Paper is an important consideration when printing a book. It is worth considering the weight and thickness of the book. If the book has few pages, the use of fluff paper of considerable thickness may have a beneficial effect. In the case of books with a large number of pages, its considerable weight and volume must be considered, in this case it is worth using papers of less thickness and weight. The size of the spine in different types of binding has its limit, so the issue of its thickness is important. Speed-E papers are primarily characterized by high whiteness, unlike Ecco Book papers, which have a natural or cream color similar to that found in old books.
|Paper name||Weight (g / m²)||opacity (%)||Whiteness (CIE)||Thickness (µm)|
|Ecco Book 1.4||60||94||80||84|
|Ecco Book 1.6||70||97||80||112|
|Ecco Book Cream 2.0||60||92||73.5||120|
|Ecco Book Cream 2.0||70||93||73.5||140|
|Ecco Book Cream 2.0||80||94||73.5||160|
|Ecco Book Cream 2.0||90||94||73.5||180|
Offset paper with very good smoothness and surface finish quality. It is produced in accordance with the ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 standards using the latest technologies. It can be used for prints where aging resistance is required.
Uncoated wood bulky paper. Made of 100% thermo-mechanical mass. It is characterized by high thickness in relation to the grammage and very high opacity. The high volume and high opacity of the paper allow you to use a lower basis weight than with standard offset papers. This means less paper consumption, which means lower production and distribution costs.
High-quality cream wood uncoated, highly opaque pigmented paper. Thanks to its smooth surface, it works well in 4 + 4 printing. A shipment with work printed on Lux Cream will be lighter in weight than a shipment with comparable work on standard uncoated paper.
Paperback - the most popular
Paperback books have a cover made of paper / cardboard with a weight of 250-350g - (stiffness similar to a business card).
Hardcover - higher price and longer delivery time
Hardcover books have a solid cardboard cover, about 2 mm thick. (high stiffness, does not allow to bend freely)
Sewn / Saddle
The pages are joined in two places with the use of wire / staples. The binding is applicable for a book with a volume of 8 to several dozen pages (depending on the thickness of the paper used). The number of pages in the book block must be divisible by 4. The spine in this binding has a round shape. Books made in this setting are easy to open. The wire-sewn binding is the cheapest of the printing houses available.
The most popular way of binding printed books. Pages arranged parallel to each other are glued along the edges. The spine of the book is rectangular and its width ranges from 3 to 50 mm. Perfect binding, depending on the thickness of the paper used, is used for books with a page volume of> 40. Books that do not reach a spine with a width of 3 mm require the use of a sewn binding for technological reasons . Books made in glued binding, due to the parallel gluing of pages, have worse opening than sewn books. In terms of the ease of opening a book, the volume of the book (spine thickness) is also very important. Glued-bound books with a large number of pages (several hundred), where the spine is a few cm wide, are characterized by much better openability . In this matter, it can be assumed that the thicker the spine, the better the book behaves.
In glued binding, depending on the needs, two gluing technologies are used: hot and PUR.
Hot-melt has been the most popular method commonly found in books for decades. There are many varieties of glue in this technology which is constantly being improved. The newest types of hot glue achieve the parameters of flexibility and durability similar to those of polyurethane glue, which significantly increases their use.
Hot-melt is characterized by high durability, glue joint, and favorable price and production efficiency. It is most suitable for books printed on uncoated paper. Its significant advantage is the speed of setting, which occurs immediately after the glue cools down (about 3 minutes), allowing for further bookbinding and quick delivery of the finished product to the recipient.
PUR (polyurethane adhesive) - The adhesive hardened during a chemical reaction, obtains high flexibility and adhesion to all printing bases. It gives measurable benefits when gluing books and catalogs with coated - chalky paper inside.
It is a type of combined binding in which the pages are sewn into notebooks of 16-32 sheets, and then glued together to form a book with a volume of up to a thousand pages. The sewn-glued binding combines the best features of both the above-mentioned sewn and glued binding. Easy opening of the book - as in a sewn binding + a large number of pages and a spine up to 50 mm wide - as in a glued binding.
The luminaire is popularly used in various documentation, menus and catalogs that will be intensively used. Thanks to the perforation of the sheets and the use of a metal spiral, sheets of any stiffness can be easily turned over many times without the risk of their falling out, as is the case with other bindings during intensive everyday use. The absence of a spine allows the book to be broken in any way. It is a binding very comfortable to use and very durable. The possibility of choosing a spiral in different colors can be an additional decoration of the book. The durability of the book in a spiral binding can be additionally increased by using round corners, which will exclude their deformation and delamination during intensive use.
Printing of books
We provide book printing in two different technologies, which makes our offer flexible and tailored to the client's needs. Digital printing technology is used for print runs from 1 to several hundred, while for higher runs we use offset printing technology. We print books in black, CMYK and Pantone colors on uncoated, coated, colored and volumetric papers.