HOW TO RECYCLE STUDIO SAMPLE ALBUMS
If you have an old sample album that's looking tired or makes you burst with pride at how far you’ve come, then it might be time to retire it.
It’s great to see how far you’ve come. You've developed your skill level, editing style, album tastes and album design.
If you have an old sample album that's looking tired or makes you burst with pride at how far you’ve come, then it might be time to retire it. If you’re just as passionate about sustainability as us, this can cause some internal conflict.
The first question you might ask is, can a sample album be recycled? Yes, it can! Here are two ways you can recycle old studio sample albums.
1. Gift to your client
If you have a sample album that features a single wedding or shoot why not offer it to your client?
You've come a long way since taking those images and you want a more up-to-date sample. However, those images are still just as precious to your clients. If they couldn’t originally afford an album, then imagine how wonderful it would be for you to pass it on.
2. Recycle the book block
Although it's difficult to recycle the whole album due to the way it's constructed, you can cut out the book block using a scalpel or craft knife. You can then dispose of the cover and recycle the paper book block. Our ink is water-based and we use no plastic coatings.
Choosing to consciously recycle old sample albums, significantly reduces your impact on the environment and allows you to responsibly update your studio samples.