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Features

Soft cover
Printing techniques: hot foil stamping, HP Indigo
Binding: perfect binding
Photobook
Coloured paper

Fedrigoni papers

Oikos Extra White 150 gsm

Savile Row Plain Blue 200 gsm, Brown 300 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.

Hot printing on Saville Raw Plain Brown paper 300 gsm
Digital printing

A digital printing system, such as laser or HP Indigo technology, makes it possible to achieve a result similar to offset printing but without the use of a template being as the image is transferred directly from a file. Digital technology is a great solution for printing small quantities and is mainly used in print-on-demand systems and in customised printing applications to achieve more effective and targeted communication. It is always a good idea to check which types of paper are compatible with digital printing as these are characterised by a special treatment which guarantees optimum performance.

 

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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

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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Hp Indigo printing on Oikos Extra White paper 150 gsm
Hp Indigo printing on Savile Raw Blue paper 200 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.

Plant therapy: an illustrated guide to taking care of indoor plants

by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain – France
Fedrigoni Top Award 2019 / Most Voted Online

 

This book achieves a perfect balance between style and substance. It is full of intriguing and joyful illustrations, alongside information about plants and the best conditions for caring and growing them.

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Plant therapy

by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain – France

Fedrigoni Top Award 2019

Most Voted Online

 

This book achieves a perfect balance between style and substance. It is full of intriguing and joyful illustrations, alongside information about plants and the best conditions for caring and growing them.

Features

Soft cover
Printing techniques: hot foil stamping, HP Indigo
Binding: perfect binding
Photobook
Coloured paper

 

Fedrigoni papers

Oikos Extra White 150 gsm

Savile Row Plain Blue 200 gsm, Brown 300 gsm

Further details

Hot printing on Saville Raw Plain Brown paper 300 gsm

Hp Indigo printing on Oikos Extra White paper 150 gsm

Hp Indigo printing on Savile Raw Blue paper 200 gsm

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Digital printing

A digital printing system, such as laser or HP Indigo technology, makes it possible to achieve a result similar to offset printing but without the use of a template being as the image is transferred directly from a file. Digital technology is a great solution for printing small quantities and is mainly used in print-on-demand systems and in customised printing applications to achieve more effective and targeted communication. It is always a good idea to check which types of paper are compatible with digital printing as these are characterised by a special treatment which guarantees optimum performance.

 

Find out more about the starter kit

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

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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