The map inside is die cut to a specific size and glued on the cover material. Paper of the map/foldout is Lessebo Design 1.3 natural. We recommended this specific paper since we work very often with Lessebo Design and Munken papers. They are Swedish papers and give a distinctive touch to the art book. The map is printed one colour black.
The brochures were printed full colour on X-PER 140 gsm. They are not stitched but just folded in order to retain the soft touch and exclude any metals in the book. This finishing works rather well with X-PER paper since it is so uncoated that they don’t shift but stay in place.
Printing on X-PER paper requires special attention. We can print in high density but once the paper dries, the colours tend to flatten out. Therefore, we printed in very high density so we are left with beautiful blacks, even after drying.
The finishing of the book was done with Sepeli, a bookbinder in Ghent, Belgium. His specialization is the binding of specialty books, which is why we work together on my book projects. The owner, Frank Vermeulen, and us think very much alike, which guarantees that our clients are presented with the very best technical results.
The Leporello inside has been folded and glued by hand in Frank’s atelier, where he quite often does some hand finishing. We inserted a white paper in between the map and the cover material to protect the inside of the book. This paper can be taken out once the book is opened.