Guest Books

Guest Books are a great advertisement for your business and should be included in every engagement shoot or wedding package.  Why?  Because your clients will have all their family and friends sign their Guest Book and that means a lot more people will see your work.  You can even create Guest Books for childrens birthday parties using a portrait shoot or Guest Books for wedding venues - each and every Guest Book will help promote your studio.

Guest Books are printed by Seldex™  on fine art, archival matt paper using Epson’s stunning Ultrachrome Inks.  These are not lightweight paper pages, they are rigid and sturdy.   Pages are creased down the centre ensuring a layflat design that provides an uninterupted view of each album spread.  Each Guest Book can hold up to 25 double page spreads (50 pages) and arrives printed and bound and ready for your customer to pick up. 

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

What size Guest Books are available?

  • 12 x 9" vertical and horizontal
  • 10 x 10" square
  • 10 x 8" vertical and horizontal
  • 10 x 7" vertical and horizontal
  • 8 x 8" square

How many pages can I have in a Guest Book?

Each Guest Book includes 6 double page spreads.  You can, of course, add extra spreads if needed.  The maximum number of spreads per Guest Book is 25.

What materials are available?

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

View our Colour Swatches online here or order a boxed set of Colour Swatches here.

What cover options are available?

  • Plain
  • Guest Book embossing
  • Indentations
  • Personalised embossing

What packaging options are available?

  • Black presentation box with black wrap - included at no charge

How do I design a Guest Book?

There are many options available to photographers for Guest Books and it really depends on how much time, and or, money you have.  Some photographers prefer to use Photoshop for all their layouts (you can download our jpeg templates below), although most prefer album design programs with preset templates that they can change to suit their own style.  Other studios prefer to outsource the design side of  album planning.  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 Guest 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 Guest Book templates here!

Download our Print Specifications information here!

Does Seldex assemble my Guest Book?

Yes!  Seldex™ assembles prints and binds all Guest 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.

Can I have my logo embossed in my Guest Book?

No.  In order to keep the pricing down on the cost of Guest Books we don't cater for studio embossing, but you can include your studio logo in your album design.  We find most photographers place their logo on the first or last album spread, or in some cases both!  This way your studio brand is represented and it allows you to use your full colour logo.

How do I order my Guest Book?

You can order your Guest 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 Guest Book take to manufacture?

Guest Books are handmade, made to order albums and therefore require 10-15 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.