• Legacy Collection – Timeless Elegance

     Introducing 

    LEGACY COLLECTION

     

    Dekora Album Co. is proud to release our LEGACY COLLECTION. This curated heirloom collection offers a selection of the finest refinements in the album industry. These finely handcrafted album and matching slipcase collections are sure to please your most discerning clientele.

    VOLUME (ALBUM) STYLES

    The LEGACY COLLECTION is available in two different album styles featuring the finest printing processes available. Please note that all volumes within your legacy collection must be the same print process.

    PHOTOGRAPHIC VOLUMES

    Choose from our most popular professional photographic sliver halide page/spreads. with a thin core (default) and a thicker core** upgrade option.

    PHOTO LUSTRE: Semi gloss pebbled texture surface.

    PHOTO MATTE:  less sheen/texture than photo lustre plus soft overall contrast.

                                                FINE ART “GICLEE” VOLUMES

    FINE ART “GICLEE”: A matte museum grade fine art printing process on super smooth cotton rag printed using archival inks for the ultimate in fine art.

    Please Note: 

    The Legacy Collection albums start and finish with a 1/2 spread by default

    ALL “LEGACY” albums with THIN CORE (default) can be configured in spread counts of 10-50 spreads each volume. THICKER CORE** albums can be configured in spread counts of 10-35 spreads each volume.

    VOLUME (SLIPCASE) CONFIGURATIONS

    The matching material slipcase portion of your LEGACY COLLECTION can be configured starting from a single volume all the way up to a 5 volume configuration.

    Please be advised that all volumes and slipcase configurations are recommended to be in the same material selections.

    A custom made “ALBUM GLIDER” will be included with each compartment in a matching or complimentary material to support each volume during storage and make each album easy to remove from the slipcase for viewing. 

    Note: for collections configured in vegan suede or french velvet the slipcase lining and album glider are constructed in mystic black buckram.

    OPTIONAL ADD ONS

    The LEGACY COLLECTION offers some elegant add on features to compliment your album (volume) designs.

    COVER IMPRINT: Select from our text imprint, house calligraphy or supply your own custom designs.

    SPINE IMPRINT: Select from our curated collection of semi custom spine imprint options or upload your own design using our templates.

    VELLUM ADD ON: Add a beautiful semi transparent entrance to each volume to elevate each album. Vellum can be blank or printed using the instructions found HERE

     

    STUDIO SAMPLES

    Ordering sample of your own LEGACY COLLECTION is a MUST. Studio Samples are essential sales and marketing tools. A sample product will serve you well to market your imagery and brand to new and existing clients.  

    Having tangible product samples will allow you to encourage clients to value the investment in a heirloom product of their own.

    Dekora currently offers a studio sample discounts via our SHOP 

    ALBUM DESIGN SOFTWARE

    The LEGACY COLLECTION will soon be available in your favourite album design software suites like Fundy Software, Smart Albums & Album Stomp and the NEW Album Works can not only save your time in your album design but streamline your workflow and allow more time for making money and promoting your brand. These software solutions take make album design fun and easy.

  • Example of printed vellum add on

    Vellum Add On – Step by Step

    If you are looking for a unique to add that extra special touch to the entrance of your heirloom albums why not consider our album vellum add on option. 

    The vellum add on is a beautiful semi opaque sheet applied inside the album front cover. This add on is a decorative overlay applied over page 1 in your album design and can be ordered in a blank or printed version with albums or unbound album products offered in the Dekora Album SHOP.

    Note: When ordering an album where the vellum add on is requested your album design MUST start on a 1/2 spread page.

    FILE PREPARATION

    The set up of your vellum file is quite simple and can be designed ing your choice of design software such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator 

    STEP 1: Create a file the size of your first page of your album design. Example for a 10×10 album make a document in your software of choice 10” x 10” at 300 DPI with a white background (hex #ffffff)

    STEP 2: Layout your vellum design using the text/font and vector designs of choice. Place text and vectors in location and colour of choice. Please be aware you can use any colour other than white. 

    STEP 3: Save or export your design file as a .JPEG file type in sRGB colourspace and 300 DPI and include with your design files when ordering your product.

    Tip: For a great font and vector graphic resource be sure to check out creative market

    DESIGN REVIEW & PROOFING

    For proofing the way your vellum add on will appear in the finished product simply follow the steps below.

    STEP 1: Open your vellum file and page 1 in photoshop or other photo editing software

    STEP 2: Use the MOVE tool and drag the vellum file over top of page 1 and align the two files

    STEP 3: on the vellum layer change the layer opacity to 65 percent and you will show the effect

    If you want to save time you could even save a favourite design as a template in your design software of choice to make designs even simpler for future needs.

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    Tips For Success In 2021

    We all need a positive and productive start to business in 2021, which the new year upon us it is time to take the time to explore the tools at hand to best market your brand.

    Let the team at Dekora Album help with some tips to succeed in marketing your mark on 2021.

    UPDATE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

    You should do a full review of your website and online profiles like FacebookInstagram & TikTok . Ensure your website is functioning well and your online social media are up to dated showcasing your best work.

    BRANDING & MARKETING PLANS

    Make a branding plan and budget for your business. It is important to make a budget and plan on how you will approach your market with your online marketing and product samples.

    STUDIO SAMPLES

    Ordering sample of your favourite products are a MUST. Studio Samples are essential sales and marketing tools. Sample products will serve you well to market your imagery and brand to new and existing clients.  Having tangible product samples will allow you to encourage clients to value the investment in a heirloom product of their own.

    Dekora currently offers many different studio sample discounts via our SHOP 

    ALBUM DESIGN SOFTWARE

    Album design software suites like Fundy Software, Smart Albums & Album Stomp and the NEW Album Works can not only save your time in your album design but streamline your workflow and allow more time for making money and promoting your brand. These software solutions take make album design fun and easy.

    ONLINE SALES TOOLS

    AOnline gallery solutions like Pic-Time, Instaproofs & Pixieset allow you to have a one stop shop for clients to enjoy thier images in a shop setting and view, share and create products from the images captured and enjoy for yours to come.

    ONLINE COMMUNITIES

    AIt is always a great idea to join like minded people in your industry with common goals to succeed. In online group on the web and social media can really help you focus on the tasks at hand.

    Always remember to think outside the box and support one another. The team at Dekora are here to help!!

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