In September 2015, we launched the new acrylic covers and featured an album showcase here – Album Showcase Acrylic Cover).

Today, we are blogging about another showcase album of the acrylic which has ultimately became the favorite of our clients. Here are some of the most questions about this product, answered.

What products are offered with the acrylic cover? 

Acrylic covers are available on 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 Zook Book, Lustre Book, and PhotoBook Plus.

How thick is the acrylic? 

1/4″ thick on Zook Book, 3/16″ on Lustre Book / PhotoBook Plus

How is the image printed on acrylic covers? 

Acrylic cover images are printed in-house and adhered to the acrylic for a one-piece cover.

What’s the difference between acrylic and Reflectionz covers?

Acrylic cover images are printed in-house and adhered to the acrylic for a one-piece cover. Reflectionz cover images are printed on a dye-sublimation printer and then transferred to the Reflectionz cover material via pressure and heat. You can expect more accurate color on acrylic covers and a more chip resistant material.

Are acrylic covers going to be replacing Reflectionz covers? 

There is no plan at this time to discontinue Reflectionz covers. We will continue to offer both options for Zook Books.

What is the clean area / design spec for Acrylic covers? 

Just as in Reflectionz covers and Leather spine covers on Lustre Book / PhotoBook Plus, we recommend a 1/2″ safety margin on the top, bottom and right side of your image for acrylic cover designs. Text layers, heads, feet, or any important elements of your cover image should be at least 1/2″ away from the edge of the image. Find correct cover image sizes with the Cover Calculator page.

How durable are acrylic covers? 

Your album should always be handled with care! It should be stored closed, laying flat, and away from direct sunlight or extremes in temperature and/or humidity. Acrylic covers are chip resistant and can withstand light impact. Do not store anything on top of your album.

Can acrylic cover be repaired or replaced? 

Cover repair or replacement can only be done on Zook Books.

What is the cost for an acrylic cover? 

Acrylic covers are a $60 upgrade on Zook Books (8×8, 10×10, or 12×12) including any grade of leather. For Lustre Book / PhotoBook Plus it’s an $85 upgrade ($35 for standard leather back & spine + $50 for the acrylic itself.)