All our hardcover bound books have a minimum page count of 16 pages (=sides of printing). Maximum page counts vary by book format and type of binding. Stab stitched books (i.e. stapled from the side) have a maximum of 72 pages of standard paper. Thicker books (too thick for stab stitching) require velobinding (i.e. using an array of plastic prongs that are inserted from the side and welded to a receiver strip along the binding edge).
Small Fun books have a maximum of 80 pages, Large Landscape books have a maximum of 140 pages, with Classic Landscape and Large Luxurious having maximum page counts of 200 (but we would never recommend a book of such thickness). The exception to the above is our Layflat books that have a maximum page count of 60 pages across all formats (due to the fixed width of the built in hinge).
We print our standard books using archive quality 160gsm satin paper (190 or 200gsm on A3 books), so you won’t be distracted by ghost images showing from the other side of the paper. Our hinged layflat paper has a similar finish but weighs in at a whopping 216gsm! For those that prefer a matt art paper well suited to portfolio books, we offer a warm white matt paper of 148gsm weight. The paper has a feel not unlike fine eggshell and displays a finely pitted texture when seen in reflected light.
Upgrade your book, to layflat paper and enjoy 100% of every beautiful page, without wrestling with your book to keep the pages open. Our layflat paper is 216gsm coated stock with a satin finish. The paper has a plastic “hinge” that alows the paper to freely lie flat. This not only provides great visibility to details that are otherwise lost in the gutter of the book, but there is no wrestling with the pages to keep them fully open. Due to the embedded hinge, a thicker stock is able to be used, adding to the quality feel of the book. The layflat uprade is worth considering for those special books. Visit our F.A.Q. page and check out the information under the “Books” section to learn about layflat books and how to get the best out of designing a layflat book.
Our books are professionally printed on a digital press by one of Perth’s leading photo imaging companies, so you can be sure your images will be reproduced at their best. Furthermore, we back our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For the technically minded, our books are printed using the sRGB colour space, as this is the colourspace used by default in modern smartphones and digital cameras.
White endpapers are used on the inside of our hardcovers by default. Black endpapers can be requested, for a nominal surcharge. Unlike a typical softcover book, it is not possible to print onto the inside covers.