If you've ever thought about publishing your own photo book, whether as a portofolio or just for fun, online publishers Blurb have now introduced a premium paper offering that it says will better support professional photographers.

The 100-pound text silk-finish paper is 35% heavier than Blurb’s standard paper, and features improved opacity and better print quality.

"This is a big deal for Blurb users – many of whom are professionals who use our platform to create portfolios and to sell books to their clients," said Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO of Blurb.

Premium paper is available from the 23rd October, for all four-colour Blurb book sizes of up to 160 pages - simply select "Purchase with Premium Paper" as part of the check-out process.

Head over to the Blurb website to get started and to check out prices.