05-09-2011 04:00 PM
If I'm creating a hardback book but I want some images put in what kind of paper is it printed on and what do the images look like if I get the pages in color? Are the pages with text regular old paper and the pages with images nicer? Or are they both on nice paper? Or both on regular paper? By regular I mean standard paper.
Where can I see an example?
05-09-2011 05:31 PM
You cannot see anexample of real paper pages online, but I have several examples on my shelf. The pages are printed on great quality paper, the images are gorgeous and bright.
Lulu has the best colour printing. I've tried Createspace for colour books and it was awful.
05-09-2011 05:32 PM - edited 05-09-2011 05:33 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention; I've made both: books with photographs and books with illustrations (photobooks and regular books from scratch). Stunning result.
05-10-2011 12:18 AM
Thank you Maggie! So if I printed up my book and included photographs here and there amongst the text then all the pages would be the same quality, right? It wouldn't be, say, regular paper, regular paper, regular paper, glossy paper with photograph, regular paper, regular paper, etc?
05-10-2011 05:50 AM
Oh, they would never go in and compile a book with different kinds of paper per page. That would be too time consuming. It's all automated.
02-02-2012 04:08 PM
Maggie is correct here; the same paper is used throughout each book. You can see more detailed information about what paper your book will have for its interior based on the specifications that you choose on the chart in this help article:
02-02-2012 04:19 PM
Thank you for your immediate reply. Here is what I have found out re color paper options:
1) 8.5 x 8.5 - matte white stock (80# 115 gsm
2) 12 x 12 - silk coat finish (100#)
Now I am trying to figure out what this means. If I order a square book of photograph size 12 x12, does that mean the images will be glossy. It seem so, but I am not sure. It appears that the smaller size square book would have matte photographs.
02-02-2012 09:12 PM