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Premium High Definition Photobooks

Premium High Definition Photobooks

Our High Definition photobooks are printed on the only Canon DreamLabo 5000 digital printing press in Africa.  This cutting-edge technology brings your images to life in vivid detail, with a range of colour and clarity of texture far superior to that of conventional printing.

Read a detailed breakdown of why you should choose our High Definition Photobooks.

The difference is in the details. The traditional digital printing process uses millions of tiny dots to create an image that can often appear grainy from up close. Our HD Photobooks, on the other hand, are printed using a screening process that features a high definition line screen to reproduce images down to the tiniest detail.

A new dimension in print quality

In addition to CMYK that is used in standard colour printing, the Canon DreamLabo 5000 uses photo cyan, photo magenta and grey dye-based inks. As a result, images have higher resolution, greater depth in colour, shadow detail and superior colour control.

The 7 fixed-line print heads have high-density precision jets that deliver ink accurately and consistently at 2400 dpi. This results in crisp images with natural skin tones and smooth gradation for a classic finish in black and white.

Sustainable and economical 

The Canon DreamLabo 5000 is designed to be safe and environmentally friendly. No harmful chemicals are used, and we take care to ensure minimal paper waste.

FREE Photobook Software

Our Photobook & Layout Software is entirely free for download, and it works on both Microsoft and Mac computers. Perhaps more importantly, the latest version of our Software makes it easier than ever to create a photo book,  with an easy-to-use interface guiding you through every step of the process. It is also worth noting that making a photo book is not your only option, as our Layout Software can also be used to make note books, postcard books, post cards, folding cards, business cards, calendars, mugs, badges, magnets and more…

If you do not have the time to create your own Photobook, or  the idea of doing it yourself is a little daunting, why not commission one of our highly creative designers and let them lay it out for you?

Orms Design Service

Why use a designer? With years of experience processing hundreds of different books, our designers know what works and what doesn’t. They understand how to get the most out of your photos, and can give you expert creative guidance that will improve the production quality of your book.

If you have a strong understanding of what your book should look like, our designers make it easy to achieve. If you have no idea what you want, they can do all the work for you.

You’ll find all you need to know about having your Photobook designed by us here or call 021 469 1987 to make an appointment.

Please note that having your book designed will have an impact on the standard turnaround time.

Turnaround time:

7 – 10 working days

(excluding design time)

HD Premium Photobook Prices

Our HD Premium Photobook  prices can be accessed via the tab below. It is also worth noting that our Photobook software is entirely free for download.

Our bookmaking technique

Our skilled technicians use classic bookmaking techniques to ensure that each photobook is of the highest standard. We use state-of-the-art PUR glue for perfect binding, customized spine width to each book and attach blank end papers for a premium feel. The corners of each cover are meticulously trimmed and tucked for an elegant finish.

Flat spread binding

Our HD Photobooks are not only durable and long lasting; they’re also exceptionally designed. Each book contains hinged pages that allow them to open perfectly flat – this ensures that images are equally spread across two pages, so you never lose a single detail.


Canon’s premium paper promises an impressive final product with ultra-high image resolution and superb text quality.

Choose from Lustre paper, which has a texture similar to traditional photo-lab prints, or glossy paper for rich, vibrant colours.

Canon Lustre Paper:
  • 250gsm premium photo realistic feel paper;
  • Can be printed double-sided;
  • Textured surface with a glare free finish;
  • Reflects light evenly for stunning visual clarity;
  • High Definition Image quality;
  • Lifespan of over 300 years.
Canon Glossy Paper:
  • 250gsm Premium Photo Realistic feel paper;
  • Can be printed double-sided;
  • Smooth, high gloss finish;
  • Fingerprint resistant;
  • Rich, vibrant colour and saturation;
  • High Definition Image quality;
  • Lifespan of over 300 years.

Choose between black or white.

Cover options:

Personalised Hardcovers

Personal Hardcover books are fully customizable and can be finished in either matt or gloss lamination.

Standard Hardcover

Personalised Hardcovers
  • A4 Landscape (28 – 100 pages);
  • A4 Portrait (28 – 100 pages);
  • A3 Landscape (28 – 100 pages);
  • 200 x 200 mm (28 – 84 pages);
  • 300 x 300 mm (28 – 100 pages).
Standard Hardcovers
  • A4 Landscape (28 – 100 pages);
  • A4 Portrait (28 – 100 pages);
  • A3 Landscape (28 – 100 pages);
  • 200 x 200 mm (28 – 84 pages);
  • 300 x 300 mm (28 – 100 pages).


Photobook Price Calculator:


Q&A with Create & Print Queries

What printer do you use?

All HD Premium Photobooks are printed on the Canon DreamLabo 5000

How does it work?

It’s easy!

    1. Download our FREE Orms Create & Print software for Mac* or PC. (You can also transfer the Software onto your USB Flash Drive in store .)
    2. Follow the step-by-step instructions and create your book:
      • Use our ready-made templates
      • Customise your layout completely with as many photos and as much text as you like.
      • Personalise your cover – matte, gloss and cream linen are our most popular options.

If you’re a little daunted by our Photobook & Layout Software, we offer FREE 90-min classes to guide you through the design process. To book a class today, simply follow this link to choose an appropriate date and venue.

  1. Place your order online via the software or follow the easy steps and bring it in on a USB/flash stick.
  2. We’ll print your book to your specifications, then bind it by hand (stitched and glued), wrap it in tissue paper and present it in a beautiful black Wibalin box.
    • It usually takes 5–7 working days to print a Photo book.
  3. We ship anywhere  – Don’t worry if you aren’t based in Cape Town – we will ship straight to you!
What does a Personalised Hardcover entail?

A Personalised Hardcover is fully customisable with your own image or design. This can be finished with matte or gloss lamination.

What are endpapers?

These are the pages at the back and front of the book that bind the inside of the book to its cover.

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