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BOOKBOUND ART DESIGN

We DO NOT check customer files for accuracy. This is your responsibility. If you are a first time user and ask for assistance, we will grant a one-time exception and make sure that all files have translated successfully.

We DO NOT color correct customer files. All file prep is the customer's responsibility. We do, however, encourage you to print test prints to make sure color is to your liking prior to placing your order.

YES & NO! If you wish to create a custom mat or you are selecting our print & assembly option with the fixed page style then you must use one of our preferred software vendors.

One of the other benefits of software is that it makes it easy to create "omni" prints (multiple images on one print) of your layouts that correspond to the mat designs. This allows you to quickly and easily assemble your album by simply sliding one print behind each mat layout.

No software is required if you are choosing the standard (loose) page style, however, you may want to consider it for the easy-to-use, omni prints that tape to the back of the mats.

Our current software recommendations for creating Bookbound Art albums are:

Fundy Designer gives you the ability to create gorgeous album designs. This all inclusive software allows you to easily create custom mats for your album designs.

NOTE: Finao can not answer support questions for Fundy Software. All support questions need to be directed to FUNDY SUPPORT.

Seldex Connect is a FREE Photoshop plug-in that can be used with any design software that allows files to be exported as layered .PSD files and convert them to a Seldex custom mat layout.

DOWNLOAD SELDEX CONNECT PLUG-IN

  • The first step is to install Seldex Connect on your computer. See manual included with download for complete instructions.
  • Export your files from your chosen design software. You will need to export your album as double page .PSD files.
  • Create a .DAT file using Seldex Connect. This is an extremely quick and easy process. You simply open Photoshop and Seldex Connect, select the folder where your .PSDs are located and process the album. Photoshop will open each album spread and will ask you to confirm if it is a matted or flushmount page. It takes no more than 5 minutes to process a 60 sided album. Seldex Connect will create a .DAT file and place it in a folder with your album .PSDs. NOTE: FOR FINAO PRINT & ASSEMBLY IMAGE FILES NEED TO BE CONVERTED TO .JPGs BEFORE SUBMISSION
  • To place your order with Finao you will need to email us a .PDF of the album plan (if choosing print & assembly with Finao) together with the .DAT file to imagepolice@finao.com.

Time Exposure's ProSelect and ProSelect Pro are the leading cross-platform presentation, sales and workflow software packages for professional portraiture studios.

Seldex Bookbound Art book designs are available as a FREE download for use with the ProSelect software.

DOWNLOAD SELDEX PROSELECT KIT

The maximum number of leaves for Bookbound Art albums is 30 leaves / 60 sides.

All files being submitted to Finao require a resolution of 300 DPI and be in the sRGB color space. See product details for any available starter templates.

If using the templates provided by Seldex, you do not need to change the resolution on the files as they may print at a different resolution and color space than Finao.