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A Visual Guide to making a Flush Mount Album
by Jacqueline Poutasse

Flush mount albums, sometimes referred to as coffee table books, have become a popular addition to most wedding and portrait photographers product offerings these days.

This guide is geared towards working photographers who would like to make their own flush mount albums as well as bookbinders who are interested in learning the process so that they may offer the albums to photographers in their area.

There is no sewing involved in this style of binding. The style of album made using this guide is considered "gutterless", meaning that the page spreads are printed on one side of the paper, folded in half and adhered to the adjacent pages in the book. Albums with "gutters" as well as the creation and printing of album page spreads will not be covered in this guide.

The guide is 39 pages and has over 90 full color photographs as well as custom illustrations.

"All you need to guide you through making flush mount albums. I highly recommend the guide! Worth every penny and more!"

"I really liked the flush mount album making guide, because its very detailed in information, richly illustrated with pictures and covers all the aspects of the process...For everyone who wants to make your own albums, I think this guide is an "all-in-one" source of information that will take you from the very start until the completion of your book."

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Part 1: What You Need to Get Started
  • Materials
  • Tools and basic equipment
  • Parts of a book
  • A note on paper grain
  • A few definitions
Part 2: The Flushmount Album
  • Preparing the pages
  • Building the page block
  • Finishing the block
  • Building the cover
  • Tips for cutting binders board
  • Adding a photo recess on the cover
  • Finishing the album
  • Tips, techniques, and troubleshooting
Tip is hear to help you every step of the way!
Part 3: Additional Tutorials
  • Preparing fabric for binding
  • Making your own headbands
  • How to make a simple bookpress
  • How to make an album jig
proper techniques from Tip
Part 4: Additional Resources
  • Recommended books on Bookbinding
  • DVDs on Bookbinding you might find helpful
  • Where to buy supplies
  • Additional education

A list of resources for album making.

 

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