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Leather Craftsmen + AlbumExposure = Easy
Leather Craftsmen is excited to be an AlbumExposure “Send to Print” partner. Once an album is approved in AlbumExposure, they will verify your files to our specs. You’ll be directed to a page on the Leather Craftsmen website to complete an on-line order form. The last step will be to send your files. It’s easy and fast. How cool is that?
AlbumExposure is a comprehensive online album proofing solution. They make presenting and selling your prepared albums easy and effective. You’ve got to check them out. Learn more.
The Companion Album by Leather Craftsmen
What does it look like? The Companion Album is available in four album styles, 3500, 300-Hingeless, 8500 and 800R. You can expect the same great quality. The only visible difference is the cover material. Our test marketing revealed that Black will be the #1 seller. It looks awesome.
What sizes does it come in? We’ve got solutions that satisfy. The 3500 & 300 Hingeless styles are available in 8 sizes, 6x6, 6x8, 8x6, 8x8, 6x9, 9x6, 7x5.5, and 5.5x7. The 800R style (square hinged matted album) is available in two sizes, 4x6/5x7 (5x7) and 6x8/8x8 (8x8). The 8500 (square hingeless matted album) is available in two sizes as well, the 7x7 and 8x8. Please keep in mind that Flush Mounted albums (3500 & 300 Hingeless) are named by the size of prints we start with and Matted albums (800R & 8500) are named by the size of the largest print it holds with a matte around it. Therefore, a matted 8x8 is bigger than a flush 8x8.
What colors are available in the non-leather Roma cover material? Roma Black, Roma Chocolate, Roma Dark Gray, Roma Pearl, Roma Port.
What is the new Roma cover material? Roma is a manmade product. It’s a blend of 55% Cotton and 45% Polyurethane. The look and feel of quality that runs through our entire line of superior fabrics and leathers has helped earn us the reputation as an industry leader. Roma has passed the LC stress test. The colors available are: Roma Black, Roma Chocolate, Roma Dark Gray, Roma Pearl, & Roma Port. When is the Companion Album ordered?
Leather Craftsmen Presets added to Fundy Album Builder
We are happy to announce that Leather Craftsmen Album Sets have been added to the award winning Fundy Album Builder software.
Quickly design a beautiful 3500 or 300 Hingeless album right in Photoshop with this easy to use extention. Sizes? We don't limit your creative thinking. Everyone likes choices. We have an album size that will match your brand.
3500 Series - 57 Standard sizes (25 Vertical, 25 Horizontal, 7 Square)
300 Hingeless Series - 43 Standard sizes (18 Vertical, 18 Horizontal, 7 Square)
If that's not enough, Leather Craftsmen makes custom sizes too. Just ask.
If you currently have Fundy Album Builder, just update your software here.
Leather Craftsmen released a book theme plug-in to Apple's Aperture 3. Available as a free download to all Leather Craftsmen customers, the three book theme sizes 10x10, 14x11, and 8x12 provide an integrated album design solution for creating square, horizontal and vertical albums.
Start designing today. Leather Craftsmen's registered users can download our free book theme plug-in to Apple's Aperture 3. Note: Install Aperture 3.0 first, then install our Book Theme Templates. (NOTE: The installer link can be found at the bottom of this article. You must log in first.)
There are 100 templates and 20 free backgrounds in each theme. You'll breeze thru your album design with both single sides and double page spreads available on command without ever leaving Aperture.
The book theme templates are designed to flow into the Leather Craftsmen 3500 Flush album series. Once you've completed your design, simple click on the SEND BOOK button and you'll be directed to upload your design straight to Leather Craftsmen for print and bind. After the files are uploaded, you'll be led to an easy to complete online order form. Click the submit order form button and we'll take it from there.
The video below is a quick preview of what you can expect. Take a peek.
Looking for that extra special touch? Try the Cover Stripe. It's available in both vertical and horizontal presentations. These elegant stripes can be made using any of our 70+ cover materials.
The albums shown above are 8500 and 7500 Signature Edition with Desiger Mahogany Leather Cover and a Platinum Japanese Book Cloth Stripe. If the cover stripe material you selected is imprintable, try imprinting a name on the stripe for the super custom look.
The albums shown above are 3500 with a Euro Black Leather Cover and a Black Premium Fabric Weave Stripe. The Vertical Cover Stripe is in the Center position. The inset cover photo is in the Lower Right Corner position. (Inset photo by: Duke Photography)
The album shown above is a 3500 with Euro Terra Cotta Horizontal T-Stripe Bottom 1/3 Position. The Cover is a Black Weave Premium Fabric. Also shown is a matching Slipcase. The Imprinting is All Caps Modern Font in Black.