The Cypress Team
The Cypress Team is a group of very talented artisans who love to create and make heirlooms by hand. Each artisan is highly skilled and has a background in art. Many are not only bookmakers, but graphic designers, painters, photographers, framers and mixed media artists. We all share a passion for creating, designing and great presentation. We invite you to visit Cypress Albums and meet our amazing team!
Cypress Albums is committed to preserving your photographs as heirlooms for generations to come. We use carefully selected archival materials to ensure your special moments remain vibrant and beautiful well into the future. Part of the commitment is considering the impact we have on our environment. Just as we work endlessly to preserve your photographs, we also want to protect the world around them.
The materials that go into every Cypress handmade album and box are carefully considered for their minimal impact on the environment. All album pages and museum mat boards are tree and acid-free. Our paper and mat boards are made with 100% cotton linters. Cotton linters are a by-product of the textile industry. We choose papers that are made from recycled materials or highly renewable plants rather than forests of trees. The binder’s board we use, which creates album covers and presentation boxes, is also made from recycled materials.
A lot goes into creating these special pieces and we take great care to consider our impact as a business as well. The Cypress Albums office is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint by saving electricity through the use of efficient, long-lasting fluorescent lighting and reminders on our light switches to conserve energy. In addition, the office and bindery recycles everything possible, from album paper scraps to shipping boxes to cans and bottles in the lunchroom. All paper products in the Cypress office, kitchen, and restroom are made from recycled materials.
The same high standards are expected from our suppliers. All of the paper and mats used in Cypress Albums products are made at a mill that generates its own hydroelectric power. It uses its own water source to create energy, thereby preserving the public source. The mill does not use chlorine bleaching, which is common in the paper industry and quite harmful to the environment.
We believe people choose Cypress Albums not just because we handcraft high quality, long lasting heirloom products, but also because we are proudly committed to working with materials and vendors with the lowest impact on the world all around us. It is our goal to help protect the future and ensure there are countless special moments still to be shared.