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Designing in AlbumStomp v2


Read these instructions carefully before starting your project. We recommend you print this page and read our Colour Management page.

AlbumStomp for MacOS and Windows allows you to design and export Flush Mount Albums and Photo Books directly to a print-ready PDF, so you can upload and order immediately. You must be running version 2.18 or later of AlbumStomp to access the PDF export feature. Users of older versions will need to continue exporting JPEGs for import into Momento Pro's software.

View all MomentoPro products available in AlbumStomp and ensure your are aware of the maximum pages allowed.

The AlbumStomp software isn't sold or supported by Momento. Please use these web pages for your AlbumStomp enquiries:



 

Starting Your Project

 
AlbumStomp - start a new project

New Project

  • Run AlbumStomp and select New in the File menu
     
  • Set Album Company to Momento Pro
     
  • Select the Format (shape) of your album or book.
    • Note: Flush Mount Albums are only available in the Square format
       
  • Write down these settings before proceeding, as you'll need this information when uploading your finished file
     
  • Click "It's Album Time!"



 
 


Designing Flush Mount Albums


Click the Settings icon and configure the following when starting or exporting a project..
 
 
These settings are critical to ensure exported PDFs are in the right format
 
  • Files uploaded to Momento Pro must be provided in AdobeRGB. Make sure you embed your working colour ICC profile in your images so that AlbumStomp can convert to Adobe RGB.
     
  • For Flush Mount Albums Files must be exported as Pages, not spreads, so do NOT select the "Start on right option"
     
  • With AlbumStomp 2.1 or later, you can export directly to PDF.

 
    
 
These settings are critical to ensure your pages are the correct dimensions and content isn't placed in danger of trimming

 

  • Set the Safe Guides to 10mm for all products
     
  • Set the gutter according to the product you're designing
    • Flush Mount Albums: 0mm
    • Section-sewn Photo Books: 0mm
    • Standard (side-sewn)  Photo Books: 15mm
 

Not all Photo Book sizes are available in all binding or page types. Please ensure you refer to the Papers and Formats informtation for books.
 
 
 

Export to PDF


Using AlbumStomp v2.18 or higher you can export to an AdobeRGB (1998) print-ready PDF that can be uploaded to our website and ordered immediately, removing the need for prepress.

When your page layouts are complete:
 
  • Check that the above settings are still correct
  • Click the "Stomp it!" button at the bottom right of the screen
  • At the completion of the export, address any errors such as low resolution images
  • Proof the exported PDF before uploading to Momento Pro

If you are using an older version of AlbumStomp, you will need to export layouts as spreads in JPEGs format then import them into the  Momento Pro software.

 


Designing Covers


Flush Mount Albums

Momento Pro albums are not available with printed covers, however you can supply an image for a Prestige Mount cover - an inset metal print in matte or gloss. AlbumStomp doesn't include a cover design feature so if you plan to order a Prestige Mount cover you'll need to
create your cover design in other software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Note: If you are supplying an image for a Prestige Mount cover DO NOT PLACE YOUR ORDER until we have attached the cover design to your page design and emailed you a notification that the cover is uploaded and your project is ready to order.

Photo Books

AlbumStomp doesn't include a cover design feature, so if you wish to supply a cover design for a Photo Book, please refer to the cover instructions on our Photoshop page.
 

 

Uploading + Ordering AlbumStomp PDFs

 

1. Sign in to Momento Pro and Upload your Flush Mount Album pages PDF.  Your file will automatically be recognised as an AlbumStomp PDF.

2. Complete the online Questionnaire:
Note: It is crucial to select the same settings as those you set in AlbumStomp Settings when the project was started. Incorrect selections will result in errors in the manufacture of your product, and Momento Pro will not be liable for any expenses required to adjust or replace your product.

3. Your Album pages file will appear in your Projects list. Preview thumbnails will not immediately appear in the Project list, however your project is still able to be ordered.

4. If your project does not require a Prestige Mount Plate you can proceed to place your order.



 

Momento Products in AlbumStomp


These are the products you can design in AlbumStomp 2 and upload directly to MomentoPro:
 

Flush Mount Album
 
Format                     Sizes (Inches)                    Album Subtypes  
Square 12x12, 10x10, 8x8, 6x6 Thin cotton rag (0.6mm), seamless lay-flat (up to 50 spreads)  
Square 12x12, 10x10, 8x8, 6x6 Thick cotton rag (1.1mm), seamless lay-flat (up to 35 spreads)  
Portrait 11x15, 10x13.5, 8x11, 6x8 Thin cotton rag (0.6mm), seamless lay-flat (up to 50 spreads)  
Portrait 11x15, 10x13.5, 8x11, 6x8 Thick cotton rag (1.1mm), seamless lay-flat (up to 35 spreads)  
 

Photo Books - Epson Inkjet
 
Format                      Sizes (mm)                Album Subtypes  
Square 297x297, 210x210, 148x148 Cotton Rag, lay-flat section sewn                                                          
Landscape 420x297, 297x210, 210x148 Cotton Rag, lay-flat section sewn  
Portrait 297x420, 210x297, 148x210 Cotton Rag, lay-flat section sewn  
 

Photo Books - Indigo Press
 
Format                      Sizes (mm)              Album Subtypes
Square 210x210, 148x148 Select stocks, lay-flat section sewn
Square 297x297, 210x210, 148x148 All stocks, side sewn with gutter                                                         
Square 297x297, 210x210 Lay-flat hinged paper
Landscape 210x148 Select stocks, lay-flat section sewn
Landscape 420x297, 297x210, 210x148 All stocks, side sewn with gutter
Landscape 297x210 Lay-flat hinged paper
Portrait 210x297, 148x210 Select stocks, lay-flat section sewn
Portrait 297x420, 210x297, 148x210 All stocks, side sewn with gutter
Portrait 297x420, 210x297 Lay-flat hinged paper