Our albums come with three basic types of layout: Flushmount, Overlay, and Duo. The differences between these hinge on whether the images are set into mounts on the page or not. All of the albums you top quality heavyweight pages.

Flushmount albums

Flushmount albums have no mounts around the images. This has the advantage that the image can be printed full page right up to the edge of the page, which allows more flexibility of layout than in a mounted image, and allows the image to be used larger on the page.

A typical Flushmount page may look like this.

10" x 10" Flushmount album with image used large in a double page spread

10" x 10" Flushmount album with image used large in a double page spread


You can see further examples tagged as "Flushmount" on our blog here:


Overlay albums

Overlay albums have mounts around the images. These mounts not only look beautiful, but also help to protect the print in the long term, so that the face of prints are held away from one another. Overlay albums however cannot be printed up to the edge of the page - there always needs to be the space of the mount, a minimum of 1cm. It is possible to create double page spreads with Overlay albums, as with Flushmount and Duo albums too, so there is still plenty of flexibility in design.

Overlay albums are thicker than Flushmount albums because of the thickness of the mounts, which help to give a luxury feel. An overlay layout looks like this:

Detail of a mount in an Overlay album

Detail of a mount in an Overlay album


DUO albums

Duo albums offer the best of both worlds, it is possible to create a free-flowing modern design either with or without mounts according to what the page demands, and even to mix the two on the same page as the design requires.

A Duo layout can look like this for example:


One of the exciting things about Duo albums is that they allow you to add flip and wing pages which are like secret pages - there is always a little gasp of excitement when people discover these!