Can I change the type or size of my album once I have started?
Yes, you can upgrade anytime as long a bigger format is available.
How many pages can I have?
For the maximum number of pages, you can have up to 120 pages in all Photo Books, except for the pocket sizes which have a maximum of 20 pages.
The number of pages we allow in our Photo Books is based on the binding process we use. Any more or less pages will result in a less than satisfactory binding of your album that we are unwilling to provide.
For clarity, a page is considered one side of a sheet of paper and are always added/deleted in pairs and cannot be added/deleted individually.
What type of paper do you use? What is the life span of the paper?
Our Photo Books are digitally printed on 170 GSM semi-gloss acid-free paper.
This paper is considered optimal for albums due to its increased thickness and quality while still remaining pliable enough to fulfil the requirements of our albums.
Our Calendars and the covers on our softcover Photo Books are all printed on a heavier 350 GSM card and have the same semi-gloss and acid-free characteristics.
Here are some definitions of the terms used to describe the paper:
- Semi-gloss - defines how 'shiny' the paper is. A semi-gloss paper gives it that slightly wet look that traditional photos have.
- Acid-free - means that the paper has been treated to neutralise it's natural acidity. Without this the paper would slowly turn yellow over time, similar to an old newspaper.
As long your photo book is cared for and it's stored in a cool dry location out of direct sunlight, we'd expect it to last for generations.
What binding method do you use to create your albums?
Our albums use a binding method called perfect binding.
The pages of an Photo Book are glued together with the latest technology using a glue called PUR glue. This form of glue is exceptionally strong and ensures your album will last for generations.
By gluing your album instead of sewing it together, we ensure it lays as flat as possible and none of your beautiful photos are lost in the binding.
What cover options do you have available?
Each product created has a Photocover added by default, which will enable you to design a cover with your own photos and text. The Photocovers are printed in full colour and are gloss laminated.
If you do not wish to have a Photocover on your album, simply ignore the cover pages when editing your album. When you reach the first page in the ordering process, you can change the cover type from the Photocover to another cover type by clicking on the 'Change' link (located below the photocover image).
How are your products printed?
Our products are printed on the latest in digital ink based printing presses (HP Indigo) to carefully defined production standards using 4 colour electrostatic inks. The presses have a colour gamut which matches and in some cases exceeds traditional offset printing.
We believe that only liquid inks place the image in the page and provide the beautiful tones that you are looking for and that other digital presses which use toner rather than liquid inks don't produce products of the quality that we (and you) require.