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samueljohnchia

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Re: Photo books (EU, 2019)
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 03:27:03 am »

That's great Mark, Don is awesome.
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Re: Photo books (EU, 2019)
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2019, 09:22:51 am »

Something to consider for such a small print run, would be to print yourself and have an old fashioned bookbinder make the books for you. Gives you lots of options for binding, leather covers or whatever. Obviously much more expensive, but in no way comparable, in the sense that you will not be using a commercial 4 colour or other printing machine.

(FWIW, Indigo has 7 colours, even white, silver, or other spots and can print on many substrates, like wood, canvas whatever.  You can even have stone, or slate covers if you want. It also does an excellent 'lay flat', which is great for images. There is a high quality printer doing this sort of thing in Switzerland. Not sure exactly where, but shouldn't be too hard to find).
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Re: Photo books (EU, 2019)
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 12:39:18 pm »

Not sure how cross-applicable this is, but Ernst Dinkla's amazing SpectrumViz has some Offset Printing Papers analysed on there, for their OBA level.

He was commissioned to analyse these by MACK books, a fine art photo book publisher in London, who cares about longevity of their titles - a rare thing!

Following these results, I have had (offset) books printed with Gardapt Kiara  and Phoenix Xantur. (Arctic Volume also fits the bill, though I have not used it) These are European papers, of course. Just like inkjet papers, these are more of a 'Natural White' than 'Bright White' and you have to accept that, to avoid OBA yellowing/oxidation.

You are probably familiar with opening a beloved older art or photo book and seeing a yellow stain creeping in from the page edges. This is a way to avoid that.
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