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Quarter bound book with inkjet printed front cover and a Colorplan bound spine and back cover.
What is Quarter Binding?

A traditional bookbinding technique in which the spine and back cover are bound in one material (in this case, Colorplan) and the rest of the cover is bound in a print design.

Printing on the cover

Photographic quality inkjet printing with a silk laminate finish.

Spine and back colours
Quarter bound book with a Colorplan cover and a Colorplan spine. You can foil, deboss or leave the front cover, back cover or spine blank.
What is Quarter Binding?

A traditional bookbinding technique in which the spine and back cover are bound in one Colorplan paper and the front is bound in another.

Cover colours
Spine and back colours
Full bound using Colorplan. Leave blank, foil or deboss the front cover, back cover or spine.
What is full binding?

A traditional book binding technique in which the book is fully bound in a Colorplan paper of your choice.

Cover colours
Full bound book with inkjet printed cover, finished with a silk laminate.
What is full binding?

A traditional book binding technique in which the book is fully bound in your print design.

Printing on the cover

Your book is entirely bound in your print design and finished with a silk laminate.

Apply a foil block in any 1 of 7 colours to the front cover, back cover and spine.
What is a foil block?

Foil blocking can create a gloss effect to the type to the front and back covers or the spine of your book. Foil blocking can be combined with embossing to create a more striking 3D image.

Foiling can only be selected for Colorplan covers – not on printed covers. This applies to the printed section on the quarter bound as well as the full bound printed books.

Specifying your foil block

You can create a foiling or debossing area up to a maximum size of 200mm width by 100mm height. You can either use the same design in multiple places on your cover or specify different designs in different foil colours or debossing on any of the front and back cover or book spine. You can also foil the end pages.

Foil colours

Apply a foil in any one of seven colours to the front cover, back cover or spine.

Apply a deboss to the cover.
What is a deboss?

The area around the image is pressed so that the image is pushed down into the material rather than raised. Debossing into the cover provides a subtle but confident statement. Debossing can only be done onto Colorplan. A design sunken into the surface of the cover/backcover.

Specifying your deboss

You can create a foiling or debossing area up to a maximum size of 200mm width by 100mm height. You can either use the same design in multiple places on your cover or specify different designs in different foil colours or debossing on any of the front and back cover or book spine.

Select an A4, B5 or A3 format.
Page Sizes

B5 176 x 250mm
A4 210 x 297mm
A3 297 x 420mm

Choose either a portrait or landscape orientation.
Choose from 20–100 pages for your book.
Number of pages

Print in two page multiples beginning at 20 page books and upwards. End pages are not counted as part of the page count. A 20 page book will encompass 10 lay flat spreads and be bound by the endpages and cover.

A 20 page book will have approximately a 24mm spine. Add 0.75mm per extra page.

Make Book uses premium quality photographic process.
Photographic paper

Your Make Book is photographically printed using silver halide technology and Fuji Professional Crystal Archive DP2 photographic paper for stunning photographic quality colour reproduction allowing the retention of beautiful colours.

Pages are specified at 820gsm.
What is gsm?

gsm is an acronym standing for ‘Grams per Square Meter’. The higher the GSM number, the heavier the paper. Our books are made with 820gsm.

Mounting boards

The photographic pages are bonded to specialist mounting board to enable the prints to be bound as layflat spreads.

Paper in matt or gloss finishes.
Paper types

Gloss or matt Fuji Professional Crystal Archive DP2 photographic paper. High gloss paper allows your imagery to shine. Or opt for a more understated matt finish. A book may be matt or gloss throughout. It may not be a mix of the two.

Endpapers are available in one of 50 Colorplan papers and eight embossings.
What are endpapers?

The endpapers of a book are the pages that consist of a double-size sheet folded, with one half pasted against an inside cover, and the other serving as the first free page. Thus, the front endpapers precede the title page and the text, whereas the back endpapers follow the text.

Endpaper colours
What are embossings?

Embossing adds another dimension to paper. Choose from our range of 8 embossings. The endpapers will be standard plain with two embossings available at no upgrade charge or the remaining six embossings at an additional charge.

Embossing textures
  • Buckram
  • Fine Linen
  • Smooth
  • Leather
  • Coltskin
  • Matrix
  • Fabric
  • Stucco
Ordering quantities.

There is no maximum or minimum order quantity.
Create your Make Book with our own software or use Adobe InDesign.
Make Book software

You can create your Make Book within our Mac and PC compatible downloadable software. The software incorporates all the book layout designs and options and once your order is complete allows you to preview, pay and upload your order to us all in a few simple steps. For more details on this option see the Get Started section.

Adobe InDesign

You can create your Make Book by downloading our Make Book templates and then creating your design in InDesign before uploading your file to us. For more details on this option see the Get Started section.

How do I supply images?

Images need to be a high quality Jpeg format, we take no responsibility for the quality of image file.

Images are uploaded directly to MakeBook once you have completed the checkout process. Images should be supplied in timestamp sequence. Any ‘must have shots or your choice of printed cover image’ must be uploaded within a subfolder clearly marked.

What is your Classic Style?

Create a timeless book with the Classic style. The Classic style doesn’t follow trends of the day and remains a centrepiece for generations to come. The perfect way to show your story.

How many images can I have?

A3 – Maximum of 130 images – 20 pages

A4 – Maximum of 110 images – 20 pages

B5 – Maximum of 95 images – 20 pages

Image maximums increase pro rata for each additional page selected.

Not all images supplied may be used in the design process.

Amends

Once your design is complete a preview of your book will be sent to you for approval.

2 x changes allowed per book then charged thereafter.

Back cover

Other than the quality of our materials we do not leave a printed mark on your book. The back cover is free for you to have the final word. Be it company brandmark, link to online presence or simply a beautiful full colour image.

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