Albums And Frames / December 14, 2018 / Avery Brewer
Photo albums have been an English tradition for generations. Few heirlooms detail a family's history, record a wedding or mark a milestone like a photo album. The very best albums are made from high quality leather. It looks classy, feels nice and lasts for many decades. Plastic and cardboard albums fade or get discoloured easily. However, a leather album can be left on a coffee table to be enjoyed with no fear of damage from frequent handling. Also, it will protect your photos more thoroughly than any other type. They cost more, but they're worth it in the long run.
Some albums close with a snap or buckle; others have a leather strap that is tied shut. They usually come in either a 12-inch square or an 8½-inch by 11-inch format. The larger format allows more diversity when laying out the photos. A nicer album with the pages stitched in place cannot have pages added to it. Some albums have ring binders so you can add new pages later. A one-inch ring can hold about 100 photos. A two-inch ring can hold up to 400. The non-expandable types require careful planning to make sure you don't run out of pages or have empties at the end.
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