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.
10-15 Business Days if including an optional ONE™ album
Size & Orientation
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Starter Kit order form for WSL materials). Foil imprinting (debossing) is available on some fabrics, as noted.
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.
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.
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!
Choose a truly personalized sample cover image in one of our beautiful low-effort, high-impact styles.
When your clients see our ICE™ cover panel you will understand why it's our most popular cover upgrade. Sell boxes and albums 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 make the most of your best images.
You will love Armour™ as a cover panel for your sample ONE™ album. 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. This upgrade 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.
Finao offers several distinct spine & cover combinations to compliment your sample 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 Starter Kit™ 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 Starter Kit™ 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.
Prints & Papers
Print your first sample album in our customer favorite Fuji Lustre paper.
Finao offers a range of print media from the world's leading producers. The optional ONE(TM) album available with your Starter Kit™ is printed on the beautiful Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper.
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.
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.