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Features

Soft cover
Printing technique: offset printing
Binding: perfect binding
Coloured paper

Fedrigoni papers

Sirio Ultra Black 115,185 gsm

Woodstock Rosa 110 gsm

Cover and printing techniques

Cover graphics and printing play a very important role in any project as these elements give the reader a very first impression of a book. Cover images may be printed directly on the coating, usually in four-colour offset printing, but there are also many possibilities to add a special touch with lithography or letterpress printing, or by choosing a coloured paper and overprinting text and graphics using screen printing or heat printing techniques.

Paper cover: Sirio Ultra Black paper 185 gsm
Binding

Binding with a soft or paperback cover is no longer considered the cheap option as unusual and special materials can also be used. The simplest is glue binding, a solution which is not particularly long-lasting unless it is executed to perfection. Thread stitching is a more resistant binding option, suitable for editions with a greater value. There are also cloth and staple options which are ideal for short-lived brochures and magazines, including a more refined version using Singer sewing. As well as the numerous binding choices available there is also the option of simply folding the publication without any binding.

 

Recommended grammage from 220 gsm to 360 gsm

Coloured papers

One of the most frequent uses of coloured papers is for covers and for endpapers, but it is not rare to also find them on the inside pages of books. Four-colour printing on coloured paper is complex, but can be worthwhile, as long as chromatic consistency to the original image is not required. Alternatively, printing a white ink layer first with HP Indigo or screen printing for example may prevent the colour of the substrate from interfering with the image. You can achieve very interesting effects by processing the images in a creative way. For example, by printing the negative of an image with a bright covering ink on dark paper. Coloured paper is also an excellent solution to highlight the different sections of a publication, easily drawing the reader’s attention to a specific page.

Offset printing on Woodstock Rosa paper 110 gsm
Offset printing on Sirio Ultra Black paper 115 gsm

C50

by BANK™ – Germany
Fedrigoni Top Award 2019 / entrants

 

This book is about cancer. Printed with black ink on black and pink paper. The artist Claudia Christoffel sums up her personal experience of having breast cancer in this disturbing day-by-day-diary.

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C50

by BANK™ – Germany

Fedrigoni Top Award 2019

entrants

 

This book is about cancer. Printed with black ink on black and pink paper. The artist Claudia Christoffel sums up her personal experience of having breast cancer in this disturbing day-by-day-diary.

Features

Soft cover
Printing technique: offset printing
Binding: perfect binding
Coloured paper

 

Fedrigoni papers

Sirio Ultra Black 115,185 gsm

Woodstock Rosa 110 gsm

Further details

Paper cover: Sirio Ultra Black paper 185 gsm

Offset printing on Woodstock Rosa paper 110 gsm

Offset printing on Sirio Ultra Black paper 115 gsm

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Binding

Binding with a soft or paperback cover is no longer considered the cheap option as unusual and special materials can also be used. The simplest is glue binding, a solution which is not particularly long-lasting unless it is executed to perfection. Thread stitching is a more resistant binding option, suitable for editions with a greater value. There are also cloth and staple options which are ideal for short-lived brochures and magazines, including a more refined version using Singer sewing. As well as the numerous binding choices available there is also the option of simply folding the publication without any binding.

 

Recommended grammage from 220 gsm to 360 gsm

Cover and printing techniques

Cover graphics and printing play a very important role in any project as these elements give the reader a very first impression of a book. Cover images may be printed directly on the coating, usually in four-colour offset printing, but there are also many possibilities to add a special touch with lithography or letterpress printing, or by choosing a coloured paper and overprinting text and graphics using screen printing or heat printing techniques.

Coloured papers

One of the most frequent uses of coloured papers is for covers and for endpapers, but it is not rare to also find them on the inside pages of books. Four-colour printing on coloured paper is complex, but can be worthwhile, as long as chromatic consistency to the original image is not required. Alternatively, printing a white ink layer first with HP Indigo or screen printing for example may prevent the colour of the substrate from interfering with the image. You can achieve very interesting effects by processing the images in a creative way. For example, by printing the negative of an image with a bright covering ink on dark paper. Coloured paper is also an excellent solution to highlight the different sections of a publication, easily drawing the reader’s attention to a specific page.

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