Laura Nerness Art & Photography

Wedding Heirloom Album

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Two beautiful samples of the Wedding Heirloom Album!

I am kinda in love with these. It's one thing to scroll through digital photos on the computer, and another to hold them in your hands! To page through memories. To see these precious days come alive again in their fullness and beauty. And to have something solid and tangible that family can gather around in years to come.

Flush Mounted with Leatherette or Linen covers. Available in in a variety of colors.

12x12 // $700 (40-50 pages, 100 images)

10x10 // $550 (30-40 pages, 80 images)

8x8 // $400 (30-40 pages, 50 images)

So, what is the different between a Flush Mount Album and a Regular Photo Album? 

Flush mount photo books first originated as high-end wedding albums that were custom made by boutique binderies. These albums differed from regular photo books by being hand mounted on thick inner board with real silver halide photo paper, thus giving the album many desirable characteristics as listed below. 

CORE // Flush mount differs from regular photo books in having a stronger, tighter, finer, superior core. Don't be fooled by flashy covers. Look inside. Binding. Color. Paper. Strength. Texture.

THICKNESS // Press printed books are like magazines. Thin. Weightless. Lacking the solid feeling of a real book. Flush mount books are built like a brick. They feel strong and robust. Their weight carries a crafted feel.

RIGID // Standard press pages are flimsy and tend to bend out of shape with each opening. Flush mount are rigid and meant for rigorous use. These pages don't bend, so they always retain their shape.

PHOTO PAPER // Press print books use the same paper as found in mass produced magazines. Flush mount books use real silver halide photo paper that comes with a beautiful Lustre finish.

STAIN PROTECTION // Standard press paper absorbs stains. These flush mount albums have coating that protects against spills and stains.

PHOTO PRINTING // Traditional inkjet printing uses a CMYK halftoning method. This consists of small dots packed closely together to give the illusion of transitions. Halftoning can never faithfully reproduce a photo's true tones, depths or gradiations. If you examine halftone prints closely you'll notice grainy noise added where there should be soft smooth transitions. Real photo printing doesn't use halftoning. Instead it uses a chemical process done through exposure practices that have been practiced for 100 years. The final result is a real photo with truly seamless tones where no transition is apparent.

LAYFLAT // Standard press printed books lose the image inside the gutter. All flush mount books however use a layflat design, which gives stunning panoramic views.