Richard Photo Lab: 1/4 Bind and Faux Leather Books

This is a really quick review of the new hardcover books from Richard Photo Lab that I picked up last week. As anyone that follows this blog knows, Richard's is the only lab I trust with my film. And when I saw these new hardcover books, I just had to check them both out.

Richard Photo Lab - Naked Quarter Bind
Richard Photo Lab - Naked Quarter Bind

To test the waters, I decided to make two books. I made one from set of images shot with expired Portra 400 NC from my Salem, MA trip with the Faux Leather binding, and then a set of random film images (mostly Portra 400) with the Naked Quarter Bind. I played around with formatting and layouts and just fell in love.

So many cover options!
So many cover options!

The process couldn't be more simple. Download the ROEs app, install and begin to play. You have many products to choose from with the app, so be sure to click over to hard cover to see these options. Then you can choose Layflat pages, or standard from the selection tabs on the left, and then choose the hardcover size.  Finally, from the right side, you can choose either Normal Cover (faux leather at the bottom) or Naked Quarter Bind. Once you do that, the fun begins!

Click-n-drag Layouts
Click-n-drag Layouts

As you can see above, there are so many templates to use.  You have full power to adjust, rotate, center, do full-page bleeds and more. The tools are so fun and easy to use, the hardest part is selecting which photos to feature on which pages!

I played for about an hour before I finally checked out. I plan to order these books for all my adventures (like last week's camping trip) and will be leaving these out on the coffee table as a great way to share. I can also see many birthday / christmas gifts down the road!

See below for some sample shots within my books.  Then head over to Richard Photo Lab to begin playing with yours!

Naked Quarter Bind - 5 Image Spread
Naked Quarter Bind - 5 Image Spread
Faux Leather - Borders
Faux Leather - Borders
Faux Leather - Full Bleed - Centerfold
Faux Leather - Full Bleed - Centerfold
Naked Quarter Bind - Alternate Layouts
Naked Quarter Bind - Alternate Layouts
Naked Quarter Bind - Alternate Layouts
Naked Quarter Bind - Alternate Layouts