We are professional album designers who have been designing albums for over 10 years. We're confident we're the best at what we do. We offer album design prices without any complicated calculations. You are going to have help from a designer who is self-sufficient. Your client will get step-by-step instructions from your designer walking them through how to proof their albums, where to find their order (along with specific instructions for providing their own photos, text, and design ideas if they choose), we communicates with them directly through their personal dashboard.
Our clients typically order album designs that range from 10-30 spreads with the average order being 15 spreads ( 30 pages).
We bill for the highest number of spreads that were designed even if you delete some spreads before approval. For example, if we design with 10 spreads, but then delete 2 spreads before approval, you will still be charged for 10 spreads.
We require a 50% deposit at the time of order and remainder billed after design approval or at the 2 months mark (whichever comes first).
It's important that we get your designs approved before the album goes into production, this way you can have peace of mind knowing that everything is exactly how you want it. If your order expires, and has not been approved, then we will send you your files as is. If you would like to keep the order open in our system, then there is an extension fee of $100 that needs to be paid in advance.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover cards. To get started, please fill out Album Design Ordering Form below. Once we receive the order form, we will send you a payment link for the initial deposit.
We'll send you a link to your initial design in 5 business days provided that there are 10 spreads! Turnaround Times: Initial designs - Less than 5 business days after we’ve received your order form, deposit, and images. Revision requests - 2 business days after we’ve received the comments and any additional images or clarifications needed Final file delivery - 1 business day after the album has been approved and the final balance has been paid
For each album design order, you get up to 3 rounds of revisions included in the price. Whenever the client send us revisions, they will be done in 2 business days. We interact with your clients after the first drafts and so that they know how to requests for changes, and then of cousre we assist them throught the 2nd and 3rd rounds for your client. If you need more than 3 rounds of revisions, we charge $50 per additional round.
If your album design order has not been finalized after two months, you will have the option to pay the remaining balance to keep your order open or it will be purged from the system at that time. However, once the balance has been paid, we can keep your album design on file for up to one year from the date you placed the order. If the design has still not been finalized at the one year mark, you will have the option of receiving the as-is files or paying a $100 extension fee to keep the order open in our system.
We send you the final high-res files through our online gallery or WeTransfer. You'll receive an email with a download link within one business day of the design being approved and the balance being paid. You’ll download the files to your computer, and then upload them to your album company's website.
When ordering your album design with us we recommend you to select the images that best tell the story from your event. For best results, we recommend specifying an approximate range of spreads (i.e. 10, 20, 30) on your order form, and select about 40-60 images for 10 spreads. You can create folders FAVORITES & MAYBE as the images from the folder FAVORITES will help your designer create a design that you are guaranteed to love in the first draft. You can send up to 150 images per order (provided that there are 30 spreads / 60 pages). Below is a helpful guide for estimating the number of images/spread that are included in Align's various design styles: Designer: an average of 2-4 images/spread Traditional : an average of 6 images/spread Simple: an average of 8 images/spread
This is our ideal recommendation for a best design. We can customize for you and include more images per spread than average but note that the spreads will look busy and cluttered.
Once you have submitted your Album Design Form and Invoice for deposit is paid, the next step is to upload your images. Please follow these instructions carefully to avoid having to re-upload:
Please make individual folders for each event. I.e. Pre wedding ceremony (create sub folders bride and groom), Wedding party dressed, Prelude, Receptions...etc. After creating the folders, mark them as chronologiacal orders.
We recommend sending your images in two folders - FAVORITES & MAYBE folders. The images from the FAVORITES images folder will be used as focal points for the design, so you will be more likely to love it.
Send us high res images. You can save the images files to 10 jpeg in photoshop In order to speed up your upload time, This will not impact the quality of your images, but it will cut down on image size.
Zip all your folders/images into ONE FILE and Name it. Name the folder using this convention: "your studio_client's First Names_Last Names".
You can send us through Dropbox, WeTransfer, You can send your images to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your studio name and the first names of the bride & groom in the message. Or, You can upload your images to us by using our WeTransfer link. Please include your studio name and the first names of the bride & groom in the subject line.
We send a link for revision or approval to you or to your clients. You will have option to make comments on each page. If you like the page already, the click the “ACCEPT” button on the spread/page. We recommend choosing the communication setting that automatically shares your client’s comments with us. We will communicate directly with you as a client or your client.. If your designers need additional images from you or from your client in order to complete your client's requests, they will contact you or your clients directly. Once you or your client is happy with the design, and they hit the "approve" button, we will be notified. You will receive an invoice for any balance due on your order, followed by the final layouts upon payment of that invoice.