DRY MOUNT photo albums have plain
card or cardboard pages, usually also with interleaving, as shown
in the image to the right. Depending on the size, these albums
can accommodate a large number of photographs.
Dry-mount albums are a traditional
style still popular today because of the flexibility they offer
for photo sizes and layout, and the high presentation value of
completed albums. These albums are a reasonably economical photo
presentation option, especially for larger quantities of photographs
when compared to self-adhesive, magnetic or matted-page photo
Generally, there is no plastic
or adhesive component in dry-mount pages; instead they require
the use of mounting products such as photo corners, tabs, tape
or paste to hold photos in place on the page.
Dry-mount albums allow for greater
artistic control over the presentation of photos and other memorabilia.
They are ideal for storing and presenting mixed sized photos,
such as digital prints, inkjet or colour laser prints, old photographic
collections, enlargements, etc.
Ideally, dry-mount photo albums
should have interleaving between each page, as this plays an
important role in preventing photographs on facing pages from
scratching and chafing on each other, and from sticking together
in humid conditions. If a dry-mount album does not have interleaving,
consider mounting the photos on one side of the page only.
Another important consideration
is that the paper used in these albums should be acid-free, to
prevent deterioration of photographic images caused by the release
of acidic compounds released from the paper as it ages.
Dry-mount albums can be either
book-bound or post-bound. You will find this information in the
sub-heading for each of our albums. These terms are explained
This page relates in particular
to our general-purpose ready-made photo albums rather than our
wedding albums. You can find more information on our matted-page
wedding albums by following the links from those pages.
Click here to see our range of
dry-mount photo albums