There are several different album options to make your parents and grandparents cry and shriek. You just have to figure out what style parent albums they will love the more:
- Press-printed replica of the final wedding album ~great as a gift from the couple
- Press-printed custom album ~perfect if the parents are buying their album
- Handmade Art Book with Fine Art printing ~for the parents that just can’t decide and want a million images in their book
Book Quality differences:
- Press-printed replica books are similar to a magazine or a book you can make yourself using iPhoto or Shutterfly. The companies I use are all professional grade, however, this is the least expensive and therefore least archival method. The spine is typically glued and these books are thin. This ‘clone’ is an exact replica of the couple’s final wedding album, with zero changes in the design or photo choices.
- A press-printed custom album is the same as above, however, the parent can choose all of their own favorite images, as well as either a photo cover or simple fabric cover. Parent albums can have as little as 10 images and as many as 60 images. Prices vary with a number of images/pages. To order, use the favorites folder in the web gallery with your choices and I will email the design for your approval. Albums are eco-friendly.
- Photographic albums are printed on traditional photo paper and chemistry and therefore have the look you are used to. Parent albums are printed with one image per side and range from 10-40 images per book (or an exact replica of the Couple’s final album). The books are thicker than the press-printed albums and are sturdier as well. The most common cover is a simple black leather cover, however additional options are available as well.
- Last, yet not least, are the fine art Albums. These parent albums are printed with the highest standard ink-jet printing and are handmade. The albums have hand-sewn bindings and are extremely sturdy. The fine art albums have a plethora of cover options, with a matching clamshell box. This is my top seller.
Parent Album Upgrade Options:
- Upgrade parent albums to eco-friendly upon request and additional fee (fine Art album is eco-friendly)
- Upgrade parent albums with custom design for additional fee
- Upgrade to 10×10
- All parent albums include a box
- All parent albums are custom designed for you by me (Heather)
- Have the album drop shipped and gift wrapped for Christmas (MUST order BEFORE November 1) for slight additional fee (typically $35)
- Multiple copies of the same book are always at a discount of 25%