Jan 19th 2023

Motif is officially a part of the Mimeo family of brands!

Motif and Mimeo have been global strategic partners with Apple for over a decade, first as the photobook providers behind Apple’s iPhoto printing services and now as the top photobook product apps in the Apple Mac App Store. With this acquisition, we will continue the tradition of producing the highest quality photobooks and other photo products from the same facilities trusted by Apple.

We’ve separated ourselves from competitors and stood out as the top two photo printing apps in the app store for years. Our reputations as user-friendly apps, with powerful feature sets, premium product quality, and top-tier service distinguishes us as leaders in the space, making Motif a natural fit with Mimeo.

Our values align in our dedication to the Apple customer base and ecosystem. With 90% of Mimeo users coming to us from Apple devices, and 100% of Motif's, it’s a vital aspect of what we do in Mimeo Photos, and now, together with Motif.

What does this mean for Motif users?

You will continue to be able to design beautiful products on the Motif apps this year, yet every photobook, calendar, and card will be printed and shipped by Mimeo.

Here are some of the changes you’ll see: as a part of Mimeo, you’ll see how our high quality materials will make a difference in each gift you make. And you’ll now be able to ship even more photo gifts across the globe with us, as one of the first global print on demand platforms.

In addition to the beautiful photobooks, calendars, and cards you’ve been designing, you’ll also be able to choose from Mimeo’s beautiful photo memory products, including wall and tabletop decor. As an added bonus, all of our photobooks come with a premium matte sleeve to ensure not just professional printing, but professional delivery.

For those that utilize Motif's image curation and AutoFlow technology, which automatically chooses and lays out the best photos for your photobooks, you will still be able to do so. But now you will also have the option to utilize Mimeo Photos’ advanced layout and design toolset.

Mimeo quality products

Mimeo has been in the printing industry for more than 20 years and our expertise is evident in the quality of our products. There’s a good reason why Apple chose Mimeo to produce their print products a decade ago.

Anyone can say their products are “premium”, but we can prove it.

For example, here is how we make our photobooks:

  • Book covers are produced with scuff proof Satin Laminate, which also deters marking
  • Matching dust jackets are printed on McCoy 80 Cover Gloss with a Satin UV coating to prevent image distortion. Plus, it offers a high degree of scuff resistance
  • Interior pages are made of Sappi McCot 65# Silk Cover, which has a silky smooth finish and feels luxurious


Motif's acquisition by Mimeo Photos will only make a positive impact on your photo product printing experience. You will now have even more options to design and ship stunning, professional-quality pieces to friends, family, clients, and yourself, no matter which device you use. Plus you’ll receive them quicker, no matter where in the world you are.

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