MATTED PAGE photo albums have an overlay
with openings cut into it (known as a mat) mounted onto each
page. Your photos are mounted behind these openings. This creates
a framed display page similar to a professionally framed photograph.
Our matted page albums are premium
albums, typically used as wedding albums, modelling portfolios
and in other uses requiring very high quality photo presentation.
Mat styles range from a single
sheet of heavy card (known as a "Single Mat") to picture-framer's
matboard with bevelled-edge openings (known as a "Bevelled
Mat"). Detailed information about the mat styles available
for our book-bound albums is given in the section below.
BEVELLED MATS are premium mats
cut from picture-framers's matboard with a surface colour and
a core colour. When the openings are cut, the knife is held on
an angle, thus creating a bevelled cut which exposes the core
colour of the board, providing a framed effect to the photos.
With its neat presentation, resistance to fingerprints, lightness
and economy, bevelled mats in black with a white core are our
standard recommendation. However, we also have white mats with
a black core.
SINGLE MATS are made from a single
sheet of heavy, textured card, and cost the same as our regular
bevelled mats while providing a slimmer, lighter album. Single
mats for our book-bound albums have a plain opening with no border.
They offer simple and timeless elegance to your album without
compromising on quality. Wherever possible, we usually recommend
bevelled mats instead of single mats.
ALBUMS NOW DISCONTINUED
These albums are
no longer available as of 2012. If you are currently planning
an album, please contact us or submit your order AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
to avoid disappointment.
The particular mats available
for each different album style are clearly indicated on both
the webpage and the Order Form for that album. All prices on
our website refer to a COMPLETE LEAF, which includes one base
page and two mats of your choice (one mat on each side
of the base page). Therefore, if you were to want an album with
a total of 30 mats, the cost will be worked out as (COVER COST)
+ (PAGE COST x 15).
The image above right shows a completed
page in a matted page album, with the photographs inserted. The
particular mat shown in this image has two openings, behind which
the photos have already been mounted. The image below shows how
the photos are inserted into our book-bound bevel-matted wedding
album. You will notice the thin white border around the images,
which is indicative of a bevel-matted page.
There is a wide selection of
mat designs for you to choose from when planning the layout and
sequence of photos in your album. The full list of mat designs
is referred to as a MAT CHART, and these are specific to each
different album format. Mat Charts for each available album format
can be either viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file from
each wedding album page.
We don't handle your photographs
at all, but we provide a completed album to you, ready for you
to insert the photographs. This is a simple and straightforward
process, as shown in the image to the left (featuring a book-bound
album with bevelled mats). The top edge of each mat is left
unglued, for you to simply slip your photograph into place behind
the mat. Generally, the pressure of the mat is enough to hold
your photograph in place, but a small dab of glue will add extra
security if desired.
Leaves for matted page albums
are thick, heavy and expensive. For these reasons, matted page
albums are ideally suited to a limited selection of photos. For
larger quantities of photographs (say in excess of 100 to
200 photos), we recommend that you consider a dry mount photo album for some or all of your
Our matted page wedding albums
are custom-made to your exact requirements from our list of available
specifications, and involve a great deal of highly skilled craftsmanship.
The end result is a premium album to suitably complement a glamorous
and once-in-a-lifetime occasion such as a wedding.