What paper will my book have for the cover and interior?

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Lulu Paper Choice

 

Lulu uses FSC certified, lead-free, acid-free, buffered paper made from wood-based pulp. Our paper meets the ISO 9706 standard for permanent paper. As such, Lulu paper will last several hundred years when stored in an optimal environment.

 

Click here for book binding options and their page counts.

 

Cover Stock

 

Saddle Stitch: 100# / 270gsm laminated cover stock

 

Perfect Bound and PlastiCoil: 100# / 270gsm laminated cover stock

 

Hardcovers: plain white head and footbands, 80# / 115gsm stock endsheets in cream or white (depending on the color of the book's interior text stock)

  • Casewrap - 80# / 115gsm gloss laminated white cover stock
  • Premium Casewrap - 100# matte laminated cover stock
  • Dust Jacket:
    Cover - Navy blue linen with gold foil stamp on the book spine (max 42 characters including spaces). Additional book cover and design options are available to authors in the USA.
    Jacket - 80# / 115gsm gloss laminated white cover stock. Matte finish is available to authors in the USA.

 

Interior Paper

Paper weights and options vary by product line, selected format, and country in which the book is ultimately printed. For more information about paper options, please visit our Book Builder where you can view our list of available book formats, specifications, and finishes.

 

Product Line    Binding Options Paper Weight

Standard Paperback*
(US Market)


Value Line
(B&W)

Perfect Bound 50# / 74 gsm*
Premium Paperback
Perfect Bound (B&W) 60# / 89 gsm
  Perfect Bound (Color) 80# / 118 gsm
  Coil Bound (B&W) 60# / 89 gsm
  Coil Bound (Color) 80# / 118 gsm
  Saddle Stitch (B&W) 70# / 104 gsm
  Saddle Stitch (Color) 80# / 118 gsm
Professional Hardcover
Dust Jacket Hardcover (B&W)           50# / 74 gsm
  Dust Jacket Hardcover (Color) 60# / 89 gsm
  Casewrap Hardcover (B&W) 50# / 74 gsm
  Casewrap Hardcover (Color) 70# / 104 gsm
Photobook Photo Book Softcover 80# / 118 gsm
  Photo Book Hardcover 100# / 148 gsm
Calendar Calendar 100# / 270 gsm

 

 * Standard Paperback books are printed on uncoated paper and are therefore not well suited for printing image-rich content. For more information about color printing, see Color Printing FAQ.

 

Hardcover Printing Specifications

Hardcover Books have slightly different specifications than other books. The cover stock and endsheets will have the following weights:

 

  • Plain white head and footbands
  • 80# / 115gsm stock endsheets in cream or white (depending on the color of the book's interior text stock)
    • Casewrap - 80# / 115sm gloss laminated white cover stock
    • Premium Casewrap - 100# matte laminated text stock
    • Dust Jacket
      • Book - Navy blue linen with gold foil stamp on spine for title and/or author name (max 42 characters including spaces). Additional book cover and dust jacket design options are available to authors in the USA. Lulu is working to make additional options available in all markets.
      • Jacket -100# / 270gsm gloss laminated white cover stock

Paper for Lulu Marketplace Hardcover Books:

 

Binding Types

Casewrap Hardcover

Dust Jacket Hardcover
6 x 9" or
15.2 x 22.9cm
Black & White - 50# / 75gsm white text stock
Color - 70# / 105gsm white text stock
Black & White - 60# / 90gsm cream* or white text stock
Color - 60# / 90gsm white text stock
8.25 x 10.75" or
21 x 27.3cm
Black & White - 50# / 75gsm white text stock
Color - 70# / 105gsm white text stock
Black & White - 60# / 90gsm cream* or white text stock
Color - 60# / 90gsm white text stock 
12.75 x 10.75" or
32.385 x 27.31cm
Color - 100# "silk coat" finish
 
12 x 12" or
30.48 x 30.48cm
Color - 100# "silk coat" finish
 

 

* Cream stock option is not available in all stores.

 

For more information about paper weights, go to http://www.paper-paper.com/weight.html

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