Yeah, I didn't think their website was 100% informative when it came to actually assembling what you needed. Glad I could help - no sense in reinventing the wheel since I'm happy to loan you my tires .
First thing you should do is order a catalog (free) from the site. That has a number of helpful diagrams for each of the vendors they sell.
I use the acetate (base) pages. Picture an acetate sleeve, with rigid paper on the inside, and a brass pinstyle hinge on the left. Each base page has 2 sides. Each side will hold 1-8x10 mat, or a mat that will hold 2-5x7 photos, OR a mat that will show 4-5x5 photos.... you get the picture. Some people don't like the acetate because they feel it gives it a cheap plastic look (yes, possibly), and causes a little glare.
I use the acetate pages though because it provides a physical, protective barrier for the photo, against the greesy, dirty, careless fingers of those who don't appreciate that good photos are fragile beautiful objects of art to be shown some consideration. Most of my clients prefer this so I continue to sell the item. Sometimes they'll order the Zook so I have the pix sprayed.
Thanks again Stu, I really appreciate the inside info. It was exactly what I was looking for.
When I was looking over the Albums Inc site it was a bit confusing to what exactly I need to create the album...but your info filled me in on that.
So I need...
Front and back cover
That is all I need to create the album?
One question...does an 8x10 matt cover any of an 8x10 photo? How much of a border do you need so you are not covering parts of the photo with matt?
Thanks again for your help.