under development. This standard will bring the current covering book manufacturing, ISO 11800,  into the digital age. ISO 11800 covers books produced in large quantities with traditional printing methods and contains production processes that are difficult, if not impossible, to comply with in digital printing.

Discussion at today’s ISO meeting centered on the need to develop specifications for a stitched hard cover book intended for “extended usage,” as well as a soft cover book for “medium-term usage.”

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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One Response to Photo Books

  1. Arji Mullen says:

    Dr. Mizen,

    Your blogs are educational. Have you considered posting your talks on your blog?

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