Bookbound Art

Seldex Bookbound Albums are a premium matted album allowing photographers the ability to combine both matted and flushmount pages within one album.   The extensive material and mat options together with chic features such as gatefold and flip pages make the Bookbound Album a real work of art and gives the photographer total freedom when designing.  Although matted albums may be considered traditional and dated by some, we consider them to be a timeless heirloom that will remain classic forever.

What size Bookbound Art Albums are available?

  • Panoramic - approx size 12 x 17"
  • Vertical - approx size 16 x 12"
  • Landscape Photojournal - approx size 11 x 14"
  • Photojournal - approx size 14 x 11"
  • Slimline Panoramic - approx size 9 x 12"
  • Slimline Vertical - approx size 12 x 9"
  • 16" Square - approx size 16 x 16"
  • 13" Square - approx size 13 x 13"
  • 9" Square - approx size 9 x 9"

What style of album leaves are available?

All Bookbound Art Albums have their base leaves permanently bound into the album cover but they are available in two different leaf styles: Fixed or Standard style. To view the different styles on the "view album styles" icon above.

How many leaves can I have in an album?

This will depend on the style of mats you are having in your album. If you are having single, bevel or double mats then the maximum number of leaves in your album is 30 leaves or 60 pages. If you are having our thick bevel mats in your album then the maximum number of leaves is 15 leaves or 30 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
  • Indentation
  • Openings
  • Acrylic Montage
  • ½ Acrylic Montage
  • Photo Montage
  • ½ Photo Montage
  • Photo Inlay
  • Personalised embossing

What mat choices do I have?

  • Black or white bevel
  • Black or white single
  • Black or white double mats
  • Black or white two tone double mats
  • Black or white thick bevel mats

You can view samples of these options if you click on the "view mat options" icon above.

To download a list of our standard mat combinations for our range of Bookbound albums simply click here .

What other page options do you have?

  • Gatefold
  • Flip pages
  • Drymount pages
  • Drymount pages with strip mats

You can view samples of these options if you click on the "view page options" icon above.

What packaging options do I have?

  • Black presentation box with cloth wrap - included in price
  • Designer box with cloth wrap
  • Black briefcase with cloth wrap
  • Black or Pearl Iguana box with cloth wrap

Can Seldex™ assemble my album?

Yes! Seldex™ offers photographers a couple of different choices if you do not want to assemble the album yourself, but remember our albums are easy to assemble in studio with a little time and effort!

  • Assembly only - photos are supplied by the studio and Seldex™ assembles the photos into the album
  • Print and assembly - photos are printed by Seldex™ and the album is assembled by Seldex™.

How do I assemble my Bookbound Art Album?

Check out the video below our USA distributors Finao put together. The first video will show your how to assemble a Fixed page style album. The second video features our Standard page style album. Please make sure to check out.

How do I design and order a Bookbound Art Album?

The most popular way to design and order a Bookbound Art album is to use either Fundy Album Builder (www.fundysoftware.com) or Photojunction (www.photojunction.com). Both of these software design programmes allow you to design Bookbound albums and export the files needed by us to cut your mats exactly as you have designed. This also allows photographers to design custom mats at no extra cost. Once you have completed your album design you can place your album online. You will need to have a zipped file ready to add to your online order which will include a pdf album plan and the double page psd files that you have exported from either Fundy or Photojunction.

Alternatively if you prefer to manually fill in an order form using our standard mat range you can still do this. You do have the option of adding custom mats although this will incur an extra fee. Once you have filled in an order form below, place the order online and include a scanned copy of your page layouts.

How long will my Bookbound Album take?

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

Album Cover Designs

Page Options

Mat Style

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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.

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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.