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:
- Hardback book with folded printed dustjacket
- 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