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Softcover Photo Book

Professional print quality meets easy-to-use software in a beautiful catalog-style photo book complete with custom cover options.

  • Measures 8x10”; 38 pages
  • Printed on 100% recycled 118gsm paper with a luster finish
  • Full-page spreads, grids, optional captions, and more
  • Made in the USA
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Archival-Paper


Printed in a professional photo lab on 100%
recycled Forest Stewardship Council-certified
paper with a luster finish.

Gorgeous


“Such a great quality product.
Looked like a magazine book.“

Juliana S.

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Customizable Cover


Personalize your cover with one
stand-out image, a grid, or another
acustom design featuring your title.

Flexible Layouts


Choose a different layout for each page.
Resize pictures, change background color,
and add captions to your liking.

Binding


Perfectly bound—no glue,
staples, or stitching

Perfect


“Social Print has been my go-to for all photo
prints for years. The quality is amazing. The paper
they print on has such a sturdy feel to it.
I love, love, love Social Print Studio.“

Stacey P.

Make it on the app


Print from your phone’s camera roll! Download the Print Studio iOS app and create simple books with ease from your phone.

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>4.86 stars from 70 reviews
What customers have to say about our Softcover Photo Books

2024-02-09T16:56:36.071Z

Michelle L.

Thanks so much!

"Social Print Studio did an excellent job creating a gorgeous product, as always! "
2024-01-23T15:48:00.240Z

Leah M.

Canadian customer - love but $

"I have been ordering these books for years, but between the exchange rate, the shipping and a recent bill in the mail for additional $$ charged by UPS, I think they have now become unaffordable for me. Bummer, I really have loved them. "
2024-01-21T18:46:15.386Z

Barbette F.

Friends Forever

"I make one every year for my high school buddies. We have remained friends for the past 60+ years and still have luncheons once a month and manage "girls" trips at least twice a year. I make a photo book every year from the pictures from our "get togethers" and they are much appreciated and loved by the whole group!"
2024-01-18T17:11:17.998Z

Michelle H.

Perfect picture book

"I had been searching for a super simple picture book to create capturing my son's 1st year of life and this was exactly what I was looking for. It was super easy to use and turned out great. Quality is great also."
2024-01-10T22:45:49.839Z

Marian M.

Journey of Memories

"It was perfect! Right size, quality paper!"
2024-01-10T22:29:09.000Z

Kelly

5 Stars

"The quality is amazing!!!"
2024-01-10T22:11:26.951Z

Alyssa S.

The best

"I’ve been ordering these since my first kiddo was a baby to document each month of her first year and now we do every birthday and trip. My kiddos love going back and looking through their photos and adventures over the years. "
2024-01-10T18:42:06.237Z

Heather B.

So cite

"Made end of the year cheer books for the girls and they LOVED them. The quality is amazing "
2023-12-08T00:58:56.000Z

Sheryl

5 Stars

"Excellent"
2023-12-03T01:55:55.983Z

Ginny S.

Softcover photo album

"I have made more than one of books and they keep getting better. The upload features, page layout and design features are great. You are limited to the number of pages so plan for that. You can also now save and complete later...which is great if you're focusing on layout and design."
2023-11-25T21:52:51.022Z

Cynthia K.

Summer Memories

"Loved quality of photos. Perfect memory book for grandchildren of summer visit with us in Maine. Plan to make one every year. "
2023-11-22T02:44:36.428Z

Ashley A.

Photo book

"Great quality, and was delivered quickly. A great gift for a family member to remember a vacation. I will be ordering again! "
2023-11-10T22:30:57.376Z

Linda S.

So easy, big impact

"I couldn't believe how easy it was to put together this great softcover photo book. the app put the photos in at varying sizes - which you could change - so you didn't have to rack your brain trying to come up with the right layout. Love the full bleed and the quality of the images on the page. Even a novice could put together a great album."
2023-11-01T20:02:56.217Z

Hayley T.

Quick and beautiful

"Over the years I have ordered over 10 of these. Every time the ordering experience is great I can quickly pick my photos, the quality of the books is amazing. The paper feels great. The images are sharp and beautiful. I use these as yearly photo albums for my children and as gifts for beloved family members"
2023-10-29T22:55:41.613Z

Gabrielle K.

Great Birthday Gift!

"The process was super simple to load and edit the photos from my phone. The order was made and shipped so quickly and turned out great- was a hit as a birthday gift for my grandfather! "
2023-10-28T13:36:33.978Z

Amanda K.

Amazing quality!

"Loved it! "
2023-10-18T04:41:08.654Z

Mary P K.

Soft Cover Photo Book

"I love the quality of the print and the lightweight of the book. "
2023-10-15T21:24:21.823Z

Lacey V.

Need more cover layout and some books with less pages

"I love the books but I wish I could have a 10 or 20 page book option. Also there is not enough layouts to be creative with the book. These are great for magazine style books and great paper. Great for photographers as a proof book too. "

We hear you on the number of pages, it is something we're exploring! You can arrange the photos any way you'd like by adjusting them within the layout, so the options are endless, you don't have to stick with the preloaded templates. Thanks for the thoughtful feedback!

2023-10-10T15:46:58.782Z

Chantal B.

I LOVE this company!! 💗

"Not only do they produce the best quality photo books - they are efficient, professional and so friendly! They care and it shows - they have the best, easiest software that makes building your book a breeze, their packaging/shipping is impeccable and beautiful, and if you need to contact them, they are there for you! So thankful to have found them! 💗"
2023-10-04T15:55:44.270Z

Jennifer M.

Gorgeous Lay Flat Wedding Album

"I've tried so many photo printing companies, and SPS is my go-to for simple printed books. But when it came to a wedding album, I procrastinated printing one for 4 years because it felt overwhelming to design and costly to print. However, I finally pulled the trigger on the lay flat album, and it is SO GORGEOUS! The picture quality is perfect, and the interface to design was much more user friendly than sites like AU. It came in a beautiful keepsake box and was at a fraction of the price of some other sites. I'm so happy."
2023-09-27T20:13:50.482Z

Emily S.

Great Gift!!

"This was my first time to order the softcover photo book and I'm so happy I did! We went on a trip with friends this past summer and I wanted to make one for them and one for us to keep. It's a great option when you're wanting to spend a little less money but still have a beautiful book full of memories! "
2023-09-27T19:29:44.153Z

Noel B.

did not love print quality

"the photo printing colors were a bit dull and not quite what i expected"
2023-09-20T18:01:14.693Z

Teresa M.

Photo book

"Purchased a photo book for a friend and she loved it!! "
2023-09-14T07:38:49.805Z

Maggie K.

2023

"Absolutely reproduction Fantastic quality Such great memories of our holiday "
2023-09-11T20:39:54.001Z

Kassandra F.

Prints and Books

"I always order my prints from here. They are always thicker than traditional prints so they don’t bend and crease easily. Which I love. I orders two soft cover photo books and the quality is stunning! I’m already planning to order more of these for every trip we take in the future and I’ll be ordering one for my mom after her trip to Alaska! Cannot recommend this company enough! "
2023-09-10T14:29:05.584Z

Claire M.

Great Travel Photo books

"I love the quality of the pages, the speed of delivery and the price. The quality of the photos are often hits but there are a few that missed- some images were not as sharp and some colors changed. I also wish you are able to provide a layout design and not limit it to one photo per page. I have to make collages using a different app and upload it as a photo to have several photos in one pages. "

Thanks for the kind words! Often the difference in sharpness and color depends on the uploaded files, but we'll definitely look into the quality issues you mentioned. we do offer multi-photo layouts on the Social Print Studio website which is a great option for more layouts than the app offers.

2023-09-09T21:05:15.282Z

Becky E.

We have several now!

"We are in the process of making these photo books for many of our families bigger moments and vacations. We love the style of these books. They make great coffee table books and memory keepsake, and because they are essentially a printed magazine-type photo book, pictures don’t fall out or get misplaced. We will continue making more, we love them!"
2023-09-03T17:57:05.693Z

Yanti T.

Love these books!

"Our daughter loves her photo books & so do we! They are bright, engaging and well put together! "
2023-08-31T14:45:58.772Z

Luciana Q.

Softcover album

"They are such a good quality "
2023-08-30T12:11:29.212Z

Jenna M.

Love this app

"I love how everything is ready to be placed and used when you receive the package. The pictures always look amazing. Superb quality and service. Cannot live without it!"
2023-08-28T15:25:03.779Z

Jessica A.

Amazing quality!

"Love this Softcover Photo book! I ended up making a second one shortly after. It feels like a high quality magazine made with recycled paper - so it has a nice matte finish and thick pages. Def recommend! "
2023-08-25T13:23:49.012Z

Kristine C.

Love it!

"I love the softcover photobook look because it looks like a high end magazine with high quality paper and color. High recommend! "
2023-08-22T23:36:29.864Z

Nicole T.

Great for gifts

"I love making photo albums with Social Print for friends and family. A lot of photos can fit into one book and the matte printing is great."
2023-08-16T02:36:49.507Z

Rachel O.

Minimalist memory-keeper!

"I make a softcover book to highlight each year of our marriage. 5 years in and still loving the product. Only 38 photos but it’s actually a good way for me to filter through all the thousands of photos I take each year! Will continue to use this photo book for years to come. "
2023-08-13T20:44:28.063Z

Katie S.

Photo book

"Great!"
2023-08-13T14:55:12.615Z

Matilda Y.

Love my book!

"Kept one and gave it as a gift. Wonderful way to commemorate a special trip!"
2023-07-27T16:23:10.457Z

Nicole B.

Great book

"I put together a book of memories for each year, the only thing that we've noticed would improve the book is the ability to add text to the spine. For us, being able to add the year to the spine as well as the front would be terrific, but otherwise, the books come out perfectly each time. "
2023-07-26T19:01:08.685Z

Kianoosh T.

Best way to capture memories

"The quality is awesome and the app is super easy to use. I created mine in under 20 mins (hard time picking photos) My kids love flipping through it and reliving memories!!! "
2023-07-11T18:22:59.601Z

Roberta H.

Social Print studio - review

"As always, excellent quality! Delivered quickly, easy to order! Social print studio Never disappoints! "
2023-07-09T19:53:03.932Z

Hilary R.

My go to

"I’ve been ordering from this company for over 7 years (since my daughter was born) and I always get compliments on the quality. I’d never order from anywhere else! "
2023-06-14T01:34:18.466Z

Stacey P.

Excellent quality

"Social Print has been my go-to for all photo prints for years. The quality is amazing. The paper they print on has such a sturdy feel to it. I ordered a book for the first time and it was a great experience. Easy to figure out, came to me in a timely way. They are always available to answer any questions. I love, love, love Social Print Studio."
2023-05-17T10:52:43.215Z

Sonya S.

Softcover Photo Book

"I have ordered a few of the softcover photo books from Social Print and the quality never disappoints. "
2023-05-03T06:17:27.258Z

claudia g.

Recap your short stay in a soft manner

"I do like these booklets. Printed memories are the best way to waste your time. I am no couch potato at all b u t I do like to browse my printed photos at a glance "
2023-04-22T15:36:01.226Z

Karen T.

Malibu Beach VRBO

"There are many good companies out there in the printing world and I have used them. None of them compare to “Social Print Studio”. This last weekend my wife and I took a vacation rental in Malibu, California. One of our projects involved exploring Boxes. I bought many of the “SPS” stickers (and also boxes on line), and then we all added all of the picture stickers to the boxes. We had a blast sharing the photos and looking at the pictures. I also had a hand full of soft photo books laying around. We started creatively adding the photo stickers to the books. Everyone commented on the quality being superior to anything out there! Thank you for your quality and responsive customer support. I love your service, product and your “Social” awareness. I now only use you! (Look closely at the stickers on the little coffee table) Have a wonderful day Best, Karen & Karen "
2023-04-04T00:55:32.854Z

Craig I.

Photo book order

"Easy to use the layout. Quick return. Good quality. Will use again"
2023-04-03T11:52:05.592Z

Ryan T.

Great for bringing images into to the tangible world

"How often do images from trips and important events die a slow forgotten death on hard drives to never see the tangible light of day? I'd say all too many. I love the ease of use of creating prints with Social Print Studio, so after promising myself I'd print more of my work, it would only be fitting to try their Softcover Photo book for a recent trip to the 5 Parks in Utah. SPS didn't disappoint! Hands down, for the value, I'm glad we printed photos from this memorable trip, friends who have seen it ask where we printed it, and it has me thinking about what else I can print in a book. I highly recommend SPS Softcover Photo Books for the ease of use end to end, from creating it in their portal to delivery. Won't be my last print from them for sure 10/10, Would recommend. "
2023-03-21T01:45:28.884Z

Monica C.

Made My Day

"This book, from cover to cover, really captured my intent. It is easy to store if needed, the photos are crisp and clear. I never imagined my IG photos would reach this level of clarity. This is a book that I could easily give as a gift…… but I’m hanging onto it for now! This was my first experience with a soft cover book from Social Print. I usually get cards and postcards. I had to create a second book, it will arrive tomorrow. The suspense has me wanting to see it yesterday. I often wonder if the folks that assemble these books see some pretty awesome photos that they themselves like. I’m sure there are plenty to chose from. Anyhow, just want to say, I haven’t been disappointed in the past several years using this site to preserve and conserve my memories. Thanks to your skilled team, always contact available with any question I might have, my old school photos have been introduced to an extended new age look. Technology and creative skill are at work, I suspect, Social Print Studio doesn’t know about the word disappoint, so let’s not tell them it even exists! Love you forever! Monica"
2023-03-09T19:30:57.547Z

Tiphanie G.

Nice look

"I was really pleased with how it turned out"
2023-03-08T18:54:58.206Z

Erin G.

Come for the quality, stay for the service

"The photo book was better than expected. Full bleed and high saturation. So beautiful. I also so impressed with their customer service. They are kind and responsive and thoughtful. 7 stars."
2023-02-05T15:37:55.991Z

Anusheh W.

Lovely

"Great quality, easy to make"
2023-01-23T04:23:18.389Z

Jacquie S.

Love all the products

"Been getting books and pics for 10+yrs. Fantastic company "
2023-01-08T22:02:46.672Z

Juliana S.

gorgeous

"Such a great quality product. Looked like a magazine book"
2022-12-30T00:10:58.378Z

Adele W.

Love this

"I love these, I order them every year as Christmas gifts."
2022-12-28T21:23:36.893Z

Christine D.

Perfect Grandparent Gift

"I order these as Christmas gifts each year. I choose photos from the year for the grandparents to see. They are beautifully printed and arrive quickly."
2022-12-21T19:25:30.652Z

Kelsey G.

Great work

"Love Social Print! I’ve used them multiple times for different types of pics & every time they come out wonderful. Shipping doesn’t take forever & I’ve never had any issues. Highly recommend 10’s across the board."
2022-12-18T07:18:27.040Z

Arezou K.

Definitely will make more

"I can't believe how easy and simple it was to do and the final process turned out beautifully. Definitely plan on doing our next adventure with this softcover photo book."
2022-12-17T23:34:39.243Z

Thai C.

Always a win

"These are the only photo books I ever make. They are simple and easy to make. They make great gifts, too. Most importantly, everyone at Social Print Studio is amazing to work with. The customer service is phenomenal and I have no reason to go anywhere else."
2022-11-15T21:35:49.814Z

Cheryl G.

Great Keepsakes

"Well made, pretty good reproduction of cellphone photos. Love to make these for gifts. "
2022-11-11T18:22:51.387Z

Lexi C.

Great, but picture color was a little dark

"We love our soft cover books. Some of the pictures were printed too dark/too much ink so it looks different than our actual pictures, but the majority of the pictures are perfect! "

Hi there! We are so sorry to hear that those images appeared a little darker than expected! That certainly is not good, and we will be reaching out regarding that to see if there is anything we can do to help out with that! Thank you so much!

2022-11-08T19:19:31.672Z

Patrick H.

Excellent present for family

"Grandparents want presents of grandkids. I needn’t say more."
2022-08-13T01:26:22.977Z

Angelique A.

Beautiful!

"Absolutely thrilled! It made a beautiful gift. Thank you Social Print Studio!"
2022-08-04T00:46:56.267Z

Lane B.

Jade

"It is awesome. I will continue to use your services. 👍"
2022-08-02T07:14:41.453Z

aniko k.

Love the books

"Here’s an important question. As a photographer, I at times include a complimentary catalog, and at times, I’ll get additional orders. But I need to prepare the second order from scratch. Any chance of making reorders available?? Love all the items I’ve ordered. You guys are great. Aniko "
2022-07-28T19:57:01.048Z

Jane G.

Iceland

"Great "
2022-07-14T20:52:43.479Z

Roy P.

Excellent quality

"Great product -- we love it!"
2022-07-02T19:36:54.906Z

Jo B.

It Was AVery Goof Year

"I wanted a different cover and didn’t know how to change it. The one they picked was also good"
2022-06-02T19:47:52.992Z

Nancy L.

Oaxaca

"Loved it! Told everyone about you guys. "
2022-05-16T18:12:13.351Z

Ruby T.

Jamaica’s Encanto party

"I loved it, kind of difficult to navigate but worth it!"
2022-05-10T21:44:40.196Z

Donovan C.

Soft Cover Photo Book for Mother's Day Came Through!

"Book is great. Maybe I could have made sure the images were high resolution prior to the order but I was up against the clock. "
2022-05-05T21:31:47.826Z

Daniela M.

Very happy

"It’s perfect good quality "

Your prints on the @socialprintstudio Instagram


We love seeing what you do with your Softcover Photo Book. Tag us at @socialprintstudio.

Softcover Photo Books have a lovely zine-like quality and are beloved by all ages, as shown by @paigegeffken.

Preserve your travel memories like @heartfelt_traveller did and choose from a variety of cover options.

Softcover Photo Book FAQ


Product Details

Finally, your teenage fantasies of creating your own zine have come true! Softcover Photo Books offer a classic 8x10” (20.3x25.4 cm) size and boast full-bleed pages printed on 100% recycled 118 gsm FSC-certified photo-paper. The 38 pages are perfectly bound, meaning they are bound with no glue, staples, or stitching. Perfect as a portfolio, brochure, or gift for a very special someone.

I’m a photo book newbie. How do I print a Softcover Photo Book?

For a simple tutorial on how to print your first Softcover Photo Book on the website, check out our how-to guide here. Our tutorial will guide you through possible layouts, photo counts, re-arranging, and captions so when you are ready to place your order you will already be a pro!

On the app simply choose your favorite 38 photos, a cover template, and add a title. 

Ordering Tips

If you are using the app, please only use English characters for your titles and captions on your Softcover Photo Book. Emojis or non-English characters will not print. All characters will print in photo books made using the website. 

A Note on Cropping

Our Softcover Photo Books features pages and cover options that can be chosen to print full bleed. Due to the nature of full bleed printing and trimming, we recommend keeping all important subjects at least 0.25” from the edge shown on the cropping menu and print preview. Full bleed prints can be cropped up to an additional 0.25” from this preview so we recommend keeping all vital limbs, heads, and text away from these crop lines.

Can Instagram Photos be used for these books?

We don't recommend using older Instagram photos in our Softcover Photo Books. They will be printed with a large amount of white space around them because the image size is too small to be printed full bleed.

If you would like to print your older Instagram photos, there are some grid page options that have small enough grids to facilitate the smaller Instagram file size. We recommend these grid options for smaller social media photos as printing them full bleed can result in pixelated pages.

What happened to your old uploader?

This tech company got new tech! The new photo book maker is user friendly, allows you to print multiple photos per page, and avoids issues with larger Instagram photos. After many years of leaving the older photo book maker up and running, we no longer support it. The old uploader had old tech and we saw issues arising that led to orders failing. Give the new maker a whirl and if you have any suggestions on how to make it better, email us at hello@sps.io.

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American Made
American made
Manufactured and printed in
Santa Cruz, California.
happiness
Happiness Guaranteed
If you’re not satisfied,
we’ll make it right.
Created to last
Created to last
Long-lasting quality at
an affordable price.
Shop Small
Shop small
Where you spend your money really
does make a difference.
Carbon Neutral
Ships carbon friendly
We offset 100% of our
carbon emissions.
Donations
1% of sales donated
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