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.”