How to Make a Photo Book with the Atlas 300 Image?

posted this on Mar 22, 2016

A custom photo book makes a beautiful display piece, perfect gift, unique guest book, the possibilities are endless. If your company creates these on a regular basis, the phot Atlas 300 Image is an excellent tool for efficiently producing photo books. This video walks you through the easy process of making a photo book from start to finish, including hot stamping an image on the front cover.

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Here is the audio transcript for this video:

Welcome to MyBinding video. This video will show you how to make a photo book with the Atlas 300 Image, an Opus metal bind system with hot stamp foiling. Making a photo book is very simple; you can use brochure papers for your business, or personal photographs, or photo pages you have created. Place all of this inside the covers created by Opus for photo book making. Use the channel selector tool to help you decide which channel size is perfect for your book and then match it or contrast it accordingly. You'll notice that on the metal bind spines, called channels, one side is more round than the other. The round end goes toward the back of the machine, underneath the measuring tool, and all the way to the right. Jog the pages inside the cover until they're nice and neat and centered the way you want them, and slide the whole thing into the channel. Slide the clamp on the front all the way over the the right to hold it in place and pull down the lever. Release the lever, release the clamp, and you're all set.

You may want to personalize or add your own title to the front of the photo book. This can be done on the Atlas 300 with the hot stamping system. Using the basic tools included with the Atlas 300, as well as additional fonts and carriages that can be purchased, you can create any title or logo that you'd like. Place the whole carriage when finished down and over the sides of the hot plate. Be careful, it can be very very hot. Place your book in just the place that you want the stamp to come out, and place one colored foil sheet between the book and the hot plate. Make sure the color foil side is facing you and away from the book. Again, slide the clamp to the right, pull down the lever, release the lever, release the clamp, carefully remove your book, and slowly remove the foil. And you're all done! The ideas and options are endless with the Atlas 300 Image. For more demos, reviews, and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.>

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