Paper Finish

Comment on Book Binding and Covers
Kettie Mooney
Joined: 12 May 2009

Re: Paper Finish

Posted:23 Mar 2011 (17:04 UTC)
Greetings from PrestoPhoto and thanks for your interest.

As of now we don't offer the 12.5x10 or the 14x11 in Premium binding. Here's a link of what we do offer :)

http://www.prestophoto.com/wiki/Premium+Printing

Have a great day!

Kettie
PrestoPhoto support
Anonymous

Re: Paper Finish

Posted:18 Mar 2011 (19:13 UTC)
Can I order the premium bound print process (ie ink based print process on slightly heavier stock than photo silk) for the 12.5x10 hardcover, and the 14x11 portfolio products?
Kettie Mooney
Joined: 12 May 2009

Re: Paper Finish

Posted:11 Oct 2010 (16:07 UTC)
Elisha,

Greetings from PrestoPhoto and thank you for your interest.

We offer two print processes and different paper options for the different print options.

For the quick bound print process we offer 2 paper options

1) photo satin - paper doesn't have any shine to it
2) photo silk - this paper has a little bit of a shine. It is not the slick gloss of magazines or prints, and you have to turn the paper in the light to see the shine. The real benefit of this paper is that it has a protective coating so if you spill something on the book you have a second or two to get a towel to wipe the paper before the liquid sinks into the paper.

For the premium print process we offer one paper option.
This paper is very similar to the photo silk but just slightly heavier. The real difference here is the premium production process which is ink based. Here is a page that highlights the premium products http://www.prestophoto.com/wiki/PrestoPhoto+Premium

The 14x11 product and the 11x8.5 calendar also offer a heavier paper.

All of our paper options were selected to be good paper for images so you will be happy with either paper.

As a note:

For each book there is a base fee and the per page fee. The base fee for our softcover books is $4.99. The base fee for our hardcover books is $14.99. The fee covers the set up, printing the coves, and binding. The per page fee is .25 for the digital satin paper and .30 for the digital silk paper. You can create a page with as many pictures as you like on it and the price per page remains the same.

If you have other questions or if I missed something let me know and I'll do my best to help.

Kettie
PrestoPhoto Support
http://www.prestophoto.com/support
Elisha Shirk
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Joined: 29 Sep 2010

Paper Finish

Posted:10 Oct 2010 (21:17 UTC)
Do your papers have a matte, gloss or satin finish? What weight are your papers? Could you please provide some general differences between your xerox and indigo printing processes? For example does one generally produced richer blacks than the other? Does one process generally appear brighter than the other? Does one process appear sharper than the other? Does one process appear to have higher contrast than the other? I think this would be helpful in choosing a binding option. For instance say each year I want to have a book printed as a portfolio of my recent work to give away to prospective clients. I would not be highly concerned with the binding quality since I'm needing the binding to hold up for just a year, but the quality or variation of the print process may be very important since I want to show off my work to these prospective clients.