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The best personalised photo books in New Zealand

We believe that life's special moments deserve to be preserved in style, and enjoyed with family and friends for years to come. That's why we craft hardcover photo books with the highest quality materials from the inside out. Six colour printing, stitched pages and hand finishing ensures they will look good and feel good for the longest lifetime possible. We've won over one hundred awards for print excellence, so when we promise you the best photo book in New Zealand - we mean it. 

Shapes and sizes

Our broad range allows you to personalise your photo book to your heart's content. That includes choosing from nine hardcover photobook formats, perfect for every day projects, or milestone life stories. Regular size is the most popular option, while Grand size offers maximum impact, and Small size is handy for kids' books and brag books to carry around.

LANDSCAPE
Landscape photo books
Grand (A3) Regular (A4) Small (A5)
420 x 297 mm 297 x 210 mm 210 x 148 mm
SQUARE
Square photo books
Grand Regular Small
297 x 297 mm 210 x 210 mm 148 x 148 mm
PORTRAIT
Portrait photo books
Grand (A3) Regular (A4) Small (A5)
297 x 420 mm 210 x 297 mm 148 x 210 mm
Photo book shapes and sizes

Papers

Our four high quality papers not only feel incredible but they come with excellent environmental ratings.  They pass through the industry's most respected printer, the HP Indigo, to produce a superior high definition six colour reproduction with a broad colour range that does your photos justice. Each page is then carefully reviewed by our quality assurance team before going to bind.

SATIN 170GSM
Satin PaperThis is our most popular and versatile paper as it reproduces blacks, whites, colours and images of any quality superbly. While it is our most affordable option this high-end Japanese stock is worthy of any project, especially books with many pages.

Max pages: 200
Tone: Bright white with a light sheen
Feel: Silky smooth
Colour: Balances colour vibrancy and contrast well

Landscape
LAY-FLAT LUSTRE 260GSM
Lay-Flat paper

Our top-shelf paper that works well with all kinds of photographs. This thicker black-hinged paper is stitched so the pages lay beautifully flat, making it the best choice for photos that span two pages. The surface of this paper is reminiscent of traditional lustre photo paper.

Be considerate when designing your book, to avoid placing important parts of a photograph across the gutter, if you are concerned that they will be  interrupted by the black hinge.

Recommended max pages: 100
Tone: Off white with a light opalescent sheen
Feel: A thicker paper with a similar texture and surface to photo paper
Colour: Beautifully balances vibrancy and contrast
Exceptions: Not available in Grand Landscape size

Landscape

LUSTRE 190GSM
Poto lustre paperThis stock is brilliant for those who want beautifully rich colours and deep blacks, and like the look and feel of traditional photographic paper. Unlike Lay-flat Lustre, Lustre 190 produces a curved rather than flat gutter.

Recommended max pages: 150
Tone: Bright white with a light opalescent sheen
Feel: A heavier paper with a similar texture and surface to photo paper
Colour: Balances vibrancy and contrast, reproducing bright whites and rich blacks

Landscape
EGGSHELL 148GSM
Eggshell matte paperThis matte paper has a soft, artistic feel making it especially suitable for baby books, wedding albums and history books. Like all uncoated matte paper, images appear slightly more muted and desaturated.

Max pages: 200
Tone: Off-white
Feel: Uncoated matte paper with a subtle texture
Colour: Colours are softened and less saturated, while blacks are non-reflective

Landscape
Photo books papers

Covers

First impressions count, so make your cover memorable.  Star a hero photo on a classic printed photo cover to grab attention, or select a stylish fabric cover to treat the senses and blend in beautifully with your home decor.

Your cover choice is selected when placing your order online. Should you choose a printed cover for your photo book, you will need to create the design in the software then choose Printed Cover when ordering online.  Alternatively you can choose from 30 different fabric cover options.

 

PRINTED
Printed book covers Make a statement by designing a custom cover in Momento’s software, that features your photos on the front and back. Add spine text to easily identify it on the bookshelf, then choose a matte or gloss laminate finish when ordering online.
DELUXE
Deluxe leather book covers Luxurious leather-like materials that will create an elegant finish for wedding albums and keepsakes celebrating personal milestones or special occasions.
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LINEN
Linen book covers Contemporary linens with a tactile open weave in a range of classic and trending colours. They’ll fit right in with your decor but avoid dark colours for books that will be handled often.
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PREMIUM
Premium  book covers Metallics and patterns in versatile and stately colours. Midnight Matte is particularly durable and easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.
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BUCKRAM
Buckram book covers Buckram is a classic option and the material of choice for bookbinders because of its style, strength and durability. It’s also affordable and will complement any project.
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Photo books covers

Options

Make your photo book your own by customising it with unique options that can be added to the cover or the inside pages. These special touches are designed to create a sophisticated finish and professional aesthetic when your book graces the coffee-table or book shelf.  See our tips on choosing the finishing touches.

TEXT EMBOSS
Photo book text embossing For a distinguished introduction to your book or box, add a title to the centre. Think holiday destinations, dates, or the bridal couple's or birthday girl's names. Choose an emboss foil colour that will stand out or reflects the colour scheme of the pages. Text embossing is not available for Printed covers or Metallic and Pearl Lace in the Premium cover range.

Font: Devon 42pt (14.8mm)

Colours: White, Black, Silver, Gold, Metallic Red, and Clear

Maximum Letters  Landscape Portrait Square
Grand Book + Box 25 18 18
Regular Book + Box 18 13 13
Small Book + Box 13 9 9
DUST JACKET
Dust jacket A wrap around sleeve will make your book look like a professional quality coffee-table book, and offer extra protection. Design it in Momento’s software, select the Dust Jacket box when ordering online, then opt for either a matte or gloss laminate.
END PAGES
Photo book end pages These are the first and last pages that secure the cover to the pages. Choose from white, black or coloured pages to match the personality or cover of your book when ordering online.
FROSTED FLY PAGE
Photo book fly pages Add a smooth, translucent vellum sheet before the first page to create an introduction with impact in a wedding album, christening book or birthday gift. Not available with Lay-flat pages.
Photo books options



Presentation box

For the ultimate presentation, protect your photo book in a heavyweight box lined with matte black paper. Only available for Regular and Grand size photo books.

CLAMSHELL BOX
Clamshell boxes Feature your favourite photo on a printed cover or choose a material that matches your book. The box is hinged at one end for easy opening. Text embossing is available with material covers only.
GIFT BOX
Gift boxes

For a more economical option, order a lid-and-base gift box covered in Midnight Matte material.

 

Presentation box range
Photo boxes

Production time

Production time does not include shipping.

Standard 14 days
Priority 7 days**
** Priority production doubles the cost of your order, ex shipping charges
** Priority production is only available for photo books
Production time

Making a photo book is easy
 
 

Photo memories are meant to be shared so we created the Momento software to make designing photo books and stationery easy for everyone. We promise premium quality, genuine service and enjoyment for creative spirits. Unlike other online photobook services, Momento’s software is available to download to your desktop for convenience.

 

How to make a photo book



More inspiration
Photo book design tips
Photo book design tips

In a nutshell: have a plan; less is more; and choose a format and finishes that suit its purpose. View our guide on design theory for full enlightenment.

How to design a great photo book

Book binders
Handcrafted by humans

Take a peek behind-the-scenes at our team printing and binding your books with extra TLC and a quality check on every page. We promise accurate colour and premium materials.

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Manage your photos
Manage your photo files

Don't let your photos get lost in the digital black hole, print them in a memory book that you and your kids can enjoy forever. Learn how to sort and back photos up to keep them safe.

How to manage your photo collection

 

Customer love

"We just got our family photo album and the book printing looks amazing. I am in love with it. Thank you! It will be a memento we treasure forever." Catherine Port
"Got the book today - great result! Handles and looks the best." Darran Leal, World Photo Adventures

 

 

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Common questions
Lay-flat Lustre is our top shelf paper as it allows your pages to sit perfectly flat. The pages  are able to lay …
It is important to check your PROOF.pdf file to ensure that there will be no errors in your printed book, as this is …
When you have your project open in Layout View, click on the Photos tab in the left Panel, then click the Folders …
Exporting happens at the end of the design process, when you have finished designing in Layout View. Click the Export …
Unless you want a Printed cover for your photo book, you will choose the cover material via the order form, after your …
To edit a project, locate and open the project’s .mbk file on your computer. If a pop up appears stating that the …
In the Top Right area of the software you have two options. One is ADD TEXT the other is SET STYLES. SET STYLES …
When you are designing your Momento project, the photos you are dragging and dropping onto the layout are being sourced …
Our photo books are made with the finest and most enviro-friendly materials. Photo book prices start at $50.00 for a …
The colours in your Momento print may differ from the colours you see on your computer screen, particularly if your …

 

Photo Credits: Heartstory, Bec Stewart Photography, Geoff Hunt, Lynne Woolley, Amy Neale, Sarah Greenfield, Amanda Barnes, Aishe Besim, Theresa Harrison Photography, The Beautiful Collective, Drew Hopper, Tandem Photography


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