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The Modern Heirloom - Heirloom Bindery 2017

Another new year is upon us, and with that, we are proud to unveil some exciting new products and updates here at Heirloom Bindery. We value your art, your aesthetics and your support for our fine art bindery. We wouldn't be here without you, and for that we are ever grateful! New Fabrics & Sizes We've selected our favorite 8 German and Italian bookcloths to fill our curated cover material options. Older fabrics will be phased out by the end of 2017. If you need a new swatch box, you can get those here (20% off until January!). Price Changes Any price changes on our albums and box collections will take effect on February 1, 2017. We try to keep...

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Heirloom Bindery, by the Numbers

Have you ever wondered how much it really costs to construct a fine art album? The team at Heirloom prides itself on offering the most beautiful wedding albums to some of the most highly regarded photographers in the world. Despite the costs, we still hold on to traditional binding methods and source hand made paper and materials from Europe. Sometimes there are tools so impossible to find that we have to create them ourselves from scratch. We pay a fair wage, and do not implement factories into our workflow. Over time, some products have increased in price due to materials costs, and some have actually lowered when we were able to purchase bulk materials at a lower price. In a effort to provide...

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Heirloom Album & Paper Choices

Without all of our album styles in front of you, it can be confusing to tell what the differences are between 100% cotton paper and fine art press paper and what types of papers are available with our different album styles. We've outlined below the main qualities of each so that it is easier to determine the best album for you! Signature Album Full spreads are printed, hand folded, brushed and collected into groups of 8 pages The 8 page signatures are sewn with linen thread and bound into the book casing Available in fine art cotton paper from 7x7 to 16x16 Available in fine art press paper from 7x7 to 12x12 Perfect Album Individual pages are printed and collected to...

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The Heirloom Album vs. The Perfect Album

  One of the questions we answer very often is what are the differences between the various albums we offer - our signature-bound Heirloom Album, our perfect-bound Heirloom Album, and our press-printed Perfect Album. Although all these albums come in similar sizes, with the same fabrics, cases and vellum interleaving options, they are made very differently in the binding process. Importantly, our Heirloom Albums are hand-printed on 100% cotton rag papers in the giclee process, while our new Perfect Albums are printed on 100% acid-free alpha-cellulose wood pulp papers using the best available digital press printers.  Here is an overview of our current album types: Heirloom Album - Signature Bound 100% Fine Art Cotton Rag Paper Vellum Interleaving Sets of 8 pg Spreads...

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The Unbound Folio Album

An Heirloom album for the purist. A brand new album experience, the unbound folio album is a nod to the traditional preservation methods for fine art work. Featuring a sturdy linen bound case housing 20 loose large format fine art prints with deckle edges and vellum dividers. Each ultra-thick print features one singular image with large white borders. Designed to garner attention from the first print to the last, we recommend that the artist signs each individual print personally. Available in 8.5X11 and 13×19 with large white borders. The size shown is 8.5x11 light linen a gold debossed olive branch. Photographed in our studio with prints inside by Laura Gordon.

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