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Features

Soft cover
Printing techniques: offset printing, negative printing
Binding: perfect binding
Illustrated book
Coloured paper

Fedrigoni papers

Sirio Color Nero 80,120 gsm

Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 Avorio 85 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.

Negative printing on Sirio Nero paper 210 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

Soft cover binding
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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Offset printing on Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 Avorio paper 85 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.

Sirio Nero paper 80 gsm
 

Eigengrau

by Morgan Fortems – France
Fedrigoni Top Award 2019 / Second place

 

Eigengrau is the word that defines the deep grey colour that our eyes perceive in the absence of light: not black, but this dense grey that lies at the boundaries of darkness. The catalogue, published on the occasion of the “Eigengrau” collective exhibition organised by My Monkey Gallery in Nancy, combines scientific analysis with reproductions of the works displayed. Parts of the catalogue are printed with silver ink on black paper to achieve the degree of grey investigated by this exhibition.

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Eigengrau

by Morgan Fortems – France

Fedrigoni Top Award 2019

Second place

 

Eigengrau is the word that defines the deep grey colour that our eyes perceive in the absence of light: not black, but this dense grey that lies at the boundaries of darkness. The catalogue, published on the occasion of the “Eigengrau” collective exhibition organised by My Monkey Gallery in Nancy, combines scientific analysis with reproductions of the works displayed. Parts of the catalogue are printed with silver ink on black paper to achieve the degree of grey investigated by this exhibition.

Features

Soft cover
Printing techniques: offset printing, negative printing
Binding: perfect binding
Illustrated book
Coloured paper

 

Fedrigoni papers

Sirio Color Nero 80,120 gsm

Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 Avorio 85 gsm

Further details

Offset printing on Sirio Color Nero paper 210 gsm

Soft cover binding

Offset printing on Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 Avorio paper 85 gsm

Sirio Nero paper 80 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.

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

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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