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Naturally, paper is an essential part of producing notebooks – when it comes to image books, print colour, design, weight and smell are essential as well. Here, or, even better, in a personal conversation, you can find out which paper is suitable for your project, which print method can be used and what you have to consider for it.
For the Sake of the Environment. Our favourite recycling paper clears up with the prejudice that recycling papers are unpleasantly grey or quickly turn yellow: Enviro Polar has a DIN ISO degree of whiteness of 98% and is absolutely ageing resistant. It has been awarded with the FSC certificate, the Blue Angel and the EU-Flower. It combines sustainability with best writing qualities, good printability and tensile strength. 100% waste paper for 100% environment.
brandbook offers good paper at reasonable prices. Offset paper is efficient and cost-optimised. When it comes to promotional gifts, advertising materials or giveaways at fairs the price often matters. For these projects we offer a bright white, wood free offset paper made in Germany– with a natural matte surface, good writing and printing qualities. An all-rounder.
If you’re planning individually printed image pages, besides note pages for your book, you don’t necessarily have to choose the same type of paper. For full-surface motifs we recommend image print papers with a matte and silky-matte surface. The paper choice determines the quality of the print. You can find more detailed information about this topic in the FAQs of the print method.
Here, you have to reach inside the special drawer: for waterproof paper you actually need the advantages of foils (tensile strength, water-proof) combined with paper qualities (surface feel, writability, printability). Only this way you will have a notebook for all kinds of weather. For this, we recommend neobond® hybrid.
Many paper qualities have good characteristics, are opaque and well suited for notebooks. This implies that writing does not show through on the back of the paper – neither using a foundation pen, a ballpoint pen, gel marker or soft pencil. However when it comes to professionals who sketch with Copics or special markers, it´s time for a specific paper solution: The paper quality "Layout markerproof" by the paper fabricant Schöllershammer.
Transparent paper is the perfect choice if you want to set hightlieghts within the book block. It´s a pleasure to sketch on transparent paper with a soft pensil or fineliner. As the paper shines through, your content can be structured very individually with nice visual effects.
Note paper doesn´t necessarily have to be white: A yellow that reminds us of the classical post-it, a tender light blue matching a Corporate Design or black paper that´s writable with a white marker. There are plenty of ideas for great effects that can be achieved by the right paper choice.
The front- and end leave is an essential part of the book: it connects the book cover with the book block and thus forms the first and last double page in the book. For an individual first impression, the first pages can be individually printed with address lines, a logo, image motifs or a calendar overview, or they can remain completely unprinted. For front- and end leave papers we like to recommend colour-imbued fine papers, as well.
With a few extras the usefulness of your notebook can be increased and optimised: with a folding perforation, pages can be removed at the desired positions. Combined with a double or fourfold punch, the pages can be filed after being removed.
If you’d like to display comprehensive information, annual overviews, or complex infographics, foldout pages can also be useful for a note- or calendar book. In contrast to this, parts of the book block or individual pages can also be shortened – another possibility to optimally structure your book.
Registers provide structure and clarity for books with content. According to your book concept a punching tool is made so your content can be structured individually. Register punching guarantees structure and clarity for books with content.
Why stick to one paper quality for your notebook if you can also combine different papers? For example in order to highlight different chapters of your book or the simple reason that it looks fabulous. By combining different coloured papers within the book block an exciting edge colouring effect arises, even when the book is closed.
Thread stitch enables a perfect flatness performance – this means that the opened book lies absolutely flat on the table. This is ideal for occasionally drawing across the book middle. Especially for notebooks, this is an absolute must and yet another quality feature of brandbook.
It is the details that our clients love so much about brandbook notebooks. For example, you can even individually choose the thread colour of the binding. In a thread-stitched book block, a seam flares up every 16 pages on the inside of the book. Normally, the thread colour is white, matching the inside pages. Alternatively those who like it flashy can choose a bright colour matching their corporate design.
You have the possibility to integrate your own image pages in almost all positions of the book block. The most common versions are these: in front of, in the middle or directly after the notebook block. But a distribution throughout the book block doesn’t exclude thread stitch. Here, we will individually advise you according to your wishes.
Thread stitch has the highest quality and is the most sustainable kind of binding – a standard quality feature at brandbook –single layers of the book block are sewn to one another, so that it is impossible for the pages to fall out. Many notebooks of other dealers, on the other hand, use an adhesive binding, like magazines, for example. Unfortunately, this results in dissolving pages after flicking through them a couple of times.