Elements™ - Adhesive Surface-Mount Album
The Elements™ raises self-mount albums to a professional level. With their slender page borders it's easy to mistake Elements™ for a flush mount album. By combining peel and stick assembly with style, they are perfect for the DIY photographer who prefers to print their own images or needs to keep albums in inventory for rapid turn around.
Elements™ has archival quality full adhesive pages for secure print mounting. Or have us print and assemble for a beautiful finished product with custom upgrades.
The option of including non-adhesive pages increases Elements™ versatility. Create custom guest books or print in a glossy metallic paper for stunning real estate, salon, high-end retail, or designer look books. Your clients will love them as classic business or individual portfolios.
Elements™ can be your studio's signature style.
See below for all the choices for this album style. Click any option image for more examples and detail.
5-7 Business Days
Size & Orientation
Choose from a large selection of album sizes to suit all your client's needs.
The base price of your Elements™ album includes your choice of any one of our non-leather cover materials. Or, for a reasonable cost, upgrade your cover to genuine leather.
Finao has a cover material to suit any subject or specialty—we serve the most diverse photographers in the industry. Weddings or seniors, babies or boudoir each need a distinct presentation. If you take pride in offering personalized service and a boutique experience, you will love the ability to honor the style and taste of each client.
Complement your images with a selection from our genuine and vegan leathers, velvets, linens, silks, and other fabrics. Add an accent stripe or two for subtle coordination or eye-catching contrast, or use etched wood veneer for richly textured cover panels.
Choose from our current swatches or recently discontinued While Supplies Last selections in the order form. If you have a favorite material from the past or are looking for something unique or specific, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we have what you need in our material collection.
A CAUTION: It is nearly impossible to see the true character of these materials online. Colors vary depending on device or screen calibration. We cannot 100% guarantee the appearance of choice based only on a digital image and recommend purchasing a swatch kit for use in conjunction with our online or PDF swatches. Your client will appreciate knowing exactly what to expect in their finished product.
Downloadable swatch PDFs are available on our Templates & Design Guides feature page.
Finao offers a wide selection of smooth, genuine leathers in a range of colors and classic, metallic, and distressed textures. We have many more cover options than we can display; contact us if you or your client is looking for an old favorite or something special. You can choose from our While Supplies Last overstocks for no extra charge (see Elements™ order form for WSL materials). The appearance of natural leather may vary slightly from hide to hide. Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on all classic leathers.
These natural leathers have touchable surface designs that may vary slightly from hide to hide. We have many more cover options than we can display; contact us if you or your client is looking for an old favorite or something special. You can choose from our While Supplies Last overstocks for no extra charge (see Elements™ order form for WSL materials). Imprinting (debossing) is not available on textured leather.
Quality vegan leathers with the look and durability of leather but are PVC-free, lightweight, naturally stain-resistant, and ecologically responsible. We have many more cover options than we can display; contact us if you or your client is looking for an old favorite or something special. You can choose from our While Supplies Last overstocks for no extra charge (see Elements™ order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on vegan leather.
Choose an album cover in a classic, natural flax linen or our thicker linen-weave blend. Available in a wide range of colors to complement your finest work and any specialty. Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on linens.
Indulge in the luxurious, dense pile and silky, smooth feel of traditional and textured velvets. It's easy to see why these have become some of our most popular cover materials. Tone-on-tone laser debossing from your 600 dpi .jpg file is available on traditional velvet (debossing appearance varies by color, see samples).
Choose from these fabrics in a mix of classic textures from silky Asahi to crisp Buckram. We have many more cover options than we can display; contact us if you or your client is looking for something special or specific. You can choose from our While Supplies Last overstocks for no extra charge (see Elements™ order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on some fabrics, as noted.
Your clients want a memory that reflects their individuality. Be the photographer who creates lifetime albums as unique as your images. Or design a favorite combination that represents your signature brand. It will only take a few minutes to explore our options and inspire your natural creativity.
The Elements™ base price includes a traditional cover in any one of our gorgeous non-leather materials. Genuine leather is available for a small upgrade charge. From there, it's a matter of choosing the custom options that are right for your client. Create a personalized piece with a cover image in a 4x4", 4x5", or 5x5" cameo opening, a full cover photo wrap, or a photo panel. Or add style with an accent in a second cover material gracing the spine or spine and back cover of your album. These low-effort additions will raise a plain cover to a whole new level. Except where noted, cover upgrades are available for albums sized 8x8" and larger.
Create an affordable, personalized display piece with a cover image in one of our beautiful low-effort, high-impact styles.
Create a display of your images without even opening the album. A full photo wrap cover gives you complete design control. Photo wraps are created from fine photographic paper that is laminated for lasting protection.
Create an affordable custom cover by combining a focal image with your favorite material for the spine and back. Photo panels are created from fine photographic paper that is laminated for lasting protection.
Your slipcase album offers a range of custom cover designs. Add an image cover opening an accent stripe, or combine them for a designer look. Choose one as your studio signature style! Size the image files for cover cut-outs 1/4" inch larger than listed as we tuck the image under the cover surface. Size image files for indentations exactly as listed.
8x8" Elements™ in Pine Bark vegan leather with a 4x4" opening
11x14" Elements™ in Trevi textured leather with an accent in Miami Ink leather (WSL)
Stripe and Opening
8x12" Elements™ in Rothschild (D/C) leather with a 4x5" opening and Carrigan leatger accent.
slipcase comes standard with our versatile Modern spine and cover styling that suits any design.
You can add custom text and graphics to the cover of nearly all Finao products; choose from traditional text or graphic die imprinting (debossing) with metallic foil, or laser etching on velver. Don't pass up the opportunity to imprint your studio brand in text or from your custom, reusable die.
Type Cover Imprinting
You can customize most Finao product covers with text in a traditional process, metal-die imprinting. This is available in a choice of five fonts of various sizes, and in seven colors of metallic foil or clear.
Laser Cover Etching
Accent your orders with laser-etched cover text and graphics. Etching is a beautiful way to customize cover materials like velvet that cannot be imprinted with traditional stamped foils. Apply any design from your .jpg file.
Studio Die Imprinting
We'll create a metal die from your design and keep it on file for you to use on nearly all Finao products.
Typeset Studio Imprinting
Increase referrals by adding your studio name to the inside front or back cover of your album with foil type imprinting. What better way to promote your brand?
Pages & Printing
You've designed the cover, and now it's time for the best part—your images inside.
Elements™ is perfect for studios who prefer to add their own signature prints, but many customers love to have us print and assemble for them. Finao offers a range of print media from the world's leading producers. Choose from silver halide photographic printing in lustre, matte, and glossy metallic finishes.
The Elements features full self-adhesive pages in black or white with your choice of photographic papers.
Elements™ albums are available in four standard capacities of 5 spreads/10 sides, 10/20, 15/30, and 20 spreads/40 sides. Custom capacities between these are also available in the regular order form. Larger capacities may be available and require a custom consult.
Thickness and appearance of our Element's™ self-adhesive pages are often difficult to distinguish from flush mount, but offer the ease and convenience of DIY.
All regular page style Elements™ albums start with a single image on the right and end with an image on the left. The guestbook page style comes with the left pages blank for signatures, while the right pages have adhesive for prints.
Images do not appear across the spine of the Elements™ album—the base page is a cut style.
Finao offers a range of print media from the world's leading producers. Choose from silver halide photographic printing in lustre, matte, and glossy metallic finishes.
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Lustre. Optimized for digital lab printing, it yields stable, high image quality prints that make it an excellent choice for professional wedding, portrait, or commercial photography. Superb color image stability makes it Fujifilm's longest lasting paper yet.
Fuji Deep Matte
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Deep Matte Paper Velvet Type H LM. A smooth, lustreless finish with strong fingerprint resistance. The elegant color reproduction is subtle and warm with pure whites and excellent image stability. Beautiful to display even under high lighting conditions.
Kodak Professional Endura Premier Metallic Glossy. Attention-grabbing and high-performance, with the appearance of "chrome on paper." Your prints appear almost three dimensional, with amazing color and rich blacks on an ultra-bright background.
Little finishing touches complete the look and feel of your album.
We are introducing AN UPDATED LOOK for standard packaging. Beginning in mid-May, we will wrap every album in an elegant soft grey fabric bag and close with an embossed silver sticker. Your album is protected from bumps with white tissue and comes nestled in our current charcoal album box.
The sticker is easy to reposition and allows you to open, inspect, and re-box an album before delivering. These US-made bags can continue to protect albums or be repurposed by your client. The packaging for all your Finao albums will match and is quietly neutral as a backdrop for your studio branding.
For those extra-special albums, or clients who want the best, we offer a selection of customizable slipcases and album boxes that combine beautiful display with lifetime protection. If you or your client have your heart set on a specific packaging option or style, please contact us for a custom consult.
Note: Upgraded packaging options are custom fit to your album, so we build them after the album is complete. This will add a little extra time to your album delivery; please contact us if you have specific deadlines.
Elegant and neutral packaging is included with every album you create. Your book comes carefully wrapped in a soft fabric bag with an embossed closing sticker and white tissue. We nestle it within an embossed two-piece presentation box to be customer ready.
Don't let trying a photo panel or photo wrap cover intimidate you—our Photoshop templates make it quick and easy to create personalized image covers.
Sample products are one of your best investments. There is no better way to present your quality work and sales options to prospective clients. The reality is that you can't sell what you don't show. A client will fall in love once they can see and hold your work in a beautiful finished product and imagine themselves as part of it. Many album brands look similar online; when they see and touch Finao products in person, the difference in quality and craftsmanship become obvious.
To help make this happen we offer generous studio sample discounts on almost every Finao and Seldex product when you need them, 365 days a year. That's 25% off our regular prices for up to three Elements™ albums in a calendar year. We never make you wait for a sample sale, although sometimes we sweeten the deal with one.
Sample products are imprinted with STUDIO SAMPLE and are not for resale to your clients or for personal use.
See Your Work in Our Samples
We create samples of Finao products to display on our website, in advertising, and for you to see in person at tradeshows and conferences. We design these with the beautiful images shared by you, our Finao family. We love to show off your amazing talent!
If we ask your permission to create samples with your images we will always credit your work and treat them with respect. If you love Finao and would like to share your images, let us know, and we are happy to consider them for sample display.