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What is a "POST BOUND" album?
an introduction to our POST-BOUND matted-page wedding albums

POST BOUND albums feature leaves which are held into the album cover with a brass post-&-screw system, from whence they derive their name. Pages are hinged, with the posts concealed inside the spine of the album.

Our post-bound wedding albums are similar in style and presentation to our book-bound albums, and are made to exacting standards. By narrowing the range of options available and restricting these albums to the popular 12"x12" format only, we have been able to create an economical yet thoroughly professional high quality customised matted-page wedding album.

The image to the right shows an open post-bound album (without mats yet attached). Note how the hinged post-bound pages lie reasonably flat in the open album. When the album is open, opposing mats face each other across a neat margin of book-binding tape. The tape used in this image is black to match black mats (the mats are yet to be attached; a job that is completed prior to sending the album to you), and white tape is used to match white mats when these are ordered.

The image to the left shows a Smooth Aluminium post-bound album. You can notice the three-piece cover design (separate front and back covers joined by a leather spine-cover) which is used for hard cover materials. Soft cover materials, such as leather, feature a contiguous one-piece cover as standard, although we can still make three-piece covers by special request.

All our post-bound albums are supplied with metal PAGE CORNERS attached. These page corners are available in black, gold or silver as detailed in the section at the bottom of this page. The page corners serve primarily to ensure a neat presentation of the album, since the page production method differs from our premium book-bound albums.

Post-bound albums allow a nominal degree of flexibility, by preserving the option to add, remove or change pages once the album has been created. However, we strongly advise against this unless it is absolutely necessary, since we cannot ensure exact colour matching between different batches of card, nor exact size matching between different batches of pages, and it usually requires extra costs including freight and possibly the cost of replacement spine cover and replacement posts.

The image above shows an open post-bound album with black single-mats and gold page corners. This is how your completed album will reach you, ready for the photographs to be inserted behind the mats (which are left unglued along the top edge for you to slip your photos into place).

The images below left show the Myrtle and Smooth Aluminium post-bound albums, both from a top-down viewpoint. Again, you can notice the neat spine construction and superb overall presentation.

Our post-bound matted-page wedding albums are custom-made to your exact requirements from our list of available specifications, and involve a considerable degree of skilled craftsmanship. The end result is a professional and elegant album to suitably complement a glamorous and once-in-a-lifetime occasion such as a wedding. 

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. One 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 tiny spot of paste will add extra security - just don't use too much in case you should ever wish to remove the photographs in the future.

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 photos.

This page relates specifically to our matted-page post-bound wedding albums.



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