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Creating a Photo Guest Book

Posted by Steve powell on Mon, Apr 20, 2009
Large Guest Book Interior

Large Guest Book Interior

Powell Leather Large Guestbooks may be set up in a variety of ways! Did you know that we customize pages? Did you know that you can create a photo guest book by mixing photo and guest pages?

We will be happy to create any custom guest book page layout that you like in addition to the cover personalization. Just give us a call or email what you have in mind along with a jpeg of the art, and we’ll do the rest. There are some great examples of work that we’ve done for others on the site. Feel free to have a look to gather ideas, or send in something of your own. We’d love to help you create something unique for whatever occassion you may need a personalized guest book.

You may also want to mix in photo page swith your guest pages. This is a great way to spice up a guest book for a wedding, anniversary, or special event. It’s also possible for you to do this after the fact. You may want to consider taking some shots at your event, or fun times had wherever the guest book may be in service, and mix them in with the pages. You’re only limited by your imagination!

Topics: photo guest book, Personalization, custom guest book page, Leather Large Guestbooks, custom guest book, Guest Books, personalized guest book

Large Leather Photo Albums

Posted by Steve powell on Mon, Apr 13, 2009
Leather Photo Albums

Leather Photo Albums

Powell Leather has long been known for crafting fine leather photo albums, and our Large Leather Photo Album is the flagship of our line. Its spacious 12 x 12 pages offer generous possibilities to create layouts using all standard sizes of photographs in your own arrangements. These handmade albums are expandable, and top loading page inserts are available from Powell Leather.

Every material component used in the assembly our beautiful leather photo albums is of the highest quality available. Please take some time to browse our website, and feel free to contact us to discuss how we might craft an album for you. Albums may be ordered in any combination of colors, and leathers, from the web site. Each album is constructed on a per customer basis when ordered.

Topics: 12 x 12 pages, Powell Leather, handmade albums, large leather photo album, fine leather photo albums

Leather Photo Albums Personalized for You!

Posted by Steve powell on Fri, Apr 10, 2009
Personalized Photo Album

Personalized Photo Album

For whatever you may be planning, we can personalize an album for you. If you are searching for an album that can be embossed, engraved, or stamped with your art on the cover you may want to consider the inlay method of personalization. The beauty of the inlay method is that much more freedom of design exists, and it will always be as beautiful as the day that it was created.

We begin by examining your artwork, which may be emailed to us, or helping you to find a design which will suit your purpose. We then will create a mock up in Photoshop for your approval, and work with you until you’re satisfied with the design. The next step is to take the order.

We use the art from the mock up to begin cutting your design, by hand, from the cover leather. The different color fields will be created by sewing the appropriate leather in behind the cover leather. Details may be created by using stitching for embellishment. The edges are all skived ( hand tapered ) to half their thickness to eliminate bulges and bumps. After cutting, the edges of the cut leather are colored to make the images are as clean and crisp as possible.

Although this method is very time consuming and labor intensive, the finished product is much more impressive than any other method available. The work becomes unquestionably custom, and an inherent part of the photo album cover which will last the lifetime of the book.

Topics: inlay, engraved, stamped, photo album, embossed