Album Design

About Our Fine Art Albums

All our Fine Art albums come in a flushmount style. A flushmount album is designed to open so that it is completely flat from edge to edge without any bulging or blemishes. This style of fine art album is considered to be the gold standard when it comes to displaying your images within a beautifully bound book. At Lonely Hunter we offer two sizes 10 x 10" and 12 x 12". Both sizes come complete with 25 spreads (50 pages). All images are printed onto premium fine art papers using inkjet printing technologies.

We like to give our clients as many options as possible when it comes to designing their album so that each album is unique while reflecting the personality and character of each person. To help with this, each album can be designed with a wide selection of cover materials and colours to choose from, custom cover designs and varying page thicknesses. All albums come wrapped in a beautiful swede pouch which is then carefully placed in a bespoke box. All of these features are bundled into one set price for your album. However if you would like to add more spreads, upgrade the presentation box or purchase additional copy/parent albums, this can all be done as well.

Creating Your Album

Images for your album can be personally selected by you through your online gallery. Please let us know when you are ready to begin making your selections and we will send through a selection request. This can either be done before you submit your order or after. The number of selected images is calculated at 4-5 images per spread. This means an album with 25 spreads, would include approx 100-125 images. Once you have made your selections, you can submit them via your online gallery. You don't need to email your selected images to us as we will be able to view these on our back-end.

When it comes to ordering and designing your album, Lonely Hunter has created the step by step guide seen below so as to make the design process as smooth and easy as possible. Below, you will find the complete range of design options that are available to you when designing the album. Please take note of the different options that appeal to you as you make your way down the page. Once you reach the bottom there will be a form where you can enter all the necessary details. Once we have received the completed form on our end, we will be in touch to organise payment. Please Note: All payments will need to be received before the album can be put into production.

Step 1

Album Page Thicknesses

When it comes to selecting your page thickness, our preferred type is the 'medium' option. We believe the slightly thicker pages will give the album a more luxurious look and feel. These measurements are intended as a guide to the relative thicknesses of the various pages and are approximate.

Light - 1.35mm

Medium - 1.75mm.

Step 2 (Optional Extra)

Additional Spreads

All albums come complete complete with 25 spreads (50 pages). When considering how many spreads you need, you should allow for roughly 4-5 images per spread (some pages may have less, some pages may have more). If you would like to increase the number of spreads over and above the 25 provided, please use the prices below as more spreads are an added extra.

10" x 10" (Per Spread) - $26
12" x 12" (Per Spread) - $30

Step 3

Translucent Page

Translucent Title Pages can add another dimension of artisanship to your album. These aren't necessarily for everyone but they are included in the album cost so the option is yours to add one if you wish. The semi translucent page will sit on the right hand side of the first spread allowing you to partially see through to the image printed behind. The translucent page can contain your names, the date of your wedding and who the photography was by.

Step 4

Select Your Album Cover Material & Colour

Please note: The swatches below will be labeled as to whether they can be blind embossed or foil embossed. With multiple material/foil combinations, for technical reasons some combinations may not work in practice. I will advise if your selection proves unsuitable.

Vintage Leathers

Earthy leathers that evoke distant, rugged landscapes. Inviting textures that will respond to your touch. Please note, natural growth and range markings are a feature of the Vintage Leathers and make every book, box and album unique. Please choose from the Classic and Contemporary ranges if you require a "grain corrected" finish. All vintage leather swatches shown below are available for blind embossing & foil embossing.

Contemporary Genuine Leathers

Specially made by one of France's oldest and finest artisan tanneries. All contemporary genuine leather swatches shown below are available for blind embossing only.

Classic Genuine Leathers

Beautiful hides, soft to the touch, from one of Europe's leading leather suppliers. All classic genuine leather swatches shown below are available for blind embossing & foil embossing.

Micro Leathers

Micro Leathers are amongst some of the most popular cover materials – beautiful textures, lovely colours, and vegan-friendly. All Micro leather swatches shown below are available for blind embossing & foil embossing.

Faux Leathers

Faux Leathers offer a vegan-friendly alternative to genuine Leather. More beautiful textures and colours to choose from. All faux leather swatches shown below are available for blind embossing & foil embossing.

Coastal Linens

Coastal linens contain a finely woven texture and subtle hues. To capture the distinctive weave they have been photographed as they come off the roll, but the weave will run square to the cover like all the woven fabrics. All coastal linen swatches shown below are available for foil embossing only.

Harlequin Linens

A selection of bold two-toned linens. To capture the distinctive weave the materials have been photographed as they come off the roll, but the weave will run square to the cover like all the woven fabrics. All Harlequin linen swatches shown below are available for foil embossing only.

Pastel Linens

Soft, delicate colours, subtle and unique. All pastel linen swatches shown below are available for foil embossing only.

Vibrant Linens

Beautiful showstopper fabrics that demand to be seen. All vibrant linen swatches shown below are available for foil embossing only.

Classic Library Buckrams

The choice of bookbinders, publishers and libraries for many generations. Affordable beauty, quality and durability. The classic buckrams swatches shown below are available for blind embossing & foil embossing.

Step 5

Select Your Cover Design

You can add a personal touch to your albums with front cover embossing. There are five standard embossing options to choose from which are shown below. If you would like to use a completely different font or design, this will need to be supplied when filling out the order form at the bottom of this page. Custom designs which exceed 70x37mm, 100x25mm or 147x15mm will cost extra. Please double-check names and dates are correct, Lonely Hunter cannot be held responsible for errors in the artwork you supply.

The first two standard options (1 & 2) shown below are 'blind' embossings (pressed into the cover without foil). The remaining three (3,4 & 5) offer the choice of blind embossing or foiled.

Position: Embossings are normally placed in the center of the cover, but within limits you can request a different position (bottom right, spine etc). If you'd like a proof of the size and position, just add a special note in the form at the bottom of the page.

Option 1

Futura: A popular style is a single line embossing pressed into the cover without foil. Names can be separated by '+', '&' or 'AND'. Font size: 36pt. The maximum number of characters we can emboss per line is +/-20, depending on the characters used and the album size. Available with blind embossing only.

Option 2

Bank Gothic: This embossing style allows for one or two lines, typically names on Line 1 and a date on Line 2, pressed into the cover without foil. If two names they can be separated by either 'AND' or '&'. The maximum number of characters we can emboss per line is +/-20, depending on the characters used and the album size. Available with blind embossing only.

Line 1 font size: 18pt, 24pt or 36pt (depending on the size of album or book) Line 2 font size: 18pt

Option 3

Rochester Scriptive: Rochester generally features a one line embossing. Names can be separated by an '&' sign. The maximum number of characters we can emboss per line is +/-20, depending on the characters used and the album size. Available with blind or foiled embossing.

Option 4

Affection Scriptive: Affection generally features a one line embossing. The maximum number of characters we can emboss per line is +/-20, depending on the characters used and the album size. Available with blind or foiled embossing.

Option 5

Windsong Scriptive: Windsong generally features a one line embossing. The maximum number of characters we can emboss per line is +/-20, depending on the characters used and the album size. Available with blind or foiled embossing.

Foil embossing

Embossing albums and boxes with coloured foils can be done if requested. Please see a range of coloured foil options below.

Step 6

Album and Book Presentation

All album orders come with the standard packaging show below. If you would like to upgrade the album packaging to a designer album box this can be done as an added extra. For designer album boxes add an additional $120.00 to the final cost.

Standard album presentation

Unless you choose to upgrade, all albums are presented in a standard soft suede bag and grey presentation box. Refined over the years, the silk-screened box combines two graphic elements, a 17th Century Italian calligraphic text, and a series of leaf and heraldic devices.

Designer Album Box

You can upgrade to a Designer Box for an additional $120.00. These can be ordered plain or with embossing (same as on the album cover). Embossing is another added extra and costs an additional $20.00. Designer Album Boxes are available in all Buckrams and Linens. Choose a colour to suit the album, your personality or to align with your wedding colour scheme.

 Step 7 (Optional Extra)

Copy or Parent Albums

What are they: Copy Albums are small-scale replicas of a larger original book or album. They are ordered as optional extras added to the original album order, and cannot be purchased independently.

Sizes: Copy Albums are available in 5-inch, 7-inch and 10-inch sizes. You can order up to five copies in each of these three sizes, but not copy albums that are larger or the same size than the original album!

Cover materials, styles and extras: The cover material of Copy Albums is matched to the larger original, but the covers are plain. On request you can have the title page and cover embossing matched to the original (only available for 10"). An additional charge of $20 will apply.

Packaging: Copy Albums are presented in velvet bags (no box).

    Album Design Form


    10x10 Inch ($1100)12x12 Inch ($1350)


    Fine Art




    I don't need oneOption 1 - FuturaOption 2 - RochesterOption 3 - WindsongOption 4 - Bank GothicOption 5 - AffectionOption 6 - ScriptinaOption 7 - TimelessOption 8 - Zapfino


    Yes pleaseNo, I'm leaving it blank


    Option 1 - FuturaOption 2 - Bank GothicOption 3 - Rochester ScriptiveOption 4 - Affection ScriptiveOption 5 - Windsong ScriptiveCustom Design


    Blind EmbossingFoil Embossing


    SilverWhiteBlackGoldSteelRose GoldCopper




    Standard BoxDesigner Album Box (+$120.00)



    Yes pleaseNo thanks

    Blind embossed (buckram only)SilverWhiteBlackGoldSteelRose GoldCopper


    YesNo

    10x10 Inch (+$580 Per album)
    7x7 Inch (+$500 Per album)
    5x5 Inch (+$435 Per album)