Copy Albums

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Copy Albums

Copy Albums are a small replica of a larger album (as close to as possible). You can order copies of Duo, Overlay Matted, Flushmount, Classic Matted and Musée albums. All Copy Albums are made as Flushmount style albums as we cannot create matted pages in these size albums, so the mat texture and any border colour effects are digitally replicated.


Copy albums and their restrictions

You can order Copy Albums in Photojunction or Workspace when ordering the main album. Copies are available from all sizes, including Minis, but you cannot order a copy larger than the original! The album from which the copy is made must be printed and fully bound by us. Flushmount Copies must be ordered at the same time as the large album or extra charges will apply. Sample album discounts do not apply to Copy Albums.

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A Copy Album is, as nearly as possible, a small replica of one of our large format albums (Overlay Matted, Flushmount, Duo or Classic Matted). We cannot replicate some covers and matted album features, and strict technical and other conditions apply, so please read the following carefully.

Sizes: We offer Flushmount Copies in either 5, 7 or 10 inch formats. We do not offer albums larger than 10-in as Copies. Maximum quantity per feature album: up to 5 of each size.

Duplicating the cover: We match the cover material to the larger original album. Covers are plain and un-padded. We can't replicate Wrap-around covers, Cover Motifs or Blind Embossing due to size limitations, but we do replicate half and full Photo Fronts.We apply an artwork charge where we need to create or modify cover designs. Copy albums are supplied in protective velvet bags.

Title Pages: Copy albums do not include a translucent title page. But can be added for an extra charge (view price list for more information). 

Pages: We replicate the same number of pages to the main album. For example if you are ordering a 30 page (60 sides) album the copy will be 30 pages (60 sides). Flips in the album transfer over to the copy but if there’s a wing included in the main album design there will be an extra page added to the copy album to account for this e.g. 15 page album with one Wing will end up being 16 pages.

In copies of Classic Matted, Duo and Overlay Matted albums, non-photographic inserts such as invitations CANNOT be replicated. We will however rearrange the images to close the space created by the missing aperture.


Duplicating from matted albums

An extra charge applies for preparing the Flushmount Copy page layouts from Matted Albums. To replicate the mat and border colours effects, we require layered Photoshop files. This service is generally available only for Full Colour Service printing. Print-Ready clients who require Flushmount Copies from matted albums will need to send us layered files for their feature album printing, not flattened files as they would normally do.

Ensure all images in the large album are aligned before exporting high-res layouts for printing. If not, the images in the copy will be misaligned.

To replicate the mat and border colours effects, we require layered Photoshop files. This service is generally available only for Full Colour Service printing. Print-Ready clients who require Flushmount Copies from matted albums will need to send us layered files for their feature album printing, not flattened files as they would normally do.


Technical Design Notes

Please do not re-size the image files for Flushmount Copies (we will scale the files ourselves).

Do not put any critical information (eg heads, text, borders) within 12mm (1/2-in) of the page edge of any album design from which you intend to make a flushmount copy! 2-3mm (1/8-in) will be trimmed away from the edge during construction, and scaling down for the copy album will reduce that safety margin by two thirds or even more! SORRY, WE CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOSS OF CRITICAL IMAGE DATA PLACED TOO CLOSE TO THE LAYOUT EDGE.

Photo safe guides in Photojunction show the area you should keep clear of critical data.

Flushmount Copies with Photo Front covers require special treatment. Closely cropped images are unsuitable for Photo Fronts because important areas would be concealed where they wrap around the cover - even more so when scaled down to make a copy (the aspect ratio also changes slightly).


Copies ordered seperately from main album

We accept orders for Copy Albums ordered separately from the main album subject to these conditions and payment of a 20% surcharge. (A freight charge will also apply if the total value of the shipment is less than the amount specified in your price list).

Orders must be placed within six months of the original album order to ensure we have the image files available. We do our best to match copy albums ordered separately to the original album as closely as possible, but we accept such orders subject to the understanding that card and cover material textures and/or colours, and the colour values of the printed images, may vary from the original. If copy albums are ordered more than 6 months after the main album and the original files were colour corrected by us, we will need to re-do the colour correction work on your new files, and colour correction charges will apply.