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Features

Stiff cover
Printing techniques: offset printing, UV-offset printing, screen printing, hot foil stamping, negative printing
Binding: hardback
Photobook
Coloured paper
Edge staining

Fedrigoni papers

Sirio Ultra Black 115 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.

Binding

After printing, the book is assembled through binding. Specific papers are available for this process, their features are high abrasion, tear resistance and lightfastness, obtained using long fibre kraft pulp, in addition to anti-scratch and anti-fingermark treatments.Hardback binding involves finishing board elements (two covers and the spine) with a sheet of paper. It is also joined by many variants: these include Bodonian binding, characterised by two stiff covers and a flexible spine.

 

Recommended grammage
Boards: from 500 gsm to 700 gsm
Lining: from 100 gsm to 140 gsm

Endpapers

The stiff cover is affixed to the body of the book using endpapers, two sheets of strong paper bonded on one side to the inside of the cover, and on the other side to the first and last page respectively. Choosing a dyed paper or printing images or graphic elements on the endpapers can help turn this binding detail into a strong aspect of the project. Recommended grammage: from 140 gsm to 150 gsm


Hot foil stamping
Photobook

Glossy coated paper is often used for photobooks because the very compact surface prevents bleeding. Thanks to its greater printability, the printing screen dots are sharper and reproduction is better. Depending on the effect to be achieved, brighter or softer, and the type of photo, it is possible to opt for a coating which is glossy or opaque or for a natural paper. In fact, some marked and natural papers 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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UV Offset printing
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.

Screen printing on Sirio Ultra Black paper 115 gsm
Offset printing with silver ink on Sirio Ultra Black paper 115 gsm

Plessifenix DNA

by Opero srl – Italy
Fedrigoni Top Award 2019 / Third place

 

The book ensures readers fully experience the installation by artist Fabrizio Plessi at the La Fenice Theatre in Venice. The darkness of the pages in turn reveals light, fire and water in sequences that recreate the cycle of performances. This book project helps readers get closer to the creative thinking of an artist who has always been fascinated by elements such as water and fire that are interconnected with the history of Venice and its Theatre – three times burnt down and three times and rebuilt. 

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Plessi Fenix DNA

by Opero srl – Italy

Fedrigoni Top Award 2019

Third place

 

The book ensures readers fully experience the installation by artist Fabrizio Plessi at the La Fenice Theatre in Venice. The darkness of the pages in turn reveals light, fire and water in sequences that recreate the cycle of performances. This book project helps readers get closer to the creative thinking of an artist who has always been fascinated by elements such as water and fire that are interconnected with the history of Venice and its Theatre – three times burnt down and three times and rebuilt. 

Features

Stiff cover
Printing techniques: offset printing, UV-offset printing, screen printing, hot foil stamping, negative printing
Binding: hardback
Photobook
Coloured paper
Edge staining

 

Fedrigoni papers

Sirio Ultra Black 115 gsm

Further details

Endpapers on carta Sirio Ultra Black 115 gsm

Hot foil stamping

UV Offset printing

Offset printing with silver ink on Sirio Ultra Black paper 115 gsm

Screen printing on Sirio Ultra Black paper 115 gsm

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Binding

After printing, the book is assembled through binding. Specific papers are available for this process, their features are high abrasion, tear resistance and lightfastness, obtained using long fibre kraft pulp, in addition to anti-scratch and anti-fingermark treatments.Hardback binding involves finishing board elements (two covers and the spine) with a sheet of paper. It is also joined by many variants: these include Bodonian binding, characterised by two stiff covers and a flexible spine.

 

Recommended grammage
Boards: from 500 gsm to 700 gsm
Lining: from 100 gsm to 140 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

 

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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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