This is a fairly nice photo album. The cover and back are not extremely great, but they are a nice color. They feel like paper over a heavy cardboard, which is probably what most cheaper photo albums are. The problem that I found was that it is not wipeable and seems like it would get stained very easily. I believe after a few years of people thumbing through it to look at pictures that it will be nasty looking. Mine also came with the paper wrinkled in the back, which is no big deal to me, but may be to some people. The good things about the album are there are plenty of picture insert pages, the price is great and it is not so overly large that storage is a problem, plus it is kind of plainly decorated and that allows for personalization!