Professional photo albums are known to commemorate big moments – the wedding, a new baby – but the smaller moments – like a birthday or yearly family portrait session – are just as valuable presented in an album. We strive to give you the tools to showcase your images and celebrate whatever life experiences you are capturing for your clients. Most of all, we believe the album should be with them for a lifetime, no matter where they go.
Knowing that your clients will hold their albums, flip through pages, and pass them around for many, many years to come, it’s important that their books are able to withstand it all. This is where Lush Albums, through our partnership with Finao, can help you provide your clients with the highest quality albums that are meant to last.
What Makes Lush Albums Endure the Test of Time
There are four main aspects that we focus on when it comes to making our books:
- The type of paper we use.
- The print quality and inks.
- The actual construction.
- The custom-made to fit bags
First, we use Epson Enhanced matte paper, and each page is glued to additional substrate to give the pages super structure and strength.
Then, we use Giclée printing with its pigment-based inks. We chose this process as it is known as the most color-fast printing available. The inks are rated at 100-plus years – which is exactly what we mean when we say our albums are meant to last! As a final precaution, each print is dried for at least three days before we apply the protective surface coating. Learn more in the video below.
Moving to the cover of the album, we know that a solid outer shell is essential to keep portraits protected. We make our albums with super durable and dense fabrics. The covers are made by hand, and the corners are turned instead of folded. Lush albums are made with traditional folio-style book-binding, it takes longer to create, but we know that they’ll hold up over time.
The prints themselves are adhered to each other to form a “block.” After the block is formed, it is dried in a press overnight. Then the solid block is reinforced with special book-binding spine material.
Our final touch is to put them in custom-made-to-fit bags. The bags are sized perfectly for each album, so your clients can protect their albums from damage wherever they go or wherever they decide to store their books.
We have thought about our albums from every possible angle so that you can rest assured that you are delivering the highest quality product to your clients. We want to make you (and your beautiful images) look the best we can.
Contact us anytime if you want more information about the process or materials we use to construct Lush albums! We are always happy to help!