What type of paper do you use? What is the life span of the paper?
For our Standard Colour Classic Photo Books, you can choose from 150gsm Premium Silk paper which is similar to a semi-gloss finish or 190gsm Photo Pearl paper which has a luxurious satin matte finish.
Our Standard Colour Softcovers have a Sovereign Silk 150gsm paper which is non-transparent with a light sheen.
All of these paper stocks are acid-free and optimal for archival purposes. They are the best options for albums due to their increased thickness and quality while still remaining pliable enough to give the best digital printing results.
For our Hi Colour Classic Photo Books, we use 260gsm Photo Luster paper. Thicker than our Standard Colour paper, it is glare free and hides fingerprints.
All Layflat Photo Books are digitally printed on 400gsm E-Photo Luster or E-Photo Matte paper. This paper is stiff, whilst retaining some flexibility. With a reflection-free matte surface, these pages are water resistant and dirt-repellent, built to stand the test of time.
Here are some definitions of the terms used to describe the paper:
Semi-gloss - defines how shiny the paper is. A semi-gloss paper has a minimal shine look.
Acid-free - means that the paper has been treated to neutralise its natural acidity. Without this the paper would slowly turn yellow over time, similar to an old newspaper.
As long your Photo Book is cared for and stored in a cool dry location out of direct sunlight, we would expect it to last for generations.