Lots of customers are ordering albums this year, and I thought it might be useful to include a few photos of the two types to illustrate their differences. I have samples, too, so you can hold them and see the differences up close.
Custom press albums are truly custom, with the possibilities for the cover and back cover almost endless. Once you tell me the photos you would like to include and your vision for the album, I design the layout for you, and send you the page proofs to look over before you order. The photographs are printed directly on press paper and mounted on stiff board, and the print quality is excellent. The album includes 12 pages (24 sides) and can be either 10×10 inches or 12×12 inches in overall size.
Black leather albums have a classic, timeless look, and include your name and year (or other text of your choice) embossed on the cover in silver or gold foil (in Arial or Park Avenue font). A variety of layouts for each page are available, including multiple photos per page. Photographs are printed on archival photographic paper and mounted on stiff board; when there are multiple photos on a page, they are printed together with black space between them for a very clean look. The albums can be 5×5, 5×7, 8×8, 8×10, or 10×10 inches in size, and with 12 or 16 pages.
Album style is a matter of personal choice; both will preserve the memories of your family for this generation and those to come!
I love mixing color and black and white in the same album; it tells a great photographic story.