pacity is probably the most important factor in book paper. If you can see what is printed on the other side of a page while you are reading the opposite side, it would interfere with your vision. For this reason book papers bulk more and are therefore more opaque than papers used for general printing.
For books with text only or line illustrations our wove papers are ideal. If there are photographs, while it is still OK to print black and white photos on uncoated (book wove or white opaque), it is better to use a coated paper – our high bulk matt will reproduce the photographs more sharply than the woves. The use of coated papers is essential if reproducing colour photographs.
All papers listed on this page are specifically for books. Other papers may be available. Please contact us if you require further information.
White Book Wove
A good quality slightly off white, woodfree book wove, typical of that generally used in most paperbacks. 80gsm volume 17.5*.
A woodfree, high white offset paper, 80gsm volume 13.2*.
Cream Book Wove
A good quality cream, woodfree book wove, 80gsm volume 17.5*.
A good quality, white, matt coated art for plate pages and full colour printing, available in 90gsm, 115gsm, 130gsm 150gsm and 170gsm, volume 10*.
All papers used in the production of books for Self-Publish-Books are natural, sustainable, renewable and recyclable products sourced from well-managed forests.
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Paperback covers are printed on 250gsm single sided silk and can be gloss or matt laminated. We would recommend that all paperbacks are gloss laminated as the lamination surface is less prone to marking.
* Paper volume may vary slightly.