Boutique Books

Boutique Books are our most popular selling album due to their affordability and gorgeous Seldex Signature Fine Art matte or lustre prints.  Boutique Books are all printed inhouse by Seldex™  on fine art, archival paper using wide format printers (no press prints here!). 

Boutique Books can be printed on either matte or lustre paper and are creased down the centre of the page ensuring a layflat design that provides an uninterupted view of each album spread.  Pages are available in 2 different thicknesses - standard (approx 1mm) or thick (approx 2.5mm).  Standard pages allow for each album to hold up to 45 double page spreads (90 pages), allowing an extra 30 pages compared to other magazine style albums.  Thick page albums can hold up to 30 double page spreads (60 pages).  Our complete print and bind service also saves you considerable time and money - simply upload your order and wait for the finished album to arrive, ready for your customer to pick up!

Each album features a black or white linings inside the front and back cover of the album and you have the choice of upgrading these linings to our beautiful new handmade Thai and Nepalese paper linings.  Really wow your customers with these stunning linings when they open their album cover.  Choices as well as samples are listed and shown below.

Each Boutique Book is packaging in a black or earth presentation box and wrap included in the price.  You can also upgrade your packaging to include a gorgeous Cloth Envelope for a very small upgrade fee or a Display Box, Slipcase or  brand new Timber Image Box.  Click here to view all our packaging options.

Our printers use Canon's LUCIA EX pigment inks which combine the glossiness of dye ink with the vivid colors and weather resistance of pigment ink.  For the 12 LUCIA pigment inks, in addition to CMY ink colors, Canon developed special complementary RGB colors and two shades of gray, realizing an expanded range which enables greater overall balance. With LUCIA, vivid colors can now be achieved on a variety of media types.  The new LUCIA EX pigment ink system increased the color reproduction range by up to 20% by using more vivid pigments for all 12 colors and through the use of pigments with a variety of particle diameters. Furthermore, Canon has successfully produced a dark black using an ink design for raising the grade of black in order to meet the demand for high image quality from professional photographers and creators.

Please make sure to print our Print Specifications information booklet to help with your print settings.

What size Boutique Books are available?

  • 11 x 14" vertical and horizontal
  • 10 x 14" vertical and horizontal
  • 12 x 12" square
  • 12 x 9" vertical and horizontal
  • 12 x 8" vertical and horizontal
  • 10 x 10" square
  • 10 x 8" vertical and horizontal
  • 10 x 7" vertical and horizontal
  • 8 x 8" square
  • 7½ x 5" vertical and horizontal
  • 7 x 5" vertical and horizontal
  • 6 x 4" vertical and horizontal
  • 5 x 5" square
  • 5 x 4" vertical and horizontal
  • 5 x 3½ vertical and horizontal

What paper types are available on my books?

  • Seldex Signature Fine Art Matte paper
  • Lustre paper

How should I handle my Seldex Signature Fine Art Matte prints?

Your prints are "fine art" and therefore handled as such.  Treat them as though they were an original painting as they are not as durable as lustre prints.  This also means fine art printing should be stored away from moisture and direct sunlight unless protected by acrylic like in our Mietta Frames.  When handling it is advisable to wear cotton gloves so any natural oils on your hands do not transfer to the print. 

How many pages can I have in a Boutique Book?

Boutique Book pages are available in standard (approx 1mm) or thick (approx 2.5mm).  Boutique Books with standard leaves can have up to 45 spreads (90 pages) per book.  This means the chance to sell more pages within one album.  The pages aren't thin or flimsy like a paper press book - they are still rigid and stiff and lay perfectly flat.  Boutique Books with thick leaves can hold up to 30 double page spreads (60 pages).

What materials are available?

  • Avant Garde Leather
  • Premium Leather
  • Classic Leathers
  • Image covers - silk, canvas or the satin
  • Asahi
  • Leatherette
  • Linen
  • Buckram

What cover design options are available?

  • Plain
  • Custom embossing
  • Standard embossing
  • Acrylic Montage - including printing
  • Photo Montage - including printing

CLICK HERE to view photographs and information on the various Cover Design options.

Click on the links below to download your Photoshop templates

What album linings are available?

When you first open an album you will come across the album lining and the fly page.  This is a double page spread.  These linings can be in black or white art paper (no charge) or you can choose from one of our beautiful handmade Thai or Nepalese handmade papers at a small additional cost.  Colour choices are shown below:

  • Album Linings Beautiful Handmade Papers

    • Black

      Natural Unryu

    • Black

      White Unryu

    • Black

      Natural Mango

    • Black

      Black Banana

    • Black

      Black on Natural Lokta

    • Black

      Black on Natural Janaki

    • Black

      Tamarind Leaves White / Blue

    • Black

      Tamarind Leaves White / Green

    • Black

      Tamarind Leaves White / Plum

    • Black

      Gold on Black Lokta

 

What other page options are available?

We cannot include Gatefold or Flip pages in Boutique Books. If you want a magazine style album with Gatefolds or Flips you will need to order our Storybook album.

What packaging options are available?

  • Black presentation box with black wrap - included at no charge
  • Black presentation box with cloth envelope
  • Earth presentation box with handmade banana wrap - included at no charge
  • Earth presentation box with cloth envelope
  • Designer Box - lid and base box with image cover
  • Display box - clamshell box with image cover
  • Display box - clamshell box with cloth cover - asahi, linen or buckram available
  • Custom slipcase - buckram, asahi, linen materials only

CLICK HERE to view photographs and information on the various Packaging options.

How do I design a Display Box - Image Cover?

Click on the link below to download our Display Box Photoshop templates.   Display Boxes are available in 2 depths.  The shallow Display Box will suit albums with up to      standard leaves or      thick leaves.   The deep Display Box will suit albums with up to      standard leaves or     thick leaves.  Please make sure to use the correct template when designing.

Display Box - Image cover Photoshop templates

How do I design a Boutique Book?

There are many options available to photographers for Boutique Books and it really depends on how much time, and or, money you have.  The most popular and time saving solution is to use an album design programme such as Fundy or Smart Albums.   If you go to the Software page here on our website you will find some of our recommendations for computer design programmes.

When designing your Boutique Book please remember to set your pages up as double page spreads.  We trim off approx 2-3mm all the way around when we do a final trim.  Please make sure you do not place anything in this area that you do not want trimmed off.

Download your Photoshop Boutique Book templates here!

Download our Print Specifications information here!

Does Seldex assemble my Boutique Book?

Yes!  Seldex™ assembles prints and binds all Boutique Books inhouse and ships you a complete book ready for delivery.  You cannot have your prints printed externally and have us bind them for this style of book.

How do I order my Boutique Book?

You can order your Boutique Book online - simply log in using your username and password and click on the "Add To Cart" icon in the top right hand corner of this webpage.

How long will my Boutique Book take?

Boutique Books are handmade, made to order albums and therefore require 15-20 business days to manufacture. 

 

Wait! Just one more step before you place your order.

Legal jargon you most likely won’t read… but you should!

By accepting the Terms and Conditions of Service, YOU (the Customer) agree that:

  • This product is a customer order and all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.
  • We cannot promise to change or cancel any order after 48 hours as it may have already been sent to production.
  • You may use any software/template or program to design our albums, but please understand that you are responsible for the content, layout, size and resolution.
  • Seldex cannot be held responsible for any issues relating to incorrectly submitted files.
  • Please make sure to read our Print Specifications information booklet to help with your print settings.
  • Seldex do NOT colour correct any images.
  • If this is your first order using our print service, we recommend – sort of insist – that you get test prints done first. Our test prints are free and will show you how your prints will look when using our print service.
  • Seldex reserves the right to discontinue any specific product, material or option at any time.

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Sample Album – If you are ordering a sample album please make sure to use the discount code applicable. Discounts can be found on our Studio Display webpage. There is a limit of 3 display albums per year, and each display album be watermarked “Studio Display Album” on the last layout of the album.