The clear cover gives the Acrylic album a more modern appearance. It is a library bound album with lay flat pages. Prints are mounted 1/16 of an inch from the edge of the page, leaving a tiny black border around the image.
Each album begins with a single page on the right that shows through as the cover. This cover page is an extra page in the album and does not count as one of the pages in the album. For example a ten page – 20 side album will have 21 sides total, counting the one image for the cover. Turning the cover page, opens to a double page spread with a photograph on the left and on the right. The album continues that way to the end.
Albums are listed by the number of pages they contain. Be sure to note that each page has two sides, so an album will hold twice as many photographs (sometimes referred to as sides) as it has pages. For example, a 10 page book will hold 20 photographs plus one for the cover.
1) Coatings: We offer two types of coating for albums, Luster coating and Gloss coating. Both types of coating offer important additional protection. Coating makes the pages more resistant to fingerprints and moisture and also substantially reduces the chance that album pages might stick together in high humidity conditions. We recommend that all albums be coated for additional protection and durability.
2) Metallic Pages: Metallic paper is a different type of photographic paper that is also available for album pages. Metallic paper has a glossy surface and a higher contrast “metallic” appearance, which is especially noticeable in lighter colors and highlights. Metallic paper has a deeper black than standard E surface paper. Metallic paper can be ordered on a per page basis, so standard E surface and metallic pages can be mixed in a single album. There is an additional charge for each metallic page based on the size of the album. Use the options menu to set a page to Metallic.