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 form a book block
  • The block is oversewn with linen thread and the spine is adhered to the book casing
  • Available in fine art cotton paper from 7x7 to 16x20
  • Available in fine art press paper from 7x7 to 14x14
Fine Art Cotton Paper
  • Acid free 100% natural fiber (cotton)
  • Giclee printed
  • Not recommended for two page spreads or full page bleeds as pages are delicate and ink should not be touched frequently by fingers or hands
  • Each page must be separated by vellum interleaving for preservation
  • Available for all album types as well as fine art prints
Fine Art Press Paper
  • Acid free wood pulp with a soft, watercolor texture
  • Press printed
  • Recommended for creative layouts, two page spreads or full page bleeds
  • Vellum optional
  • Available for signature and perfect bound album types
We are proud to be a part of a very small number of companies that continues to print on 100% cotton paper via the Giclee process, but we also recognize that due to the delicate nature, it can be limiting. Press printed pages offer the flexibility for more creativity in design. With our two paper options, our collectors can choose the style that fits their work and their client. We hope that you found this post helpful in your decision making, but we always recommend ordering an album print sample prior to purchasing your album so that you can touch and feel the papers in your own hands.