I am in need of advice on what type of albums everyone uses. I have the postbound albums, but i can nevery figure out how to use the extenders and i just cant stand them. I need an album that I can put alot of pages in (i have yearly family albums and yearly kids albums) I bought Pioneers Snapload albums last year, and I really like them, but I can only find the album and extra pages at J's. Wondering if there is anything good here at the superstore. thank you guys!
Too funny. I spent months a few years ago converting every album to posts.
And here are my reasons snaps break. They pop open at random. Snaps don't let extra pages sit flush.
They tear plastic pockets, and make albums look sloppy. And people point it out;
'What is wrong with this album? See if I pull on this page... it's tears right out. Sorry about that you can fix it right?'
I've lost several pockets that way before I moved exclusively to posts and hardly any more issues.
Except finding the correct sized extender for the album I have. Now that's a different issue. And I can totally understand you wanting to try snaps I wouldn't recommend it in the long run though not if you want to make an album bigger.
I my personal experience if you take a 10 page album and add a couple of pages ok but increase the size to 15-20 pages get another album. Or use posts.
And for archival reasons anything which encourages play on the page ages it more. I have vintage albums from the 50's 70's the ones which have posts in them look brand new ones with the ones without posts look like they have been mauled they have more tears more dog ears.
Can you tell I really like posts? (And yes they are incredibly insanely frustrating.)
I have just purchased several (6) we r memory keepers albums 3 three ring and 3 post bound. I love the construction of the albums which i personally think is superior to other brands and same with the protectors which are thick and sturdier than most. I do however have an issue with their post bound extenders which do not fit their own posts at all. I believe i will have to just go to the snap loaders sold here but am awaiting word from WRMK as to how they expect to address this issue.
i have just found out something that has made life a whole lot easier for me as far as the WRMK post bound albums extenders go. there are actually TWO types of extenders...aluminum and stainless steel. my albums had SS posts and i had aluminum extenders...they never fit. How did I know i had aluminum extenders when the package never had any label as such?...I used a magnet. I just bought a new set of extenders and a set of super long posts, not extenders and the package said clearly STAINLESS STEEL...guess what? they fit my post bound album posts.
on another thought. it is a royal pain in the neck to undo the posts and add or subtract pages...the D ring (3 ring) are much easier to work with. However, since i have the post albums i'll work with the first, finish them up and never worry about them again
I have also used the post bound style for some time now, I couldn't stand the extender posts.I always had to bug my husband to help me. Then I found out about the 3-ring binder style! Now my husband is happy which makes me happy!
J's has them in the photo album section. Pioneer brand ones, but they dont come with any protecters. Our local M's have them in the recollection brand, in red, brown, and black. They also occasionally get making memory brand ones that coordinate with paper. the last ones I saw were the autumn splendor, and before that the chloe's closet.