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Art Book Printing

art book printingHigh-Quality Art Book Printing


As an artist or art enthusiast, nothing compares to the feeling of holding a beautifully printed art book in your hands. Whether it's a collection of your own artwork or a showcase of your favorite artists, art book printing is a fantastic way to bring your vision to life. At BookPrintingChina, we specialize in custom art book printing, offering a wide range of options to suit your needs.


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  • A wide range of customized options
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Art book as a photo type of book, whether for decoration or collection, it is very worth. If you want to custom a book for decoration or collection, art book is an optimal choice. No matter its covers or inner pages, it looks beautiful and high end.
For art book printing, we provide various of materials, binding styles and crafts for you to choose from.


Paper Stock and Weight

Cover material

book cover material

One of the most commonly used materials for cover of custom art book printing is paper. We offer a wide range of paper options, such as coated paper, special paper and more. Coated paper is known for its smooth and glossy finish, which gives the books a sleek and modern look. On the other hand, special paper offers a unique texture and can be customized with various patterns or designs to add a personal touch to the book cover.

When selecting the paper material for your art book cover, it is important to consider the weight and thickness of the paper. A heavier and thicker paper will provide better protection for your books.

For those looking for a more elegant and luxurious option, we also offer cloth materials for custom your book cover. Cloth cover are often preferred for art books or photo books, etc, as they add a touch of sophistication to the overall presentation. Our cloth materials come in a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to choose the perfect option to complement your book’s design.

If you’re seeking the ultimate in luxury and durability, leather covers are the perfect choice. Made from premium quality faux leather or leather, these book covers exude elegance and sophistication. Leather covers are not only visually striking but also offer superior protection for your books.

Interior paper

One of the key considerations when it comes to art book printing is the choice of paper stock and weight. The paper you choose can greatly impact the overall look and feel of your art book. At BookPrintingChina, we offer a variety of paper options, including coated and uncoated stocks.

Coated stocks have a smooth, glossy finish that provides excellent color reproduction, making them ideal for vibrant artworks.

Uncoated stocks, on the other hand, have a more natural, textured feel, which can add a touch of elegance to your art book.

But for custom art book printing, we often recommend you using glossy or matte art paper for high quality printing result.

paper for photo book printing


In terms of paper weight, it is important to strike the right balance between durability and aesthetic appeal. Heavier paper weights, such as 157gsm or 200gsm, are ideal for art books that will be handled frequently or displayed on coffee tables. Lighter weights, like 105gsm or 128gsm, are suitable for art books that will primarily be used for reference or archival purposes. Ultimately, the choice of paper stock and weight will depend on your specific requirements and budget.

Common paper stock and weight for printing art book

Hard cover

  • 157gsm/58 lb coated cover paper wrapped on 2mm/2.5mm/3mm gray board
  • Other material options, like linen, leather wrapped on 2mm/2.5mm/3mm gray board


Slip case

  • 157gsm/58 lb coated cover paper wrapped on 3mm gray board
  • Other material options, like linen, leather wrapped on gray board


Soft cover Dust jacket
  • 200gsm/74 lb coated cover paper
  • 157gsm/106 lb coated text paper
  • 250gsm/92 lb coated cover paper
  • 200gsm/135 lb coated text paper
  • 300gsm/111 lb coated cover paper
  • 350gsm/129 lb coated cover paper


End paper Inner paper
120gsm/81 lb textured paper 128gsm/86 lb coated text paper
140gsm/95 lb colored paper 157gsm/106 lb coated text paper
140gsm/95 lb uncoated paper 200gsm/135 lb coated text paper
157gsm/106 lb coated text paper


Art Book Size

When it comes to art book printing, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The size of your art book will largely depend on the content and layout you have in mind. However, there are some common sizes that are widely used in the industry. The most popular sizes for art books include 8.5" x 11", 10” x 10”, 9" x 12", and 11" x 14". These sizes offer a good balance between portability and visual impact. However, if you have a specific size in mind, BookPrintingChina can accommodate custom sizes to bring your artistic vision to life.

It's important to consider the aspect ratio of your artwork when choosing the size of your art book. If your artwork is predominantly horizontal, a landscape-oriented art book may be the best choice. On the other hand, if your artwork is primarily vertical, a portrait-oriented art book may be more suitable. The size and orientation of your art book will greatly influence the overall layout and design. So it's essential to carefully consider these factors during the planning stage.


Binding Options

The binding of an art book is not only a functional element but also a design choice that can enhance the overall aesthetic. At BookPrintingChina, we offer a variety of binding options to suit your preferences.

sewn perfect bindingSewn perfect binding

One popular choice for art book printing is sew perfect binding. This method involves sewing the pages together before attaching them to the cover, ensuring durability and allowing the book to lay flat when opened. Sew perfect binding is ideal for art books that will be frequently handled or displayed.


hardcover bindingHardcover binding

Another popular binding option for art books is hardcover binding. Hardcover art books exude a sense of elegance and sophistication, making them ideal for showcasing high-end artwork. The sturdy cover provides added protection to your art book and gives it a luxurious feel. Hardcover art books can also be customized with various finishes, such as foil stamping or embossing, to further elevate the overall presentation.


slipcase art bookCustom slipcase

Like special edition or series of art book. If you are looking for a truly unique and high-end option, consider book slipcase is a good ideal. Custom art book with slipcase, which can better display your book and make your book stand out in the bookstore. Meanwhile, an art book with slipcase can improve the taste level of your books and better protect your book.

More binding methods, please click "popular binding"


Finishing Options

To give your book a polished and professional look, we provide various surface finishing options. Here are some popular choices:

finish options

Lamination: Lamination involves applying a thin layer of plastic film to the cover of the book. It provides protection against stains, fingerprints, and general wear and tear. Lamination is available in glossy or matte finishes.

Embossing/debossing: Embossing/debossing creates a raised texture on the cover of the book, adding a tactile element. It is often used for titles, logos, or special designs. Embossing can be combined with other finishing options to create a unique and eye-catching effect.

Spot UV: Spot UV is a technique that involves applying a glossy coating to specific areas of the book cover. It creates a contrast between the matte and glossy areas, adding depth and visual interest. Spot UV is commonly used for logos, illustrations, or other design elements.

Foil Stamping: Foil stamping involves applying a thin layer of metallic or colored foil to the cover of the book using heat and pressure. It adds a luxurious and elegant touch to the design. Foil stamping is often used for titles, borders, or decorative elements.

If you want to see more finishing options, please click "surface options".


Artwork Tips

Designing artwork for art book print requires careful planning and attention to detail. Here are some key steps to help you set up and design your artwork effectively:

Choose the right color space: Ensure that your artwork is created in the appropriate color space, such as CMYK, to ensure accurate color reproduction during printing.

Set the bleed and margins: Extend your artwork beyond the trim size to allow for any variations during the trimming process. Additionally, leave enough margin space to avoid important elements getting too close to the edge.

Organize your artwork: Arrange your artwork in a logical sequence, considering the flow and storytelling aspect of your art book. Take into account the composition and balance of each page spread.

Optimize image resolution: Ensure that your images are high-resolution to maintain clarity and detail when printed. A resolution of 300dpi is generally recommended for optimal printing quality.

Consider typography: Choose fonts and typography that complement your artwork and enhance readability. Pay attention to font size, spacing, and hierarchy to create a cohesive and visually appealing layout.

By following these steps and working closely with BookPrintingChina, you can create a stunning art book that truly captures the essence of your artwork.

Art book printing is a powerful way to showcase your artistic talent or celebrate the work of your favorite artists. With BookPrintingChina's custom art book printing services, you have the freedom to bring your vision to life. From choosing the right paper stock and weight to selecting the perfect binding option. Every aspect of your art book can be tailored to your preferences.

We also provide other relate book printing service, like coffee table book printing, photo book printing, etc. Contact BookPrintingChina today to discuss your custom book printing project and bring your artistic vision to life.


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