Board books are popular with young children because the durable materials fit perfectly in little hands AND are safe for babies to explore with their mouths.
If you’re printing a board book,
here are a few important things to know.
You’ll Need an Offset Printer
An offset printer with the right equipment and experience is needed to produce board books that do not warp. There is no bookstore quality, cost-effective option for printing boards books through print-on-demand services.
Board books are produced by gluing printed pages onto 40pt (most common), 60pt, 80pt or 100pt WHITE or GREY board
Board book illustrations tend to be bright, bold and large to capture the attention of young children. Many authors add fun features such as flaps, mirrors and board cutouts with sensory fabrics to create an even more interactive and engaging tactile experience.
Typical Page Count
A board book typically has 8 to 12 sheets. Note: 1 Sheet = 2 Pages (front and back).
Industry Standard Sizes
Most board books are 6×6, 7×7, 8×8 inches but we can produce any size board book.
We strongly recommend producing your board book with rounded corners to prevent injuries.
How do you print and self-publish a children’s book?
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