Paper Types for your Pixum Photo Book

Paper Types for your Pixum Photo Book

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The choice of paper can change the design of your Pixum Photo Book. Find out everything about our premium- and photo paper - discover all characteristics and advantages.

Pixum Photo Book: paper types

Paper types overview

Photo book paper - matt or glossy?
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Photo book paper - matt or glossy?

You want to get the very best out of your pictures and don't know which paper to choose for your photo book? For all photo books you have the choice between high-quality photo paper and premium paper, each is available in matt, glossy or semi matt.

Depending on your personal preference, you should choose between glossy or matt paper. When choosing the right type of paper, consider your motif - it stands out differently on matt or glossy paper.

Matt - classic and elegant
Photo and premium paper matt

Matt - classic and elegant

Matt premium or photo paper has a very elegant and professional appearance. The matte finish makes sure your picutres look classy and feel great. Addtionally, the matt surface is barely reflective, the paper is insensitive to light and dust and can resist finger prints - perfect for any hardcover that is going to be touched by many hands.

Because the paper is low in contrast and enables soft contour, it is perfect for portraits, landscape photography, pictures with soft motifs and black and white photos. Combine with a matt cover to make a unique premium photo book.

Glossy - vivid and contrastive
Photo and Premium Paper Glossy

Glossy - vivid and contrastive

If you want to enhance the bright colours, vivid motifs and strong contrast in your pictures, glossy paper is the right choice for you. Glossy premium and photo paper impress with their brilliant colours. The smooth surface makes for clear contour and details, perfect for creating a book with dynamic and lively pictures like snaps from your favourite holiday and panoramic photography.

Please note that glossy paper is more reflective, especially with dark motifs or black and white photography. Addtionally, finger prints could be visible on some of the pages.

Semi Matt - the happy medium
Photo and Premium Paper Semi Matt

Semi Matt - the happy medium

You can't decide between the different types of paper? Go for the happy medium and choose paper with a semi matt surface. It offers soft contrast similar to the extra matt variety, but still has vivid colours and great depth sharpness for your pictures.

Semi matt paper is also slightly glossy, barely reflective, und and has a somewhat rough, almost velvety feel. Since the paper is still resitant to fingerprints, it is perfect for special occasions like a wedding photo book in a suitable format with a beautiful cover.

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Paper Sample Set
Paper Sample Set

Find the best type of paper for your photo book and compare our six high-quality paper types using the paper sample set for ¤ 5,00.

No additional cost: You receive a ¤ 5,00 voucher, which you can use for your next Pixum photo book order.

The paper types in detail

Photo paper matt

Photo paper matt

The exposure on this matt photo paper gives your pictures an elegant look and brilliant colour payoff. The pixum photo book on matt photo paper always comes with our layflat binding.

  • Classic exposure, especially true-to-live & vivid potrayal of colours
  • Sturdy and insensitive surface - perfect as a special gift and for capturing unique moments
  • Layflat binding (pictures can be seen on the full surface)
  • Thickness: 360 g/m² (2x 180 g/m²)
  • Hard cover & available with up to 114 pages

Our tip: You paid special attention to the colours while taking your pictures? In this case photo paper is the right choice for you. Due to special layers on this paper, the colours are portrayed lifelike making your images shine.

Popular Pixum photo books with matt photo paper:

Landscape

  • Photo paper matt
  • From ¤ 44,95

Portrait

  • Photo paper matt
  • From ¤ 36,95

Square

  • Photo paper matt
  • From ¤ 33,95

FSC® certified photo paper for your Pixum photo book

With a climate neutral production, eco-friendly distribution und the FSC certificate for our Pixum photo book papers, we want to do our part in the responsible handling of resources.

Photo paper glossy

Photo paper glossy

The exposure on glossy photo paper makes sure that your pictures shine bright like classic photo prints on the vivid pages. Your Pixum photo book on glossy paper is available in our layflat binding.

  • Classic exposure, elegant shine & brilliant colours, just like classic photo prints
  • Special depth sharpness, perfect for macro and panoramic shots
  • With layflat binding (pictures on the full surface)
  • Thickness: 360 g/m² (2x 180 g/m²)
  • Hard cover & available with up to 114 pages

Our tip:The glossy photo paper creates a chic look. Because of its bright colours and the layflat binding, the paper is perfect for professional photographers and everyone who especially values the colour payoff of their pictures.

Popular Pixum photo books with glossy photo paper

Landscape

  • Photo paper glossy
  • From ¤ 44,95

Portrait

  • Photo paper glossy
  • From ¤ 39,95

Square

  • Photo paper glossy
  • From ¤ 69,95
Photo paper semi matt

Photo paper semi matt

Semi matt photo paper gives the pages of your photo book a velvety feel. After exposure every single page is covered with a special coating, making them extra luxurious. Your Pixum photo book is exclusively available with our matt hardcover

  • Classic exposure, velvety feel & elegant look due to addtional special coating
  • Matt & non-reflective surface, ideal for black and white photography
  • Layflat binding (pictures on the full surface)
  • Thickness: 328 g/m² (2× 164 g/m²)

Our tip: Convince yourself of the luxurious look, which makes your pictures appear extra vivid. The brilliant colours and rich contrast make for a stunning depth perception.

Popular Pixum photo books with semi matt photo paper

Landscape

  • Photo paper semi matt
  • From ¤ 54,95

Portrait

  • Photo paper semi matt
  • From ¤ 49,95

Square

  • Photo paper semi matt
  • From ¤ 84,95
Premium paper matt

Premium paper matt

The high-quality matt premium paper is particularly sturdy und gives your pictures an extra matt look. The UV resistance of the premium paper also makes your pictures especially long-lasting .

  • Printed digitally, very insensitive to light & non-reflective
  • Extra matt look & natural subdued colours, perfect for landscape and wedding photography
  • Classic glued binding
  • Thickness: 200 g/m²

Our tip: Due to its insensitivity to light, the matt premium paper is perfect for photo books that will be touched by many hands. This kind of paper is especially suitable for photo books which are being given as a memorable present, as a cook book, or for displaying hairstyles at a salon.

Popular Pixum photo books with matt premium paper:

Landscape

  • Premium paper matt
  • From ¤ 32,95

Portrait

  • Premium paper matt
  • From ¤ 29,95

Square

  • Premium paper matt
  • From ¤ 27,95
Premium paper glossy

Premium paper glossy

This premium paper is coated with a special glossy finish. This kind of laminating gives pictures a luxurious touch. The elegant shine makes your photo book appear as good as new for a long time and is also especially tearproof and insensitive to dirt and dampness.

  • Digitally printed, insensitive to dampness and resistant to flipping through the pages
  • Bright colours due to high-quality glossy UV coating- ideal for macro shots
  • Classic glued binding, available with hardcover and softcover
  • Thickness: 200 g/m²

Our tip: The glossy premium paper is especially suitable for photo books that will be presented to many people like displays in companies or menus in restaurants.

Popular Pixum photo books with glossy premium paper

Landscape

  • Premium paper glossy
  • From ¤ 38,95

Portrait

  • Premium paper glossy
  • From ¤ 35,95

Square

  • Premium paper glossy
  • From ¤ 54,95
Premium paper semi matt

Premium paper semi matt

The high-quality semi matt paper has an especially elegant surface with a special feel, making it non-reflective. Combined with a matt hardcover, the semi matt premium paper provides a perfect basis for putting the spotlight on your favourite memories and events.

  • Digitally printed, non-reflective, slightly rough surface
  • Soft contrast & smooth colours, ideal for high-resolution photos or art & architecture pictures
  • Classic glued binding
  • Thickness: 160 g/m²

Our tip: The semi matt premium paper is perfect for art and architecture photos, as well as black and white photography.

Popular Pixum photo books with semi matt premium paper:

Portrait

  • Premium paper semi matt
  • From ¤ 35,95

Landscape

  • Premium paper semi matt
  • From ¤ 38,95

Square

  • Premium paper semi matt
  • From ¤ 54,95

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