Christmas Gift Guide

  In a technology focused world, tangible and thoughtful gifts mean so much more. Whether you’re saying thank you to your clients for their custom, or promoting Christmas gift ideas, what would be better than giving printed images. We’ve put together a list of handcrafted gift ideas that are sure to provide a ‘wow factor’ for your clients.   1. …

Christmas Deadlines 2018

It’s nearly that time again, so here are our all important Christmas cut off dates if you wish to have any products delivered before our Christmas break. After working really hard throughout the year to create faster turn around times on some of our products, we are are so excited to reveal later Christmas deadlines than usual! :) Important: ALL …

Introducing our New Portrait Format Fine Art Books!

  We love being square and since launching our Fine Art Books we’ve been championing this versatile format from day one. We haven’t lost our love for everything square, but now there is a new member of the Fine Art Book family … the portrait format. Available in sizes A4 and A5 they are a stylish addition to our Fine Art …

New Materials Extending Our Vegan Friendly Range​!

Say hello to Purity and Heritage Fabric.   Last week we announced our faster 10 day turnaround on Fine Art Books and the good news doesn’t stop there. We’ve listened to your feedback and although we’ve always had vegan friendly materials in our range, it was clear that you wanted a leather-like alternative as well as more neutral toned fabrics. …

*New* Album Designer Features!

Recently we introduced some new features to our online album designer. We’ve listened to your feedback and taken action, so we hope these features will help make designing albums as easy as possible. Our new features include:   A cleaner interface designed to separate active designs from exported designs.   An improved uploader that better handles internet connection problems.   …

Everything you need to know about our *NEW* product changes!

We have been working hard to make improvements to some of our products.   USB Box and 4×4 Prints Box     Our 4×4 boxes can be customised to meet your needs. You can choose a USB Box only, 4×4 Prints Box to fit up to 50 unmounted prints or combine the two to create a USB and print package …

Christmas Deadlines 2017

It’s nearly that time again, so here are our all important Christmas cut off dates if you wish to have any products delivered before our Christmas break. Important: ALL deadlines are at MIDDAY GMT. ALL deadline dates are based on DHL or DPD shipments. If you wish to select Airmail services please add an additional 10 working days onto the …

Introducing, Art White Plus!

  Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to resolve the on going supplier issues with our cotton papers. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding with this. Although we are still working extremely hard to find the ideal cotton paper, along the way we discovered that the the most popular feature of the Gallery …

#FFF: Seize the Night!

This weekend the clocks are going back and with that comes long nights. So what better theme for this month’s Folio Friday Foto than magical nighttime shots! Check out this amazing collection of images…   An Ant Capture   Flawless Photography   Jamie Waters Photography   Joab Woodger-Smith Photography   Jackson & Co Photography   Nicola Thompson Photography   Steve …

#FFF: Sunsets!

Summer is well and truly over, so what better way to send the Summer off with a collection of our favourite shots of Sunsets. All these images caught our eye when checking all your lovely album designs and remind us of those warm summer nights. We hope you enjoy them and can reminisce on a fab summer!     My …

Christmas Deadlines 2016!

  Christmas is on it’s way…   Below we have our all important Christmas Deadline dates to ensure you receive your orders in time for Christmas and our shut down for the holidays. Please note: For the below deadlines, we need print-ready files. Any delays in getting print-ready files to us could affect the order shipping in time for Christmas. …

Awesome Album: Juliana Wiklund

  An album that really caught everyones attention here at Folio Albums HQ was by Sweden based photographer Juliana Wiklund of JW Weddings. It doesn’t take long to see why we chose to feature this as an awesome album. Not only is the location truly breath taking but the images captured tell a lovely story. Juliana is a destination photographer …

#FFF: Unveiled!

This months Folio Friday Foto features an array of beautiful shots including veils. These images show the creative use of such an important item from a wedding day and are truly stunning. It has to be said, this is one of our favourites! We hope you enjoy!   Cahill Photography D&A Photography   Corey Lynn Tucker Photography   Emilie May …

FREE album design on Fine Art Books until 17th July!

  We know it’s a busy time of the year and it can be a struggle to keep on top of the post-production. To help you stay ahead of the workload we’re offering FREE album design for Fine Art Books until 17th July 2016. Simply upload the album images and choose “Request free design” in our online Album Designer by …

Let’s Celebrate Summer with a Bright Cover!

  Earlier on in the year we added some beautiful new Contemporary Leather additions and now is the time to really show them off to your clients. Be inspired by our bright colourful options just in time for Summer. What better time to experiment with some bright colours for engagement, wedding, baby and boudoir albums by adding a pop of colour to compliment your beautiful summery images. Take …

Clamshell Boxes: Perfect Presentation

  We are so proud of the albums we produce here at Folio Albums, it would only seem right to offer beautiful packaging to preserve, protect and personalise them! Earlier this year we launched our upgradable Clamshell Boxes available for both the Fine Art Books and Matted Albums. Designed in house by our super talented team, the boxes are hand-made …

Print Box to beautifully display and hold prints

Prints Boxes: The perfect keepsake to showcase your prints

At the beginning of the year we launched our Prints Boxes at the Societies’ Convention and since then we have received some amazing feedback. It’s been so great to see the images of your Prints Boxes via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, keep’um coming as we love to see your take on them! With a world full of all things digital …

Jess’s Tech Tips: Updated Designer Features

Since the launch of our new web based Album Designer we have been working hard on some new exciting features. I am delighted to share with you a few of our most recent updates that may be beneficial to your album designing process!   Client Gallery My personal favourite addition to our Album Designer is the client gallery. We have …

#FFF: Photographers have more fun!

With April Fools’ Day around the corner we wanted to share some Friday fun! We’ve spotted some great images that have really brought a smile to our faces and what better time to share them with you. These images have captured silly, fun and even tense moments from days full of laughter. We hope you enjoy them as much as …

Reminder: Folio Albums Studio Software is expiring on 25th March 2016

  Since we announced in October the retirement of our downloadable design software on 25th March 2016, time has flown by and it’s nearly time to say goodbye! As much as we like the simple functionality of the software, unfortunately it has proven limiting in functionality when it comes to creating new products and services we would like to deliver …

Introducing our new Online Designer for Fine Art Books!

  We are happy to announce the launch of our new Online Designer for Fine Art Books. To help out we have created a handy ‘How to Guide’ as well as a video tutorial by Stewart himself! He will talk you through all the features from upload to export and show a 15 spread design in under 7 minutes! You will …

Christmas Deadlines 2015

  The C word already!? Christmas may feel like a lifetime away but it is approaching and fast. So here’s our all important Christmas cut off dates, to make sure we get your orders finished to perfection! Please note: For the below deadlines, we need print-ready files. Any delays in getting print-ready files to us could affect the order shipping …

Awesome Album: Yvonne Lishman Photography

  This album, produced by alternative wedding photographer Yvonne Lishman for a couple taking part in the BBC’s ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ series, caught our attention immediately.   ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ is a reality television show where couples are given £12,000 to spend on their wedding. The bride and groom are separated for three weeks, in which time the …

#FFF: By the sea

  Summer is coming to an end, so what would be better than reminiscing over the past season; we would love to showcase these stunning images taken by the sea! Please enjoy this wonderful collection of images to celebrate the last little bit of summer we have left! :)     Albert Palmer Photography David Stubbs Photography Lucy Shergold Photography Matt …

Introducing our FREE Matted Album Design Service…

    After Speaking to many of your at our recent tour locations, we discovered that sometimes the album design process can be a bit of a chore, especially during the busy season. We would therefore love to provide a helping hand. As of this week we now offer a FREE album design service for Matted Albums using our new …

Jess’s Tech Tips: Bespoke Album Design

    The facts The busiest time of the year for wedding photographers can often mean time is limited for designing albums. If you feel like your designs are being put on the back burner then we would love to help free your time! Our Bespoke design service is exactly that, a design individually tailored to showcase your images, taking …

Folio Albums Tour 2015: Dates Confirmed

    We are delighted to announce that we will be touring the UK this July. We can’t wait to have a catch up with you- our wonderful customers! Stewart will be armed with our fabulous products and of course our beautiful new matted albums. There may even be a thank you surprise! So, take a well deserved break from those long editing days and …

Our Matted Album Video!

In Spring 2015 we launched our beautiful new matted albums and we’ve created a special little video showing what happens behind the scenes. We want to share an exclusive look into our process, from a brief look at our online designer to our new packaging. The video also gives you an insight into how we handcraft your albums and the …

Folio Focus: Portfolios!

  This month I wanted to put the spotlight on our beautiful duo and trio Portfolios. Simple but stylish, they can be used as a standalone presentation case, or can be kept closed to view at your leisure. Whatever your clients choose to do with them, they are a fabulous way to showcase your very best images. Our Portfolios are …

The Fine Art Book & The New Matted Album

  At Folio Albums we strive for perfection in everything we do from our outstanding print quality, to the way your albums are beautifully hand-made. Whilst well known for our signature fine art books, we have recently applied the same knowledge and expertise to develop a new luxurious matted album. Whether you prefer the clean and simple lines of a …

Introducing our beautiful matted albums!

  We’ve applied all of our fine art knowledge and expertise to bring you a high quality and luxurious matted album for spring 2015. Currently available in 12”x12”, we will be working hard to further develop our new matted album. Introducing new covers and size additions in the future to make them even more bespoke to you. Each album is …

#FFF: The Best Medicine…

‘Laughter is the best medicine’, the old adage goes – and they didn’t make it up. The benefits of laughter have been well documented by scientists in recent years– laughing produces endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood boosters. It is a tonic for the body and mind, making us feel happier and lowering our stress levels. But there is …

Merry Christmas from Folio Albums!

  We would love to wish all our wonderful customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We have had a busy and exciting month here at Folio Albums HQ producing all your Christmas orders. We are thrilled to announce that all the orders placed on or before the Christmas deadline have been fulfilled and they will be delivered to you in time for …

Christmas Deadline Dates 2014

The countdown to Christmas has already begun at Folio HQ. In order to make sure that your albums are shipped in time, here are those all important deadline dates that you need to know… Please note: For the below deadlines, we need print-ready files. Any delays in getting print-ready files to us could affect the order shipping in time for …

Meet Photographer Helen Lisk

Helen Lisk is a wedding and lifestyle portraiture photographer based in Exeter, in south west England. Helen’s style is natural and relaxed, and the weddings she photographs are often shot in countryside locations. She has even shot a wedding at River Cottage, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s seventeenth century farmhouse. Here she talks to us more about her style, her work, …

#FFF: Petal Power!

Fresh flowers make a great focus for a photographer wanting to pick out the intricate details amid the bustle of a modern wedding. Flowers, like many of the finer features of weddings, have been thoughtfully chosen by the couple. The bouquet they choose – from the arrangement of the colours to the scents of the flowers – reflects their tastes, …

Meet Photographer David Stubbs

David Stubbs is a full-time professional photographer, based near Manchester, and covers weddings in the North West and across the UK. He is a member of Fearless Photographers, a directory of the best wedding photographers in the world, and was commissioned to photograph the London 2012 Olympic Games. We spoke to David about his work and where his career as …

Fine Art Prints… Have arrived!

Further to their SWPP debut, we are delighted to launch our Fine Art Prints Service at prints.folioalbums.com You asked, we answered and boy, are we glad we did! Further to your requests we went to work at HQ combining our passion for the little details with the same range of beautiful archival quality matte-finished papers and pigment inks used in our …

Mona’s Albums

We received some great feedback for our latest Professional Photographer advert wherein Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa stepped in as the face of Folio. Her appearance on our SWPP stand also became a great conversation starter as she stood alongside Van Outen. If you didn’t manage to catch a glimpse as our Mona made the rounds, you can take a look …

Folio Albums: Colour Cotton Update

Our suppliers recently informed us that they have ceased manufacture of the Bronze colour cotton option. If you have any client albums to order in Bronze, we do have limited stock left on our store. Please get in touch if you have any queries about the availability of this cover option. Any Cotton & Silk keyring bundles will now be …

Photography Farm Workshops 2013

Something quite exciting will be taking place in January 2013 – so there will be no post-Christmas blues in the photography world this year. For one week only, from the 23rd to 27th of January, the Photography Farm will be flinging open its doors for the first ever Farm Week – five days of talks and workshops to get creativity …

Folio Supports: Movember

If you came to see us at this year’s SWPP in January, you may remember the Folio Moustaches that we had on our stand – or at least you may remember Stewart posing with one! Well, since we had some left over, we decided it was time that they were put to good use and sent out in the world …

Christmas Deadline Dates

The countdown to Christmas has already begun at Folio HQ. In order to make sure that your albums are shipped in time, here are those all important deadline dates that you need to know… Please note: For the below deadlines, we need print-ready files. Any delays in getting print-ready files to us could affect the order shipping in time for …

Folio Albums goes paperless?!

Don’t worry, we aren’t talking about the actual albums! Here at Folio HQ we are always trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible and we have now taken one step further to lessen our environmental impact – paperless invoicing. This means that we can reduce the amount of paper that we are using and shipping out to you when …