Bookworks – production options

I organised a meet with Jan at Bookworks who specialise in very high quality small editions of books. They can provide creative advice and offer various production services and a raft of their own contacts for printing.

I was interested in pricing 2 options:

  1. Hardback book with folded printed dustjacket
  2. Slipcase containing 2 softback books

I suggested page size 200 x 250 but independent digital printers mostly use SRA3 which only allows a page size of 175 x 220 mm, larger page sizes would increase costs significantly.

We discussed Indigo vs ‘digital’ printing. Looking at their samples I preferred the digital option particularly on a smooth white stock. Indigo can look very matt and patchy over large areas of flat colour, this only based on what I saw at Bookworks.


  • Quality is second to none.
  • Price obviously works out higher than POD options such as Blurb

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