Cover Styles

Cover Styles

All our albums except Portrait Albums and Musée offer the same cover materials and cover styles. This page assumes you've chosen a material, and explains how to personalise it: whether with personal embossing, a cover motif, or as a photo front or wrap-around. For technical reasons there may be exceptions depending on the material and product you've chosen. Please read on for details.

Standard Embossing

Add a personal touch to your albums with front cover embossing. We offer three embossing fonts: Futura, Bank Gothic and Rochester. The first two are 'blind' embossings (pressed into the cover without foil). The third option offers foil embossing as well. Silks, Linens and Vanilla Bean Micro Leather cannot be embossed.


Custom Embossing

If you'd prefer something different to our standard embossings, e.g. a monogram or logo, a different font, more characters, or foil, please add the details to the special instructions area when you order in Workspace. We can then assess the practicality and cost. If you want a quote before ordering please also state the album type, size, and cover material you want to order. Submit the artwork by email (a layered PSD or Illustrator file is best) with an indication of the desired size. We can then send you a visual and quote for approval.

Studio embossing: We can also emboss your studio logo (submit the artwork as described above.)

Designable Canvas Covers

The ultimate in book personalisation. Designable Canvas Covers are available for Q Books and Portrait Albums. We custom design them for you — just select Designable Cover in Workspace and quote the style you'd like in Special Instructions. Upload the cover image with the filename “cover”. We will design the cover once the book is confirmed and paid for, and send you a proof to approve before it's printed. The new canvases replace our previous designable covers. For those designing in Photojunction, the design process is the same as before.



A cover motif is an inlay added to the front cover of the album to display an image or graphic on a coloured backing. You can choose from a range of styles, including a variety of both text and image options, and with backing colours to suit all tastes.



Wrap-around covers can project a variety of "looks" from an old-school leather-bound journal to a discreet, feminine album that's perfect for bridal or intimate boudoir photography. Our Wrap-around covers are available in all cover materials except Micro Leather. 

Photo fronts

We offer both "half" and "full" Photo Front covers. An image is bound to the front cover of the book or album, with the material of your choice covering the spine and back. The image is a silver halide print with a textured laminate covering it as protection.