Suggested specifications for:

Novels & Memoirs

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 12pt cardstock with lamination
  • 2.5mm board with printed cover or linen/leather (premium edition)

Cover Finishing

  • Gloss or matte lamination (on printed cover only)
  • Spot UV (on printed cover only)
  • Foil stamping or Embossing/Debossing

Binding

  • Perfect bound (softcover)
  • Casebound, Smyth sewn (hardcover)

Content

  • B/W on 50lb or 60lb uncoated white paper stock or 50lb cream paper

Magazines & Booklets

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 10pt or 12 pt cardstock with lamination
  • Self cover

Binding

  • Saddle stitch (softcover)
  • Perfect bound (softcover)

Content

  • Full color on 70lb or 80lb or 100lb matte/gloss coated stock 

Content Varnishing

  • Gloss or matte AQ coated throughout (highend magazine)

Comic Books

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 10pt or 12 pt cardstock with lamination (softcover)
  • 2.5mm hard cover with lamination (hardcover, premium editions)

Additional Cover Finishing

  • Spot UV
  • Foil Stamping
  • Embossing/Debossing

Binding

  • Saddle stitch (softcover)
  • Perfect bound (softcover, graphic novels and premium editions)
  • Casebound (hardcover, graphic novels and premium editions)

Content

  • Graphical b/w on 60lb or 70lb uncoated white
  • Full color on 80lb or 100lb matte coated stock

Religious Books

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 12pt cardstock with lamination (Softcover, perfect bound)
  • 350 gsm cardboard with lamination (softcover, flexibound)
  • 2.5mm hardcover with full color or leather/cloth finish (hardcover,casebound)

Binding

  • Perfect bound (softcover)
  • Flexibound, Smyth sewn (softcover)
  • Casebound, Smyth sewn (hardcover)

Content

  • 50lb uncoated white (b/w)
  • 60lb uncoated white (full color)
  • Thin bible paper (b/w)

Cover Finishing

  • Foil stamping
  • Debossing or embossing

Additional Finishing

  • Gold edge gilding
  • Ribbon bookmark (hardcover only)

Board Books

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 1.5mm thick cardboard with lamination
  • 1mm thick cardboard with lamination
  • 2.5mm hard cover with lamination (hardcover, premium editions)

Binding

  • Board Book Binding

Content

  • Full color on 350gsm + 300gsm + 350gsm (1.5mm thick) with lamination throughout
  • Full color 350gsm + 350gsm (1mm thick) with lamination throughout

Children's Books

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 12pt cardstock with lamination (Softcover, perfect bound)
  • 350gsm cardboard with lamination (softcover, flexibound)
  • 1.5mm thick cardboard with lamination (board book)
  • 2.5mm hardcover with lamination (hardcover)

Binding

  • Perfect bound (softcover)
  • Flexibound (softcover)
  • Board Book (hardcover)
  • Casebound, Smyth sewn (hardcover)

Content

  • 70lb uncoated white
  • 100lb or 110lb matte or gloss
  • 1.5mm thick cardboard (board book only)

Cover Finishing

  • Foil stamping
  • Debossing or embossing
  • Spot UV
  • Flocking
  • Special Diecut

Additional Finishing

  • Extra varnishing throughout
  • Diecut throughout

Years Books & Coffee Table Books

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 12 pt cardstock with lamination (softcover)
  • 2.5mm or 3mm hard cover with lamination or cloth or leather (hardcover, premium editions)

Binding

  • Perfect bound
  • Casebound with Smyth sewn

Content

  • Graphical b/w on 70lb or 80lb uncoated white
  • Full color on 80lb or 100lb matte or gloss coated stock

Content Varnishing

  • Extra varnishing throughout (on coated paper only)
  • Gloss or matte AQ coated throughout (on coated paper only)

Cover Finishing

  • Gloss or matte lamination (on printed cover only)
  • Linen/Cloth/Leather material

Additional Finishing

  • Spot UV (on printed cover only)
  • Foil Stamping
  • Embossing/Debossing

Catalogues

Recommended Specification:

 

Cover

  • 10pt or 12pt cardstock with lamination (Softcover, perfect bound or saddle stitch)
  • 2.5mm hardcover with full color or leather/cloth finish (hardcover,casebound)

Binding

  • Perfect bound (softcover)
  • Saddle Stitch (softcover)
  • Coil bound or Wire-o bound (softcover)
  • Casebound, Smyth sewn (hardcover, premium edition)

Content

  • 50lb uncoated white (b/w)
  • 60lb, 70lb or 80lb uncoated white (full color)
  • 80lb or 100lb gloss or matte (full color)

Content Varnishing

  • Extra varnishing throughout (on coated paper only)
  • UV coated throughout (high end catalogue, on coated paper only)

Cover Finishing

  • Gloss or matte lamination

Additional Finishing

  • Spot UV
  • Embossing or Debossing
  • Foil Stamping (high end catalogue)

Cook Books

Recommended Specifications:

 

Cover

  • 12 pt cardstock with lamination (softcover)
  • 350gsm cardboard with lamination (flexibound cover)
  • 2.5mm hard cover with lamination (hardcover, premium editions)

Binding

  • Saddle stitch (softcover)
  • Coil or Wire-o (softcover)
  • Flexi bound, Smyth sewn (softcover)
  • Casebound, Smyth sewn (hardcover)

Content

  • Graphical b/w on 60lb or 70lb uncoated white
  • Full color on 80lb or 100lb gloss/matte coated stock. 

Planners / Agendas / Journals

Recommended Specifications:

 

Cover

  • 10pt or 12 pt cardstock with lamination (softcover)
  • 350gsm cardboard with lamination (flexibound cover)
  • 2.5mm board with lamination or leather or cloth (hardcover)

Binding

  • Coil or Wire-o Bound (softcover)
  • Stitch Sewn Binding (softcover)
  • Flexibound (softcover)
  • Casebound (hardcover)

Content

  • Full color or b/w on 60lb/70lb/80lb uncoated stock 

Content Finishing Options

  • Tabs
  • Perforations