Once your book has been handmade by our team we need to trim the edges to the finished dimensions. The amount we trim varies for each album size but as a rule we remove about 5mm all around the spread edge. This is also known as the bleed.
You’ll find the bleed clearly indicated by a cyan line on our downloadable JPG and PSD templates or when using our Folio Albums Studio software or Photojunction.
If you have any questions about the page bleed please ask.
Please save your JPGs at 300dpi and at high quality. Exported files should be around 2-5MB or larger in size. We prefer sRGB profiled images although we will honour any embedded profile. If a profile is not embedded in the JPG we will assume it is sRGB.
Just to be on the safe side, please check your exported layouts before uploading.
Once you have placed your order via our online store you will receive an order confirmation email with a link to our file uploader. Have your order number to hand and simply follow the instructions to upload your files via your web browser.
Once we have downloaded your files from our server we’ll send you an acknowledgement email.
If you have a Dropbox account you can share a folder with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use your order number as the folder name e.g. FO12345
It all depends on how sharp you like your images. As part of our standard workflow we will sharpen your layouts as they go to print. If you would like to test the amount of sharpening please order a bespoke test print from the store. If you’re unsure please don’t apply any extra sharpening.
Not at the moment. We regularly optimise our profiles to achieve the very best quality and consistency. Please make use of our free test print service so that you can compare your screen and prints using your own images.
Your album spreads are printed and bound in sequential order, so naming your files correctly is important. We suggest that you use a sequence number at the beginning or at the end of the file name and that each sequence number has two digits. For example 1 would actually be 01. A full filename therefore could be…
and so on…
We operate a fully colour calibrated workflow and we highly recommend your workflow is also colour calibrated. If you’re having problems with dark images from other labs and album companies, it’s probably an issue with your screen brightness being set too high – this is the most common problem. Read this site for more information on colour management and monitor calibration.
Yes, we offer a free test print service. You can either send us one of your images or we’ll send you a sample print. To order a test print, you’ll need to register on the Folio Albums Store and head to the ‘Extras’ category where you can add a test print to your cart. We’ll then send you an order confirmation with a link to upload your file.
We require a black and white image (no greyscale I’m afraid) with black being the part imprinted into the leather. Your file needs to be saved in RGB mode with a minimum resolution of 600dpi and a maximum size of 8cm x 8cm. Upsizing a low resolution file won’t work very well as the jagged edges will be amplified. If possible please create your JPG from a high resolution version.
We can also accept EPS and Adobe Illustrator files although we will need to know the required die dimensions. Please get in touch for assistance after you have placed your order.
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Folio Albums: UK based makers and suppliers of fine art wedding and portrait albums for professional photographers.