For the past 20 years, Arrowfile has been providing people with solutions to questions like: Where do I put my pictures?
The albums come in a variety of sizes and designs and should meet your requirements as well as a series of different fill in sleeves to preserve Photos at different sizes, Slides and negatives so you can keep the primitive format safe.
How many times have you gone to get an album and discovered that the pages don't fit your pictures, they only fit one size or the style is not to your taste? Arrowfile have decided that the best way to do things is to supply the album and pages separately meaning that you can choose your own pages giving variation. This is a good idea and there are plenty of designs to choose from. The design that I would like to see is a more contemporary style. The designer albums still look a little traditional in the design. Minimalism is contemporary today and the fronts still have designs on them as well as a different colour spine which is reminiscent of old style albums. Another design I would like to see is a chic fashion style like a style reminiscent of mansion house wallpaper with a paisley/flower design. Their is a similar design available but in a bright green colour and this design might work better as autumn colours such as pastel browns, deep reds and black.
For all you enthusiasts, pros and students out there, Arrowfile have some great looking portfolio cases up to A1 size. The only wedding albums that I could find were bright purple or pink with cliché designs on the front so those would not really be suitable from a professional point of view. There are other albums available, however I don't think anyone would want removable pages in a wedding album.
The albums are suitable for everyday use, not all designs are really something a professional would want to use to sell their images but their are some in their which may appeal. The portfolios are nice and the quality of the albums is good. The portfolios starting at £30 for an A1 size is great value. I think the designer albums could be brought more up to date with something more minimalistic and contemporary. The idea of being able to choose your own inlays is a great idea, but the pages are only available in packs, not individually which is fine for negatives and slides, but not good if you are trying to build a unique album.
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Arrowfile albums and inserts are available from the Arrowfile website here.