Photographs capture the treasured moments of a wedding for generations to come. Traditionally, the wedding album has been one of the most cherished remembrances of that special day. Today, digital technology offers today’s bride and groom a variety of new options for recording wedding memories, from no-print digital files stored in the cloud and do-it-yourself (typically online) photo books to traditional albums prepared by professional photographers. Although most kinds of books offer ways to preserve and share wedding-day images, these choices are definitely not created equal.
Today, in the market, there are two main categories of wedding keepsakes. The main difference between them, yet not the only one, is the technology and paper used for printing them. While photo books (the type you buy from online suppliers) are printed by digital presses on regular (double sided) paper, in a process very similar to the printing of a business brochure, albums are printed using a different photographic process onto photo paper, similar to 8×10 photo prints.