The ArtBook is our flagship album and the most popular choice amongst discerning photographers. It’s known worldwide for its enduring beauty, classic simplicity and luxury materials.
Our ArtBooks are hand-made by some of the finest album artisans in the world.
ArtBooks are printed with the most advanced inkjet printers - the same printers used to reproduce prints and canvases for museums. This means that with normal use and storage, your album will be resistant to ageing and will not change colours or contrast over decades. Each spread is printed one at a time, inspected, creased and hand-bound. We believe that this kind of effort and the keen eyes of dedicated bookbinding artisans are necessary to make books of such outstanding beauty and craftsmanship. Before you order, we highly recommend ordering test prints.
- Matte Paper
- Cotton Rag Paper
A clean, white, smooth matt paper with exceptional image sharpness and an exceedingly smooth surface. The extra weight gives this paper a soft, sumptuous feel as well as deep, crisp colours. Pages have a semi-stiff feel to them. This type of book is great for negative space designs, lower contrast, low saturation or film-like photography.
Weight: 240gsm + Substrates
Print type: Fine Art Inkjet 12 color
Surface type: α-celulose with some brighteners
Appearance: Smooth, pure white, matte
Spread limit: 10-55 (20-110 pages) 4in / 10cm LittleQT sizes max 30
*Depth of color/blacks: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
**Design over the crease: YES! No cracking/decolorisation
Cotton Rag Paper
Cotton rag is our most popular paper and is chosen by photographers to create high-quality fine art prints. The fine, slightly textured surface and feel of this paper is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs as well as art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.
Available in both straight and deckled edge.
Weight: 310gsm + Substrates
Print type: Fine Art Inkjet 12 color
Surface type: 100% cotton rag acid free, no brighteners
Appearance: Slightly textured, warm, matte
Spread limit: 10-40 (20-80 pages) 4in / 10cm LittleQT sizes max 30. *Journal max 25.
*Depth of color/blacks: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
**Design over the crease: YES! with very dark images the ink on the crease might be prone to cracking
Page thickness in ArtBooks - please see the video here
Pages in ArtBooks are glued using special substrates which give a perfect bond, semi flex appearance and are completely archival (PH 7.5).
Substrates make the pages less vulnerable to warping when exposed to high humidity (>60% Relative Humidity). Page thickness is around 1mm per page.
In the video above we demonstrate how lovely semi-flexible the pages are. Pages can be bent using slight force but will come back to the original state.
Cotton Rag pages are slightly stiffer because of the thicker paper stock.
- 4x4" (10x10cm)
- 6x6" (15x15cm)
- 8x8" (20x20cm)
- 8x12" (20x30cm) Horizontal / Vertical
- 10x10" (25x25cm)
- 12x12" (30x30cm)
- 4x6" (10x15cm) Horizontal - from March 1st 2022 available as custom size ONLY
- 10x15" Horizontal / Vertical (USD shop only) from March 1st 2022 available as custom size ONLY
- 11x14" (28x35cm) Horizontal / Vertical - from March 1st 2022 available as custom size ONLY
- 12x16" (30x40cm) Horizontal / Vertical - from March 1st 2022 available as custom size ONLY
- 12x18" (30x45cm) Horizontal / Vertical - from March 1st 2022 available as custom size ONLY
- 16x16" (40x40cm) - from March 1st 2022 available as custom size ONLY
Photo by: Matilda Sodestrom
Before you order, please check if the selected personalisation is possible for the fabric of your choice - click on the Personalisation Chart
Photo: Francesco Spighi
ArtBook has a very wide Fabric Selection
- Natural Linen
- Lux Linen
- Premium Pastel Linen
- Eco Velvet
- Flores Fabric
- Genuine Leather
- Silk (discontinued, available while supplies last)
What are these white sheets between artbook pages?
You may notice that your book comes with a little bit extra - free paper!
These sheets of paper are used in the production process to protect the pages from ink transfer whilst we are pressing and trimming. They also help keep your album fresh and beautiful during the shipping process.
It is mandatory to keep separators during the transportation of the package. The parcel might be carried under heavy objects that will put pressure on the pages.
We recommend that you keep acid-free separators even after you received your album. That is especially important for albums with dark photographs, printed on matte and cotton rag paper.
IMPORTANT: Please keep your designs clean and simple with white backgrounds preferably. The images need to be around 1” from the edge of the spread. While designing album avoid images with heavy use of deep blacks. Please keep images off the crease as with time the ink on the crease might be prone to cracking. We recommend that you avoid full bleed spreads.