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Features

Soft cover
Printing techniques: offset printing, screen printing, letterpress printing, embossed printing
Binding: perfect binding
Illustrated book
Paper feltmarked paper
Jacket
Box
Applications

Fedrigoni papers

Tintoretto Ceylon Crystal Salt 140,250,350 gsm

Freelife Vellum Ivory 320 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.

Stampa in rilievo su carta Tintoretto Ceylon Crystal Salt 140 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

Legatura in brossura
Illustrated books

Glossy coated paper is often used for illustrated books because the very compact surface prevents bleeding. Thanks to its greater printability, the printing screen dots are sharper and reproduction is better. Laid, embossed or pearly papers with a particular texture can also be chosen. There are also marked and natural papers which are particularly suitable for printing certain types of images, since they are treated to preserve brightness and sharpness, such as the Stucco series and X-Per papers.

Find out more about Fedrigoni special papers:X-Per, Stucco

 

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Jackets

Hardback covers are often accompanied by a jacket; originally intended to protect books (they are also known as dust jacket), they soon became a full-scale cover for sales. The simplest version is a sheet of lightweight paper “wrapped” around the book, but other unusual methods can also be used: for example, a folded poster may become a book jacket.

 

Recommended grammage da 110 gsm a 150 gsm

Cases and finishes

Cases are used for special editions, such as those containing two or more volumes, or when books are associated with other items. They may be simple card cases or presentation boxes in lined board.For limited editions or coffee table books, a full-scale box can be made, at times even involving craftsmanship processes.

 

Recommended grammage da 220 gsm a 360 gsm

Stampa tipografica su carta Tintoretto Ceylon Crystal Salt 350 gsm
Applications

Elements of different format can be inserted in a volume thanks to applications: in this case, a sheet of smaller format is glued on the page. This makes it possible to combine papers with different printability in a single book, for example by combining an uncoated or feltmarked paper for the texts with a glossy coated paper for images.

Freelife Vellum Ivory 320 gsm

Cum grano Salis

by ILFILODIPARTENOPE – Italy
Fedrigoni Top Award 2019 / entrants

 

CUM GRANO SALIS was developed from literary cuttings, fragments of writing that regenerate when they find fertile ground, taken from “Il salto dell’acciuga” and entrusted to Luigi Trucillo and Vincenzo Rusciano.

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Cum Grano Salis

by ILFILODIPARTENOPE – Italy

Fedrigoni Top Award 2019

entrants

 

CUM GRANO SALIS was developed from literary cuttings, fragments of writing that regenerate when they find fertile ground, taken from “Il salto dell’acciuga” and entrusted to Luigi Trucillo and Vincenzo Rusciano.

Features

Soft cover
Printing techniques: offset printing, screen printing, letterpress printing, embossed printing
Binding: perfect binding
Illustrated book
Paper feltmarked paper
Jacket
Box
Applications

 

Fedrigoni papers

Tintoretto Ceylon Crystal Salt 140,250,350 gsm

Freelife Vellum Ivory 320 gsm

Further details

Embossed printing on Tintoretto Ceylon Crystal Salt paper 140 gsm

Soft cover binding

Letterpress printing on Tintoretto Ceylon Crystal Salt paper 350 gsm

Freelife Vellum Ivory paper 320 gsm

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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.

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

Illustrated books

Glossy coated paper is often used for illustrated books because the very compact surface prevents bleeding. Thanks to its greater printability, the printing screen dots are sharper and reproduction is better. Laid, embossed or pearly papers with a particular texture can also be chosen. There are also marked and natural papers which are particularly suitable for printing certain types of images, since they are treated to preserve brightness and sharpness, such as the Stucco series and X-Per papers.

Find out more about Fedrigoni special papers:X-Per, Stucco

 

Find out more

Jackets

Hardback covers are often accompanied by a jacket; originally intended to protect books (they are also known as dust jacket), they soon became a full-scale cover for sales. The simplest version is a sheet of lightweight paper “wrapped” around the book, but other unusual methods can also be used: for example, a folded poster may become a book jacket.

 

Recommended grammage da 110 gsm a 150 gsm

Cases and finishes

Cases are used for special editions, such as those containing two or more volumes, or when books are associated with other items. They may be simple card cases or presentation boxes in lined board.For limited editions or coffee table books, a full-scale box can be made, at times even involving craftsmanship processes.

 

Recommended grammage da 220 gsm a 360 gsm

Applications

Elements of different format can be inserted in a volume thanks to applications: in this case, a sheet of smaller format is glued on the page. This makes it possible to combine papers with different printability in a single book, for example by combining an uncoated or feltmarked paper for the texts with a glossy coated paper for images.

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