Album Size : 10×10
Fabric Color : Olive
Foil Color : Silver
Paper : Lustre
Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album’s are without a doubt crafted with alluring materials and printed beautifully on quality paper which lays flat providing a gorgeous view of your photographs. I chose the lustre option for this book and I love it. It’s thick, has a matte finish but still a bit of that sharpness and richness that gloss tends to provide. It also helps with finger prints so I highly recommend this finish.
The craftsmanship on the book is great. It feels sturdy and something that could stand the test of time while providing character as it ages. I also liked that production and shipping was pretty quick.
As far as criticism goes, I would say that the worst thing about this book is also one of the best things about it and it’s that there is very little customization in terms of layout choices for photos.
While this is great in that it helps keep your album minimal (tacky-proof) which I think helps create that premium impact, the lack of layouts and customization for designers like myself can be annoying.
Another thing to consider is the price. While fair for what you get, the price for adding pages can quickly rise making this album quite expensive for most people. As a photographer, I value prints so I understand the price vs quality but for people who are trying to just get a photo album of their trips, this might be a little too expensive. They do have less expensive albums that you might want to check out. They just launched Volumes which I think is perfect for the average snap shooter.