Our matte-finished fine art papers are truly worthy of their place inside our hand-made books. They are chosen to last a lifetime and have an impeccable, sustainable provenance. We offer three types. Art White is our wood-based 200 gsm paper and, by far, our most popular. It is a bright, white paper that reproduces a vivid spectrum of colours to deliver a punch. Because our papers are bonded back-to-back, our albums have a page-turn that feels just wonderful; flexible enough but durable for all that handling.
Hand-bound and encased in fine materials, our albums open out flat with an almost invisible crease, so you can showcase your very best photographs across two pages. We use pigment-based archival inks, so the crease will keep its discreet nature and, unlike silver halide, won’t discolour over time. And, we use non-yellowing archival glue to assemble our books. The quality remains the same as the first time it was opened.
Our albums aren’t just to be looked at, they’re to be held and lingered over, and we have leather ranges that just beg to be touched. They’re natural leathers of the finest quality and durability sourced from manufacturers with strict animal welfare policies. Because we think luxury should come as standard, our strong but tactile Contemporary Leather range is included in the base album price.
Our 6”x6” albums are available as direct copies of our larger 12”x12”, 10”x10” and 8”x8” books. They are made in exactly the same way as our larger books to both look and feel good. Same invisible crease. Same archival quality materials. The small albums come in Essential Cottons so you can coordinate with the larger albums if you wish.
We go all out on careful thought and the best materials to ensure that the first peek at one of our handmade albums engages all the senses and recaptures some of the excitement of the big occasion. The unwrapping. The beautiful feel of the cover. The book shop smell.