Flush mount photo books originated as high-end wedding albums that were custom made by boutique binderies. These ranged in price from several hundred dollars to thousands.
Flush mount books differed from regular photo books by being hand mounted on thick inner board with real silver halide photo paper, thus giving the book many desirable characteristics listed below on this pages.
Regular press photo books are low-end photo books that are mass produced using inkjet printers and stock papers. You can find them by Googling “photo books”. Some have a bigger brand, some no brand, but they are the same type of books.
By trade they are known as the “press printed books” because they use the same type of ink, paper, and press print method as magazines and catalogs.