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 you can personalise it: whether with personal embossing, laser engraving, a cover motif, or with a photo front or wrap-around. For technical reasons we may not be able to offer every cover style option on the material and product you've chosen. Please read on for details.

Personal Embossing and Laser Engraving

We offer several embossing options:

• Standard Text Embossing (you supply the text)
• Custom Embossing (you supply the artwork)
• Companion Embossing (using an existing "custom" block)
• Studio Embossing (using your studio logo)
• Laser Engraving (you supply the artwork)

We cannot emboss or laser engrave all our cover materials. Our cover swatches use symbols to indicate what we can do: B: Blind embossing, F: Foil embossing, L: Laser engraving. Embossing and lasering are available on plain covers only, not with photo fronts, cover motifs or wrap-arounds.


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. Available on all cover materials.



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.