Fine art albums and print products for professional photographers

Matted Album

Our modern, luxury take on a classic overlay album

Our handcrafted Matted Albums elevate the traditional album form to a new level with the same quality and attention to detail as our Fine Art Albums. Loved by wedding photographers all over the world.

Your prints are expertly mounted beneath precision-cut bevelled mats of conservation grade. Each aperture becomes a window through which the viewer can take time to appreciate images in turn fully. Each page comprises six hand-assembled layers, measuring a substantial 2.5mm in thickness. The albums lie flat and are trimmed flush for a perfect finish.

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Key features of the Matted Album

What makes our matted photo albums the best?

Design freedom

  • Self-contained images create a juxtaposition with the white matt
  • Up to 30 double-page spreads
  • Free online album designer with client-proofing system
  • A large selection of page layout templates
  • Free album design service 

Make it personal

  • A choice of three different paper types
  • Extensive range of personalisation options
  • Full-grain leather and vegan-friendly materials

Built to last

  • Archival-quality materials to last a lifetime
  • Made with high quality fine art paper for a perfect matte or satin finish
  • HD pigment printing with superior highlight & shadow detail
  • Handmade in the UK at our workshop in Yorkshire

Matted Album sizes

A book to cater for all sizes

Matted photo albums are available in both square and landscape formats. 14x10" landscape and the classic square formats of 12x12”, 10x10" and 8x8”.

Square Album

  • 12x12" / 30x30 cm
  • 10x10" / 25x25 cm
  • 8x8" / 20x20 cm

Landscape Album

  • 14x10" / 35x25 cm

Cover materials to compliment

Wedding and family albums beautifully covered

When it comes to our Matted Album, we want the finished result to look sublime. Be inspired by the colour of bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers, or the season itself.

Something for everyone. Choose the perfect material from a large range, including real leather, cotton, linen, silk, vegan-friendly fabric, and photo covers.

Leather Cover

Our Contemporary Leather collection features 24 genuine leathers with beautiful textures and finishes, making it the ideal material for creating long-lasting wedding photo albums.

Fabric Cover

Our fabric options are diverse and cater to different preferences. You can choose from three distinct fabric ranges that offer their unique style. The Essential Cotton range is a popular classic. The Heritage Fabrics collection features a wide weave and tactile finish. Lastly, the Core Fabric range is modern with a fine weave and clean finish.

Silk Cover

We carefully source our silk for its natural quality and beauty, and offer it in a range of vibrant colours that shine in the light. Please note that our silk covers may contain slubs, which we believe add to their natural beauty.

On-trend colours that compliment or contrast in a range of beautiful materials

Please note that swatch colours are a guide and may vary from the actual material colour. Swatches can be ordered from our online shop.

Material swatches

Contemporary Leather
Core Fabric
Essential Cotton
Heritage
Silk

This collection is unrivalled in its quality and colour range. Each of the 24 shades has its own unique character and they’re all genuine natural leathers. We source them from manufacturers who offer the very finest quality and durability and have strict animal welfare policies.

If you love the natural and imperfect characteristics of leather to come bursting through then choose either Latte, Sandstone, Dusk, Graphite, Truffle or Saddle. These semi-aniline leathers have character and soul. For those who enjoy the look and feel of nubuck leather, then look no further than Cityscape, Moorland, Mountain Moss and River. All of the other colours are fully finished leathers with a consistent colour and tone.

  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Porcelain
    Porcelain
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Cashew
    Cashew
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Mist
    Mist
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Pewter
    Pewter
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Blush
    Blush
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Peony
    Peony
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Regency Blue
    Regency Blue
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Jade
    Jade
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Sage
    Sage
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Forest Green
    Forest Green
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Honey
    Honey
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Airforce Blue
    Airforce Blue
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Morello
    Morello
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Sandstone
    Sandstone
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Latte
    Latte
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Saddle
    Saddle
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Truffle
    Truffle
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Dusk
    Dusk
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Graphite
    Graphite
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Ebony
    Ebony
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Cityscape
    Cityscape
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Moorland
    Moorland
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour Mountain Moss
    Mountain Moss
  • Contemporary leather material swatch colour River
    River

    Every shade in the Core Fabric range has been meticulously chosen to resonate with a broad spectrum of moods and styles. Whether it’s the soft whisper of a wedding or the exuberance of a family gathering, there’s a Core Fabric tone ready to complement the narrative.

    While rayon boasts a rich, luxurious feel, it also aligns with our dedication to a low environmental impact. You’re not just choosing a fabric; you’re making a choice for sustainability.

  • Cover fabric material swatch colour White
    White
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Pigeon
    Pigeon
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Liberty
    Liberty
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Biscuit
    Biscuit
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Lavender
    Lavender
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Petal
    Petal
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Olive
    Olive
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Wine
    Wine
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Fern
    Fern
  • Cover fabric material swatch colour Atlantic
    Atlantic

    Experience the raw beauty of 100% pure cotton with our Essential Cotton collection. Crafted with precision, every inch of this fabric tells a tale of authenticity and timeless charm. In choosing Essential Cotton, you’re not just opting for style but also making an environmentally-conscious decision.

    The two-tone effect adds depth and dimension, lending a contemporary flair to classic cotton. With shades that range from the calming greys and greens to the passionate reds and profound blacks, there’s a hue for every story. 

  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Pebble
    Pebble
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Hop
    Hop
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Woodland
    Woodland
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Peppermint
    Peppermint
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Denim
    Denim
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Ketchup
    Ketchup
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Carbon
    Carbon
  • Essential cotton material swatch colour Onyx
    Onyx

    Introducing the Heritage Collection – a tribute to the raw, unrefined beauty of nature. Crafted from pure linen and inspired by natural tones. Our shades resonate with tranquillity and warmth. From the delicate hues of ‘Parchment’ and ‘Sea Breeze’ to the grounded essence of ‘Oatmeal’ and ‘Tusk’, each colour captures a feeling of timelessness.

    Our wide-weave design creates a textured fabric that’s both robust and rich to the touch. With the rustic allure of linen complemented by its luxurious feel, the Heritage collection is where strength meets style.

  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Parchment
    Parchment
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Tusk
    Tusk
  • Heritage fabric material swatch colour Oatmeal
    Oatmeal

    Dive into a world where pure silk graces every touch. Our silk collection embodies the epitome of luxury, delivering a tactile experience that is as visually stunning as it is sensuous to the touch.

    Every slub in the weave tells a story, adding character and depth to the fabric. These slight irregularities, inherent to pure silk, enhance its beauty, making every piece unique, authentic, and true to its origin.

  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Frost White
    Frost White
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Champagne
    Champagne
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Gold
    Gold
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Powder Blue
    Powder Blue
  • Silk fabric material swatch colour Storm
    Storm

Personalisation options for your Matted Album

Elevating personalisation in every detail

We’ve significantly expanded our personalisation techniques. This isn’t about just adding more options—it’s about offering choices that matter. Our expansion focuses on catering to a wide variety of preferences, tastes, and requirements.

Interested in personalising with names, dates, your studio’s emblem, or custom initials of the newlyweds? We offer a range of techniques, from traditional debossing & foiling to advanced laser engraving and cutting-edge printing for covers and boxes. And if our default fonts aren’t quite what you’re after, we have a diverse font selection to match your needs.

Cover Text

Elevate your wedding album with custom cover text. Personalised with your names, wedding date, or heartfelt message, it adds a touch of elegance and sentimental value that will remind your clients of their special day for years to come.

Available in a range of fonts and styles, cover text transforms any album into a cherished keepsake, beautifully crafted to perfection.

Studio Logo

Enhance your wedding photography business by adding your studio logo to your clients’ albums. Showcase your brand identity and professionalism by customising the cover with your brand.

For a wedding photographer, it’s not just a logo; it’s a mark of quality and trust, leaving a lasting impression and ensuring that your name is forever connected to the cherished memories you’ve expertly captured.

Bespoke Client Motifs

A bespoke motif is a unique graphic or decorative element that is used to personalise the album. This could be custom fonts, a graphic from the wedding stationery or the couple’s monogram.

Bespoke motifs can be chosen to reflect the individuality and personal style of the couple, making their wedding album truly one-of-a-kind.

Endpaper Foiling

Endpapers are the very first and last two pages of a book, one side of which is fixed directly to the front and back cover. We have a wide range of endpaper colours to choose from to either tie in or contrast with your cover or images.

The endpaper can also be personalised with a studio logo or bespoke motif in gold or silver foil debossing.

Personalisation methods

Modern colour palettes, perfect for either complementing or providing a striking contrast

Cover Printing
Laser Engraving
Blind Debossing
Foil Debossing
22ct Gold or Palladium

Cover printing

Cover printing is a cutting-edge technique that adds a touch of brilliance and sophistication to your wedding album covers.

It’s a process that involves using UV light to cure specially formulated white or black ink that is applied to the cover material. The result? Stunning, high-definition cover text, studio logo or motif with intricate detail.

Laser engraviing

To engrave your text or logo, we use a highly accurate laser to precisely remove the top layer of the material, revealing its natural hues beneath.

Laser engraving is a versatile and durable personalisation technique that can be used on most of our materials. If you are looking for a way to personalise your album with a natural finish, then laser engraving is a great option.

Blind debossing

Blind debossing, also known as blind blocking, stamping or simply debossing, is a traditional method of imprinting into a surface without ink or foil. It creates a subtle yet elegant and tactile finish.

The debossing process begins with individually typesetting brass characters or, for studio logos or motifs, a brass die is created. The brass text or die is then heated and pressed into the material, creating a depression in the shape of the design. 

Blind debossing is a versatile technique that can be used on many of our cover materials but is especially suited to leather. 

Foil debossing

Foil blocking, also known as hot stamping, is a process of imprinting metallic foil into a material to create a really eye-catching finish. It is similar to debossing, but instead of simply impressing the letters into the material, a thin layer of metallic foil is pressed into the indentation.

Similar to debossing, foil blocking begins with the meticulous arrangement of individual brass characters. Alternatively, for studio logos or intricate motifs, a custom brass die is made to order. This precision-crafted brass component is then heated and pressed into the material, accompanied by a layer of coloured metallic foil. The result? A striking depression in the material, beautifully shaped to mirror your design with a luxurious metallic finish.

22ct gold & palladium

We proudly offer 22-carat gold lettering and logos for our leather covers. This is a dazzling and luxurious finish that is sure to make your album stand out from the crowd. We believe that we are the only album supplier to offer this unique service to you and your clients.

The process is secret, and some may say it’s alchemy, but we can confirm that the final stage involves us hand-laying 22-carat gold leaf to reproduce your text, logo or motif.  The finish is something to behold and is a great choice for clients who want a luxury finish.

If you prefer a silvery finish, then we also offer Palladium as an alternative to 22-carat Gold.

Our premium fine art papers

Acid-free combined with the highest print quality

The premium quality of our printing and fine art paper shines through, making it a significant factor for photographers choosing our Matted Album. We adhere to the highest standards.

Matted Albums are available in a choice of 3 fine art papers: Art White, Photo Rag and Gallery Pearl. Art White and Cotton Rag both have a completely matte finish, whilst Gallery Pearl, being a baryta-based paper, has a subtle satin finish.

Mini copies, parent albums or duplicates

Crafted for Gifting. Created for Sharing.

An extra album or two makes for a meaningful and heartfelt gift for family members, friends, or even future generations. These aren’t mere duplicate albums; they’re companion albums brimming with unforgettable moments. Take advantage of cost-effective pricing and provide your clients with the gift of lasting memories for their loved ones. With the same exceptional quality as the main album, these copies are the perfect way to expand your product offerings and give your clients a valuable keepsake to share with family and friends.

A copy can be in any size, but we’ve also created the 6×6” and A5 albums as the perfect smaller direct copy of a main album. Also known as parent albums, they are perfect for clients to present to family and friends.

Mini copies are available in any of our materials with Core Fabric, Essential Cotton and Heritage being the most popular.

Two mini copy wedding albums on a marble table shot from above

Packaging to present and protect

Created with an emphasis on environmental responsibility

Every album includes an eco-friendly cotton wrap and a durable presentation box to ensure its cleanliness and protection. Our presentation boxes are offered in a captivating tree pattern design or a simple plain box with elegant black or timeless white custom printing.

Our meticulous attention to detail in inspecting and packaging each album sets us apart. As a result, photographers from around the globe have full confidence in us to deliver orders directly to their clients.

Looking for something extra special? Consider upgrading to one of our meticulously handcrafted Clamshell Boxes. 

FAQs

Album design

To create your album design, you’ll need to use our free online designer, voted the top 3 album designer in the popular YPWP website 2023 survey of professional photographers. This ensures that the overlay matts perfectly align with the image 

Finally, for those who like to outsource their album design, we also offer a free album design service, helping you focus on running your business while we pick up some of the heavy lifting.

Do we only produce wedding albums?

While our expertise lies in crafting exquisite wedding albums, our collaboration with professional photographers has led us to produce a diverse range of photo albums. This includes capturing moments from newborn arrivals and family events to intimate boudoir sessions and tailored corporate gifts.

Production time

Our Matted Albums are on a 15 working day turnaround from the day we receive your files.

Please note that our production times may change during our busy period, which is typically October-December. 

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Clamshell Box

You can upgrade your albums' packaging with a custom Clamshell Box. Showcasing beautiful craftsmanship, our boxes are all individually handmade using high-quality materials. Mix and match the cover material and choose from a magnetic ribbon or show ribbon closure option and personalise with names and or logos.

Thank You Folio

If you're looking for a simple yet elegant way to deliver a digital download link, then the Thank You Folio is the answer! Inside the folio, we include two of your images expertly printed by our team. And on the front, there is a custom thank you card with a link or QR code taking your clients to their online gallery or pre-designed album layout. Once delivered, your clients will engage with your call to action, peel off the thank you card and proudly display their images. It's the perfect Thank You gift and sales tool.

Fine Art Prints

We know our prints will wow because our books do. Crafted with the same meticulous attention as our albums, they are a testament to our dedication to quality. Together, the prints and albums create a comprehensive and luxurious experience, ensuring every cherished memory is celebrated in its finest detail.

Of course, images are only as good as papers and inks allow, and ours are the very best, archival quality.

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Find yourself here with a question?

As a professional photographer, you know that every wedding you capture is a unique work of art. Just like selecting the right lens or finding the perfect lighting, choosing the ideal album manufacturer is a crucial decision that can make or break your client’s experience.

At Folio Albums, we’re not just about crafting stunning albums; we’re also about building meaningful relationships with professional photographers. We want to be your trusted partner on this incredible adventure.

No matter what queries are on your mind, we’re ready to have a conversation. Click the “Schedule a Call” button below, and let’s arrange a time to discuss how we can complement your photography with our exceptional albums. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, we’re here to support you and your business.

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