Storybook Album Life XW range:
The most popular in our high-end range of albums, the Life XW range, like the Display P range consists of genuine Fuji Crystal Archive photographic prints. Each page is mounted and laminated on a firm board which is then bound into its cover. Although leather covers are available, the majority of albums are ordered with printed Duo covers. A Duo cover (See gallery) is a combination of a classic black spine and printed images wrapped over the covers producing a personalized album with any combination of pictures and text.
Studio Album Pro:
The Studio Album Pro is a large black page album with opaque inter-sleeves and personalized cover. Due to its relatively low price, this robust album is very much in demand. The photographer or couple (in the case of weddings for which is is most used) need only supply an image and the text details they want on the cover. One of our layout artists create a proof, once signed, we are able to proceed with manufacture. The album is then custom made with the required number of page and ready one week later.
Studio Album Duo:
The Studio Album Duo is a basic factory manufactured album with a flat cover, allowing us to produce a new cover and mount it over the existing one, hence the “duo”. This album was created out of a demand for an alternative to a Storybook. In many cases photographers wish to offer a personalized package without the cost of Storybook. They are available in two sizes to display 200 or 300 prints 6×4 inches. In 2008, the Studio Album Duo 200 was only R250 all inclusive – layout, proof print, printing laminating, covering and album. The slightly longer Studio Album Duo 300 was R299.95.
We are proud to introduce two new prototype albums for 2009. Both albums are on display on our counter at Studio22 and incorporate genuine photographic prints as pages. This brings to 7 our range of Storybook albums, Coffee Table books and Studio Albums. Presenting a selection of 17 size options. Studio22 have been producing photo book products in Cape Town, South Africa, since 2005. All albums and photo books are now produced entirely in-house by Studio22.
The “Wired” Storybook:
The “Wired” Storybook will be available in 4 sizes with 20 and 40 page options. From smallest to largest, each individual page will measure as follows – as the “Wired” album is a portrait format album, I will mention the *height then *width of the album.
150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches)
200 x 150mm (8 x 6 inches)
250 x 188mm (10 x 7.5 inches)
300 x 225mm (12 x 9 inches)
More about the “Wired” Storybook album:
There are important aspects to be aware of with the Wired album. It is a product born out of our existing Storybook range but in answering a demand for a thinner album with a lower selling price, changes have been made. In order to produce a thinner album, the pages are no longer mounted on board. This in turn calls for a alternative binding method. Using a thin folded page allows for wire binding to be incorporated. The genuine photographic paper is now flexible and no laminated is used. The covers are produced in the identical manner as our other albums or books and include a thick laminated surface.
The “Pin” Storybook:
The “Pin” Storybook will also be available in 4 sizes with 40 pages as the standard and the option to add many more. From smallest to largest, each individual page will measure as follows – as the “Pin” album is a landscape format album, I will mention the *height then *width of the album.
150 x 225mm (6 x 10 inches)
200 x 300mm (8 x 13 inches)
250 x 375mm (10 x 16 inches)
300 x 450mm (12 x 18 inches) – Note the change of format for this book is slightly narrower for binding reasons.
More about the “Pin” Storybook album:
There are important aspects to be aware of with the Pin album. Much like the Wired option, it is a product born out of our existing Storybook range. After numerous requests for a thinner book that could handle more pages we selected an alternative binding option. Simultaneously, a lower selling price is achieved by binding the photographic prints unmounted and free of lamination. As the genuine photographic prints are not mounted, a double sided effect can not be achieved. All pages are therefore single sided where the reverse side of the print has the Fuji Crystal Archive branding – this can be seen in the gallery. The covers are produced in the identical manner as our other Duo albums and includes a thick laminated surface.
* The sizes given above are estiamted size, if you intend desiging you own album, please contact Studio22 for the finer details.
*From 2013, these products are available as custom orders.
Like each book we produce, it has to start with a first page. Studio22 are manufactures of various types of photo books. This blog will give the in’s and out’s of Coffee Table Books, Storybooks Albums and Photobooks. We are located in Cape Town, South Africa.