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Photo Fronts

Our cover styles give you the opportunity to personalise every element of your album, and Photo Fronts allow you to display a large, dramatic image.

'Full' and 'Half' Photo Fronts are available in a variety of styles, as illustrated below.

14x10 album, Full Photo Front Cover

Black Buckram, 14x10 album, Half Photo Front

How to order

You'll be asked to choose a cover style when ordering in Workspace.

Very important! Photo Front cover photographs need to match the aspect ratio of the cover, and be sized to suit. You'll also need to allow for approximately 15mm (5/8") bleed where the image wraps around the top, bottom and right hand side of the cover.

That sounds complicated, but Workspace makes it simple. When you choose a Photo Front cover option the software will display the cover wrap, so you can see how much of the image will be hidden.

Read on for design tips and the various styles we offer. There's also table of dimensions (not needed of you're submitting the order in Workspace).


Design Guidance

Closely cropped images are unsuitable for Photo Fronts because important areas will be concealed where they wrap around the cover. Allow at least 15mm (5/8”) bleed on the top, bottom and right of the image. If the image is to be scaled down to make a Digital Copy you will need to allow at least double that (30-45mm, or up to 2” – the aspect ratio will also change slightly). We strongly recommend that you design the cover in Photojunction Remix v1.37 or later, as photo safe guides will indicate the area to keep clear of critical data as well as creating image size accurately. We apply an artwork charge where we need to create or modify cover designs.

If you intend to make a smaller Flushmount copy of an album with a Photo Front cover, scaling down means you will lose more of the original image - 30mm or even more. That's because the cover is scaled down but the "wrap" remains 15mm. We recommend you avoid tightly cropped images.



Photo Front Design Styles

These are representations of our Photo Front Cover templates. The exact size of the image and text depends on the size of the album. Text options are not available with Press Books.


Full photo front no text

Half photo front no text

Full photo front, Futura text

Half photo front, Futura text

Full photo front, Zapfino text

Half photo front, Zapfino text

Full photo front, Timeless text

Half photo front, Timeless text




Full Photo Front Cover Dimensions

These dimensions INCLUDE the photo-safe bleed allowance. For Duo, albums use the same measurements as for digital albums

Overlay Matted:

Album Size
Image H x W (MM)
8x8
244 x 211
10x7H
220 x 254
10x7V
295 x 186
10x10

12x12
345 x 304
14x10H
295 x 354
15x12H
395 x 254
15x12V
345 x 384
18x10H
295 x 454
18x10V
495 x 254
18x12H
 360 x 454
18x12V
495 x 319


Duo and Flushmount:

Album Size
Image H x W (MM)
8x8
235 x 192
10x7H
210 x 236
10x7V
286 x 167
10x10

12x12
337 x 287
14x10H
286 x 338
14x10V
388 x 236
15x12H
337 x 36
15x12V
413 x 287
18x10H
286 x 437
18x10V
487 x 236
18x12H
352 x 437
18x12V
487 x 302

Half Photo Front Cover Dimensions

These dimensions INCLUDE the photo-safe bleed allowance. For Duo albums use the same measurements as for digital albums

Overlay Matted:

Album Size
Image H x W (MM)
8x8
244 x 128
10x7H

10x7V
295 x 116
10x10

12x12
345 x 178
14x10H
295 x 203
14x10V
395 x 153
15x12H
345 x 218
15x12V
425 x 178
18x10H
295 x 253
18x10V
495 x 153
18x12H
360 x 253
18x12V
495 x 186


Duo and Flushmount:

Album Size
Image H x W (MM)
8x8
236 x 118
10x7H
210 x 143
10x7V
286 x 105
10x10

12x12
337 x 169
14x10H
286 x 194
14x10V
388 x 143
15x12H
337 x 207
15x12V
413 x 168
18x10H
286 x 244
18x10V
487 x 143
18x12H
352 x 244
18x12V
487 x 176


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