What is a layflat album?

A layflat album is a book with a back-to-back binding technique that allows the pages to lay perfectly flat when open. The pages are thicker that a typical photo book and present gorgeous panoramic spreads. Our layflat albums are processed by skilled artisans using only the finest of book making materials. Choose from 2 paper choices, see below:

Photo guest book you can personalize with your engagement photos.

                             Layflat album with upgraded Fuji crystal archival photographic paper, eco-leather cover.

 

                                          Layflat album with standard matte paper and upgraded genuine leather cover.

Some things to consider when purchasing a layflat book:

What is the paper type? Paper choice is very important. Some mass produced layflat albums are printed using a “consumer grade paper” making them inconsistent in color reproduction and more likely to fade over time. Typically, these books are press printed, which means your images are sprayed with a series of dots to make up your image.  The tonal ranges, colors and skin tones, can be compromised unless you have the right paper choice. At My Bridal Pix we offer only professional grade paper choices for layflat albums. Our top of the line Fuji Crystal Archive Lutre finish paper is the gold standard for image reproduction in the photography industry. It’s quality cannot be matched by a press printed book paper. The Fuji paper is “developed” and not press printed so your book images look like real photographs. Your blacks will be blacker and whites will be brighter, details are captured and colors will be the most accurate of any paper out there. We also offer a press printed version with our Mohawk Superfine “writable” matte paper. For a press printed paper, it offers the best in quality, consistency and color reproduction for those looking for a little better price point without having to settle for a “consumer grade” paper.

Does the layflat album have a gap or unsightly hinges in the fold of the book?  We believe a TRUE layflat book should not have any hinges with cuts or gaps down the middle of your images. Our layflat albums allow your image to float across two pages with a minimal micro fold down the center of the book, giving you gorgeous panoramic spreads!

Does the book manufacturing company offer real leather? Some companies will offer you leather covers but fail to tell you that it is a bonded leather. This is not a genuine leather hide. Bonded leather is a pulp made from shredded leather and a polyurethane coating which is embossed with a leather-like texture. We offer you a premium Italian Leather  that are REAL hides or our economical leather look alike…Eco-leahter cover.

Does the book manufacture offer you any guarantees? My Bridal Pix offers you a 100% Guarantee…if for some reason your book has a manufacture defect, we will replace it for free, no questions asked.

 

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