Modern Album

These albums are as modern as they come. Each album is hand crafted with archival paper and bond adhesive. Their lay-flat design allows us to design panoramic spreads using your favourite images. These albums offer us the most creative freedom when designing your family heirloom

Available Options:

  • Made with genuine photographic prints.
  • Sizes from 3×3 to 20×8
  • Rounded, solid spine or square, soft spine
  • Rounded or square page corners
  • Cut or creased print options
  • Standard or thin magazine-style pages
  • Left or right starting albums
  • All prints are coated except metallic papers.

Available Book Sizes:

  • 3×3
  • 4×4
  • 5×5
  • 8×8
  • 9×9
  • 10×10
  • 12×12
  • 14×14
  • 4×6
  • 6×9
  • 8×12
  • 10×15
  • 12×18
  • 5×7
  • 10×14
  • 6×8
  • 9×12
  • 12×16
  • 4×5
  • 8×10
  • 10×4
  • 20×8
  • 7×10
  • 9.5×13
  • 10×13
  • 11×14

Spine Options

Example of a Round (Solid Spine) and a Square (Soft Spine)

We offer two unique book spine options: a round, solid spine and a soft, square spine. Your choice of spine style is important in that it can dictate other internal options such as page style. Keep in mind, however, that not all styles work both ways.

For example, if you want to do the thin magazine style pages, you can’t select a round, solid spine since thin pages are not an option for that spine. However if you want the square, soft spine, you can select either page style.

Round Spine

  • More traditional
  • Lightly padded cover
  • Standard pages
  • Rounded corners
  • Very stable
  • Perfect alignment
  • No dips
  • No movement
  • Not available on specialty covers

Square Spine

  • More modern
  • Flexible spine
  • Unpadded cover
  • Thin or standard pages
  • Square or round corners
  • More flexible
  • Required for specialty covers

Corner Options

Sample of an album with Rounded corners and one with Square corners

Sample of an album with Rounded corners and one with Square corners

This is not really a choice as it is dependent on your page style option. It is important to know, however, that if you prefer one style over the other, this may limit your page style choice and in some cases your spine style option as well.

Round Corners

  • Slightly rounded
  • Available with the round or square spine
  • Less likely to damage
  • Tends to stay fresh looking longer
  • Only available on the standard page style

Square Corners

  • Squared corner
  • Only available with the square, soft spine
  • Extra care needed with handling corners
  • Clean, modern look
  • Only available with the thin page style.

Cut or Creased

Sample of a Cut-Style album and a Creased-Style album

This is an option that is more of personal style and look but can limit some of your other choices.

Creased print style is preferred by many who would rather that “panoramic” look while cut print is a tried and true classic standard.

Creased prints, however, are a must if you are working with the magazine style, thin pages.

Cut Print

  • Spreads are physically cut down the center
  • Visible center seam between pages
  • Traditional styling
  • Greater print stability
  • Right or left start

Creased Print

  • Utilizes full spreads
  • Seamless look
  • Modern and trendy
  • Extra care needed since prints cross seam
  • Right or left start

Page Types

Sample of Ultra Thin Magazine style pages and Standard pages

As part of the page styling package, you have your choice of thin, magazine-style pages with a solid white core or our standard pages. Standard pages are thicker with a black stiffener in the center. Standard pages have very little page movement.

Your choice of page style can be a major factor when you start to consider the number of pages in your album. Albums over 11×14 or with a capacity exceeding 40 sides will look better when built with magazine style pages. There is less overall weight, less stress on the spine and are generally easier to handle.

There is absolutely no difference in page quality with regards to the printing as both page styles are printed on quality photographic paper. The only difference is actual page thickness.

Standard Pages

  • Approx. 1/16th” thick
  • Very stable
  • Rounded page corners
  • Cut or creased style
  • Traditional styling
  • Black fly page & core
  • Min 20 pages
  • Maximum 64 pages
  • Best choice for books under 30 pages

Magazine Pages

  • Magazine styling
  • Very flexible
  • Square page corners
  • Creased style only
  • Modern & trendy
  • White fly page & core
  • Minimum 20 pages
  • Maximum 100 pages
  • Best choice for books that exceed 40 pages

Cover Cut-Outs vs. Indentations

Sample of a Cut-Out cover and an Indentation cover

We offer two distinct options for dressing up your standard leather cover with images, cut-outs and indentations.

Cut-outs are the traditional option for an album cover where a window is cut out of the cover material and the cover prints are slipped in underneath.

Cover indentations are a modern way of presenting a cover image where an indentation (about 1/32nd of an inch deep) is pressed into the cover material and the image is placed flat in the indentation and set in place with a piece of double-sided adhesive.

Indentations are not available on all materials and cover designs. Any time an indent falls on a tooTone or is on a material that has a very heavy texture or nap, the only option available will be for a cut-out.


Split Tone

Popular Split Tone combinations

Combining two leather colours or adding texture can create a completely custom and inspiring look to your album covers. The combinations are only limited by your imagination. Here are a few popular examples designed to help jump start yours.