Folio Fine Art Wedding Albums – The Photographers Choice

Folio wedding albums fine art chris and hazel photography

We are delighted to be able to offer you albums from, in our opinion, one of the best album suppliers there is….’Folio’ Fine Art Photographic Albums, one of very few UK based quality Album makers. Although we offer images on CD as standard (and we are certainly a pair of technology lovers!!), there is still something about looking over your parents wedding album that encapsulates their wedding day in such a way, unbeatable and incomparable to viewing them on a screen. A wedding album is designed to be looked at, to be held & to be loved (and hopefully passed on for future generations to enjoy?). Taking all of this on board, Folio want your album to be ‘Forever Cherished’ and so use fine art, archival quality papers and inks so that your albums will last a lifetime and beyond.

 

There is a choice of either a Padded or Unpadded leather cover, unpadded is a hard straight looking cover quality and padded adds that squishy padded feel (we prefer padded) available in various different colours. The ‘Contemporary Leather’ range, has been selected for its quality, finish and, of course, smell. The colours shown (in order) are Ebony, Ivory, Jade, Nut Brown, Pillarbox Red, Plum:

 

The ‘Vintage Leather’ range is premium quality and has a beautiful supple finish, with a real ‘touch me’ look with a subtle distressed wrinkled grain. The colours shown (in order) are Vintage Berry, Vintage Chocolate, Vintage Oak & Vintage Racing Green:

Parent albums are also available from Folio and come in the following range of Canvas colours – Chalk, Duck Egg, Sage, Stone, Straw & Wine:

 

Sizes

Paper

They are available in both, 8″ x 8″, 10” x 10” & 12” x 12” square format and are printed on your choice of either ‘Art White’ or ‘Art Cotton’ paper. Folio’s Albums are Hand Bound and encased in natural leather. They are bound using the ‘Lay Flat’ method, meaning they open 180 degress (flat) with an almost invisible crease, so each image is on full view, which allows a more creative & efficient work space when designing your album. As mentioned, you have a choice of 2 paper stocks. The first, Art White, is a bright, icy white paper, with an Ultra Matt finish, that reproduces a dazzling spectrum of colours to give images instant vivacity. The second, Art Cotton, is 100% cotton rag acid free, pH-neutral paper with a gentle texture. A slightly warmer white, it’s got museum-worthy archival qualities and gives razor sharp image definition that will stand the test of time.

Print Quality

Storage

 But, its all well and good using a good paper, but without quality ink the images wont be of archival quality. However, to do justice to their albums, Folio use the latest pigment-based inks that are of archival quality. The inks take colour reproduction to another level that can’t be reached by traditional photographic printing. You’ll get high resolution with a pure clarity that lasts, even along the crease. Unlike photographic prints, the inks don’t crack and discolour when the page is folded. Your Album will be wrapped in a sleeve made from natural, unbleached cotton that’s been washed in spring water, which is then placed in a sleek keepsake box made from recycled materials (70% recycled & 30% from sustainable sources), ready to be presented to you.

Uk Sustainable

And just when you thought they couldn’t get any better….”We’ll make your album in the UK using as many local suppliers as we can to cut down the jet fuel used to bring it to you. Our paper is recycled or bought from sustainable sources wherever possible, and we use environmentally friendly packaging that protects your albums while keeping waste to a minimum.”