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Re: [BKARTS] How to have a book of photographs printed?



Scott,

I've had good results printing photos on double sided matte paper with my inkjet printer. I get my paper from InkJetArt.com. Their DuoBrite line is very reasonable cost wise and you can get it in sheets as well as rolls. I print on an Epson 2400 and have found that it's better to use the photo black cartridge instead of the photo matte one with the matte papers as it's less likely to transfer ink onto the opposite page during pressing. With any printer, it's always a good idea to test new paper and ink combinations before printing your actual project.

When printing double sided on the inkjet I leave the pages to dry for 24 hours after printing the first side. Then another 24 hours drying once both are printed. You can spray the pages with a sealer before binding if you want. I recommend a product made specifically for inkjet prints such as Lumijet Imageshield. Again, you'll want to leave them to dry for a few hours. You'll also want to interleave the pages with bond paper during the trimming and pressing stages. I usually put the paper between the pages after the block is constructed and take it out after the book is completed.

An alternative method for binding photographs is to print them single sided and bind them in what's referred to as a flush mount style binding. I've used it for client as well as portfolio work and it's quite elegant looking. Information for this style of binding can be found on my site at http://www.tjbookarts.com/album.htm

As far as having books printed by online companies, I've had some experience pulling these apart and rebinding them. The quality is good but most all of them print the pages as individual sheets and the books are stapled together at the spine then cased in.

If you don't have a large format printer you may want to see if there is a photographer (or possibly a printer with large format inkjet printers) in your area that would be willing to print the pages for you.

Jackie
www.tjbookarts.com
www.bookartsforum.com


----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott J. Coutts" <scott.coutts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 3:19 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] How to have a book of photographs printed?



Hi All,

I need to print a book of photographs, so they need to be double sided pages printed so that I can fold and bind them... but it's for a single copy. I don't normally have to have this kind of thing printed, so I'm not really sure where I can have it done.

I should specify here that I only want pages that I can fold and sew. I'm not interested in having it spiral bound, wire bound, with binding posts, perfect or other adhesive binding etc, or any other method that uses single pages rather than folded pages. I also don't want to paste photographs into a book in an album style. I know there's plenty of place around that will do any of those things for me.

I'd considered hiring a high quality inkjet and testing some of that double sided paper, but I have no idea whether it's any good or not, or whether you can get it in a size that will allow me to print large enough sheets to fold (rolls and a guillotine maybe?). Maybe I'm totally off the track here. Can anyone recommend a good place or method, that isn't outrageously expensive, to have this printing done?

Cheers,

Scott.

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