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Finao Album Design Service

Your time is valuable and at a premium. Provide beautiful albums for your customers without the extra investment in designing layouts, negotiating revisions, or buying and learning new software. Our album design service is for you—send us your images, and we’ll do the rest. Enjoy easy, online communication and review with our designer, or have us work directly with your client to create the album they’ll love.

What's in it for you?

Design service is available for the ONE, artONE, or playBOOK albums. It features:

CHOICE

Choose from design styles suitable for weddings, portraits, families, boudoir, and more.

EASE

Proofing and revisions are stress-free. We can send the initial album layout to you or to your customer. Fewer revision sessions let you spend more time doing what you love.

SPEED

Our turnaround time for album design and each layout revision is only 2-3 business days.

PRECISION

We make sure you and your customer get the album you want. Enjoy unlimited opportunities to review the layout and request changes.

VALUE

Some design services charge by the spread and limit the number of revisions. Our all-inclusive price of $100 allows you any number of pages and unlimited revisions.

How to use our Design Service

Every photographer has their own business style, so we offer two ways to order design service:

A I WANT TO ORDER DESIGN SERVICE AND MY ALBUM TOGETHER

You must know how many spreads you want in the design to use this method.

Instructions

Order one of our flush mount albums: ONE, artONE, playBOOK

1. Select the size and orientation of your future album.

2. Choose Design Service: "Yes, order design service now"

3. Add contact information for who will review and approve the album design. This can be you or your customer.

4. Choose a design layout style.

5. Complete the rest of your album order choices as usual.

Upload your image files

6. Upload your image files using FTP or the image uploader under "my account". Upload hi-res (300 dpi) JPG images. To help us find the images for your album, please put them in a folder named with the order number for your album order, or the reference text you provided with the order, e.g. "Bob and Carol 2018".

7. Relax while we get to work.

Review and approve your design

8. Review your design. Within a couple of days, you or your customer will receive an email with a link to review your album design online. All designs include unlimited free revisions.

9. Approve your design. Complete your revision requests and give us the final approval. We will only send your album to print when you're happy with the final design.

Order an Album
B I WANT TO ORDER DESIGN SERVICE NOW, AND MY ALBUM LATER

If you don't know how many spreads you want in the design, please use this method.

Instructions

Order design service

1. Select the size, orientation, and product model of your future album.

2. Add contact information for who will review and approve the album design. This can be you or your customer.

3. Choose a design layout style.

4. Indicate the minimum and maximum leaf count range, and whether to start on the left or right.

Upload your image files

5. Upload your image files using FTP or the image uploader under "my account". Upload hi-res (300 dpi) JPG images. To help us find the images for your album, please put them in a folder named with the order number for your design service order, or the reference text you provided with the order, e.g. "Bob and Carol 2018".

6. Relax while we get to work.

Review and approve your design

7. Review your design. Within a couple of days, you or your customer will receive an email with a link to review your album design online. All designs include unlimited free revisions.

8. Approve your design. Complete your revision requests and give us the final approval. We will only send your album to print when you're happy with the final design.

Order your album

9. Order your album as usual, choosing Design Service: “Yes, design is already complete”. Your design spreads will be available in your image uploads in a folder named with the design service order number.

Order Design Service

Design service is available for our flush-mount albums:

ONE

Flush mount albums featuring silver halide photographic paper

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artONE

Fine art flush mount gicelee albums on Hahnemuhle German etching paper

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playBOOK

Portrait market flush mount albums with silver halide photographic paper

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Other Design Options:

FAQ

Design Service is available with any of our flush mount albums: ONE, artONE, or playBOOK.

Please review our design layout styles page to see sample spreads in each of the available styles.

  • Review our Album Design guide and the instructions, above, for the two Design Service ordering methods.
  • Choose one of our two order methods, and complete the appropriate album or Design Service order form.

  • At the end of the album or Design Service order form, upload your hi-res (300 dpi) JPG images. If your design is complete your page spreads will be available in your profile.
  • All images should be print ready - already retouched if needed.
  • Please name the image folder with your order number.
  • After you attach your photos or spreads, sit back and relax while we get to work.

  • We make proofing and adjusting easy. Within a couple of days, you or your customer will receive an email with a link to review your album design.
  • At this point, you can approve the design or request any changes you like.
  • It's easy to add feedback and text directly on the draft; you can add as many comments as you like.
  • After each set of revisions, we will provide an updated proof within 2-3 business days.
  • All designs include unlimited free revisions.

  • Complete your revisions and give us the final approval. We only send your photo book to print when you're happy with what we've designed, and you approve the layout.

Unlimited revisions are included with our design service.