Art Book Printing

A well produced art book is a thing of beauty. Used frequently on the coffee tables and in reception areas within the walls of creative companies – from fashion houses to design agencies. Art books are also a much loved item for coffee tables in the home. And now, getting your own art collated and printed as an art book, or curating an art book of other artists work, is easier than ever.

At Print2Demand, we are experts in a variety of book printing styles. We understand that the priority when printing an art book is to create a high quality, beautiful finish. Consumers of this type of publication will always be looking for a show piece. Something that looks great on a table or in a reception area. That’s not to say that the contents don’t also need to be well curated and beautifully finished. Indeed, art books should be inspirational and something to get lost in. 

Art book printing is an exciting prospect for any art lover or creator and Print2Demand wants to support their customers along their journey. Lending a deft eye to any project, they can advise and help create the most beautiful finishes for art book printing. Whether the book is for many or just a personal collection, Print2Demand will be able to help get it just right.

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How to produce your Artbook

Being an art lover or an artist yourself, it is likely that you will already have a clear idea of the kind of style and finish you want for your art book. 

Print2Demand want to support your vision and help bring it to life. We are specialists in book printing of all varieties and have a wealth of experience behind us. We have worked with many individuals and brands across the UK in producing striking, high quality books. Just in case you want some extra help, to get your art book printing looking outstanding, these are our top tips:

  • Front page – this is the perfect place to brandish your most cherished art image and one that most represents what your art book is about
  • How do you want your content to flow – are there running themes with certain images? You want your art book to be like an inspirational journey that your customer can get lost in
  • High quality resolution for your images are an absolute must 
  • Make sure any copy is researched, accurate and well written
  • Investigate styles of cover and binding options – hardback book printing is a common option for art books but there are so many unique designs out there now that there may be something that suits your book more
  • Check out all the different types of paper and finishes to use for both the cover and internal pages

Art Book Print Finishing

Silk Paper – has a soft feel which can be considered more of a fabric than your traditional paper. It has a luxurious feel to touch. Silk paper produces a coating somewhere between a matte and glossy finish.

Gloss Paper – often considered prestigious and reflecting higher quality; it’s great for pieces with a lot of photographs or artwork. While it is ideal for photos and illustrations, if there is a extensive text in your brochure, it might not be fitting since a glossy stock can produce a glare that makes reading more difficult.

Uncoated Paper – this has a natural-looking, organic texture that reflects a low key, eco-friendly persona. It projects a message of attainability. Because there is no coating, there is also no glare – so this is definitely the best choice if your catalogue is heavy on text. 

Perfect binding – Pages and cover are glued together at the spine for a strong yet flexible finish. This is usually the most common option for catalogues with a higher page count.

Saddle stitch binding– Pages are gathered together one inside the other and stapled through the fold line. A popular choice for smaller specific campaign or product launch catalogues. 

Wire binding – A less common choice for catalogue binding but nonetheless a valuable option for many publications. Will open completely flat on a desk and are great for durability in workshops or showrooms.

In addition to deciding on the range of content to include in your artbook, you will also need to decide on what styles of finishing are appropriate for your finalised book. When you are selecting your printing services, these are components that you should expect to discuss. As a guide, here are some of the options that will be available to you as part of a conversation around print finishing:

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