PIN HINGE albums feature covers and pages
which are joined together by an interlocking pin-hinge mechanism,
much like a piano hinge which runs along the length of the spine.
Pages are hinged, with the pins concealed inside the spine of
the album. The hinge forms the spine of the album. This allows
albums to be quickly assembled from components held in stock,
providing both cost savings and much quicker production times.
With the exception of the hinging
mechanism which forms the visible spine of the album, our pin-hinge
wedding albums are similar in style to our book-bound and post-bound
albums, and are made to exacting standards. These albums are
assembled to your requirements from components usually held in
The pin-hinge mechanism forms
the spine of the album (the image to the right shows a 16"x12"
horizontal pin-hinge Rimu album, with black pin-hinge mechanism).
The hinge mechanism cannot be concealed (unlike in our post-bound
and book-bound albums). The metal pin-hinges are available in
several colours, as are the edges of the pages. You can choose
from these colours to co-ordinate them with the album cover as
you see fit. For instance, a black cover together with black
hinges and page edges creates a stylish, modern look; while the
same black cover with gold hinges and page edges creates a warmer,
more traditional look. Full details of these options are provided
at the bottom of this page.
the album is open, pin-hinge pages lie flat (as shown in the
image to the left; this album does not have mats attached yet).
The opposing mats face each other across a neat margin of book-binding
Pin-hinge albums allow the greatest
degree of flexibility, by supporting the option to add, remove
or change pages once the album has been created. We advise against
adding extra pages later unless it is absolutely necessary, since
we cannot ensure exact colour matching between different batches
of card, hinges and so on, and further it usually requires extra
costs including freight, replacement spine cover and replacement
Covers for our pin-hinge
matted-page wedding albums are expertly made from high quality
materials, and involve considerable highly skilled craftsmanship.
Pages are superbly
finished, with hinges and edging all around, and decorative metal
page corners to enhance the appearance of the completed album.
Mats are cut when
ordered to ensure that they come from the same batch of card,
thereby ensuring colour matching. Mats are supplied loose for
you to attach to the album pages yourself. This is a simple and
straightforward task, and we provide step-by-step instructions
to ensure that this process goes smoothly and easily. When you
have attached your photos to the mats and the mats to the base
pages, the end result is a professional and elegant album to
suitably complement a glamorous and once-in-a-lifetime occasion
such as your wedding.
These albums are supplied as
per your instructions on our Order Forms, and we don't handle
your photographs at all.
Leaves for matted
page albums are thick, heavy and reasonably 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 prints), we recommend that you consider a dry mount photo album for some or all of your
This page relates
specifically to our matted-page pin-hinge wedding albums.