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Pinchbook™ Photo Books DIY Photo Albums (Price per Box)


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Pinchbook™ hard covers are a completely unique product that let you DIY photo books from the comfort of your home, without any special equipment or glue mess. Easy to use, all you do is open the cover all the way, insert your sheets into the patented spine, and then close the covers. It's that fast and that simple to make your own photo book or hard cover. The unique spine creates a secure bind that does not allow any pages to become loose and fall out, however the cover can be easily re-opened and edited as needed. The design offers a professional and premium look, but at a price point that everyone can attain. With these unique Pinchbooks™ you can make your own photo albums, baby books, school year books, as well as more professional hard cover books, such as real estate books, restaurant cocktail menus, and so much more. Buy Pinchbook™ photo books DIY photo albums online in either leather or cloth materials, and in a huge selection of sizes, many available with and without windows in the front cover. They will hold up to about 35 sheets of standard copy paper, or about 25 sheets of photo paper.

How to Use Pinchbooks™
① Open the covers all the way so they touch
② Insert your sheets or photos into the spine
③ Close the covers & you're done

Starting at: $20.79

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Pinchbook™ FAQs

Q: What is the Pinchbook™ sheet capacity?
All size Pinchbooks™ hold up to 35 sheets of standard copy paper, up to 25 sheets of standard photo paper.


Pinchbook™ Packaging

  Pinchook Size     Books / Box  
  4" x 4"     20 Books  
  4" x 6"     10 Books  
  5" x 7"     10 Books  
  6" x 8"     5 Books  
  8" x 8"     5 Books  
  8" x 10"     5 Books
  8-1/2" x 11"     5 Books
  8-1/2" x 11-3/4"     5 Books
  8-1/2" x 12"     5 Books
  12" x 12"     5 Books

Product Description

Pinchbook™ Photo Books are an incredible innovation in the Photographic and Presentation industries. Creating photobooks and hard books of all kinds has never been easier. Pinchbooks™ allow anyone with a high quality color printer to enter the popular and fast growing photo book market. These books are perfect for event photographers, photo centers and print shops to offer on-the-spot photo books with no upfront equipment costs and no need for a large work space.

Simply pull back the cover to make the spring-clamp open, insert the pages and snap the cover closed. The stop at the bottom of the spine ensures that all of the pages are perfectly aligned and held securely. If a mistake is made, simply reopen and adjust the pages. This editable feature ensures you will never have a wasted book or ruined print. Each Pinchbook™ has a capacity of up to 35 sheets of 20 # copy paper, or about 25 sheets of photo paper. They are available in two finishes; a classic cloth finish or a premium leather. These DIY hard cover books are reusable, expandable and use no messy glues to hold the pages together. 



Pinchbooks™ Features:

  • No equipment required
  • Add or swap pages any time with unique, expandable binding to hold up to 25 sheet fo photo paper
  • Custom Foil Stamping is available upon request
  • Custom Cover Pinchbook™ Photo Books are also available

Square Pinchbooks™, Portrait Pinchbooks™, & Landscape Pinchbooks™ Available:

Pinchbook™ Orientation Options

Pinchbook™ Cloth & Pinchbook™ Leather Books Available:

Pinchbook™ Material Options


Manufacturer Spiral
Capacity 35 sheets [20# copy paper]
25 sheets [standard photo paper]
Compatible Equipment No Equipment Required
Window Avalable With or Without Window for Many Sizes

Expert Reviews

Expert Reviewer: Mallory, Editor at BUY101Pinchbook™ DIY Photo Books
by Mallory Morsa
Hi! I am Mallory and I am the editor at BUY101. I have been with the team since 2008, where I started out as a customer service representative, learning the in's and out's of every product we offer. I then moved into a roll of product management that required even more in-depth product research and training, sharing my extensive knowledge with our entire BUY101 team, and now, with you in my honest reviews.


 Pinchbook Photo Book DIY Photo Albums Expert Review by Mallory Morsa


Everyone! Everyone can use Pinchbooks™ for a large number of things, and they are sure to be impressed… just like I was! Because I am not only an employee here at, but I am also a customer when it comes to these awesome books! Whether you are an individual who wants to make photo albums, or a business that needs to make high-quality presentations for your VIP clients, Pinchbook™ hard covers are a great solutions. If you need more customization opportunities, or are a photo studio interested in creating more unique books for your customers, check out our Custom Pinchbook™ Photo Books.

WHAT I LIKE (or rather, what I LOVE):
I love everything about how these Pinchbook™ albums work… I really do! They are so awesome, and they really fill a need for people like me, who still like to make photo albums in our technology-driven world. Here are all of the reasons why I love these DIY albums:

①  They are fast and easy to make. You don’t need any complicated case making equipment to make the hard covers themselves, and you don’t need a gluing machine to bind it with your pages. All you need are your own two hands (although an extra set of hands does help). And once your pages are printed, you just stack them in the order you want, place them into the opened spine, and close the covers to bind. That’s it, you are done!

②  In addition to being simple and quick, I also am impressed with the material. For one, you can choose either a linen fabric-like material, or leather. For my own personal use, I had purchased the black linen cloth, and I am happy with the buy; it is a real deep black, not muted or grayed out like some other linen products, feels like fabric instead of paper, and adds a nice look/finish to the book. This cloth option also comes in several colors. The leather material is available in black, and looks more upscale. That option seems to be preferred by businesses with high-end clients that they present quotes, contracts, and other documents to, however, is certainly not limited in any way.

③  Some sizes have windows, and some don’t. The window option lets you show a part of your first page through, so you can display a photo, your customer’s businesses name, or your own branding. It allows for the opportunity to label each book individually, so you can create a single book with one title, and the next book with something completely different, without having to deal with high production run minimums.

④  Because these books are a plain cover, there are no limits to the type of book you can make. For instance, I used the ones that I purchased to make memory books for a lost loved one, and gave them out for gifts to my family on the anniversary of his passing. They had not only photos, but some of his most memorable quotes, jokes, fun memories, and more. I just customized each page completely on my computer, printed the pages, and put them in the Pinchbook™. In addition to individual users like me, they are real popular for businesses too, because you can print contracts and quotes and bind them in an impressive way that reflects highly on your company. Check out these fun photobook and display ideas on our Pinterest page.

⑤  Possibly the most important factor when choosing whether or not to buy; Pinchbooks™ are inexpensive. As compared with custom printed photobooks from online retailers (which is where I used to make my photo books), I only paid a little more than $4.00 for each book, and then maybe another $1.00 for the printed pages. To have a book like this made online it can cost upwards of $40.00, or even more. In this case, these DIY hard cover books are a much less expensive option.

I honestly am finding it hard to even put anything in this section, because although there is room for improvements, they are miniscule and in no way affect my love of this product. That being said, here is what you should think about before making your purchase:

①  The color selection is not that large. Currently 6 colors are stocked, and not all colors come in all sizes. I would love to have more color options (teal, please! I love teal!)

②  You can DIY these books, but DIT (doing it together) with an extra person is easier. Pulling the covers toward each other to open the spine properly for paper insertion is easier if one person opens the book using both hands, and another inserts that pages. Large sized books are more difficult to hold open than smaller ones, so get some help if you need it. I was able to hold the larger books between my body and my desk, and insert the pages by hand just fine.

③  The leather option shows fingerprints if your hands are oily (or freshly lotioned), but I was able to easily wipe them away with a cloth.

Pinchbooks™ are a beautiful way to store and display photos for individuals, as well as a professional way to create premium hard cover presentations for clients and businesses. There is truly no limit to how they can be used, and I look forward to watching them grow in popularity and, subsequently, watching the color and size options grow as well.

User Reviews

GoodReview by Christopher
Good product. Happy with the purchase. (Posted on 4/10/17)
Fun family albums!Review by Grandma Jo
I saw these on your pinterest page and fell in love... got the mini 4x6 ones and used them for a funny photo album of all the grandkids in the family, just like the idea I saw on your pin They turned out so precious. Making more for the rest of the family! (Posted on 2/21/17)
So NeatReview by Mallory
I have to be honest, I am an employee here and when I first saw these products I swooned! I bought the 6" H x 8" W (Landscape) black cloth Pinchbooks to create small books in memory of my father in law who passed away several years ago. I thought it would be a great way to create books for multiple family members as inexpensively as possible, without compromising quality, all while keeping the ability to 100% customize every page. We made our own scrapbook pages with photos and some of his most memorable jokes and quotes, and will be giving them out as photo gifts for the family. These DIY albums are so great, we really love them! (Posted on 11/15/16)
IN LOVE <3 Never again will Shutterfly take $50 from me for 1 book that I can make myselfReview by Shawna
I ordered the 5x7 black cloth pinchbooks and I am in love. I was a little hesitant because I never saw anything like this before... but MAN these are just as easy to use as Binding101 says. And really inexpensive per book when you compare it to hard cover photobooks from places like shutterfly... I think my last shutterfly photo book was a soft cover with 20 pages and cost around $30... if I would have used these I could have had it done for around $5 or $6. I only wish there were more colors and more sizes with windows, but overall, I just love love love these and will for sure buy again <3 (Posted on 10/25/16)

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