Album Cover Materials 2019


The first four material types (Linens, Silks, Bookcloths, Stanton NL) are available for all album types (Basic/Modern album, Classic/Signature album, and Parent Books) and are included in your initial album investment.

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for information on having your names imprinted on your album cover.


Linens range from classic (Black) to modern (Mist, Slate) to colorful. My favorites are Mist and Slate. Linens have a matt, contemporary look and are very sharp.


Silks have a sheen, some more pronounced than others, and many of the solid colors have a distinct texture – you can see vertical stripes running through the material. This is especially pronounced on Sage, Seaglass and Celery. Aubergine has almost no texture, but is very soft and light feeling.

You might try pairing one of your wedding colors to a solid silk color, or going for the classic Black or Navy.


Book cloth is a very traditional binding material, but available in more contemporary colors. Like linen, it has a flat, sharp look.


These animal-friendly leatherettes are beautiful, and I particularly like Cloud and Matted Black – classic album colors with a beautiful grained texture.


The following covers are available only for Signature and Classic albums; some (Madison NL, Chelsea) are included in your initial investment, whereas the premium leathers (Tribeca and Gramercy) are subject to an additional charge of $60 for a 10×10 album (please email me for pricing for other album sizes).


Madison NL is a range of premium animal-friendly leathers in very classic colors. Brown and Pewter are really gorgeous, supple, and soft, with a leather-like grain. Navy Blue, Bridal White, and Black have a harder surface, more sheen, and a very subtle grain. I would liken the latter to leather on smart mens’ brogues, and the former (Brown, Pewter) to a soft, matte purse leather.


Chelsea leather is included in your initial Signature or Classic album investment and it’s a simple and clean bonded leather. I recommend Chelsea Black and Chelsea Chocolate (a rich, dark brown). Chelsea Azure would look fantastic if it matches a color in your wedding palette, but is otherwise a pretty bold choice. I do however prefer the softer NL ranges – specifically Madison in the colors recommended above – as they are softer to touch and I love the experience of opening an album covered in a soft and supple material.


Tribeca and Gramercy leathers are really gorgeous and well worth the small upgrade investment. The Tribeca leathers are incredibly soft and supple. I prefer the classics White and Black in this line.


Gramercy leathers are a little more rugged, like a well loved leather jacket, and range from deeply classic in Black, Navy, and the range of rich browns, to unique and colorful – Gramercy Olive is one of my absolute favorite cover materials available, and Persimmon is unusual but gorgeously supple and could be a great choice for a fall wedding. Note that Tide is being phased out and may not be available


Marine Blue Silk (color no longer available) with silver embossing in the standard font

Most couples choose to have their names imprinted on the cover of their album at no additional cost. This is a beautiful, classic look, and I strongly recommend using all capital letters, e.g.


You can instead choose to have your wedding date, or wedding location, for example:

JUNE 8, 2021

Or, a combination of initial & date such as:

S&A || 6.8.2021

The font is a very clean, simple sans serif font which will remain timeless.

Parent books do not include imprinting/debossing as standard, however you may add your names (or date) for $25 + tax per book as an upgrade.

The following color foils are available for imprinting/debossing – I prefer classic gold and silver, especially on silks such as Navy Silk, or a modern white on a dark material such as Slate Linen.

Blind debossing looks amazing especially on leathers and many of the NL options, but is not available on all materials; blind debossing is NOT available on Silks, Linens, and Madison NL Distressed Brown.

The available foil colors for debossing are (from top): gold, silver, black, white, red, copper, and blind (no foil color just debossing).
I much prefer – and strongly recommend – that you choose ALL CAPITAL LETTERS for your imprinting/debossing.
It looks much cleaner and more modern than the sample above.
White embossing on Mist Linen cover – all capital letters looks clean, modern and timeless.
Custom Stamps – upgrade option (see below)

If you don’t love the standard sans serif font, it is possible to have a custom embossing stamp made for you as an upgrade. The cost is $250 and can include any font of your choice as well as any additional design elements from your wedding stationery. If you would like to match your wedding branding, please ask your designer to send over high resolution (600ppi) design elements and the font, or even better, ask them to design this for you (I will provide specs from the album company).