Paper selection is a crucial step to aligning your art with your vision. The photos below is just a small sample of papers we have. Paper breaks down into two main components – the feel and the thickness.
The feel and look of paper breaks down into four general categories:
Gloss – A reflective sheen. This is the most common paper type for commercial use.
Silk – A modern coated paper. It’s silky smooth and is coated, but has a low sheen.
Uncoated – There’s no visible coating on the sheet to help enhance the character of the fibers of paper. Many printers struggle printing on this type of paper but we love it on our HP Indigo press.
Specialty – A very large category that includes textured, colored, metallic, and other less common types of paper. We also love printing on specialty papers on our HP Indigo press.
For book interiors we typically stick to “text” weight papers. 60# text is the closest to “copy” paper we have. 100# text will give you the least amount of show through when flipping through the pages. As you increase the thickness of your book, it’ll make the book feel more “stiff”.
This adds an additional dimension to your print. We have two types to help dial in your custom book.
We’ll help demystify the print process so you can choose the mix of materials for your project.
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