Seldex Gallery - A DIY Matted Album with Custom Flexibility
The Gallery is the most versatile DIY matted album we offer. This classic matted slip-in album is overlay style, with photos mounted behind a textured mat on each page. Choose from a wide selection of pre-cut mat layouts for the 9-inch or 12-inch square pages. Mix and match the design to your heart's content, including with guestbook pages or full adhesive-mounts for flush prints. Choose a Gallery sized to meet your needs with 5 leaves/10 pages, 10 leaves/20 pages, or 15 leaves/30 pages.
Create it your way:
- order ready-to-deliver with Finao's premium print-and-assembly,
- order fully assembled to add your own slip-in prints, or
- stock the separate bound-base-page albums and a selection of overlay mat styles to build it exactly when you need it.
Be the photographer who can create a gorgeous, last-minute custom matted album for valued clients. Mats are backed with acid-free double-sided adhesive; super easy to assemble, but will give you the reputation of a super-hero(ine)!
~Order your Gallery clad in luxurious leathers, contemporary linens, silky Asahi, and more. Customize the cover with a canvas or silk image wrap, or personalized foil imprinting.
Made in Australia, the Gallery brings you a world of choices.
Read on for all you need to know about this custom time-saver.
10-15 Business Days
Size & Orientation
Square, matted albums sized simply in our most popular dimensions.
These gorgeous materials complement your images however you present them. Seldex products are available with a large range of cover choices including luxurious leathers, contemporary linens, and elegant Asahi silk.
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 swatches. Your client will appreciate knowing exactly what to expect in their finished product.
Finao and Seldex are different companies and offer different color material choices for our products. We offer two different swatch collections and these cannot be used across the product lines. Finao creates your albums in New York, and Seldex in Australia, so we don't stock or have access to the same material choices.
The base price of your album includes your choice of any one of the linen, asahi, buckram, or leatherette cover material options. Genuine leathers and custom image covers are available for a small additional charge.
Imported faux leathers.
Woven cloth fabrics with classic texture.
Fine Japanese silks.
Fine-textured and even weave bookbinding cloth.
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.
You may choose a traditional cover in any one of Seldex's gorgeous standard cover materials. Or add custom options that are right for your client. Create a personalized display piece with an image cover or by adding traditional foil imprinting (debossing).
Clients love personalized albums, and nothing is quite like the appearance of photo-wrapped cover. Create a beautiful display piece with a customizable full cover image in the classic textures of silk or canvas. Both styles are treated with a protective coating to ensure a lifetime of active enjoyment.
Simply design your one-of-a-kind cover using our blank Adobe Photoshop templates, then upload the image file with your order. We'll take care of everything else. Download our Image Gallery template kit with instructions; templates include versions sized to match your album project. Please submit your files in ready-to-print condition. All files should be color corrected, 300 PPI, and in .jpg format.
When designing your cover, please keep that in mind that all template guide markings are APPROXIMATE, not exact. DO NOT leave any blank space, and make sure that the spine and fold areas are flexible.
Classic Material Cover
The Gallery is available in a range of cover materials including luxurious leathers, contemporary linens, silk, buckram, and leatherette.
Frosted Acrylic Panel
Peek through to the first page with a beautiful frosted acrylic front panel. These albums combine a flushmount style first page with quality matted images. Each acrylic album comes with an adhesive first page for mounting a full-page image that can be viewed through the acrylic front cover.
Canvas Wrapped Image Cover
Nothing is quite like the appearance of photo-wrapped cover. Create a truly personalized display piece with a customizable full cover image in classic silk or canvas textures. Both styles are treated with a protective coating to ensure a lifetime of active enjoyment.
Silk Wrapped Image Cover
Clients love personalized cover images! These custom covers spark memories with even a casual glance. Create your one-of-a-kind album with simple and affordable cover upgrades in silk or canvas.
You can enhance the cover of your Seldex Gallery with up to two lines of text in traditional process, metal-die imprinting (debossing). Choose from seven colors of metallic foil or blind stamping, in one of four standard fonts - Contempo, Coronet, Garamond, or Stellar. Contempo uses the same font style as Stellar, but it is set in capital letters and letter spaced. And don't pass up the opportunity to show your studio brand; it can be added to the cover of nearly all Seldex products with a custom, reusable die.
Imprinting Color Choices
Traditional foil imprinting available in black, clear (blind), copper, and gold
Imprinting Color Choices
Traditional foil imprinting also available in rose gold, silver, turquoise, white.
Seldex Studio Die
Brand every presentation product that you deliver to your customers with your studio name or logo. Imprint with text, or better yet, create a reusable studio die.
Pages & Printing
You've designed your beautiful album, now it's time to finish with the best part of all—your beautiful images matted for easy display and enjoyment.
Finao provides the print and assembly for these beautiful Seldex matted albums so you can combine products from both companies with the assurance of receiving consistent, quality printing. We offer a range of print media from the world's leading producers. Choose from these silver halide photographic printing choices.
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. More info
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. More info
Gallery Albums are classic matted albums with photos mounted behind a textured mat on each page. Their stand-out feature is versatility. Choose from 22 mat page layouts; rotate the square mats for even more options. Where else can you find a DIY matted album that lets you choose a unique layout for every page. Order and slip-in your own prints, or have us print and assemble the entire album—it's up to you!
All Seldex mats are lightly textured and made from premium quality, acid free board buffered with calcium carbonate for enhanced longevity and board stability.
Gallery is a DIY matted album that provides the most layout choices you will find anywhere. Available in four color combinations to suit any subject.
White Mat with White Core
White Mat with Black Core
Black Mat with White Core
Black Mat with Black Core
The little finisishing touches are an inexpensive way to make a beautiful album that much more special.
Add a traditional cover lining to your album with decorative handmade paper on the inside of the front and back covers of your album. This alternative to plain paper add just the right touch of traditional elegance.
You can also add an elegant Ribbon Tie Closure to the outside of your album. Choose a matching or complementary ribbon from Seldex's wide selection of beautiful colors
Handmade paper album cover linings.
A rainbow of Ribbon Tie color choices.
Templates & Downloads
For the Gallery, ensure you name files with the page and side it belongs on (e.g., 001.jpg, 002.jpg). This will ensure your album is mounted in the correct order. If you have chosen mats that have more than one photo per page you will need to create your own version of a collage. Open a blank 9x9" or 12x12" canvas in your image editing software, then place your correctly cropped and sized images (i.e. 5x7" image for a 5x7" opening) in roughly their intended order for your mat choice. Don't worry if the margins between the images is correct, we will trim if necessary. Save your flattened files and upload with your order. All uploaded images should be 300 PPI .jpg format.
You must use Seldex's Photoshop templates to design an image wrap cover for your Seldex Gallery. Click for the entire Seldex Download collection of templates and design guides.
Your choice of two distinct packaging styles provides a ready-to deliver album every time.
Choose from two included packaging styles for your Seldex album:
- A black album box with black cloth wrap. These sturdy boxes are covered in a classic black matte paper and include a Certificate of Authenticity, an Album Care sheet and a pair of white cotton gloves.
- The Earth presentation box has a more natural look. Covered in a speckled kraft paper, the Earth presentation boxes include a Certificate of Authenticity, an Album Care sheet and a pair of white cotton gloves.
Black Album Box with Cloth Wrap
A black album box with black cloth wrap is included in the price of your album. These sturdy boxes are covered in a classic black matte paper and include a Certificate of Authenticity, an Album Care sheet and a pair of white cotton gloves.
Earth Album Box with Handmade Paper Wrap
The Earth presentation box is a more natural alternative to our classic black presentation box. Covered in a speckled kraft paper, our Earth presentation boxes include a Certificate of Authenticity, an Album Care sheet and a pair of white cotton gloves.
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 finished product and imagine themselves as part of it. Many albums look similar in online images—seeing Seldex products in person lets your client understand the difference that quality and craftsmanship make.
The Seldex Gallery through Finao has 25% discounted studio sample pricing and applies to one item purchase per calendar year.
- These rates apply year-round, you don't need to wait for a sample sale (although we do have them once in a while).
- To ensure your discount is applied, you must indicate this when ordering; we cannot correct the pricing retroactively.
- Coupons are not valid for sample orders unless indicated.
- You can purchase samples in the same order as regularly-priced Seldex or Finao products.
- If you have any questions regarding your annual sample allotment, please contact us. We are flexible and know that some studios may have multiple locations or different needs.
Sample products are not for resale to clients or for personal use. All sample discount offers are subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Products are marked STUDIO SAMPLE and are not for resale to customers. Please contact customer service for assistance with choosing, designing, and purchasing samples.home
Share Your Work
We display samples of Finao and Seldex products on our website, in advertising, and at relevant tradeshows and conferences. We love to create these with the beautiful images of our Finao family. We may ask your permission to create samples with your images and will always credit your work and treat them with respect. If you have any work that you are particularly proud of or that has garnered an honor or award, let us know, and we will consider them for sample display.