During our holiday orders this year, many orders were placed for custom clamshell cases. Materials included bonded leather, Japanese bookcloth and some contemporary materials (as shown). If you’re looking to dress up the presentation of your book, this will do it, hands down! [Read more…]
Archives for 2013
Last month we introduced the latest addition to our fine art books – matching slipcases. In addition to protecting your book, these cases are an elegant compliment, and are attractively priced (you may request our order/pricing form for more info). Slipcases are a big hit with our clients, who have requested this item in lieu of our classic white boxes. Slipcases are available in every size book and cover material we offer!
We have launched our custom clamshell cases! You can have a custom clamshell made for ANY size book in ANY material. Next month we will be introducing some additional finishing touch offerings for your Artisan Craftsman Book. [Read more…]
With regards to colorspace, as professional image makers we’ve all become accustomed to an sRGB world – the internet, our monitors, most professional color labs all require that your files be saved in sRGB. If you have tried saving image files in a more robust colorspace such as Adobe 1998 or ProPhoto, you’ll find that most labs and production houses simply aren’t able to provide you with output in that colorspace. At Artisan Craftsman Books we can print in any colorspace you specify!
Why be concerned about colorspace? Quite simply, sRGB colorspace clips many of those vivid reds, blues, purples and greens that can really make your image “pop”, [Read more…]
At Artisan Craftsman Books we have a strong commitment to preserving our environment, from the materials to production methods. Our giclee books are engineered with a green footprint in mind, yet carry a lifetime guarantee.
Artisan Craftsman has made it easier than ever for photographers to offer their clients the highest quality, earth friendly books available. [Read more…]
One of the really great things about working with Artisan Craftsman Books is page design. If you are already designing your own books and album pages, you know how time-consuming the creative process can be!
We have specialized in designing award-winning pages with photographers’ images for over 15 years! In fact, owner Larry Crandall invented one of the first software applications for album design, and has been a platform speaker at WPPI on the same subject. If you are too busy or just don’t want the hassle, you can trust us for expert design you’ll be proud to show your clients. [Read more…]
If you’ve been photographing weddings for a while, chances are you’ve been asked to create a sign-in book for your client’s wedding. And if you’ve been offering press printed books that felt thin and cheap, or photographic books requiring special pens, it might be time to check out a truly elegant solution. Artisan Craftsman Books are a step above, because they’re made exactly like the rest of our lay flat books, [Read more…]
All Artisan Craftsman Books lay perfectly flat when opened, and is a process we have patented and perfected since 1997.
There is no comparing a lay flat book to one with a gutter running down the center. With our books, you’ll never lose part of your image between two pages, nor will you even have to consider it if you design your own page spreads. Every double page spread (two facing pages) is essentially a panoramic with a fold, which disappears when you view the flat page. [Read more…]
As crafters of boutique wedding /portrait albums, we work directly with professional photography studios. Ordering and workflow is easy; however we request that you reach out to us initially by email to obtain our current pricing and order form.
We offer three ways you may order your custom, hand bound book.
1. Design, Print and Bind. The simple solution for busy photographers. We do it all; just send us your images and we do the rest!
2. Print and Bind. Send us your designed page spreads. We’ll quickly and expertly print and bind them.
3. Bind. Enjoy our low-cost binding only service if you prefer to print your own pages using a wide format printer.
When it comes to wedding and portrait photography albums, printing matters!
Most modern photography album pages are either photographic paper or digital press (toner) printed. At Artisan Craftsman Books we use a third method which is more costly to produce but yields a vastly superior image with color, depth and archival properties photographers seek: advanced pigment printing.
All of our books created on museum quality matte paper. We print in-house exclusively on Hahnemühle and Lexjet premium fine art papers.
The name giclee (pronounced “shee-clay”) originally applied to fine art prints created on IRIS printers in a process invented in the late 1980s. Today it is the medium preferred by artists and galleries to denote the highest quality printing, and giclee prints are commonly found in most museums and galleries. [Read more…]