New Product Review: Leather and Linen CEWE PHOTOBOOK covers with The Photo Book Guru

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If you have been keeping a keen eye on our communications recently, you’re sure to have spotted our brand-new leather and linen CEWE PHOTOBOOK covers, bringing a host of new colour options and giving our classic styles a new, refreshed look. When it comes to quality, our Photo Books are second to none, and the linen and leather covers are certainly no exception! Still, we didn’t want you to just take our word for it so we enlisted the help of Stefan – otherwise known as The Photo Book Guru – a man who really knows his stuff when it comes to all things photo book. Stefan had exclusive access to the new cover styles to test out before we launched them, and here’s what he had to say.

New Colours Available

With the addition of our brand-new cover types, we’ve also introduced four more colour options for you to select from. Where our range previously included black or brown finishes, you can now choose from black, white and marbled brown faux leather or white, grey or royal blue linen.

These new colour options make it even easier to match your CEWE PHOTOBOOK to its theme, for instance, we love how this minimalistic white faux leather cover complements the chic wedding photography within.

Add Highlights to your Cover

With our leather and linen covers, you’ll also be able to add metallic or gloss Highlights, including our new rose gold variation. Stefan writes:

“You can embellish these covers with highlights, which are golden, silver, rose gold or glossy raised accents of text, clip art or frames (free of charge [on leather and linen books]). They look gorgeous and will make your titles really pop.”

The Photo Book Guru

And we totally agree! Highlights have long been a customer favourite, and the addition of rose gold means you’ll have even more ways to personalise your CEWE PHOTOBOOK and create your ideal keepsake full of your memories in photo. Text, clip art, borders or frames – how will you design your cover Highlights?

Choose Your Size

Our new leather and linen Photo Books are available in two sizes – XL Square and XXL Landscape. These books are designed to pack a punch, so we’ve made them available in our two most popular large formats for you to choose between. While they naturally lend themselves perfectly to wedding photography, we also think our leather and linen covers make wonderful baby books, holiday albums and cookbooks, too. With the added protection of a sturdy cover as well as their high-impact size, you can be assured that your photos will look as glorious in print as the day they were taken.

“Both sizes are perfect for a nice wedding album”

The Photo Book Guru

Layflat Seamless Binding

Both styles of our leather and linen Photo Books come with our distinguished layflat binding, leaving no seam between the pages and allowing your photos to be positioned across the fold without loss of image or any unsightly gutters. In his review, Stefan also remarked on this feature, noting:

“All the elegant cover books open fully flat and there is no break in the middle, giving an uninterrupted flow of your photos. There is no sheet inserted between the pages so it’s not flush mount which means that the books are much lighter than most wedding albums and can also go up to a higher page count”

The Photo Book Guru
Photo Credit: The Photo Book Guru

High-Quality Matte Photographic Paper

We wanted to make our leather and linen books feel luxurious, chic and effortlessly stylish, so we knew our Matte Photographic Paper was perfect for the job. Weighing in at 300gsm, the irresistibly tactile pages will showcase your images at their finest whilst also tempting you to feel their velvety finish. Stefan also remarks on the quality of the paper, saying:

“All the books are printed on photographic, brilliant white, matt paper. It’s 300gsm in thickness and has no shine at all. It’s a beautiful, smooth paper that works really well in both books”

The Photo Book Guru
Photo Credit: The Photo Book Guru

At present, only our Matte Photographic Paper is available for the leather and linen books, but you can stay tuned to be the first to hear of more paper types to come.

Print Quality

At CEWE, unbeatable print quality is something we’re renowned for (we’ve even won industry awards to back it up!) so we were thrilled to see Stefan remark on this, too.

“The luxury albums are printed on silver halide (photographic) printers. This print method yields smooth, continuous tones. It makes portrait and nature photos look very natural. I think it’s perfect for wedding albums, it’s very flattering on portraits. The blacks are soft and smooth. Colours look great.”

The Photo Book Guru
Professionally printed wedding photo book for Anna & Tom

Don’t forget, if a precise colour reproduction is what you’re after, we’ve produced a set of recommended screen settings to ensure the colour produced in print replicates what you see on your screen as closely as possible. Here are also a few hints and tips for getting your colour settings spot on.

Presentation Box

Coming as standard with our leather and linen Photo Books is a presentation box including a customisable slipcase and wraparound material to protect your book. You can see this, along with all elements of the two photo books, in more detail in Stefan’s full video below.

Thanks to Stefan at The Photo Book Guru for reviewing our leather and linen CEWE PHOTOBOOK options! You can read the full review here, discover more about The Photo Book Guru and find him on social media via YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.


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