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Start a Photo Album Designing Business
2. Start a Photo Album Designing Business
Photo Albums are the best way of sharing joy and passing memories to our next generation. Any occasion could be re lived by going through its cherished memories. A photographic album, or photo album, is a collection of photographs, generally in a book. Some albums have compartments which the photos may be slipped into, other albums have heavy paper with a abrasive surface covered with clear plastic sheets, in which photos can be put. Older style albums often were simply books of heavy paper which photos could be glued to or attached to with adhesive corners, or pages.
An album can be a record of family history, the development of a baby/child, a wedding, party, holiday. It is often displayed as coffee table book or presented as a gift. It may record a social or business function - or even act as a mundane guide to a product.
Photo albums are used in many functions such as -
Coffee table books
Out of these marriages are a memorable occasion for both the bride and the groom. It is the special moment of an individual's life, which always remains fresh in the mind. A beautiful wedding photo album preserves those precious wedding moments, for the lifetime.. The wedding album befits this occasion. A photo album making helps both bride and groom in treasuring moments they live once in life time. A wedding album hence is a boon and is looked as a prized possession.
Wedding photo album can be a great wedding gift idea. The album would also make perfect wedding gift for close friends. It will certainly be appreciated by the people, who do not value a gift by merely its price, but by the thought and hard work that are put, to make a creative handcrafted wedding album.
These designer photo wedding albums have more vividness in there making. There could be the usage of handmade material and the sides of such albums be gilded by the best designs. The overall concept behind is to behold the time through a wedding album in a best way possible.
Even with album design software and stylized templates the task can be daunting and will still require a fair amount of modifying if you are going to provide a unique high quality result your clients will rave over.
Album manufacturer should provide services like-
• Designing - Choose Your Level of Creative Control
• Printing - Your Choice of Photographic Paper Surfaces
• Binding - We've Partnered With the Best
• Album Design Styles - Classic to Contemporary
• Online Client Proofing - Easy, Timely and Convenient
• Full FTP Privileges - Upload Images Directly to Our Server
The unique colors and creative designs on every page are harmonized with your photos.
There are many ways of making a Photo Albums –
Coffee table books - are photo books, and come in various sizes from very small to very big. They have soft, thin pages like normal books. A coffee table book is typically larger and is bound in a hard cover, whereas a smaller photo book is normally bound in a soft cover. The print quality of photo books varies from photographic paper prints to inkjet prints on normal paper. coffee table books are printed digital.
Digital photo books -are increasingly popular because they allow anyone with a digital camera to create coffee table books of their photos. Also, it is often considered easier to print photos on to pages directly, rather than position and secure individual prints on to the pages of a traditional album. Aesthetically, digital photo books seem neater and more professional than albums. This has led to their growing popularity amongst both professional and amateur photographers. Digital photo book printing companies have used the internet to make designing and producing photo books very easy for the general consumer.
Flush mount albums -have hard covers with thick, unbending pages. They consist of photographic prints that were dry-mounted on cardboard. The covers are mostly made of leather, leatherette or Glass. The photos lay completely flat and extend across the whole page. Flush mount albums are usually designed in magazine-style. They are most often used for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries due to the fact that they are produced of a higher quality and are more expensive to produce than coffee table books.
Magazine-style/ montage albums - refers to the design style inspired by fashion magazines, but the style can differ greatly between albums dependent on the designer. The layout is usually referred to as digital montage, hence the alternative name montage albums. The layout is designed on the computer, utilizing custom- or template- generated images.
Storybook albums- narrate a story, like the story of a wedding day or a vacation from beginning to end. If they are digitally printed the designer can use images as well as text, graphics and colour for the narration of the story.
Matted albums - are albums with recessed frames, in which each photo is hand-mounted. The photos are digitally or traditionally printed and can also be changed also after completion of the album.
Self-mount albums -are the most common form of traditional album. They contain manually mounted digital or traditional photos that can be rearranged. Self-mount albums are easy to produce and can be used for any occasion.
There are also many other, lay-up software programs available for making photobooks. These are generally offered free as a design tool but require the user to pay for the production of their printed photobook. These programs are generally not specifically designed for photo editing, more for the express purpose of creating a book that will eventually be printed and bound into a photobook. These programs are generally provided by the company that print and bind the photobooks.
Machines Required for Photo Album Designing Business
The UV coating machine with both matt and gloss effect (through dual pump), The J-3 machine for back to back photo pasting – Binding and heat pressing, Gilding and burnishing machine for removal of stubborn album edges, laser beam cutter, gluing machine, album pressing machine and many more can give output that could be counted out of the world. J-3 machine is one of the most well thought concept brought in the market by us. J3 machine could finely creases binds and hot press the albums. It uses special heat activate sheets which provides extra grip to the photograph after pressing and holds it tightly enough to last decade.
Indians have quite a many functions to cover, J-3 keeps albums slim so that we may not compromise on number of photographs and can add as many memories to cherish. J-3 comes with compiled hot press which presses and pastes the photographs in an even manner leaving you fearless about any loosened photographs. Overall with J-3 as the master album maker user need not to worry about any album making problem like bubbles.
With advance UV coating machine user can make its photograph waterproof and weather proof as well as can add effects like Gloss and Matt to them. The Special IR technology used in UV machines is capable of giving away high gloss effect to a photograph making it look more special. UV machine is easy to maintain and is very economical when it comes upon electricity consumption. Its high speed and power pack performance can coat 300mts in an hour. Also, it has dual pump for both matt and gloss finish on album print. If used along with J-3 machine, it makes the most effective album one can imagine.
Gilding machine helps in removal of stubborn album edges and adding beautiful textures to them. All new technology of laser beam cutter removes album edges without any hassle of accident. It’s all new and modified control panel helps in adjusting album edges in mm through laser beam and cleans them through its extra sharp blade.
Overall, UV machine, J-3 machine and Laser beam cutter is a perfect trio for making albums.
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