ALBUM FAQ

 

WHAT ARE YOUR TURNAROUND TIMES?

Artisan Albums 4-6 Weeks

Matted Albums       4-5 Weeks

Museum Cases       4 Weeks

Matted Slipcases    3 Weeks

Double Folios         3 Weeks

 

DO YOU OFFER A SAMPLE DISCOUNT?

Yes we do. When you call to place your order we can apply our 15% Sample Discount to your order!

 

DO YOU HAVE FABRIC SWATCHES AVAILABLE?

Yes we do. If you order a sample album we will include the matching swatch sample at no cost. You can also call us to purchase them $8 per product sample sheet or $27 for all the sample sheets (4 total).

 

WHAT PAPER IS IN YOUR ALBUMS?

The Artisan Album is produced with our Canson Rag Paper. You can use our Standard Prints or Archival Prints in the Matted Album and Double Folio, except our Deckled Prints. You can use any of our papers in the Museum Cases and Matted Slipcase. If you use matted Deckled Prints in the Museum Case or Matted Slipcase, then it will hold fewer prints because we have to use 3 mat boards for matted deckled prints vs 2 mat boards for traditionally matted prints.
 

HOW LONG WILL THE PRINTS LAST IN YOUR ALBUMS?

Our Archival Papers will last over 400 years in our albums and enclosures. Prints in dark storage last much longer because they are not having to absorb UV light like a print displayed on a wall.
 

CAN YOU DO MULTIPLE MAT OPENINGS PER PAGE?

We can not with our current Matted Album. We will explore a larger Matted Album and see if it's possible to do multiple mat openings without our prints being scuffed.
 

CAN WE CHOOSE OUR OWN LINEN COMBINATIONS?

Yes you can. The two exceptions are the BRONZE and EGGPLANT linens can not be used on the outside of albums due to their fragility.

 

Do you offer mats in other colors?

No. We only offer 100% cotton white mats.

 

Do you COAT YOUR PRINTS?

For the Artisan Album we spray our prints with a matte varnish to protect them from scuffs, finger prints and UV Light.

For our other album products, we spray our matte papers with Hahnemühle Protective Spray, which helps protect the print from UV light and fingerprints. This coating absorbs into the papers and allows the matte papers to still retain their matte finish. The Hahnemühle Protective Spray does not block all UV light and does not prevent all fingerprints and scuffs.
Our Lustre, Satin and Platine have a resin coat on them, so we don't spray them.

ARE YOUR ALBUMS AVAILABLE IN any ALBUM DESIGN SOFTWARES?

Yes! We have our albums featured on SmartAlbums and Fundy Designer!

ARE THERE ANY LAYOUT LIMITATIONS TO YOUR ALBUMS?

The Artisan Album does have layout limitations. We cannot print across the fold and also ask that you leave at least a 1/4” border around the edge of the pages of your layout. This will help keep any prints from flaking from use.