nextONE™ - Exquisite Matted Album
Matted albums are the apex of elegance, but the skill to make them in traditional style is rare. PPA has honored both Finao's page mount and overlay mat styles as PPA HotOnes for the best traditional matted album and it's easy to see why!
This classic and timeless album is again popular for weddings, portraits, and boudoir. We offer an unconventional take on traditional with the freedom to mix flush with matted images and different paper types within the same spread. You won't need special software; it's as easy as designing a regular flush mount album. Finish your artwork with time-honored details and options.
nextONE™ is your next big success story.
If your couple wants a wedding album "just like Mom and Dad's" we can make it happen.
See below for all the unique ways you can offer customers what your competition cannot. Click any nextONE™option for all the information you need.
15-20 Business Days
Size & Orientation
Choose from a large selection of album sizes to suit all your client's needs.
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 email@example.com. 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 nextONE™ album includes your choice of any one of our cover materials.
Cover & Spine
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 slipcase base price includes a traditional cover in any one of our gorgeous standard cover materials. From there, it's a matter of choosing the custom options that are right for your client. Create a personalized display piece with a cover image in one of our beautiful low-effort, high-impact styles. Or check out our full range of image opening and accent stripe combinations in our downloadable cover design style guide. Except where noted, cover upgrades are available for albums sized 8x8" and larger.
WSL = materials not in our active swatch collection. Choose at no additional cost, and once our stock is used we won't be ordering more. We'll make exceptions if a choice is popular.
n/a = a sample made from material that is out of stock or has been siscontinued by our vendors. We show the samples because they're still beautiful.
Create a truly personalized display piece with a cover image in one of our beautiful low-effort, high-impact styles.
Create a nextONE™ matted album that will always be on display. The ICE™ cover panel boasts superior quality through flawless 1/4" acrylic with beautifully finished, smooth beveled edges. The stunningly natural color and crisp detail of the bonded metallic print makes ICE™ our most popular cover upgrade.
As a nextONE™ cover panel, Armour™ combines durability with a matte, art-paper like depth and richness. This metallic print emulsion bonded to thick, brushed aluminum will provide lifetime style and beauty.
A unique-finish metal image cover you won't find anywhere else. The image inks print directly on brushed aluminum, absorbing into the surface and revealing raw metal highlights.
Enhance your nextONE™ with a simple but striking vertical Image Stripe in ICE™, Armour™, or Canvas. Choose a cover material to emphasize your image for maximum impact.
Elevate your nextONE™ custom cover image with the classic natural texture of canvas. This cover upgrade fully wraps-around your album cover.
Elevate your nextONE™ custom cover image with the classic natural texture of canvas. Pair this cover panel with a complimentary material on the spine and back.
ONE™ series albums offer our greatest range of custom cover designs. Add one to four openings or one or two stripes, or combine them for a designer look. Our design guide has hundreds of pre-designed layout samples. Choose one as your studio signature style! Size the image files for cover cut-outs 1/4" inch larger than the listed size as we tuck the image under the cover surface. Size image files for indentations exactly as listed.
See our Cover Design Guide for inspiration! Download the PDF from our Templates & Design Guides feature page.
12x12" ONE™ in Mermaid metalic pearl leather with a 7x5" inset opening (style S34).
10x14" ONE™ in Miami Ink leather with an accent stripe in Saturday Night Special Metallic leather (style H14).
14x14" ONE™ in Feme Noir textured leather with Suspicion and Passion accent stripes (style S189; WSL).
Stripe and Opening
9.5x13" ONE™ in Cabana textured leather, with a 5x7" image opening and a Carrigan leather accent that wraps around the spine and back
9.5x13" ONE™ in Coral Reef linen with two 3" image openings (style H166).
Two Opening and Stripe
14x14" ONE™ in Lusterin' Hot suede with two 3x3" image openings and an accent stripe in Harlow textured leather (style S179; WSL)
14x14" ONE™ in Silver Fox with three, 3" image openings (style S12).
Three Opening and Stripe
11x14" ONE™ with three, 3" openings and a Havana Leather spine accent (style V21).
12x12" ONE™ in Rose Quartz Linen with four 3" openings (style S113).
Your clients who prefer the simplicity of a non-image cover are not limited to fabric and leather materials. Explore wood and metal covers with our gorgeous custom laser etching. We believe in providing the product you need. If you love slipcase but dream of a fully custom cover, contact us for a quote.
Wood Veneer Cover
The timeless beauty of natural wood creates album covers, accent stripes, and custom cover linings that never go out of style. Choose from classic wood and Barnwood finishes.
Bullet™ is a smooth, matte metal nextONE™ cover panel option with a clean, modern finish. Create a sleek statement piece with custom laser etching or engraving.
Custom Cover Designs
Some events in life have to be just right. We have always believed that a one-of-a-kind wedding deserves a one-of-a-kind album. Contact us for a Custom Quote, and we'll help you create the album of your client's dreams.
Finao offers several distinct spine & cover combinations to complement your album design. For your slipcase, choose from Signature, Modern, or Vintage styles.
Our original Signature style has a flat, square spine with hubs. The cover and thick page block have rounded corners. Optional medium weight pages. Compatible with all specialty covers.
The nextONE™ Modern style option has a square, flat-profile spine that is smooth, with no hubs, and paired with square cover and page corners. This style is compatible with all specialty cover upgrades.
The nextONE™ Vintage style has a round spine with hubs, with matching rounded cover and page corners. This style will support oversized albums but is not compatible with specialty cover upgrades.
Custom text and graphics can be added to the cover of nearly all Finao products; choose from laser etching or traditional text and graphic die imprinting (debossing) with metallic foil. Don't pass up the opportunity to imprint your studio logo with text or from your custom, reusable die.
Laser Cover Etching
Accent your albums with laser-etched text and graphics. Etching is a beautiful way to customize cover materials that cannot be foil imprinted, such as velvet, wood, acrylic, and metal. Apply any design from your .jpg file.
Text Cover Imprinting
You can add custom text to most Finao product covers and some spine styles with traditional process foil imprinting. Choose from five fonts of various sizes, and seven colors of metallic foil or clear.
Creating and Ordering a Custom Cover Die
Add a unique foil imprinted design to the cover of your album with a custom cover die. Create reusable dies up to 8"x8" with a one time set-up fee and a per-use imprinting charge.
Studio Die Imprinting
Promote your brand with a custom studio die of your logo. We'll create a metal die from your design and keep it on file for reuse on nearly all Finao products.
Typeset Studio Imprinting
Not ready for a studio die? Increase referrals by adding your studio name to the inside front or back cover of your album with foil text imprinting.
Add traditional elegance with an album cover lining. We adhere decorative handmade paper or wood veneer to the inside of the front and back covers as an alternative to plain paper. Contact us to explore Finao options for silk moire, velvet, or custom linings.
Choose from a selection of decorative, handmade papers to match your album design.
Choose a smooth wood lining from classic Bamboo, Birch, Cherry, and Walnut.
Choosing a custom lining for your album is more than just a beautiful accessory. We can create linings from documents, art-paper printed scans, or fabrics that have sentimental value to your customer.
Pages & Printing
You've designed the cover, and now it's time for the best part—your images inside.
The image pages are the soul of your album, and with nextONE™, you can have them your way. All ONE™ page thicknesses are now available in your choice of black or white.
The nextONE™ features matted album pages in your choice of classic page mount style or with full spread overlay mats.
Both page mount and overlay styles of matted albums produce a thick page. The base price of all nextONE™ albums includes 10 leaves or 20 individual page sides, and the maximum recommended size with standard thick pages is 32 leaves/64 sides. Higher capacities require a custom consult.
Both page mount and overlay styles of matted albums produce a thick page with a luxurious hand-feel.
All Finao nextONE™ series albums offer the choice of beginning your design with a first page that starts on the right or a full spread that starts on the left.
With photographic prints, choose from creased or cut page center styling. Cut prints are required when combining fine-art paper with the overlay mat style in our nextONE™ album.
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. Photo papers are best suited to creased prints and fine art papers are best as cut prints. All photographic papers are custom coated for lifetime protection.
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.
Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper E Surface Lustre. An industry-standard resin-coated multilayer paper with a fine-grained, lustre surface finish. It provides natural skin tones with warm highlights along with rich, vibrant colors.
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.
Gilding is the jewelry of albums, wrapping your page edges in gleaming metallics or glossy black, white, and red. If your client has their heart set on a more unique color of guilding, contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Matted albums are the most elegant and classic presentation for your images. They are resurging in popularity, especially for high-end celebrations. Custom tailor your matted album with a just-right combination of page-mount or overlay style, four colors of mats and liners to perfectly accent your images, and mat embossing for the finishing touch.
Two Distinct Mat Styles
Choose classic pagemount or contemporary overlay style.
Four Mat Color Choices
Complement your images with mats and liner paper in white, black, grey, or cream. Match colors for subtle depth or use contrast for emphasis.
Add style with optional line embossing around single images or groups. Our design guide shows how to get the look you want.
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.
Classic Album Slipcase
A matching slipcase is the most classic way to store your album. Our styling features a v-notch for easy access. For multi-volume slipcases contact us for a custom quote. We've made them to accommodate up to eight albums!
Marilyn Envelope Slipcase
The beauty of Marilyn's™ envelope styling translates beautifully to an album slipcase. We match your album cover in one or two materials and reinforce with a wrap-around strap and brass snap closure
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Album & Box Tote
At 16x13" with a 4" gusset, this classic black, vegan leather tote bag is sized and constructed to accommodate even the largest and heaviest albums. It has a subtle cross-hatched finish, accented with gold-toned hardware. The straps have a 14" drop to carry or fit comfortably over your shoulder. Use studio branding to your advantage. Add your studio die imprint to the front applique section of the bag and gift to your client.
Casa Luxury Album Box
Our luxury albums deserve special packaging. This lifetime, customizable album box is the best home your images can have.
Tribeca Display Album Box
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Don't be intimidated—designing an elegant matted album, is easier than you think. If you have basic Photoshop skills you can combine matted and flush images like the pro that you are. Our downloadable templates and design guides for covers and spreads will get you up and running quickly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like a review of your first design before ordering.
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.
nextONE™ series sample albums are 40% 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.
Invest in our luxury ONE™-series album samples at 40% 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.