Beautiful hand-made albums created with tender care by Queensberry in New Zealand to suit every taste, style and price point.
Most of the albums offer the same cover materials and styles.
This page introduces the unique range of matted and flushmount page types. Explore your options below — check out the Q Books too.
Optional extras include copy albums, and display boxes and carry cases (sizes 12x12 and larger).
I offer two styles of Flushmount album, Panorama and Classic. Panorama Flushmounts are available with heavy- or medium-weight pages. The prints are creased, not cut, at the spine.
Traditional photographic (silver-halide) printing is normal, in which case medium-weight pages offer more capacity — up to 45 pages (90 sides) as against 30 heavy-weight pages (60 sides).
Fine Art (inkjet) printing is also available, but with medium-weight pages only, and a maximum of 30 pages (60 sides).
In Classic Flush albums the prints are cut, not creased, at the spine. This allows me to offer you popular offset-printed art pages for a beautiful textured watercolour look.
Classic pages are heavy-weight only. Silver halide printing is also available, but not Fine Art.
Duos are our signature product.
They enable you to combine Matted and Flushmount pages in the same album, to bleed images out to the edge of matted pages on one or more sides, and to add 'wing' and 'flip' pages to your design.
Pages are mounted pagemount style (ie with the photos trimmed to fit inside the card mat to expose the core page). Overlay mounting is also available. Pages are clean cut, with no edging or corners. Available with ivory or black mats and core pages. Printed on Kodak Endura Lustre photographic paper with traditional silver halide technology.
Optional extras include copy albums, and display boxes and carry cases (sizes 12x12 and larger). Duos are available in sizes from 8x8 up to 18x12 inches. Choose from our wide range of cover materials and cover styles. Supplied in a soft velvet bag, and presentation box (sizes 10x10 and over).
Pages are mounted overlay style, with the photo mounted behind a card frame, and with clean cut edges (no edging or corners).
Available with ivory or black mats, with ivory or black core pages. You can choose from a range of papers to print your images - Satin, Pearl, Nettuno or Tintoretto printed using six-colour digital offset technology; or Kodak Endura Luster photographic paper printed with traditional silver halide technology.
Optional extras include copy albums, and display boxes and carry cases (sizes 12x12 and larger). Overlay Matted Albums are available in sizes from 8x8 up to 18x12 inches.
Choose from our wide range of cover materials and cover styles. Supplied in a soft velvet bag, and presentation box (sizes 10x10 and over).
Copy Albums are small-scale replicas of a larger original album. They are ordered as optional extras added to the original album order, and cannot be purchased independently. Regardless of the pages in the original album, Copy Albums are made with Panorama Flushmount pages. We cannot create matted pages in these small sizes, so in matted albums the mat texture and any border colour effects are digitally replicated.
The cover material of Copy Albums is matched to the larger original, but the covers are plain and un-padded. We can't replicate Wrap-around covers, Cover Motifs or Blind Embossing due to size limitations, but we can replicate half and full Photo Fronts. Copy Albums are presented in velvet bags (no box).
Copy Albums are available in 5-inch, 7-inch and 10-inch (13, 18 and 25cm) sizes. Those measurements refer to the larger dimension (width or height) of the album. The aspect ratio changes to suit the original.
Musée is French for museum, and it's been said that turning the pages of a Queensberry album is like walking through the halls of an art museum. We like that, especially since our goal was to set a new brand standard with Musée, based on exclusivity and museum conservation quality. The museum metaphor is especially apt - because although a museum should possess its own serenity and beauty, it really exists for the exhibits, in this case the photography. And there's another level still: the album and the photography are both means to an end - telling a personal story to enjoy and share forever.
One of our goals with Musée was to redefine Queensberry's "best": to begin a series of Special Editions that stand alongside - and apart from - our standard albums and take our product to even higher levels in terms of materials, design, artisan skills and exclusivity. Our standard album range is like a paint box from which you can choose to paint a masterpiece. There is a huge selection of colours, materials, cover and page styles to choose from. Musée is not a paint box, it's a style. The palette of colours, materials, decorative details is rich but defined, chosen to suit the Musée idea.
There is no doubting the provenance of the Musée off-white card stock, which is 100% cotton watercolour paper from the French Arches ® mill. Arches is traditionally thought to date back to 1492. Arches: pronounced arsh. Musée pages are matted with trimmed edges, similar to Queensberry's Duo, and can include the normal Duo design features such as apertures bled out to the page edge and split mats. Images are mounted on the pages in Queensberry's distinctive Pagemount style. Musée pages can also exclusively feature an enhancement of the Pagemount concept: multi-image apertures, in which multiple individually trimmed prints are presented in a single aperture.
Musée's fine leathers and vintage ribbon closures are of European origin. The distinctive wrap-around covers are a combination of embossed and plain vegetable tanned leathers in black or dark tan. French ribbon closures ornament the cover.
Each book has a logo individually created for you using your first name initials. The logo is embossed on both the album and its Solander Box, as well as all accessories. We also include on request a specially printed and bound folio in matching Arches stock with the story of your day - as you supply it to us - or a love letter, reminiscence, history ... just as you wish.
Musée is offered in two sizes: 14x10 and 10x7. Both sizes are available in vertical or horizontal formats. Sizes are expressed in inches and are approximate. We offer 7-inch format scaled Flushmount Copies of the feature album in a matching style as an optional extra.
Albums and copy albums all come in their own Solander Box. These are considered the true archival box because of the extraordinary protection they offer. For those who appreciate serendipity, Solander Boxes were first developed by Dr Daniel Charles Solander, a botanist and librarian who visited New Zealand on Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1792.