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Albums & frames: putting your best images forward

Albums Inc.
Art Leather
Taprell Loomis

Joalbum Hands Inc.'s newest album is a coffee-table book with a metallic cover print. The book is available in the following sizes: 5x5 to 12x15 and up to 60 pages.

Jorgensen Albums Jorgensen's latest Pro Bound and Styla albums are contemporary in design, though traditional in craftsmanship. Made from leather, wood, metal, and fabrics, in a host of colors, each album is handcrafted in the company's own workshop. Using the updated Jorgensen Album Designer (JAD) program, each album can easily be created as a unique work of art. Together with a stylish stitched presentation box and designer carry bag, these albums will set your studio apart.

Kambara USA, Inc. The Equinox Photo Journal by Maxima is a digitally composed, one-of-a-kind album capturing the emotion of the event. Each flush-mounted page lends itself to the photojournalistic approach to photography and tells the story simply and beautifully, flowing from page to page. Bound with rich, durable materials, every page that's designed is carefully handcrafted to create a hard-bound book as unique as the day itself. New acrylic options have been added for 2009.

Laguna Albums Laguna Albums' latest innovation has been to make its entire product line cruelty-free. This appeals to a growing segment of the photography market, since people are increasingly aware of the horrendous environmental impact that leather tanning is having in the Third World. Many photographers and their clients choose Laguna Albums because of our commitment to this cause. For five years, Laguna Albums has been providing high-quality, flush-mount albums to discriminating photographers. Features include easy FTP ordering, Durst Lambda printing, full panorama pages, and the cruelty-free materials mentioned above. Custom-design service is available.

La-vie Album Each La-vie Album is handcrafted by professional designers, using the highest-quality acid-free materials available. La-vie Album transforms a special day into a cherished object d'art to be experienced over and over again.

Leather Craftsmen The Leather Craftsmen 8500 Signature Edition blurs the line between contemporary and traditional. This album has an elegant cover with rarely seen square-corner gilded pages. With hundreds of frame configurations, photographs are hand-mounted into this hingeless matted album. Add the flexibility to infuse flush-mounted pages into your design, and you'll have an album that brides crave.

Midwest Photographic Resource Each individual Diamond coffee-table-style is handmade by Master craftsmen in three to four days. The Diamond, with its nonwarp pages, is available in numerous sizes and colors. The Diamond is a true lay-flat album with the smallest gap between the pages. Watch for the new Diamond Acrylic line available in February of 2009.

PictoBooks PictoBooks now offers the Bijou. The Bijou is a solution for the budget-minded photographer seeking high-quality professional albums. Bijou albums feature true panorama binding printed on photographic paper mounted back to back. The albums in this series are thinner, lay-flat albums with the capacity to bind up to 50 spreads.

Renaissance Albums Renaissance's 2009 custom album collection welcomes a 13x10 Horizontal Galleria Album. The Galleria Album is an elegant blend of traditional and contemporary and is designed for hand-trimmed images to be mounted within a flush-matted page. Each image is set in one of the company's designed mats surrounded by an accent lining. The Horizontal format allows for sweeping imagery.

Seldex Seldex Artistic Albums is Australia's leading manufacturer of custom-designed wedding albums and photographic presentation products. In 2008, Seldex debuted the exclusive Boutique Collection of designer album covers by Cristina Re. Featuring exquisite patterns and embellishments, the high-end collection is available on all Bookbound Art Albums and is packaged in beautiful matching boxes.

Taprell Loomis For 2009 TAP Professional introduces new products to its most popular lines. TAP's Superior Mount Accordion Album w/Snap is new to its line of self-adhesive albums and folios. The snap-closure album holds 10 wallet photos on two-sided pages, in a convenient "carry-with" size. Each of TAP's Perfect Choice Frame (in a new 8.5x11 size) is delivered individually boxed, fully assembled with glass and reversible easel backs.

White Glove Books White Glove introduces it two new ecofriendly books. These books have been engineered with the environment in mind, and include recycled cover board, acid-free biodegradable glue, earth-friendly cover materials, and aqueous pigment inks printed on PEFC-certified paper. This product sets the gold standard by which other "green" books will be measured. The books also come with White Glove's extraordinary guarantee.

Zookbinders It's easier than ever to design a layout once and sell it multiple times. The Reflectionz cover for the award-winning Zook Book is available in more sizes, including horizontal. Add the PhotoBook by Zookbinders with new replica covers that duplicate the look of formal albums. Offer the new larger 9x9 and 9x12 PhotoBooks as primary albums for style- and budget-conscious clients. Complete the picture with a new frame line ideally suited for favorite panoramas.