playBOOK™ - Affordable Flush Mount Album
Our most affordable flush mount album will let you say goodbye to press-printed books! Perfect for early-career photographers, PlayBOOK™ helps you to stand out with quality differences your clients can see and feel. Pages are back-to-back professional portrait paper—seamless, full-page spreads with the print quality of our high-end albums.
Design your playBOOK™ as a stand-alone portrait or senior album, or as a duplicate wedding book for family and friends. Design custom, lasting guestbooks for weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, or retirement. Corporate photographers will love them for business or individual portfolios.
See below for easy ordering of our most affordable flush mount album. Click any playBOOK™ option for more detail.
Your images deserve a professional presentation—playBOOK™ is a lifetime album that any client can afford.
5-7 Business Days
*Due to moving our production to Michigan, we are experiencing longer than normal turnaround times
Size & Orientation
Choose from the largest selection of album sizes in the industry. Companion albums are available in time-saving, matched aspect ratios—no need to reformat your layout. Let us make the choices easy for you with our Product Size and Aspect Ratio reference guides.
playBOOK™ includes your choice of any one of our non-leather cover materials—vegan leathers, velvets, linens, silks, and other fabrics.
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.
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.
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 playBOOK™ 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 playBOOK™ order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on some fabrics, as noted.
Even an affordable album can reflect your client's 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 playBOOK™ base price includes a traditional cover in any one of our gorgeous non-leather materials. From there, it's a matter of choosing the custom options that are right for your client. Create a personalized display with a a 4x4" cameo image, a full cover photo wrap, or a photo panel. These low-effort additions will elevate a plain cover to something special. Except where noted, cover upgrades are available for albums sized 8x8" and larger.
Create an affordable, personalized album 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.
Enhance your PlayBOOK™ cover with a 4x4" cut out or indent image. Clients who see custom options will want them! 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.
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 laser etching on velvet or traditional text imprinting (debossing) with metallic foil on other materials. 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.
All the features that make playBOOK™ pages fabulous. Finao quality is never press-printed.
The playBOOK features flush mount pages in your choice of photographic papers. Choose black or white cover lining and flyleaf color.
The base price of all playBOOK™ albums includes 10 spreads or 20 individual page sides. The maximum size with standard thin pages is 50 spreads/100 sides.
Comes standard with thin style, white, back-to-back pages created from a dual-layer of portrait-grade photographic paper. We NEVER press-print. The thin page style will accommodate a large number of pages without excess weight.
PlayBOOK™ 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.
Creased prints are standard for albums with thin style flush-mount pages as they enhance overall structure and stability.
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.
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.
Album design is often a love it or hate it job. If you don't have the time, experience, or interest let us do it for you. Choose from six design styles, upload your images, and we'll do the work. $100 flat rate for up to three online revisions by our US-based, experienced designer. Check out her sample styles! Quotes for custom design are available.
Or if you like to see your images through to their final design, our downloadable templates and design guides for covers and spreads will get you up and running quickly. Just choose the styles that you and your client love to sell albums as unique as your images.
Templates & Design Guides
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 differences in quality and craftsmanship becomes obvious.
To help make this happen, we offer generous studio sample discounts on almost every Finao product when you need them, 365 days a year. That's 25% off our regular prices for up to three playBOOK™ 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.