Self-Publish-Books with Gilmour Print
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Paper choice options for the text pages of your book
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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*.
White Opaque
A woodfree, high white offset paper, 80gsm volume 13.2*.
Cream Book Wove
A good quality cream, woodfree book wove, 80gsm volume 17.5*.
Matt Coated
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.
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Special Offer on Books
produced by Self-Publish-Books
at Gilmour Print

We will give you 20% discount on artwork charges on the production of your book plus supply the ISBN barcode* free of charge for the back cover on all orders received before 31 MARCH 2017**.

 * We will make the barcode from the ISBN supplied by you as the publisher of the book.
** Conditional on first order, 50% payment with order, balance paid on final PDF proof approval.
Online paperback spine width calculator help – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print
You only need to use this if you are supplying your own cover artwork.
If you are able to supply the artwork as separate front, back and spine then you do not need to work out the exact spine thickness as we can make adjustments to the width.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss, without obligation.
Contact Information from 1 November 2016 – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print

Address: 12 Darluith Park, Brookfield, Renfrewshire PA5 8DD, Scotland, UK.

Telephone: 01505 322614.
You can contact us during normal business hours and also during the evening and weekends. If there is no one in the office calls divert to a mobile.


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