Storybook Albums

Seldex™ Storybooks are different to matted albums as each album page has a photograph fully mounted, edge to edge, on the page so it resembles a magazine.  Storybooks are one of our most in demand albums and are popular as it allows photographers to design digital layouts without restrictions, and although coffee table offset printed books have also become popular over the years, we have found nothing beats a wedding album with genuine photographic prints and heavy duty pages.  All our Storybook albums are available with cut photos only - meaning you must supply individual photos for the each album page and there will be a small 3-4mm gap in the gutter between the prints.   If you would like an album with creased prints you will need to order our Boutique album.

What size Storybooks are available?

We offer a huge range of standard sizes listed below, however if you would like a size not listed please contact us as I'm sure we will be able to accomodate you!

  • 17x12, 16x12, 11x14, 10x14, 12x12, 12x8, 10x10, 10x8, 10x7, 8x8, 7x7, 7x5.5, 7x5, 6x4, 5x5, 5x4, 5x3.5

What colour base leaves are available?

Seldex offer 2 colour options for the base leaves of your Storybooks - black or white. If a colour is not selected on your order form then black will be used as the default colour. You will see the colour of the base leaf when looking at the side of your album and in the spine area, between your prints, when your album is open.

How many leaves can I have in an album?

The maximum number of leaves in a Storybook is 30 leaves or 60 pages.

What cover materials can I choose from?

  • Avante Garde Leather
  • Premium Leather
  • Classic Leather
  • Asahi
  • Linen
  • Leatherette
  • Buckram

What album cover designs are available?

  • Plain
  • Too Tone
  • Indentations
  • Openings
  • Acrylic Montage
  • ½ Acrylic Montage
  • Photo Montage
  • ½ Photo Montage
  • Photo Inlay
  • Personalised embossing

What other page options are available for Storybooks?

We offer a couple of different page options for our Storybooks as listed below. This is a great way to use your imagination and create unique album designs to suit your studio. For full information on these designs please click on the Page Options link to the right.

  • Gatefold
  • Flip pages

What packaging options do I have?

  • Black presentation box with black wrap - included
  • Black Buckram slipcase

How do I design a Storybook?

There are many options available to photographers for designing magazine style albums and it really depends on how much time, and or money you have. Some photographers prefer to use Photoshop for all their layouts although most prefer album designing programs with preset templates that they can change to suit their own style. Other studios prefer to outsource the design side of album planning. If you go to the "our friends" page here on our website you will find some of our recommendations.

Does Seldex assemble my album?

Yes! Seldex™ assembles all Storybooks inhouse and ships you a complete album ready for delivery. You have the choice of sending us your prints for binding, or sending us your image files and we will both print and bind your Storybook.

How do I order a Storybook album?

The easiest way to order a Storybook is to download an order form here. Fill in the order form and send it to Seldex™ together with your photos. If you would like us to print your images for you, then email the completed order form to and ask for details for our ftp site so you can upload your files. 

How long will my Storybook take to manufacture?

Storybooks are handmade, made to order albums and therefore require 15-20 business days to manufacture. 


Wait! Just one more step before you place your order.

Legal jargon you most likely won’t read… but you should!

By accepting the Terms and Conditions of Service, YOU (the Customer) agree that:

  • This product is a customer order and all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.
  • We cannot promise to change or cancel any order after 48 hours as it may have already been sent to production.
  • You may use any software/template or program to design our albums, but please understand that you are responsible for the content, layout, size and resolution.
  • Seldex cannot be held responsible for any issues relating to incorrectly submitted files.
  • Please make sure to read our Print Specifications information booklet to help with your print settings.
  • Seldex do NOT colour correct any images.
  • If this is your first order using our print service, we recommend – sort of insist – that you get test prints done first. Our test prints are free and will show you how your prints will look when using our print service.
  • Seldex reserves the right to discontinue any specific product, material or option at any time.


Sample Album – If you are ordering a sample album please make sure to use the discount code applicable. Discounts can be found on our Studio Display webpage. There is a limit of 3 display albums per year, and each display album be watermarked “Studio Display Album” on the last layout of the album.