About Flush-Mounted Books
Flush mount photo books originated as high-end wedding albums that were custom made by boutique binderies. These books differ from regular photo books by being hand mounted on thick inner board with real silver halide photo paper, giving the book many desirable characteristics including a stronger, tighter, finer, superior core.
About the Pages
A professional album starts with using lab-exclusive photo papers that embody rich colors and fine texture. These are then taken to the next
level by employing unmatched silver halide printing to bring the photos to life in a way that no cheaper printing process can replicate. With 1.1 to 1.5mm pages, out Flush Mount Albums showcase a core thickness that’s truly in a league of its own. The album’s innovative binding offers the epitome of thickness for those seeking an unrivaled classic heirloom album experience.
About the Paper
Flush mount books use real silver halide photo paper that comes with a beautiful Lustre finish. Standard press paper absorbs stains but our flush mount books have coating that protects against spills and stains. Guaranteed to be stain and fade proof for 100 years.
How They’re Printed: Inkjet vs. Photo Paper
Traditional inkjet printing uses a CMYK halftoning method. This consists of small dots packed closely together to give the illusion of transitions. Halftoning can never faithfully reproduce a photo’s true tones, depths or gradiations. If you examine halftone prints closely you’ll notice grainy noise added where there should be soft smooth transitions. It does not matter whether a printing press uses 4 colors, 6 colors or 8 color “HD” printing. They all rely on halftone CMYK technology, which is fundamentally gamut limited.
Real photo printing doesn’t use halftoning. Instead it uses a chemical process done through exposure practices that have been practiced for 100 years. The final result is a real photo with truly seamless tones where no transition is apparent.
About the Binding
Our flush mount books use a layflat design, which gives stunning panoramic views. Layflat binding allows the image to be uninterrupted so you dont lose the image inside the gutter. Our books have stitched library bindings to ensure a long lasting book.
We source only the highest quality Leatherette. This means deeper grain patterns, superior texture, great laser engraving potential and a lifetime of durability. Available in a variety of colors.
For just a little extra you can upgrade your Classic Leatherette Book to our premium Genuine Leather cover. Cameo windows and Laser engraving available in this option.
Crystal Cover Books
Our Crystal cover books offer a premium album with a hardened, Anti-Scratch, Precision Facet Cut Glass cover. Glass can feature one or multiple cover images with or without text. Glass covers may be combined with all colors of leatherette and real leather bindings for a modern and elegant look.
Laser Engraving & Debossing
Add laser printed text of your names and date in 19 fonts and an unlimited range of printed colors. We also offer foil debossing in Gold, Matte Gold, Rose Gold, Copper, Silver, White, Black. Additonally, you may choose “Clear” or “Blind” debossing (debossing without foil). Both are available for designs and logos.
A “Parent Album” is a miniature replica of a wedding album that is traditionally given to parents of the bride and groom. Our 6×6 Parent Albums have identical interiors to the main album and covers are matched to the leatherette/leather color of the main album.
You may choose to also order a presentation box to house your album. Boxes, like our albums, use premium leatherette and are hand-constructed and hand-stiched for highest quality.