Starter Kit - An Affordable Sales Tool Collection

Need to get up and going fast and on a budget? Finao starter kits have everything you need to begin offering our boutique albums to your clients, and at a great price. We pack a sleek album Tote with a complete swatch kit of all our cover materials and printing papers, samples of a 2-material accent cover, and either an ICE™ or Armour™ cover upgrade panel. Add an optional 12x12" or 10x15" ONE™ sample album with an image cutout for a sweet starter price.

Samples help your clients imagine and want the experience you offer.

See below for the options to create the Finao starter kit that is right for you.


Starting at $169, the kit includes:

  • Example of a Tone Accent two-material front cover panel
  • Choice of ICE™ or Armour™ image cover panel
  • Finao swatch kits (includes leather and non-leather swatches, printing paper samples)
  • Generously sized Album Tote
  • Optional 12x12" or 10x15" starter album (extra cost). Each sample album offered with the kit includes a Finao ONE™ album with a single standard cover material, 10 leaves/20 page-sides (right start) with a cameo image cutout on the cover.


To add a 12x12" ONE™ album with a 4x4" cameo image you will need:

  • First page 12x12"
  • Nine 24x12" spreads
  • Last page 12x12"
  • 4x4" cover image
  • All files must be 300 PPI .jpg in sRGB color space.


To add a 15x10" ONE™ album with a 4x5" cameo image you will need:

  • First page 15x10"
  • Nine 30x10" spreads
  • Last page 15x10"
  • 4x5" vertical cover image
  • All files must be 300 PPI .jpg in sRGB color space.

What if I want more pages or options? ONE™ series albums are always 40% off to you as studio samples. You can order a fully custom sample by visiting the ONE™ or nextONE™ order forms and choosing the "Sample" option. Before you checkout you can add the additional items from the Starter Kit to complete your bundle.

Average Turnaround

10-15 Business Days if including an optional ONE™ album


Size & Orientation

Cover Materials

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 info@finao.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 Starter Kit album includes your choice of any one of our cover materials.

Finao offers a wide selection of smooth, genuine leathers in a range of colors and classic, metallic, and distressed textures. 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 Starter Kit order form for WSL materials). The appearance of natural leather may vary slightly from hide to hide. Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on all classic leathers.

Ashes
Ashes
Biker Chic
Biker Chic
Bomber Jacket
Bomber Jacket
Bronze Age †
Bronze Age †
Carbon Steel †
Carbon Steel †
Carrigan
Carrigan
Chalkboard
Chalkboard
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche
Elderberry
Elderberry
Forget Me Not
Forget Me Not
Girlie Girl
Girlie Girl
Golden Opportunity †
Golden Opportunity †
Merlot
Merlot
Mermaid †
Mermaid †
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Moonstone †
Moonstone †
Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach
Opaline
Opaline
Optimism
Optimism
Passion
Passion
River Deep ‡
River Deep ‡
Saturday Night Special †
Saturday Night Special †
Seaglass
Seaglass
Tin Soldier
Tin Soldier
Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove
Wedgewood
Wedgewood
Wisteria
Wisteria
‡  is blue,    †  is metallic

These natural leathers have touchable surface designs that may vary slightly from hide to hide. 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 Starter Kit order form for WSL materials). Imprinting (debossing) is not available on textured leather.

Cabana
Cabana
Chyna
Chyna
Corruption †
Corruption †
Harlow
Harlow
Ludicrous
Ludicrous
Secret Garden
Secret Garden
Shameless
Shameless
Suspicion
Suspicion
†  is metallic

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 Starter Kit order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on vegan leather.

Absolute Zero
Absolute Zero
After Midnight Blues ‡
After Midnight Blues ‡
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Blueberry Hill
Blueberry Hill
Cinnabar
Cinnabar
Cloudy Day
Cloudy Day
Gold Digger
Gold Digger
Lioness
Lioness
Metal Head
Metal Head
Moonshine
Moonshine
Pine Bark
Pine Bark
Purple Haze
Purple Haze
Stone Cold Crazy
Stone Cold Crazy
Texas Tea
Texas Tea
‡  is blue

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.

Almond Milk
Almond Milk
Amethyst
Amethyst
Blackberry
Blackberry
Blue Jade
Blue Jade
Button Down
Button Down
Cardinal
Cardinal
Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea
Cheshire
Cheshire
Coral Reef
Coral Reef
Dress Blues ‡
Dress Blues ‡
Estate
Estate
Ground Fog
Ground Fog
Herb Garden
Herb Garden
Kiwi
Kiwi
Lady Moura
Lady Moura
Moonless Night
Moonless Night
Mulberry Wine
Mulberry Wine
Nobility
Nobility
Periwinkle
Periwinkle
Raspberry Sorbet
Raspberry Sorbet
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz
Splendor
Splendor
White Rabbit
White Rabbit
‡  is blue

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).

Affluence
Affluence
Avocado
Avocado
Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine
Eclipse
Eclipse
Extra Olives
Extra Olives
Flourish
Flourish
Magenta
Magenta
Marigold
Marigold
Peacock
Peacock
Red Dahlia
Red Dahlia
Silver Fox
Silver Fox
Vintage Rose
Vintage Rose

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 Starter Kit order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on some fabrics, as noted.

Croquet
Croquet
deSade
deSade
Earl Grey
Earl Grey
Gothika
Gothika
Hypnotique
Hypnotique
Lip Lock
Lip Lock
Shady
Shady
Stiletto
Stiletto
Sumptuous
Sumptuous
Whiteout
Whiteout

Handmade paper is a traditional choice as an album cover lining. Papers may vary slightly in color or texture, and selections are subject to change based on availability. Limited foil imprinting (debossing) is available on papers.

Champagne
Champagne
Dodgeball
Dodgeball
Duck Duck Goose
Duck Duck Goose
Hematite
Hematite
Marsala
Marsala
Monkeybars
Monkeybars

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.

Bamboo
Bamboo
Birch
Birch
Cherry
Cherry
Walnut
Walnut
Brown Oak Barnwood
Brown Oak Barnwood
Grey Oak Barnwood
Grey Oak Barnwood
Smoked Oak Barnwood
Smoked Oak Barnwood

Cover Options

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 studio is your show, and samples are your cat-walk. Get out of your comfort zone and step beyond conservative cover material choices. Custom sample options take your client beyond their everyday reality to the place where they can imagine self-indulgence. Choose an eye-catching image cover upgrade from our popular ICE™ Acrylic or Armour™ Metallic. Both are beautiful low-effort, high-impact styles that will sell!

Your Starter Kit includes a sample cover panel to show your clients the beauty of an accent stripe. Or add a 4x4" or 4x5" cameo image to your optional ONE™ cover and let your clients dream of their future album. 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.

Prints & Papers

Print your first sample album in our customer favorite Fuji Lustre paper.

Design

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.