THE MATTED ALBUM

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Matted Album

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 A MODERN, LUXURY TAKE ON A CLASSIC

 

Like with my Fine Art Photo Books, I'm proud to have locally sourced these hand-crafted, Albums, made in Yorkshire by a small team who noticed a gap in the market back in 2010, the team are passionate about their products which is what I love about them; they have incredible attention to detail and will look over each and every album to make sure it is just perfect.

These Matted Albums demonstrate just that, they elevate the traditional album form to a new level with the same quality and attention to detail, as the Fine Art BooksYour prints are expertly mounted beneath precision-cut bevelled mats of conservation grade. Each aperture becomes a window through which the viewer can take time to fully appreciate images in turn. Each page consists of six, hand assembled, layers, measuring a substantial 2.5mm in thickness. The albums lie flat and are trimmed flush for a perfect finish.

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In these albums, the bevelled mats create an enticing frame for each photo. This does mean your images can’t go across the crease like they can in our Fine Art Book. But it’s a constraint that encourages a timeless look and feel that’s very elegant.

HERE'S WHAT I LIKED MOST

Self-contained pages
High-Impact Image and space juxtaposition
Up to 30 double page spreads
Archival-quality materials to last a lifetime
Extensive range of personalisation options
Full grain leather and vegan friendly materials
HD pigment printing with superior highlight & shadow detail

A Standard Matted Album includes:

  • 10 spreads (20 pages) of fine art paper, with the possibility to add up to 30 spreads

  • A choice of Contemporary Leather, Pastel or Bold Fabric, Essential Cotton Fabric covers please see examples below (I have real swatches for you to see, touch and feel, just ask)

  • A debossed or printed printed (in white or black) 2 line title

  • Natural cotton wrap with tailed ribbon tie

  • Kraft cardboard presentation box with or without the tree design

In a standard album, I usually recommend that you choose between 40-50 images or 4-5 image per spread if you are adding extra pages- you can have up to 30 double page spreads. I will ask you to choose your images by creating a favourites list within your online gallery. This list gives me a great place to start, when planning your book, if I feel like there are areas of your day which are lacking imagery, I will use my artistic vision and knowledge to insert extras to the mix. Once I have popped your mock-up together, I will share a link with you. You'll be able to browse your visual album from the comfort of your own home, after contemplating the design you can make notes, if you'd like changes to be made. After completing the changes I'll be be able to  resend your design, so you can be sure you're happy with the outcome and then we'll get it ordered. 

When the album goes to print, it generally takes between 4-6 weeks for it to be made and dispatched.

Here's some things you might like to take a look at ahead of ordering your photo book so you can be ready when I ask you after we've finished your photo book's initial design and layout. First of all, you should take a look at the leathers and fabrics you can choose to cover your book with.

 

Lots of couples go for the colour theme of their day, whereas others will choose to stay neutral by going for a classic colour, such as: Mist, Sandstone or Saddle in the Contemporary Leathers range you can see below. 

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Now you've chosen your material and colour you should think about how you will personalise the cover...
 

On the Front Cover you can have, one or two lines of text in one of our standard fonts, there are lots of options for the two lines of text. Take your time, to think about what you might like it to say and then have a look at the options below to decide how you would like it displaying on your photo book. 

DEBOSSING
Also known as blind blocking or stamping, but the same magical process. They use traditional methods to imprint letters into the cover without ink or foil. It’s an elegant, tactile finish.

LASER ENGRAVING
To engrave your text or logo, our highly accurate laser removes the material’s top layer to reveal its natural hues beneath.

COVER PRINTING
The latest personalisation technique, but it can achieve either a modern or classic look. We can print directly onto most of the materials in either black or white ink.

FOIL BLOCKING
A really eye-catching finish. As with debossing, they imprint letters into the material, but press metallic foil into the indentation.

22 CARAT GOLD
My suppliers can now finish the leather album covers with real 22 carat gold lettering and logos. It’s a dazzling look and we think is a first among UK-based album makers. (Additional charge.)

 

PALLADIUM
This lustrous silvery-white metal looks heavenly on the leather covers and can be used for either lettering or logos.

STANDARD FONTS

 

There’s an expanded range of standard fonts to give you plenty of options.

 

For debossing and foil blocking, you can choose from Bebas, Prata, Helvetica or Coronation. The latter is used in traditional bookbinding and is similar to Century Gothic.

 

For printing, engraving and 22 carat gold, you have an even wider choice, which includes Bebas, Bombshell, Century, Century Gothic, Courier, Futura, Gill Sans, Helvetica, Magarella, Melinda, Montserrat, Prata, Times, Trajan and Univers. Examples below.

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