Leather was the manufacturer of your album.
While Art Leather was an industry leader for MANY
years in the wedding album industry, they eventually
closed their doors and stopped ALL manufacturing
in 2011. That's the bad news. Immediately following,
a new company called Professional Album began
making replacement covers for Futura and Permabound
wedding albums. On June 19, 2013, they unexpectedly
closed their doors and stopped ALL manufacturing.
That's the really bad news because that now leaves
NOBODY else making these covers
and chances are almost zero that your inserts/pages
will fit another brand album cover, but we have
a restoration option.
after all that bad news, we do have some
good news for you. With the closing of the
original manufacturer - Art Leather - and
the successive manufacturer - Professional
Albums, you now virtually have no
replacement options for a new Permabound
cover because nobody is producing them.
basically have two options:
Try to salvage what you've got (the sticky
album you don't want to even touch),
2. Completely remove all your photos and
start over by ordering a completely new
album including the cover, the inserts,
we're capable of selling you a new album,
we would like to try to help you with your
#1 option... salvage what you've got.
now, you've got questions. Here are the answers
to most of them. Please take a moment to run through
these and we can get rolling with restoring your
cover. Even during production in 2011-2013, most
options became unavailable. Those have been reduced
further, but please ask yourself this: "Would
you rather have a restored album that you can
actually handle and view that may not be exactly
like your original, or would you rather keep your
original and never be able to touch it or look
at it again?"
How do you restore the album cover?
A: We actually disassemble your album and replace
the entire covering. It is a VERY tedious process,
but is worth it because as it is now, your album
probably cannot even be handled.
What material is used for the recovering?
A: We use genuine leather for the recovering.
Your original album was a synthetic material.
My album has an oval or square cut-out, how does
A: We try to maintain all photo cover aspects
of your current album.
My album has some broken components. Will you
A: The most common are the brackets on the spine
- these were plastic years ago. We are able to
replace those at an additional fee of $65. Other
items can be quoted.
How long does the restoration take:
A: Approximately 12-14 weeks, but it's worth it
once you see the result.
Which albums does this apply to?
A: Only Art Leather Permabound albums
What do I have to do to begin?
A: Place your order for your restoration. We will
then send you complete instructions which include
your sending us your cover only.
use the chart on this page to confirm you have
a Permabound sized album. After the order is placed,
we'll then follow-up with complete instructions
on how to ship your cover to us.
Oval Photo Frame Covers: This was a popular
style, however, gold oval frames are no longer
available and most times the originals cannot
be used during restoration. Therefore, oval photo
frame album covers can only be restored into another
style - plain solid cover or a square photo window
(which will require you print a new photo for
Names & Date on Cover
Two lines are available with each line having
up to 28 characters or spaces. Imprinting fee
is $17.50 per line.