Albums are ultimate way of telling your story in a creative and cohesive style. Whether it's a sweet family memory, or the big "I-do's", there are custom creations to fit all styles and budgets. On this page, you'll find a more in-depth look at Signature Albums than was possible to put within the product catalog; please take your time considering your many options and always let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or need any help!
Beautifully simple and fully customizable, the Signature Album is the ultimate way to showcase your photographs. Featuring a one-piece wraparound cover design, up to 50 spreads, photographic and press papers, thick or thin page options and multiple cover options. Choose from a variety of sizes and optional upgrades to create the ultimate keepsake.
SIZE + PAGE COUNT OPTIONS
Signature Albums are available in 5x5, 6x9, 9x6, 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 12x8, 10x10, 12x12, and 10x15 sizes. Page counts are from a minimum of 10 pages/20 sides* to 50 pages/100 sides for Thin Page options and 25 pages/50 sides for Thick Page options. Each album is bound for each spread to be panoramic with an easy lay-flat view.
*Each side is a leaf or a spread, and each side contains two pages. A 10 page/20 side = 10 spreads, 20 pages front and back.
Photos are mounted directly on page boards; the thick pages (below left) are 1/16” thick, offering a dramatically high-end feel, while the thin board (below right) is 1/32,” offering a more modern look.
PAPER TYPES + FINISHING TEXTURES
Signature Albums can be printed on a variety of paper types: E-Surface, Metallic, Deep Matte, and Classic Felt. All papers have a Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display; 200 years in dark storage. E-Surface is the standard option, other paper types and finishing textures are an additional charge. Please click on individual images for more detailed views.
All page types and finishing textures are available with the option for standard or rounded page corners.
Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper is the most popular paper used worldwide by professional photographers, and is the suggested choice for albums.
- Boasts accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and great intensity and offers brighter blues, cyans, purples, and reds.
Metallic Paper features a unique pearlescent surface with ultra-bright backgrounds for a unique, dreamy feel to images. Requires a linen finishing texture.
- Uses a patented combination of film and laminate layers resulting in striking three-dimensional images. It offers natural- looking flesh tones, sharp details, and beautifully-saturated colors.
Classic Felt press paper has a luxurious feel and smooth finish, producing a high-quality, timeless option for press products. It is a lighter-weight alternative to other paper options.
- Acid free, archival and Forest Stewardship Council certified paper.
Fuji Crystal Archive Deep Matte paper is the premier matte paper used by professional photographers. This paper is available for an additional charge.
- Deep matte, lustreless surface creates tremendous visual impact. Produces rich color with pure whites and sharp text quality.
Lustre Coating is an eco friendly, non-flammable, roller-applied coating that provides superior protection against fingerprints and UV exposure, while also visibly enhancing the look of your pages.
Pebble Texture is a roller-applied embossment with a medium texture provides a distinct appearance.
Linen Texture is a plate-applied embossed texture – the plate is pressed directly onto the print for a dramatic texture.
Finelinen Texture is a roller-applied embossed texture with a fine texture to add a slight alteration to the paper surface.
STANDARD COVER OPTIONS
Signature Standard Leather
The Standard Leather line is made of genuine Italian full grain leather for a classic and refined cover option. These moisture resistant leathers age beautifully with a rich patina.
Signature Distressed Leather
The Distressed Leather line is made of genuine Italian full grain leathers and features unique variations with natural markings. Please note that distressed leathers are made to show the natural wear and tear caused from daily use, making this cover choice a unique and expressive choice.
Signature Pearlescent Leather
The Pearlescent Leather line is made of genuine Italian enhanced grain leather with just a subtle hint of shimmer, boasting a durable finish that is water and stain resistant.
Signature Textured Leather
The Textured Leather line is made of genuine Italian patent leather and features a reptile pattern with a high gloss finish that'll surely turn heads.
The Linen Line is made of a beautiful textile blend and features an assortment of colors to highlight and compliment the imagery of your album. Please note that due to the nature of this material, linen covers may have slight variations in texture and color.
DELUXE COVER OPTIONS
Custom Image Covers
Your favorite image is printed on one of four substrates and will wrap around the entire cover of your album. If selecting Canvas, your image is printed on canvas substrate with a coat of lamination for protection. Glossy covers are printed on E-Surface photographic paper with a fine coat of high gloss lamination. Metallic substrate is printed photographic paper with high gloss, giving off a metallic shine. Satin Covers are made of E-Surface photographic paper with a fine coat of matte lamination, for a softer fine art feel. Please click on individual images for more detailed views.
A captivating and dramatic option, your image is printed directly on the backside of a piece of Acrylic for an absolutely stunning look. Acrylic Covers are available with Standard, Distressed, Pearlescent, Textured, and Etched leather.
Offering the natural beauty of a maple wood cover, your image is printed onto the wooden surface allowing the lovely wood-grain to shine through. Wood Covers are available with Standard, Distressed, Pearlescent, Textured, and Etched leather.
Show off your favorite image on a hand-cut, metal cover. The printed Metal Cover brings an industrial flair to your imagery with a metal base and texture. Metal Covers are available with Standard, Distressed, Pearlescent, Textured, and Etched leather.
Create a stylish and modern cover with an Etched Leather pattern. Etched Leather covers are available with Standard, Distressed and Pearlescent leather options.
An instant classic, Cameo Covers feature an image window to highlight your favorite photographs and give a little peek at what's to come. Cameos are available with Signature Leather (all besides Etched Leathers) and Linen Cover options in sizes 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 10x10, 12x8, 12x12, and 15x10.
Left to Right on all size options: Panoramic, Rectangle, Square, 3-Square Stack
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CORNER TYPES, END LEAF & GILDING
Choose from traditional square corners, or a rounded corner option for photographic paper types. An End Leaf is the starting and finishing page of your album, and is available in black or white. Gilding is an additional option on square corners in gold, silver, or black options to add an eye-catching detail to your page edges.
FOIL STAMPING & DEBOSSING
A sparkling and stylish way to add important details to your album cover, Foil Stamping is available in Gold, Silver, Granite, and Black in either the lower middle center or the lower right corner for any Standard Signature Leather option. Choose up to three lines of 28 characters per line in two font styles - Alana Pro and Garage Gothic.
Available on Standard and Pearlescent Leather Options only, and unavailable with Cameo Cover options.
Another option for an eye-catching detail, debossing is an impressed method of adding up to two lines of text centered on the front of your album. Debossing is available in Black, Copper, Gold, Silver, Granite, Matte Gold, Matte Silver, or Blind/No Color and two fonts - Garage Gothic or Dessau Pro fonts.
Available in Standard, Distressed, and Pearlescent Leather, and Linen Cover options only, and unavailable with Cameo Covers. Distressed leather can only feature Blind/No Color debossing.
Please note that text can always be added in to custom image options!
All albums come standard in a graphite grey box to protect and store your album, but you can create a custom home for your album in a beautiful solid Maple wood box. Use your favorite image to be printed directly on the cover, or select an eye-catching etched design to house any 8x8, 10x10 or 12x12 albums. White ink is
Etched Covers Options
SIGNATURE THIN PAGE ALBUMS
SIGNATURE THICK PAGE ALBUMS
DELUXE COVERS + ADDONS
Etched Leather $35
Custom Image Cover $35
Finishing Textures $0.50 per side
Foil Stamping $10
Rounded or Square Corners - Included
Leather + Linen Covers - Included
Acrylic, Printed Metal, Printed Wood Covers 5x5, 6x9, 9x6 - $100 | 8x8, 8x10, 10x8 - $120 8x12, 12x8 - $150 | 12x12 - $170 | 15x10 - $190
Page Gilding $25
Thinking of sharing the joy? Discounts are available for albums sharing the same images + layouts - up to %25 off! Please contact me directly for a customized quote.
ORDERING + CREATION PROCESS
Using your online gallery system, you'll utilize the favoriting system to pick your favorite images for your album. As a curative suggestion, think about your shoot or event as a whole and include a variety of images to tell the entire story from start to finish. Keep in mind that an average of 2-8 images per spread is used in the layout process, and your page numbers will fluctuate accordingly. You can choose as few or as many as you like, but please note that some images may be omitted or added to create a more dynamic flow. If there are specific images that you absolutely totally cannot possibly fathom not having included in your album, please make note of those photos!
When you're ready to place your order, you'll follow the link below to an online order form. A $150 deposit is due before I begin the digital design process. PDF layouts will be sent along for your approval; you're encouraged to help me add, subtract, and tweak the layout to absolute perfection. All albums include two re-works after the first layout, additional re-works are $45. Once you've signed off on your layout, the additional album cost will be due and the physical album creation is underway!
Because of the creative and collaborative process of album creation, it generally takes anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks from start to finish. Physical production time is approximately 2 to 5 days, after which it is inspected for quality and overnighted to you.
The $150 deposit fee is non-refundable once the design process has begun. The full cost is non-refundable after the album has been submitted for production.
READY TO ORDER? Follow this link to the online order form!
NEED MORE HELP? Shoot me an e-mail or call me at 410-490-9278 for more assistance!
Looking for something else? Check out the Layflat Album + Book info page!