28 Sep FINE ART WEDDING ALBUMS
Having an album in your hands and physically being able to touch your wedding photo as opposed to swiping on an iPad is a powerful thing. Seeing your photos is one thing, but being able to hold something tangible is a different experience altogether and they deserve only the best albums. Holding something brings you closer to that captured moment. A finger swipe is a dismissive gesture. A page turn is the next chapter of a story. I believe printing your images creates a physical memory of those special life moments. A tangible connection to those memories that need to be cherished today, and passed on in the future.
Your memories are invaluable. They make up a big chunk of our identity, so why not invest in them? Your photographs are part of that legacy and what your children and grandchildren will look at several times in the future.
Investing in an album to display your wedding photos is an investment in your memories. This is why I have selected the very best supplier of printed products.
There are Albums… then there are Folio Albums
Folio albums are handmade with great care right here in the UK. I love that all packaging is environmentally friendly, whilst all leathers used are chosen for durability and sourced from manufacturers with strict animal welfare policies.
When you receive one of my albums you’ll be wowed, so what is it that makes them so special?
PAPER QUALITY IS KEY
One of the most striking differences between my fine art album supplier, and your standard online book printer, is in the paper. They only use high-quality fine art paper which has been specially created to last hundreds of years. Unfortunately, high street prints aren’t made to last and may start to yellow within 10 years or less.
The fine art paper in my books is completely matt meaning reflected lights won’t glare off the page allowing you to enjoy the high-quality print without restriction. As soon as you touch the paper you’ll know it’s special.
THE IMPORTANCE OF INK
There are two types of ink used to print photo books; dye ink and pigment ink. Dye inks work by staining the paper which over time will bleach. This results in the image fading or changing colour. If you have old photos you may have noticed this. Unless stated otherwise, high street printers will use the cheaper dye-based ink.
Our album supplier uses pigmented inks which are literally, microscopic particles of pigment. The oil paintings you see hung in museums are created using pigment ink. This ink is more expensive but is archival and creates a beautiful result. Our album supplier also uses a 12 ink system which creates an almost perfect representation of your image. High street printers only use 4, so you may see dramatic changes in colour tone.
Inkjet is at the forefront of print innovation and achieves amazing quality. My supplier has become a benchmark for colour accuracy and print quality.
THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP
Producing high-quality prints isn’t simply a matter of clicking a button. Behind the scenes, there’s a lot going on to ensure the quality is maintained from when I capture your image, through to the ink being laid down onto paper. The partnership with my album supplier means the quality is maintained throughout the entire process and is not simply left to chance.
The end result is stunning. All of your beautiful, printed memories are then encased in a handcrafted cover made from the finest materials with special personalisation options to truly make it bespoke to you. I recommend these showstopping albums to all my couples so you can enjoy your images in the best possible way.