Give every album extra special treatment

Give every album extra special treatment

Our elegant Clamshell Box takes the luxury of our Fine Art Books and Matted Albums to a new level. It makes bringing the album out for viewing a truly special occasion, every time, and helps to protect it for decades to come.

Designed by our brilliant team, the Clamshell Box takes its name from an old bookbinding technique. With a hinged lid connected to the base, taking the album out and returning it to the box is easy.

We handcraft each one using board made by a Dutch company with top eco-credentials, and encase it in your choice of our Essential Cotton or Heritage fabrics. For the closure, you can also choose to have a soft-close magnetic clasp or a pretty ribbon.

And, for even more impressive presentation, we can personalise your Clamshell Box with foil blocking, printing or engraving.



Order as an upgrade or as a standalone box
Personalise with client or studio details
Available in all sizes to fit Fine Art Books & Matted Albums
Handmade individually, to order
Choice of ribbon tie or concealed magnets closure
Selection of 12 ribbon colours
Cover printing or engraving included



Your choice of 100% natural fabric

You can order a Clamshell Box in any of our Essential Cotton or Heritage fabrics. Both are 100% cotton but Heritage has an open weave and a more natural, rustic look. The most popular colour is Pebble, from our Essential Cotton range, but there are brighter, lighter and deeper options too. So you can complement or contrast with the accompanying album.

Please note – the colours shown are a guide and may vary from the actual colour of the material. You’re welcome to order swatches from our online shop to get a clearer idea, but please remember there may be colour variations in some materials.

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Essential Cotton





Sleek magnet or pretty ribbon?

Clamshell Boxes come with either a magnet or ribbon tie closure – you can choose. For clients with contemporary tastes, a magnet closure is very clean and streamlined. But a ribbon has a more tactile, romantic feel and is twice as popular.

Please note – the ribbon colours shown below are just a guide. The actual colours may vary from those shown on screen and from batch to batch.





Create a box just for them

For an extra layer of personalisation, we can add text such as names, dates or meaningful phrases to your Clamshell box. And we can also add a bespoke emblem, such as the couple’s intertwined initials, and your studio logo. The techniques we use to apply this personalisation is either cover printing or laser engraving. We can also use bespoke fonts as well as our wide variety of standard fonts.



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