DPS Magazine had a does a nice job reviewing the production process – primarily in automated finishing – for photobooks. The article by Melissa Donovan describes how the photobook production process is intricate and requires a series of automated tools.
“There is a strong demand for photobooks,” she writes. “To keep up, print providers consider print quality, finishing power, and workflow. Traditional bindery techniques can slow the process and lead to manual errors. Digital is ideal for the most common photobook orders, which are mostly comprised of short runs and variable data.
Aimed at print-production facilities, the article features a round-up of equipment suppliers for printing and binding systems. See more here.