Frequently Asked Questions
WhY CHOOSE THE ALBUM ROOM OVER OTHER ALBUM DESIGN COMPANIES?
The Album Room is a full design, color correction and retouching service. You work with a personal designer, always on hand, via email or phone. Each image is assessed for the best crop, color and placement. We do not use set layout templates like many other design services. Every one of our albums are unique. We know exactly how to treat your images to present the very best.
What is the price range for The Album Room Services?
Albums vary in a price from $750 - $3,000 depending on your album selection, image count and customizations. Please contact The Album Room for an estimate.
What are your hours of operation?
Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm. On occasion we can also accommodate a later evening appointment just let us know what works for you. Click here to contact us
What kind of event do you make albums for?
There's no limit to what you can create with your album. The majority of our clients are recently married and are creating an album of wedding photos. However, we've made albums for anniversaries, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties, engagement parties, bridal showers, golden weddings, family and baby memories ... the list goes on!
What files will I need to supply?
You'll need to supply the high-resolution jpegs from your event or the actual prints if it is a reconditioned album. We suggest giving us 20 images above your final count so we have some design freedom. If your photography was through Craig Paulson Photography we just need your selected image numbers.
WHAT DOES THE SERVICE entail?
An Album Room expert designer will create a first draft of your album layout within 10 days and send you a link for your reveiw and comment. To see a sample of how you view your album, click here. You will liaise with your designer until you are happy with the final layout, choose your customized options and we go to print!
6-8 weeks from point of order.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MATTED AND A DIGITAL ALBUM?
A matted album displays an actual print surrounded by a bevelled or flat mat overlay. The Styla and Art are more traditional style of albums but both have been updated with a clean, chic look. In a digital album such as the Vogue, Fine Art and Coffee Table book the pictures are printed directly on the page.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A STYLE OF ALBUM?
You can either schedule an appointment to see the album collection in person or we are happy to suggest styles via phone or e-mail. Please see all style options here
How will I receive my album?
We will notify you as soon as your album is delivered to our studio. You can opt to have it shipped (standard shipping & handling fees apply) or you can pick up at our Union Square location.
What is the life of digital albums vs. prints?
All images are printed on archival paper and the color will stay true for 30+ years. To maintain your picture quality never leave the album exposed to direct sunlight or water.
Can I order individual prints from The Album Room?
Yes. Prices will vary depending on size. Contact us for a quote.
Yes. All retouching is individually quoted. However, just to give you a couple of examples: If you want to eliminate a few strands of hair blowing in the wind -approx $25. If your retouching is more extensive ie) removing a person - approx $50-70.