(Closed) Album help!!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If you’re a perfectionist, please do yourself a huge favor and have your album designed by your photographer or another professional.

As far as the finishes on the paper go, it’s all a matter of personal preference.  Linen textured paper gives a more vintagey feel, while a metallic finish is probably best suited for individual prints, as opposed to an entire album.

If you end up designing the album yourself, I would strongly urge you to have a full panoramic layout with lay-flat pages.  When you’re dealing with a gutter, you have to be very aware of the image loss that occurs in the middle of the book, which can make designing a little more difficult.

If you’re concerned about the quality of the album, the best way to set your mind at ease is to have it done by a professional who has access to the high quality albums that are not available at the consumer level.

Yes, it’ll cost more, but it will surely be worth it!

Post # 4
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know that I can answer any of your questions as I’m doing the same searching myself but I did want to let you know of a company I found in case you hadn’t run accross them.

I think I am planning to make my flushmount album through Somerset Albums.  They seem to be really nice quality but do actually sell to non-pros like us.  They certainly aren’t cheap (like, you’d spend between $350 and $650 for an album depending on size and length) but its still WAY cheaper than going through our photographer.  Check them out here: http://www.somersetalbums.com/index.asp  Where else have you found that you liked?

I will for-warn you too that a lot of Bees post info about photobooks to questions like this and I just wanted to say that they just aren’t the same in terms of quality at all.  They are still quite nice and great for some purposes (I made my guestbook with e-pics through AdoramaPix and love it) but it is nothing like a true flushmount album.

I’m interested to see if any other Bees know enough to truely answer the OPs questions!

Post # 5
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we used mypublisher and were very pleased.  It sounds like you may want a professional to design it though.

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