Digital Wedding Albums
Digital albums have been changing the face of the wedding industry for the past 15 years.
As the history of digital printing is very short, the growth rate and developments in the industry are extremely impressive. You can now purchase a digitally printed book for just £6.99!
When everything changed!
‘In 1993 the world’s first digital colour printing press was launched called Indigo. Overnight it triggered a transformation in the printing world – customers were able to choose short-run, personalised, high quality print straight from desktop.’ (printed.com, 2015)
Suddenly the possibilities for digital printing were endless and wedding albums revolutionised. Photographers could say goodbye to spending hours producing matted albums by hand. Pre-set templates and simple drag and drop programs now allow photographers to produce digital wedding albums within minutes!
Of course these processes took time to develop. The transformation from the first digital photobook to the layflat, high quality, professional printing you can now expect from the digital wedding albums is astonishing!
When the trend started the digital wedding albums were usually non-layflat and the pages had a habit of falling out. This was due to the perfect binding techniques used at the time.
The tradition notion of wanting these digital wedding albums to be passed from generation to generation fuelled the search to find a more reliable form of binding. Photographers searched for durable and luxurious album options.
As technology progressed the leading companies started experimenting with different materials and methods. They knew they wanted the books to feel luxurious, professional and durable. Experimentation was done and tread sewn bound albums became more popular among photographers.
The Layflat Method
Album companies started to perfect the digital wedding albums to be layflat. This brilliant method allows customers to place an image across the spine giving them increased space on the page and better visibility of the images. Photographers could really make the most of the digital print.
The layflat technique was successfully achieved with Mazina Flexbind Layflat paper. ‘Flexbind paper incorporates a hinge along one edge, together with an edge stiffener that stops it flipping prematurely in the press.’ (paperandprint.com, 2013).
This layflat method allows pages to effortlessly fall flat when the album is opened. These albums considerably improved durability and are some of the bestselling albums on the market today. Especially when tread sewn rather than PUR bound.
Vanilla’s Digital Wedding Album
The Vanilla Photobooks Layflat Premium Range utilises these developed the tread sewn bound and layflat techniques. Offering you cost efficient, high quality, digital wedding albums starting at just £41!
View the Vanilla Price List here: http://www.vanillaphotobooks.co.uk/prices/
View the Layflat Premium Range here: http://www.vanillaphotobooks.co.uk/product/layflat-premium-photo-books/
Check out the Layflat Premium Range video here!
Digital Wedding Albums – Vanilla Photobooks Blog – Published 25/09/2015
PRINTED.COM (2015) History of Digital Print [Online] Available from https://www.printed.com/history-of-digital-print. [Accessed: 24 September 2015]
PAPERANDPRINT. COM (2013) Flat Horizons Lead to High Margins [Online] Available from: http://www.paperandprint.com/digital-printer/features/dp-2013/may-2013/070513-flat-horizons-lead-to-high-margins.aspx#.VgQL3MtVhBc. [Accessed 24th September 2015]