ISO Standards for Photo Books

At this time, no ISO standards exist specifically for photo books. The best we can do is follow existing standards and then make modifications when required. At Creative Memories, we use ISO 11800 Requirements for binding materials and methods used in the manufacture of books whenever possible. This standard provides guidelines for methods and materials necessary to produce durable, long-lasting books. Among its requirements, ISO 11800 prohibits the use of hot-melt adhesives that are commonly used in low-cost binding systems. At Creative Memories, we take longevity and durability seriously and do not use these materials. Many other standards also give requirements and test methods for producing high-quality books.

I recently summarized relevant standards in a presentation on Photo Book Standards and Requirements, which was given at the spring meeting of Hardcover Binders International in Quebec City. This information is intended to help develop ISO standards for photo books that allow everyone to more tell the difference between high-quality and poorly manufactured photo books.

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 ISO Standards for Photo Books

  1. ISO certification is very important for any type of businesses. This helps to gain reputation and customer loyalty,

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