Your life in HD. Digital photos can be shared in seconds, but there’s nothing like holding a printed photo in your hands. So why not create a high quality photo book yourself using hdbook. A personalised photo book, professionally printed and bound, will really bring your photos to life, help you treasure your memories, and makes an ideal gift for friends and family.
Your personalised hdbook. Easy as 123.
1. Select your photos
Choose your favourite images to showcase in your premium photo book – ideal whether you’re looking to create a truly personal gift or simply share your treasured moments with family and friends.
2. Download the hdbook software
The hdbook software lets you easily design a photo book in minutes. Simply download the software to your PC or Mac from one of the hdbook retailers’ websites, lay out your photos and text, and send it to print.
3. Enjoy your memories
Your personalised photo book will be printed on a state-of-the-art Canon DreamLabo 5000 printer. You’ll soon receive your professional quality photo book with vibrant true-to-life photo colours and crisp text.
Personalised photo book inspirations
Stunning photo quality
See and feel the superior quality of an hdbook. Thanks to our high definition 7-ink printing technology, the photos are beautifully detailed, with natural skin tones and true-to-life colour reproduction. Colour photos will appear so vivid they jump right off the page, while black-and-white images will have smooth gradation for a classy look.
Choose your hdbook cover
Create your personal photo book cover by adding text and images to make it your own. Professionally printed and bound, your hdbook will take pride of place on any bookshelf.
Add text to your photos
Add captions to your photos and the name of your album on the cover. Thanks to the specially formulated inks and 2400 dpi print resolution, the hdbook’s text is ultra-sharp.
Flat spread binding
Perfect double-page spreads
All our photo books use flat spread binding, so you can spread images across two pages without losing areas of your photos between the pages. Premium quality double-sided photo papers allow you to expand from a standard 24 pages up to 100 pages without compromising the slim spine.
Choice of hdbook sizes
A format to suit your taste
Square formats are available in sizes of 127 x 127 mm, 210 x 210 mm and 300 x 300 mm, you can specify landscape or portrait in A5 and A4, or choose A3 landscape, so you’re sure to find the perfect format for your personalised photo book.
Choice of photo papers
A premium finish
The specially formulated paper – designed to work with Canon’s printing technology -gives you HD quality photo printing for a premium finish. Choose from Luster paper with texture similar to traditional photo-lab prints, or Glossy paper with a smooth, high-gloss finish.
The combination of Canon inks and specially coated photo papers ensures your photos will last a lifetime. Well, at least for 300 years, so you can be confident that your personal photo book can be enjoyed by generations to come.*
Photo book software
Our easy to use software for Windows or Mac lets you create your custom photo book in minutes. Choose the size of your book, add images and choose a layout from the wide range on offer.
Quick, pre-set layouts
Make creating your own photo book even simpler with the Autoflow feature. The software automatically orders the pictures and puts them into boxes based on the best orientation. You can still fine-tune the page layouts and images before sending your personalised photo book to print.
Advanced, customised layouts
In addition to being easy to use, the free hdbook software has advanced features that give you complete design freedom to make your photo book your way, and tell your own story.
*Estimated print-life for dark storage
<Test methods and criteria for estimation>
The image permanence data expressed numbers of years are estimated based on Test methods and criteria written in “Digital Color Photo Print Stability Evaluation” (JEITA CP-3901) standard issued by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
<Note for printing and displaying photos>
The actual image permanence might be different from the estimates presented above depending on display/storage conditions. The numbers of years are calculated from the results of accelerated tests conducted by Canon Inc. and do not represent a product guarantee. Making your printed images last longer: Exposure to light, environmental gases, high temperature and humidity may accelerate color fading. During storage and display, avoiding those fading factors is effective to promote the image permanence of your photos.
*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.