Lay-flat books – Simply amazing!

August 12, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

One of the products I can offer to wedding customers, seniors, families, new-born or children customers is a relatively new product called “lay-flat” books. What is a lay-flat book, you ask? Well, it’s a cross between a full-blown flush-mount album and a coffee table style book. It doesn’t have a leather cover and 1/8 inch pages as a flush-mount album does, But it also doesn’t have magazine thin pages like you typical coffee table style books. I received my first copy of one this week and was totally blown away with the feel, look, and quality.

This was a book I designed for my son Josh and his fiancee Katy to use as a guestbook at their wedding. You get a sneak peak here. The cover of the book is a complete wrap around cover that is totally flexible in design.

I was able to use color and font choices from their wedding as design elements in the book.

The spine looks sturdy and like it will last a long time. You can see how it hinges.

You notice right away that the pages aren’t thin like typical books. Probably 1/16 of an inch or slightly thinner.

The wrap is done beautifully.

Now here’s where the book shines. It’s a lay-flat book. For this album I didn’t use full panoramic spreads because it’s being used as a guestbook for their wedding. But you could very well use it for full page spreads and the seam wouldn’t be too distracting. I’ll probably be making a sample soon that will showcase full page spreads. So here it is laying flat. It will be much easier for guests to sign using this format.

Notice how the photo runs down into the seam. All in all I’m very pleased with the quality and build of this book. The company that printed it was the Pro arm of MPIX.com. This company rocks. If you have an event coming up and would like a product like this be sure to contact me.


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