Digital Storybook Albums

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"Fatto con Amore" - "Made with Love"

  • Mario Acerboni Album are master bookbinders and have been producing the finest quality albums since 1965.
  • There over 60 cover designs made from materials such as faux-leathers, leathers and hide leathers as well as faux suede, Chinese Shantung Silk and acrylic .
  • Most covers come in a variety of colours. Some of the covers are even hand painted or created by some of Italy's finest artists including Giuseppe Pacini, Daniele Schivardi and Roberta Acerboni. No two are the same!
  • All of these materials and designs are used to manufacture the most beautiful cover designs still hand made and finished by a team of dedicated skilled craftsmen and women in Northern Italy.
  • Mario Acerboni Album is still a family run business and that transcends into the passion that they have for making quality products.

To find out more about these storybook albums, click on the image above to scroll through the full range of Mario Acerboni Digital Storybook albums. Just click on an album to find out information about it. You can also download a mini brochure at the bottom of the page. 


 

How to create and produce your Digital Storybook Album

1. How to design the album

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

You can design your double page spreads using any appropriate design software as long as the files and format that you send comply with our requirements which are to be found in section 2 below.

We now have a free software program that is available for both Mac and PC operating systems!

Feel free to request a copy of our free album design program that is suitable for both Mac and PCs. It is user friendly and extremely intuitive with a great selection of 500+ ready made templates as well as the ability to create your own templates or modify existing ones. There are a huge array of backgrounds, cliparts, masks and frames and you can even choose your own external imaging editing program to make adjustments.

   

 

 

 

You may download a copy of the program in either pc or mac format if you click here.

 

  for Windows (V4.5)                                  for Mac (V4.5)

 

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You are welcome to use Adobe InDesign® Adobe Photoshop® or any standalone album design product that allows you to output files to us. We can also provide an Album Design Service at £6.00/double page spread. Call us if you need more details on this.


 2.Technical Details


  • Pages to be in double page spread format
  • Size page spreads to suit album size with 5mm bleed all round
  • Colour Profile to be sRGB or Adobe RGB 1998
  • DO NOT MIX COLOUR PROFILES WITHIN THE SPREAD DESIGN!
  • Resolution 300 dpi
  • File types accepted tiff, jpg and psd.
  • Upload files to our ftp server, send CD or via cloud.
  • Produce contact sheet of finished book sequence (See 3. below)
  • Mini-Digi albums are only available with main album and are scaled to suit.

3. Presentation

Do not forget to produce and save a contact print of your designed images that shows us the order in which they should be bound. You do not need to do this if you have used our software! If you save it in jpg or pdf form, it can be attached to a CD or FTP transferred to us. Suggested numbering is 01.jpg, 02.jpg etc.

Remember also to prepare all of your double page spreads and contact print in a folder ready for uploading via FTP or burning to a CD.
 

 


4.Choosing a cover design

To choose your cover, browse through the covers designs (click here). Just click on an image to get more details and check out the product images before selecting your album for purchase. 


5. Order the album

Once you have selected your preferred cover design, the wizard will help you to configure you product very quickly.

  • Page sizes are listed as single page Width x Height and are in cm!
  • Choose also whether to have prints supplied on lustre or silk Fujifilm papers, metallic paper that is gloss laminated as standard and now Fine Art Glicee which is printed on 100% Cotton Photorag Radiant White acid free paper and UV protection coated.
  • Choose from a range of laminate finishes for your pages. Note that laminate finishes have to be applied throughout an album and metallic printed pages come with a  gloss laminate finish to protect the pages and ensure a long life.
  • It is also possible to choose a matching carry case (only available on certain sizes) before you click "Add to basket" to purchase. Once you have done this you will be presented with the possibility to order Mini-Digital/Parent Albums.

6. Mini-Digi Albums

You may choose to purchase a Mini-Digi Album(s) to accompany the album that you have already ordered.

  • Follow the simple instructions to specify a Mini-Digi Album.
  • Available in 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 15x15cm and 15x20cm to match the aspect ratio of your main album.
  • Cover materials include leather look, leather, hide leather or silk in a variety of colours.
  • Note that page sizes are listed as single page Width x Height and are in cm and are ratio matched to the size of the main album ordered i.e. 30x40 becomes 15x20cm!
  • Remember that Mini-Digi Albums are only available if you have purchased a large format album from us containing between 10 and 30 leaves.

7. Pay for your album and Submit your files

Once you have completed the Checkout Process, you will be asked if you want to upload your image and contact print files. You can either do this, send us a CD or use Dropbox or TransferBigFiles.com etc. Send us all of your page designs files including a contact sheet and details of who you are.

And that is it! We will take care of the rest. We will get your album scheduled into the production schedule and have it delivered to you as soon as possible!

 

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