At Simon Bellis Photography we pride ourselves on only using the very best suppliers for our keepsakes.
And at the top of our list is the fabulous QT Albums.
The Story of QT
QT bring your memories to life with superior excellence and dedication. Their background in professional photography and artisan craftsmanship inspires their commitment to the highest quality.
Their team pours over every detail with the highest esteem for heirloom quality materials and craftsmanship. The results are like no other.
When you choose their bindery, you are choosing to honour your memories with images that dance off of the page with superior brilliance and detail for generations to come.
Your great-grandchildren will marvel with their children at the beauty and elegance of your life, glowing beautifully from album pages opening to them in timeless luxury.
You will be delighted at the gorgeous look and exquisite hand feel of the QT albums, presentation boxes and luxury prints.
From the fully archival matte fine art paper to their luxurious handcrafted leather and linen covers, they use only the best hand-selected materials.
They are known for Giclee pigment archival printing, the most advanced pigment ink technology available. This produces the most stunning, rich colour and the subtlest, true-to-life gradation.
Their products truly stand the test of time. Whether your treasured photo books grace a table in your home or are presented to esteemed guests and your loved ones, you can be proud of preserving your memories for generations to come in the highest quality possible.
Photo Paper AriaBooks (Classic)
AriaBooks are printed on the best traditional lab photo paper (Fuji DPII) which is known for its beautiful surface, great colour depth, durability, and scratch resistance. AriaBooks’ pages lay completely flat with an almost invisible gutter line so you can do seamless designs.
With AriaBook Classic you can select a regular (single substrate) or thick page feel with double substrates between pages.
Cotton rag is our most popular paper and is chosen by photographers to create high-quality fine art prints. The fine, slightly textured surface and feel of this paper are ideal for printing both black and white and color photographs as well as art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.
Cotton rag is available in a classic straight-edge form or with hand-torn deckled edge pages.
It’s unlike anything else – a soft, leather-wrap cover envelops pages of beautifully hand-torn, cotton rag fine art prints – front page embossed in gold. A rustic leather strap closure winds around to finish the look. The Journal cover is unattached to the block of pages.
Cotton Rag is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high-quality fine art prints. The fine, slightly textured surface and feel of this paper are ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.
PrimaBook is a lay-flat album designed to be an inexpensive everyday solution for family photography, seniors, engagements, portrait, and boudoir photography.
BloomBook is an eco-oriented lay flat photo paper book. By using remnants of RAW linen from the main production and a very nice wood salvaged from the nearby timber mill, we managed to create a beautiful and professional product while keeping the price low.
Heirloom book is the only non-layflat book in our product range and is specially designed to showcase individual images on each page. This allows each image to stand alone as a work of art and allows the viewer to consider each photograph without distraction. We print with a four-color digital press (CMYK) technology.
As this product has a printing “gutter” in the middle, there is no option of designing images across two facing pages as some portion of it will be lost in the middle.
Heirloom books are perfect for bright, light, pastel, de-saturated, lowered contrast, film or film-like photography.
Due to the unique printing process of the Heirloom books, dark areas of printing may increase in contrast. Whilst this is perfect for many types of photography, darker or moodier photography may appear darker.
Our print lab isn’t just reserved for albums! We offer photographic and fine art prints in a variety of fine papers and finishes, as well as added opportunities for white borders, matted prints, and deckled-edge prints.
We especially recommend Cotton Paper Prints that offer stunningly rich colors, subtle gradations, and true black and white images. Typically in museums for art reproductions, this gorgeous printing process is now available to you so that you may create truly timeless heirlooms that will not fade for 100 years or more.
Our Deckled Edge Prints have a gorgeously feathered edge that feels like they have been discovered between the pages of a long-lost antique.