Board Books are the feature of this week’s email. Also called “photo albums” or “children’s books,” this style of book binding is unique because pages are glued together back-to-back. With Board Books, think “spreads” instead of “pages”.
The main advantage of a Board Book over other types of book binding is the uninterrupted spread across both pages of a book. To achieve this, the paper is printed on one side, cut to a 4-page configuration, die-creased in the centre, folded as 4-pagers (print side in), collated and then the sections are inline glued together. Traditionally, a piece of board was glued in between each section, hence the term “Board Book.” Board Books do not, however, have to be heavy, thick books.
For clients that want a very sturdy book, the heaviest stock we can use is 25pt, which results in 50pt when the pages are glued together!
While this type of book might be called a Board Book, we can use stock as light as 60lb offset! This means that Board Books can also be a great option for clients who care about having uninterrupted images and copy but don’t want thick pages.
We can produce Board Books that are up to 3” thick and in sizes up to 14” x 18” (binding on the 18”). We can even finish Board Books with flexible covers like perfect bound books are hard covers like casebound books.
Like the books shown above, some Board Books can be PMC/high diecut into custom shapes or stepcut!