Marilyn™ - Envelope-Style Matted Print Box
Marilyn™ is versatile, equally at home as a carry-me portfolio or as a box for matted images. She has unique lines and her styling projects strength and femininity, making it the perfect choice for women's portraits. Marilyn™ holds 10-18 matted images and celebrates the range of female identity, whether through personal portraits, maternity, boudoir, or even seniors and graduations. That doesn't limit Marilyn's™ diversity, though. The clean, unique lines make it our best product as a distinct portfolio for anyone in the performing and creative arts or for design collections.
Let us print and assemble for a ready to deliver product or purchase Marilyn™ alone to add your own prints. All Finao print boxes are compatible with the Seldex Slip-In mats so you can get everything you need in one order.
Let Marilyn™ showcase your client's inner beauty and personal power.
See below for the ways to style your Marilyn™. Click any option for more details. We also offer Marilyn's™ envelope styling as a unique, matching album box (see our album Packaging options).
5-10 Business Days
Size & Orientation
Choose your own combination of size, orientation, and capacity. Don’t see the size you need? Contact us for a custom consult.
Sometimes less is more. If your client wants a simple cover we can do that. Finao has a cover material to suit any subject or specialty—we serve one of the most diverse groups of 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 from our collection of genuine and vegan leathers, velvets, linens, silks, and more. Or add an accent stripe or two for subtle coordination or eye-catching contrast. Our wood veneers create richly textured cover panels, and handmade papers complete your album as unique front and back cover lining.
In the order form, select from our current swatches and recently discontinued, or While Supplies Last, selections. If you have a favorite material from our past or are looking for something unique or specific, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll check our collection of materials—there are more than we can display.
A CAUTION: It is nearly impossible to see the true character of these materials online. Colors can vary greatly depending on your screen calibration. We recommend purchasing a swatch kit for use in conjunction with these online or downloaded swatches. Your client will appreciate knowing exactly what to expect in their finished product.
A downloadable swatch PDF is available on our Templates & Design Guides feature page (updated 11/2020.)
The base price of your Marilyn™ includes your choice of any one of our non-leather cover materials.
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 Marilyn™ 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 Marilyn™ order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on some fabrics, as noted.
Marilyn is our only box that has no extra cover options because she has a style all her own. The envelope design is clean but unique and reflects the personality of each cover material. In vegan leather Marilyn is the perfect professional portfolio. In lush velvet she is a strong but feminine cache of private boudoir images. White silk with a satin ribbon holds your favorite wedding enlargements. What can our chameleon be for you?
We believe in providing the product you need. If you love Marilyn™ but dream of a new twist, contact us for a custom quote.
Prints & Papers
You've designed your box, now it's time for the best part—your images inside.
Finao offers a range of print media from the world's leading producers. Choose from silver halide photographic printing or giclée pigment-based inkjet prints on fine art papers. Order Marilyn™ to complete with your own signature prints, or have us print and assemble for a ready to deliver product.
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.
Hahnemühle German Etching
Hahnemühle German Etching (310 gsm, 100% alpha-cellulose, white). This heavyweight etching paper has a fine, smooth surface texture characterized by a velvety tactile feel and clearly defined felt structure. It has an attractive warm white shade and is our most popular fine art paper for all applications and products.
MOAB Entrada Rag Natural
MOAB Entrada Rag Natural 300 (300 gsm, 100% cotton, no optical brighteners). Choose Moab Entrada Rag for prints with vivid colors and high sharpness on a truly matte surface with traditional fine-art paper feel. It is our creamiest fine art paper with a natural warm tone, has a subtle texture that enhances your image without being distracting.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic (340 gsm, 100% cotton, no optical brighteners). One of the most beautiful fine-art papers we have seen, it blends the characteristic surface structure and sumptuous feel of a 100% cotton rag baryta paper with the dynamic appearance of a metallic media. Light reflection from the silvery metallic finish is enhanced by the tooth of the paper texture, adding an almost three-dimensional appearance.
Like many of our matted print boxes, the Marilyn™ base price does not include mats. This provides you the flexibility to add your favorite mats, order blank slip-in mats in packs of 10 or 25 with your box, or have us print and assemble your images for a ready-to-deliver-product.
Marilyn™ is also compatible with the Seldex Folio Box mat system for additional mat color and opening options. These quality slip-in mats can be ordered in packs of 10 or 25, depending on size. Or choose styrene-mounted lustre prints to present larger images in your Marilyn™. Styrene orders of less than ten images are subject to a surcharge.
Marilyn™ comes in two depths—Standard holds 10-12 mats and Deep holds 15-18. Contact us about custom sizes.
Slip-in mats are sold separately; have us print and assemble or mount on styrene (shown above). Mix and match the image-opening sizes. If you prefer your own prints, Marilyn™ is compatible with the Seldex Folio Box mat system.
Our mats are white with a white core and a subtle surface texture.
Add style with an optional v-grove accent around the opening.
The details and finishing touches that complete the look and feel of your Marilyn™. Choose your favorite lining option and the matching wrap-around ribbon-tie. Or go for a crisp look with a magnetic snap closure. When the Marilyn™ is an album box, we accent with a wrap-around peg & leather strap closure.
Coordinate or contrast your box details with the cover material. Choose a lining fabric and matching lift-ribbon in black or white.
Choose a romantic ribbon-tie in black or white, or the crisp look of a magnetic snap closure.
Marilyn™ takes on an air of femininity and elegance when you choose a ribbon tie closure. The generous double-sided satin ribbon tie wraps fully around the box to tie in a luxurious bow.
Magnetic Snap Closure
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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 every day. That's 25-40% off our regular prices when you need them, 365 days a year. We never make you wait for a sample sale, although sometimes we sweeten the deal even more with one. The discounts of 25%-40% and annual maximum quantities vary by product.
Sample products are imprinted with STUDIO SAMPLE and are not for resale to your clients or for personal, non-business related 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.
Sample Marilyn™ print boxes are 25% off our regular prices every day of the year—you never have to wait for a sale to get your Finaon discount. They will be marked STUDIO SAMPLE and are not for resale to clients. If you have any questions regarding your annual sample allotment, please contact us.