Layflat albums are produced with archival links, luxurious acid free papers and beautiful cover options, they make the perfect book choice for so many occasions.
Our lay-flat binding allows the pages of your album to open perfectly flat, resulting in a panoramic presentation of your most cherished images. Enjoy exceptional print quality with tonal ranges that produce greater depth, detail and vibrancy in your images.
PAGE COUNT: Minimum of 10 spreads/20 pages. Maximum 40 spreads / 80 pages. Pages are thick – 140GSM.
PROCESSING TIME: 5 – 7 business days + shipping time. During the holidays allow 5 – 10 business days + shipping time.
SHIPPING: Books are shipped in unmarked boxes to accommodate drop shipping directly to customers. We offer FedEx Ground, 2 Day Air and Overnight. We also ship internationally. Please see product selection page for details on shipping rates.
Layflat albums are the perfect book to share some love.
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Album Size Selections
8.5 x 11
6×6, 8×8, 10×10, 12×12
11 x 8.5
We believe you can judge a book by its cover and this selection is sure to impress. Layflat photo book cover choices include 8 gorgeous leathers, 2 animal friendly Eco-friendly leathers, 10 luxe linens colors or our photo wrap cover, with a choice of gloss or matte laminate finish.
Our premium genuine Italian leather covers are a soft buttery leather that really adds a special feel to your layflat album. The cover is slightly padded and can be personalized with foil stamping and de-bossing on the front cover and spine. Choose from 8 popular colors…Champagne Shimmer, Silver Shimmer, Pearl Shimmer, True White, Black, Rose, Sky Blue and Brown. VIEW DETAILED IMAGES
Eco leather is our animal friendly cover choice. It has the look and feel of real leather. You will be amazed at the quality. It comes in 2 color choices…ebony and ivory. The cover is slightly padded and can be personalized with foil stamping and de-bossing. VIEW DETAILED IMAGES
Our lush linen collection is where you can really have some fun with color. Covers are slightly padded giving your album an added luxurious feel. Choose from 10 colors…Champagne Shimmer, Rose, Blossom, Moss, Seabreeze, PureLinen, Plum, Midnight, Smoke, Gun Metal. Foil stamping can also be added to personalize your cover and spine. VIEW DETAILED IMAGES
Photo wrap covers offer you complete creative control. You are only limited by your imagination. Add a photo, text or a combination of both to create a truly unique flush mount album cover. Covers are slightly padded to give a more luxurious feel and you have a choice of a gloss or matte protective laminate. VIEW GLOSS AND MATTE COMPARISON
Personalize your book cover with multiple foil stamping options: Choose from 1 line of text on front and one line on the spine. Select from 3 font styles, Times Roman, Helvetica, and Miller Display script font. The number of characters per line will depend upon the font style and size you select. 96 point font is best for initials or short words (up to 6 characters). 36 pt. font is an overall good size font for names on front cover and 14 pt. font is better for smaller sized books and spine printing. Foil color choices are gold, silver, copper, white, black, electrum and blank (deboss- no color). Available on genuine leather, Eco leather, and linen covers.
Give a little depth to your album with blind de-bossing. No foils are used in the process. Personalization is blind stamped to the cover material to give a de-bossed look. Very classy! Available on genuine leather, Eco leather and linen covers.
Paper & Ink Materials
Nothing can add a richness to your album more than a fine paper and top quality inks. We searched for the right combination that would give our customers the highest reproduction quality while also paying close attention to how environmentally friendly the print process was. We are proud to say we print our books with environmentally friendly HP Indigo presses.The Indigo inks have amazing vibrancy like no other printing process and the HP Indigo pre approved press papers are a perfect combination to create long lasting heirloom quality books. Our paper ink combinations are curated to last for 200 plus years with less than 8% color fade. VIEW PRO PHOTO LUSTRE AND MATTE COMPARISON
ProPhoto paper with lustre finish has the look and feel of a photograph. It’s one of the best quality papers to capture all the depth and details of your images. A favorite amongst professionals, it meets the most demanding expectations of image reproduction quality.
If you are looking for a soft matte finish, choose the industry leading Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. It will capture your images with great detail along with a smooth finish. Please note that matte paper is not recommend for really dark images as matte paper is inherent to loose some detail with darker images as it’s matte surface is not light reflective.
Getting cold feet about making
Let our team of experienced album design professionals do the job for you! We
design books for professional photographers as well as individuals. Our
professional book designers, will work one on one with you until you are 100% happy with your layout.
Design fee is $5.00 per spread or $2.50 per page. Minimum design quantity is 10
spreads/20 pages. Maximum page design is 40 spreads/80 pages on Layflat Albums and 25 spreads/50 pages on Flush Mount Albums. Minimum design fee of $50 is paid up front and you are given unlimited revisions until you are 100% happy with your layout.
Photoshop services for image touch up’s or special design services is available for an additional fee. . Your designer will work with you to come up with an estimate if needed and this will be billed separately.
To learn more about our custom album design services, please click the link below.
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Our books are made from the finest archival materials, which allow us to stand by every book we create. We promise your book will be free of any manufacture defect or we will replace it for free. For details please see our return policy.
Lay Flat Albums
Layflat Albums are an excellent quality album with a price point right between the high end Flush Mount Album and the traditional Hard Cover Photo Book. A Layflat Album makes the perfect choice for those wanting a thicker page, and sturdier book than the typical photo book. This mid range books is very versatile and can be used for any type of album you are looking to make. They are popular for wedding albums, parent albums, boudoir books, guest books and more.
When considering your Layflat Album purchase, it’s important to understand that there are pro quality album manufactures that use archival inks, paper and binding techniques and then there are “consumer grade” layflat albums that use cheaper processes to produce albums that are less expensive but lack archival qualities and simply will not stand the test of time. Be forewarned that pages can warp, inks can fade and cover binding can fall apart in books that lack archival qualities. So it is imperative to choose a book with archival qualities. Rest easy knowing our Layflat Albums are constructed with archival inks, industry leading paper choices and a binding technique that is reinforced and bound to stand the test of time. The cover boards and interior page inserts are the industries leading boards that resist warping. We use a dry glue process that prevents any excess moisture near your book. Our Layflat albums are not just quality on the outside, they are quality on the inside too!
We pride ourselves on our passion to bring our customers the best quality Layflat Albums using only the finest materials and binding techniques. We stand behind every album we make with a 100% guarantee that it will be free of any manufacture defect or we will replace it for free. Please see our return policy.
Let us help you transform your memories from your computer into a beautiful heirloom quality Layflat Album.
Please allow 5-10 business days to process your book order plus shipping time. We promise you will love your Layflat Album!
Just incase you were wondering…
What is a Layflat Album
Layflat Albums have hard padded covers with thick lay flat pages. They consist of photographic prints mounted to hardboard, creating a page that is much thicker than a typical photo book. The photographic print spreads over two pages, allowing for gorgeous panoramic spreads, with no cuts or gutters down the middle of your images. An excellent choice for those wanting something more substation than a regular photo book.
What is the Difference Between the Layfalt Album and the Flush Mount Album?
The difference is the thickness of the substrate that the pages are mounted to. Flush Mount Albums have very thick non bending pages and Layflat Albums have thick pages but bend slightly. If you’re puzzled on which one to choose, it really comes down to your budget. When only the best will do, choose the Flush Mount Album for wedding albums and high end boudoir books while the Layflat Album is a close second in quality and well suited for guest books as well as boudoir books or any book that you want thicker pages than a typical photo book.
How Many Pages Can I Have in a Layflat Album?
Layfalt Albums have a minimum of 10 spreads/20 pages and a maximum of 40 spreads/80 pages.
What Type of Paper is Used for the Layflat Album?
Our Layflat Albums are printed with the choice of two industry leading papers; Mohawk, Superfine Eggshell ( Matte) or a coated Pro-Photo Lustre. Both amazing papers that will print detail and color ranges beyond your expectations. The Superfine Eggshell is our matte finish paper that is soft to the touch with no page sheen. It is perfect for well lit bright outdoor images. Mate paper, is not light reflective so for images that have darker tones, we recommend choosing the Pro Photo paper to pick up darker details. Pro Photo paper has a soft lustre finish and has light reflective properties that will help to brighten darker images. Pro Photo paper is also easy to clean as it is a coated paper and resists moisture and smuge marks. The matte paper is ideal for guest books, as the non coated surface makes it a better medium to accept ink.
What is the Difference Between Italian Leather & Eco-Leather?
Eco leather is an “animal friendly” book cover material. The surface has a leather grain and is soft to the touch. It has a clean, consistent look and it’s a standard cover option and excellent for foil embossing. Our premium Italian leather, on the other hand, is a real animal hide. It’s buttery feel will make you want to hug it! It’s truly magnificent and adds a certain richness to your book! Both materials can be foil stamped for personalization.
Why is Quality Binding so Important?
Quality book binding is what holds your book together. Less-experienced binders or photo book companies trying to cut-corners will produce books that will not stand the test of time. Please remember you get what you pay for in binding. We are confident that you will not have this problem with our “library quality” book binding methods. We stand behind ever book that we make. If for any reason there is a manufacture defect, we replace it for free!
What is the Turnaround Time?
Please allow 5-7 business days from the date we receive your order. During the holiday rush season (Nov and Dec.) You will need to allow for 5-10 business day turnaround. Please note this does not include shipping time. Books are shipped from the mid west and will arrive to most USA locations in 2-3 business days via USPS. Express shipping is also available.
Can I Make a Change to My Order?
Due to our highly automated book printing process, it is impossible for us to make change requests to your order after it has been placed. Please be sure to double check your layout in the software before you order is placed. This layout will show you exactly how your book will print. It also helps to have another set of eyes look over your book before you purchase.
Can You RUSH My Order?
We make every attempt to accommodate requests for RUSH orders but we cannot guarantee them. It really depends upon how busy our print facility is at the time of your request. We do not charge additional fees for RUSH requests.
When you place your order, there is a box for additional information. Please add your request there for our production team to see and send us a quick email along with your order # to email@example.com to make a special request.
Do You Ship Books Internationally?
Yes! Our books are made in the USA but we can ship books worldwide. We offer standard international mail delivery via the USPS or Worldwide Express shipping. To simplify our checkout process we charge a flat fee for International orders along with a handling fee. If your postage should go above the amount collected at check out we will contact within 24 hours to discus any additional fees. Please note that you will be required to pay any tariff, taxes or duties at the border, in addition to the shipping fees.
Do You Offer Custom Design Services?
YES! We’re here to help you every step of the way! We can custom design your album or answer any questions you may have when making your book. Be sure to check our our video tutorials in the FAQ section. Whatever your dilemma, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to have one of our design consultants answer your questions. For design assistance email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .