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The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

March 19, 2015 - Album Offerings

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Elegance and Simplicity

With a Queensberry you’re instantly inspired by its refinement.  Sleek and understated – the album itself influences the way I photograph events.  Because of this, my images feel at home in it.  A truly beautiful album is one that marries a meaningful story seamlessly with stunning prints, design and craftsmanship.  Let’s take a look at what it means to own a Queensberry.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

The Unboxing

Upon opening the box, newly designed for 2015, you’ll find a welcome note from Queensberry along with suggestions for its care to ensure enjoyment for years to come.  The exterior of the box has a subtle sheen amongst the details and is attractive on any bookshelf.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

A Bag for Safe Keeping

The velvet bag accompanying your album is now even softer than before and is paired with the book specifically based on its size and depth.  It slips on easily and offers protection from superficial nicks and scratches between showings.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Judge a Book by its Cover

High quality hide is sourced from French & German purveyors and colored in a wide variety of dyes.  Japanese silks and other premium materials are also available to best accompany the style of any wedding.  For this album, blind embossing in a contemporary font adds a subtle touch and is far from old fashioned.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Impeccable Craftsmanship

By the time you’ve raised the cover the fit and finish is immediately evident.  Everything sits as it should.  The cover materials don’t clump in the binding and the prints and mattes sit flush.  This is how it looks when a company has been making leather goods for 46 years by hand, one at a time.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry
The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Luxurious End Papers

Protecting the first in your album is a heavy, high-cotton end paper bearing a raised Q, proving its authenticity.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry
The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Velum Title Page

Exclusively on this album, I offer a translucent sheet of velum inscribed with your names and date.  This lays atop the first print which is produced beautifully in the old way using light sensitive paper and silver based chemistry.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Every Image In Its Place

Reminiscent of a framed print on the wall, the most notable feature of this album is the matting of each and every image.  They are painstakingly cut and mounted on the page emphasizing each photograph’s significance.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

The Best of Both Worlds

Alongside matted images you’ll find full bleed prints distinctive of flush mounted albums.  This means you can have the dramatic presentation of an image filling the entire page alongside the classic look of an individually matted print.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

Collaboration

An album produced by Brian Hatton Photography involves the efforts of many.  Before sending the images to New Zealand, we optimize each picture for printing on Kodak Professional Endura Premier page stock and work closely with a team of professional retouchers to make subtle adjustments to the images.  From here, Queensberry’s team of design professionals, color technicians, print makers and book binders take over.  After assembly and clearing customs to the United States, the album undergoes a final inspection in the studio and is delivered to the client.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry

A Well Made Album Lasts Forever

A Queensberry isn’t the kind of album that is discovered many years later in the attic.  It’s a treasure chest of memories, style, and relationships.  We create them to become an active part of your family.  I am proud to offer an album made so well and with so much care that will last many generations.

The Matte Album : “Duo” by Queensberry