Square or Portrait or Landscape Board Book? All We can Print
For board books, we provide a variety of options for you to choose from. Whether you prefer a square, portrait, or landscape format, we can print them all. In this article, we will explore the characteristics of each type of board book and help you decide which one is the best fit for your needs. Additionally, we will provide tips on how to layout your board book file for print. Finally, we will highlight the reasons why you should select us as your board book printing partner.
Square Board Book
The square board book format is a popular choice for many authors and readers. Its symmetrical shape provides a balanced and aesthetically pleasing layout. Square board books are particularly suitable for showcasing artwork and illustrations. As they allow for equal spacing and positioning of images on each page. They also provide a sense of familiarity, as many traditional children’s books are square in shape.
In addition to its visual appeal, the square board book format offers practical benefits as well. Its compact size makes it easy to hold and handle, especially for young children. The sturdy board pages ensure durability, making it resistant to tears and damage. Whether you are creating a storybook, a counting book, or a book of nursery rhymes, the square board book format is a versatile choice that can accommodate a wide range of content.
Featured above is Little Jojo’s ABC’s , by artist / illustrator Damon Renthrope. It’s a 6” x 6” self cover board book with matte lamination and spot UV. The small square trim size is perfectly suited to feature his comic art.
Portrait Board Book
The portrait board book format is another popular option for board book custom printing. With its taller and narrower shape, it provides a unique canvas for storytelling. The portrait orientation allows for vertical illustrations and text, which can create a sense of height and depth in the book’s design. This format is particularly suitable for books that emphasize vertical elements, such as tall buildings, trees, or characters.
The portrait board book format also offers practical advantages. Its slender shape makes it easy to hold with one hand, making it convenient for on-the-go reading. The sturdy board pages ensure that the book can withstand frequent use and handling. Whether you are creating a book about animals, vehicles, or everyday objects, the portrait board book format allows for creative and engaging storytelling.
Featured above is Sophia the Great, by actor Jorge A. Elias. It’s a 6” x 9” self cover a 30 pages, board book with glossy lamination, Ages 2 to 7 . The small portrait trim size is perfectly suited to feature his vegetable garden illustration.
Landscape Board Book
The landscape board book format offers a wider and shorter shape compared to the square and portrait formats. This format is ideal for showcasing panoramic illustrations or scenes that span across multiple pages. The landscape orientation allows for horizontal storytelling, which can be particularly effective for books that emphasize wide landscapes, journeys, or adventures.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the landscape board book format provides practical benefits as well. Its wider shape allows for larger illustrations, making it visually engaging for young readers. The sturdy board pages ensure that the book can withstand frequent use and handling. It is suitable for interactive books or books with movable parts. Whether you are creating a book about nature, travel, or fantasy, the landscape board book format offers a unique and immersive reading experience.
Featured above is what color is your rainbow?, by Joanne Moorrehead. It’s a 8” x 6” self cover a 19 pages, board book with glossy lamination, Ages 2 to 7 . The landscape trim size is perfectly suited to feature her vibrant colors of the rainbow illustrations.
Square or Portrait or Landscape Board Book? How to choose?
Choosing the right board book format can depend on several factors. Firstly, consider the content and illustrations of your book. If your book features mostly square or symmetrical illustrations, the square board book format may be the best choice. If your book has vertical or tall illustrations, the portrait board book format can enhance the visual impact. If your book features wide panoramic scenes or illustrations, the landscape board book format is the way to go.
Secondly, consider the target age group of your readers. Younger children often prefer books that are easy to hold and handle. So the square or portrait board book formats may be more suitable. Older children or adults may appreciate the unique storytelling experience offered by the landscape board book format.
Lastly, consider the practical aspects of printing and distributing your book. The square and portrait board book formats are more common and widely available, which may result in faster printing and lower costs. The landscape board book format may require special printing considerations due to its wider shape. So it is important to discuss your requirements with your board book custom printing supplier.
How to Layout your Board Book File for Print
When preparing your board book file for print, it is important to follow certain guidelines to ensure a successful printing process. Here are some tips to help you layout your board book file:
Page order: Arrange your pages in the correct order, starting with the front cover and ending with the back cover. Make sure that the page numbers are consistent throughout the file.
Bleed and safety margins: Leave a bleed area of at least 0.125 inches on all sides of each page to ensure that the artwork extends beyond the trim edge. Additionally, keep important text and images within the safety margins to avoid any trimming issues.
Resolution and color mode: Set your images to a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) to ensure high-quality printing. Convert your file to CMYK color mode to accurately represent the colors in your artwork.
Fonts and text: Embed all fonts in your file to avoid any font substitution issues. Ensure that your text is legible and properly aligned, and consider using large and clear fonts for young readers.
Artwork and illustrations: Use high-resolution images and illustrations to maintain clarity and sharpness. Pay attention to the positioning of your artwork, ensuring that it is centered and properly aligned on each page.
Proofreading: Double-check your file for any spelling or grammatical errors. It is always a good idea to have someone else proofread your work to catch any mistakes that you may have missed.
File types: Usually, we prefer PDF file, but also accept Illustrator or Photoshop and Indesign files.
Following these guidelines, you can ensure that your board book file is ready for printing and will result in a high-quality finished product.
Why Select us for printing your own board book
When it comes to board book custom printing, we are your trusted partner. Here are some reasons why you should choose us for printing your own board book:
Competitive price: We offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of our printing. You can be assured that you are getting the best value for your money.
A wide range of customized options: We understand that every board book is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of customization options. From different sizes and formats to various finishes and binding options, we can bring your vision to life.
Eco-friendly ink and material: We prioritize sustainability and use eco-friendly ink and materials in our printing process. You can feel confident knowing that your board book is not only beautifully crafted but also environmentally friendly.
Fast delivery: We value your time and strive to deliver your board books as quickly as possible. Our efficient printing process ensures that you receive your books in a timely manner, without any compromise on quality.
Worldwide shipping: No matter where you are located, we offer worldwide shipping. Whether you are in the same city or on the other side of the globe, we can deliver your board books right to your doorstep.
Truly customer-centric customer service: We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a seamless and personalized experience from start to finish. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns. Ensure that you are completely satisfied with your board book printing experience.
When it comes to board book custom printing, we offer a wide range of options and exceptional service. Whether you prefer a square, portrait, or landscape format, we can bring your vision to life. With our competitive prices, customization options, eco-friendly materials, fast delivery, worldwide shipping, and customer-centric customer service. You can trust us to deliver a high-quality board book that will captivate young readers and stand the test of time.
Contact us today to discuss your oem children’s board book printing needs and discover how we can bring your project to life!
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