Design

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We have collected all useful information connected with designing your products. Please choose a subject that interests you from the submenu on the left. In some cases, you will also need to specify your method of designing.


Designing your product (in a nutshell) – Refresh your memory about how to design your product in the nDesigner and Uploader. We will also remind you who our partners are and where you can create our products outside our website.

Design your product – IF YOU ARE DESIGNING YOUR FIRST PRODUCT CLICK THE DESIGN YOUR PRODUCT TAB ON THE LEFT! This is where we describe the designing process in detail along with print screens and examples just to make this process a bit easier for you.

Add-ons – We know there are instances where you happen to change your mind last minute. Don’t worry! You can change some options of your product. In this tab we explain what can be changed, and what can’t be changed (from the cart), why and if possible how can you achieve your desired product.

Adding/deleting spreads – Here you find out how to increase or decrease the number of spreads in your Albums.

Editing a product after finalizing your order – Oops... not much we can do, but we are here to help. Have a read and find out what we can do to make you 100% satisfied with your order.

Add-ons – Have a look (and read) at all our available add-ons.

NDESIGNER

Having picked and customized your product you will want to select your ‘Online Creator’ with the slider, as your method of designing.

  • Design online Select ‘Edit Project’ next to the slider of the product you would like to create.
  • Select Images. Choose images from your computer or ones from a previous project to begin designing with our intuitive nDesigner. Click ’Order’ when you are finished designing, this will save your project to the product in your cart.

UPLOADER

Having picked and customized your product you will want to select your ‘Uploader’ with the slider, as your method of designing.

  • Download the appropriate template. For each product you will design using the Uploader, you will need to download the appropriate template in the ‘Downloads’ section. Choose the appropriate product and pay close attention to its size. If your product has a cut-out window make sure to download that template as well. Instructions on how to design on the templates are attached to each downloaded template.
    Find templates here. Detailed Uploader Guide.
  • Upload your images. Once you have designed your project using the templates provided in the ‘Downloads’ section you can proceed to upload them to your cart. Select ‘Upload Files’ and upload the JPGs you created.
  • Arrange your images.To complete the uploading process, make sure that you have uploaded the correct number of images and that the uploaded files are in the order you want them printed. Once you are finished, click ‘Save’. This will save you project to the product in your basket.

Our Partners

We have partnered with the following companies to make the process of designing your album easier.

You can design our products with other software/programs. We have partnered with the following companies to make the process of designing your photo product easier.

 

To design our photo products with Fundy, make sure to select nPhoto at the very beginning and then select the product you wish to design. Fundy Designer's suite of photo design products allows you to design albums, create web collages and brand your images all in one desktop application. Fundy's template-free Drop Zone® technology gives you the freedom to create over one million designs. (Available for MAC and PC). Try it for free: http://fundydesigner.com/downloads/

 

No need to know what bleeds, safe zones, or any other print jargon are. Select nPhoto and the album size and Smart Albums will set up the rest. No more designing time-consuming spreads or searching for templates. Simply pick your images and immediately see a ready layout. With Dynamic Album Design™ experimenting is fast & easy. Change spread layouts, add and delete images, and switch photos instantly. (Mac OS only software). Try it for free: https://pixellu.com/smartalbums/try

album stomp

 

Design, align, style, and stomp. AlbumStomp makes it easy and fun. Drag a few images onto a page or spread and let our layout generator arrange the images for you.  Don’t stop there, tweak your design with total free-form control at any time. Share an album with your clients, and get revisions and feedback to ensure the perfect result. Free trial: http://stompsoftware.com/downloads/

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 The perfect album every time. Four unique auto creation modes easily allowing you to create your custom design with inbuilt photo editing tools. Able to be connected with Photoshop. Export files in .jpg, .pdf, or .psd format. Find out more: https://www.dgflick.com/Default.aspx

 

 

 

 

What are Templates?
The templates are ready-made mock-ups of album pages and covers. Each product has its own template marked with a safe area and bleed area

When should I design with templates?
Templates are just one of our designing methods. You may design any product using our templates if you do not wish to use our nDesigner. You can see and download any template here.

How do I design with the Templates?
To design with a template, you will need to download the appropriate templates from the Downloads section and follow the instruction in the PDF provided.  Remember to download both the cover template, cut-out window template (if applicable), and to use the correct number of page/spread templates to design your spreads.

DESIGNING YOUR ALBUM (or other Photo Products)

To begin designing first, select a product and customize it to your liking then add it to your cart. You may start designing your album once you have chosen its size, material, and all other add-ons.

1. Choose your products. Choose one of the categories under the “Products” tab.

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2. Pick a collection that appeals to you. You can find out more about a given collection by clicking on it and reading its description and specifications.

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3. Customize your product. Make sure to go through all the steps to fully customize your product.

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NDESIGNER

The nDesigner is a very intuitive program which allows you to create your project online without downloading anything. It has a number of layouts, cliparts and background to choose from to make your designing process easier. Access the nDesigner from your cart by sliding the button to “Online Creator” select “Create project”.

Customize your product You will be redirected to the Online Designer. Before you are able to create you will need to choose the photos you will want to include in your project. You can add more photos at any time in your designing process.


Customize your product
Customize your product

Computer: Selecting this option you will be able to search through images you have on your disc and select the ones you wish to upload and use in the project. Not all the uploaded pictures need to be used and you may upload more photos at any time.
Another project: This option allows you to import a project from a product you have already designed.
Let’s say you are creating sample albums (different collections but same images inside). You do not need to search for the same images.
Click on a product on the left, you will see a preview of the images in this project on the right of the menu. Choose the project from which you wish to upload images

To add images at any time in your designing process select the green "Add Photos" button in the bottom left corner of the nDesigner. Customize your product
 
 
You can always add more photos to your project by selecting the green "Add Photos" button in the left bottom corner.

UPLOADER

The Uploader allows you even more freedom than our nDesigner. Before you start creating, be sure to download the appropriate templates.

Customize your product Upload ready made spreads, album covers and photo product covers here. It is crucial that you download the correct product template from our downloads section. Customize your product

With each template, you also download a PDF document which describes the designing process for that specific product. Please follow the directions provided. If there are any uncertainties please call or email us. Once you have downloaded a template and created your project (for a 10 spread album you will need to design 10 images to be uploaded). We always double check your projects to make sure your designs were created in the appropriate templates.

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What are Templates?
The templates are ready-made mock-ups of album pages and covers. Each product has its own template marked with a safe area and bleed area. 

When should I design with templates?
Templates are just one of our designing methods. You may design any product using our templates if you do not wish to use our nDesigner or nCreator. You can see and download any template here.

How do I design with the Templates?
To design with a template, you will need to download the appropriate templates from the Downloads section and follow the instruction in the PDF provided.  Remember to download both the cover template, cut-out window template (if applicable), and to use the correct number of page/spread templates to design your spreads.

ADD-ONS

There are a variety of available add-ons to choose from. Depending on the product you choose the add-ons may vary.

EDITING YOUR PRODUCT'S ADD-ONS

Some of your product's options may be edited from the cart. However, before you go on to reading how to edit a specific option, note that the options mentioned below can only be changed if you have not yet started your designing process. If you already have started designing, or clicked one of the designing options in the cart, in most cases you will need to delete the product and customize it once more. If there is an alternative route, it will be described in the option you wish to change.

SIZE

There are a number of sizes to choose from for your album or photo product. To see the specific sizes for a given collection please visit the specific product tab and select the collection you would like to check out. Sizes are found in the first step of the product customization process.

 

Complete Album Box and Sets

Complete Album Box DUO: 8x8, 10x10, 12x12

White Lady Set, Black Star Set: 8x8, 12x8, 10x10, 12x12, 16x12, 18x12

Exclusive Set: 6x6, 6x8, 8x6, 8x8, 12x8, 10x10, 8x12, 12x12, 16x12, 18x12

Acrylic Prestige Set: 8x8, 10x10, 12x12

Creative 100% Set: 6x6, 6x8, 8x6, 8x8, 12x8, 10x10, 8x12, 12x12, 16x12, 18x12

 

Photo Albums

Photo Album Acrylic Prestige: 8x8, 10x10, 12x12

Photo Album Glamour with Swarovski Crystals: 8x8, 10x10, 12x12

Photo Album White Lady & Black Star: 8x8, 12x8, 10x10, 12x12, 16x12, 18x12

Photo Album Exclusive: 6x6, 6x8, 8x6, 8x8, 12x8, 10x10, 8x12, 12x12, 16x12, 18x12

Photo Album Creative 100%: 6x6, 6x8, 8x6, 8x8, 12x8, 10x10, 8x12, 12x12, 16x12, 18x12

Natural Leather Photo Album: 8x8, 10x10, 8x12, 12x12

*Matching album boxes are available for each album size.

 

Dream Book

Dream Book Creative 100%: 8x8, 12x8, 12x12

Dream Book Exclusive: 8x8, 12x8, 12x12

Dream Book Acrylic Prestige: 8x8, 12x12

 

Photo Products

USB Exclusive & USB Creative 100%: 6x6

USB Memory Box: 4x4

Image Box: 8x12

Triplex: 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 6x9, 7x10, 8x12

 

EDITING YOUR PRODUCT'S SIZE

Editing sizes from the cart once you have designed your product is not possible. Changing the size of your product is connected with redesigning it as a whole. To select a different sized product you will need to go through the whole product customization process and then design your project once again. We ask you to choose the size of your product carefully.

 

 

PAPER TYPE

We offer a few different types of paper depending on the product. For Photo Albums we offer 800gsm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Paper Type DPII (silk) and Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper (metallic). In our Albums, you can mix silk and metallic spreads.

For our DreamBooks, we offer three types of genuine Canon paper to choose from: glossy 250g/m², lustre 250g/m² or satin 170g/m² paper. Select one type of paper to complete your DreamBook.

 

EDITING YOUR PRODUCT'S PAPER

The default paper type is Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Paper Type DPII (silk). Metallic (Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper) is offered as an add-on. The metallic paper offers a high gloss effect, especially in the highlights. Metallic paper has the highest level of image stability, ideal for high-end display purposes.

 

To change or check the amount of metallic spreads in your album you will need to:
1. Select the edit icon on the left hand side of your product.This will take you back to the three steps where you customized your product.

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2. Skip through to step 3 and select or deselect desired spreads.

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metallic spreads

 The grey numbers are the spreads which are selected to be metallic.

 

 

Cover Materials

Choose from three types of materials for your albums and photo products. See our collection of incredible Leatherettes, Textiles and Duo Textiles. (LARGER  PREVIEWS OF MATERIALS AVAILABLE SOON)

 

Leatherettes

Leatherettes or eco-leathers are made out of synthetic materials such as vinyl that is why we are proud to say they are vegan-friendly. Leatherettes are a great choice for anyone who craves the look and feel of real leather but without the consequences. 

leatherette material previews

 

Textiles

Textiles are perfect for anyone craving an aesthetically pleasing, durable linen product that is soft to the touch. We have divided our vast range of textiles into Textiles and Duo Textiles. 

textiles material preview 

Duo Textiles

Duo Textiles are the perfect choice for individuals craving a unique product that will have heads turning. Duo Textiles are a one-of-a-kind material which changes color right before your eyes. Why settle on one color when you can have two!

 duo materials preview

 

Padded Cover

There are two cover options available. Choose from a standard (non-padded) or a padded cover. Choose this option to give your album extra durability and a nice soft touch or skip this option and select the standard cover option.

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EDITING YOUR ALBUM’S COVER

Check to see if the padded cover option is available in the album collection you chose. To do so, go to Products and select the product you would like to check. Next, click on the product's image. You will then be redirected to the product's specification page. Scroll to the bottom of the specification page and see which cover add-ons are available for your album.

To change from a padded cover to a standard cover (or vice versa) select the edit icon next to the product and visit step two in the product’s customization options. Scroll down to the ‘Padded Cover’ option and choose the option you would like to apply to your product. Make sure to update the product by clicking ‘Next’ to step three and then ‘Update Cart’.

 

 

Cover Lamination

Available only in our Creative 100% Collection. Choose to laminate your cover (box and album) in a gloss or matte laminate.

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EDITING YOUR ALBUM’S COVER LAMINATION

To switch your Creative 100% Album’s cover from matt to glossy or from glossy to matt you will need to edit your product from the cart. Select the edit icon and skip to step two. Scroll down to the ‘Cover Laminate’ option and select the option you want to apply to your product. Note that this add-on is only available for the Creative collection.

 

Inside Cover Color

In designing your album, you may choose from three inside cover options:  black, white or ecru. The inside cover color will be applied to both the front and back inside spreads. Since this is not a book but an album, note that upon opening the front or back cover of your album, you will have a full spread of the color you choose.

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EDITING THE INSIDE COVER COLOR

To select a different inside cover color you will need to edit your product form the cart. Select the 'Edit' icon next to your product. Go to Step 2 and scroll to the 'Inside Cover' option. Select your preferred color and click the green 'Next' at the bottom of the screen and then 'Update Cart'.

Spacer Color

Each spread is separated with spacers. Choose your favorite: white (standard) or black and add a ‘zebra look to your album. Spacers are applied to all or none spreads, nothing in between. Black spacers are only available for square album sizes: 8x8", 10x10", and 12x12"

spacer colors

EDITING THE SPACER COLOR

To select a different spacer color you will need to edit your product from the cart. Select the 'Edit' icon next to your product. Go to Step 3 and scroll to the 'Spacer Color' option. Select your preferred color and click the green 'Update Cart' button at the bottom of the screen.

Cut-out Windows

Cut-out windows are one of the many add-ons for your Photo Album, DreamBook, or Photo Product cover. Add from one to four photos in different arrangements, depending on the size of your album, and finish off your photo with an acrylic plate.

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EDITING THE CUT-OUT WINDOW

Unfortunately, you cannot edit your cut-out window once you've added the product to your cart. To change your choice of cut-out window you will need to re-customize the whole product and if you have started designing, you will need to redesign the product with the correct cut out window.

External Laser Etch

This technology exposes the base layer of the leatherette or textile. You can apply it to the front or back cover of your Photo Album and to the front cover of your Photo Products. Due to its invasive character, this technology is available on selected materials. Laser Etch color on leatherettes may differ depending on the base color of the leatherette. The image provided is a preview of what the technology looks like on the C15 leatherette. Our supplier guarantees that the outer color of leatherettes will always be the same, however, the material’s base color may differ slightly which may affect the color of the laser etch.

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EDITING THE LASER ETCH

For the time being, you may either choose to have a laser etch on your cover, or not. To switch your choice select the 'Edit' icon next to your product and go to Step 2 and scroll down to 'External Laser Etch'. If the laser etch option is available for the material you chose, you wll have the option of selecting 'Yes'. Depending on the option you chose, choose the option you want to switch to, if applicable and click through to Step 3 and then select the green 'Update Cart' button.

UV Print

The UV Print option will be available on our products in the very near future. Please bear with us.

 

Embossed Text

The Embossed Text option will be available on our products in the very near future. Please bear with us.

Edge Seam

Available only in the Exclusive collection. Choose from a single or double edge seams and a number of colors to decorate your Photo Album. Of course, you can choose not to include a seam on your product's cover. Depending on the cut-out window (if any) on your product, the edge seam may or may not be available. Edge seams are not available on padded covers and products such as sets, USB cases or CD/DVD cases.

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EDITING THE EDGE SEAM

To change the options of your edge seam select the 'Edit' icon on the left of your product in the cart. Go to Step 2, scroll down to 'Edge Seam' and select your desired option. Click 'Next' and then 'Update Cart'.

Metal Corners

Finish your textile or leatherette covered album corners off with beautiful metal hardware in silver or gold. This is an add-on so of course, you can skip this option in your customization process by selecting ‘None’. This option is not available with the padded cover.

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EDITING THE METAL CORNERS

To change the metal corners option select the 'Edit' icon on the left of your product in the cart. Go to Step 2, scroll down to 'Metal Corners' and select your desired option. Click 'Next' and then 'Update Cart'.

Rounded Corners

You can choose to have the corners of all the pages of your album rounded. This is a nice alternative to the traditional corners frequently selected by our clients. Rounded corners are applied to all pages and give off a nice storybook feel to your album.

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EDITING ROUNDED CORNERS

To select or deselect rounded corners click the 'Edit' icon next to your product in the cart. Go to Step 3 and scroll down to 'Rounded Corners'. Select your desired option and 'Update Cart'.

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