First they have two great new colors, plus black.
3. - The post bound albums are the easiest to assemble that I've ever tried.
When ordering a post bound album, I recommend also getting 2 packages of Z1984 - 25 Top Load Value Pack and 1 set of Spine Expanders for a 50 page/100 layout album. It will take one time to assemble your book and be done in a snap. I'll even do the assembly for you, if you order the set through me.
The books we buy from Michaels and Hobby Lobby have little posts, that like to spin when you try to take them apart. You need to purchase more post connections and more pages, to make your book the right size and you have to pay close attention to make sure you pick up the additions that will match your book. Check out this post system Close to My Heart has to offer....
It's a single one and a half inch post!
With a handle for better torque when putting it together!
With the spine expanders, it helps keep your books from looking like this:
So even if you still use another brand of album, the spine expanders - at $2.95 - are a great bargain. They are heavy duty plastic - not just cardboard pieces.
My new Ruby album looks like this:
as it waits on completed layouts. Also, Close To My Heart page protectors are a heavier quality than you find in most albums.
I'm working on my Vegas Album and even with most of the pages in the book, I still have growing room without it looking like an alligator.
And another super cool feature... Personalization! You will have to do the personalization yourself or find someone who does vinyl. For those of you who are local, Amy Sharpe did this for me for $15. Simple wording is only $5.
How would your albums look with the year or a name on the front? Amy and I did find the vinyl would not adhere to the spine, only the padded front cover.