How to choose the paper for photo book printing?
The most common photo books and periodicals are printed on coated art paper. The grammage of this kind of paper is 80gsm, 105gsm, 128gsm, 157gsm, 200gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm, and 350gsm. So, how to choose the weight?
Generally speaking, the cover paper of a photo book printing is more than 300gsm. Most of the inner pages can be reduced as the number of pages increases. For example, for a photo book with less than 16 pages, the inner pages can be made of 200gsm coated art paper or heavier. This kind of photo book avoids the feeling of thinness. For photo book between 20 and 40 pages, the inner pages can use 157gsm coated art paper. If the number of printed pages is more than 40 pages, 128gsm coated art paper can also be used for the inner pages. Of course, the weight design should also consider the printing cost of books, periodicals and photo book printing. If there are many pages in the photo book, sometimes hundreds or even hundreds of pages, it is best to choose 250gsm coated art paper for the cover, and 80gsm double copper for the inner pages.
There is also a commonly used paper called matt coated paper. In addition to the paper surface, the other grammage and price of matt coated paper are exactly the same as coated art paper. In terms of effect, these two types of paper have a better reduction effect on printing colors.
In addition, book paper is also a common type of paper. It is generally used to print photo book with a lot of text. The most commonly used ones are books, periodicals or magazines. But its color reduction effect is much worse than coated art paper or matte paper. As market competition intensifies, many companies use high-end paper printing for brand image or high-end customer needs. This has been very common in auction houses or the first edition of professional albums in recent years; for example, ultra-feeling paper, its biggest advantage is there is a layer of coating on the surface of the paper, and the areas where there is no printing appear matte, and the areas with printing appear bright. So it has become the first choice for many high-end books, periodicals and albums.
There are also some art papers, which are more suitable for printing art albums and albums with special design effects.