Libro Collection.com

If you are looking to purchase a Libro Portfolio or have Booksmart Studio produce your prints for your portfolio. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Libro shop website at http://www.librocollection.com.

Inkjet Metal.com

If you are looking to purchase Fine Art Metal or have Booksmart Studio print on the fine art metal. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Inkjet Metal shop website at http://www.inkjetmetal.com.

Fine Edition Printing.com

If you are looking to work with Booksmart Studio to produce your Fine Edition Inkjet Prints for an exhibition or just start an open edition. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Fine Edition Printing shop website at http://www.fineeditionprinting.com.

Custom ICC Profiling.com

Order your custom ICC Profiles now. Please be sure to visit our dedicated Custom ICC Profiling shop at http://www.customiccprofiling.com.

Fine Edition Books

 

        signature sewn books    signature sewn book

Booksmart Studio’s Fine Edition Books are aimed at fulfilling the needs of the most discerning artist. These short run books are hand produced under strict quality controls to ensure that your art is presented in a matter that reflects it in the best way possible. The printing of these books is produced with only the finest inkjet 100% cotton double sided papers. We use Innova Smooth Cotton Duo exclusively in our Fine Edition Book Production. The cost of these books is very high due to the nature of the printing method.

We also produce our catalog edition books that utilize our HP Indigo printing technology at a better price point. If you are looking for a hand bound book that does not break the bank then you might want to take a look at our Catalog Edition Books.

We approach each book with the uniqueness it deserves; collaboration between the artist and printmaker is key. For this reason we must be selective in the projects we accept.  After contacting us we will ask that you provide 15 samples of your work or direct us to a website which displays your work.  Once we have reviewed your work, and come to an arrangement to produce your book, we can begin the collaboration process.

Due to our experience, along with the technologies we employ, we can accept digital files and have the ability to work directly from your original artwork or negatives.

You may also choose to have your Fine Edition Book published through Booksmart Studio. For an additional fee we will provide ISBN registration, as well as, copyright registration of your Fine Edition Book with the Library of Congress. Booksmart Studio’s Fine Edition Books are aimed at fulfilling the needs of the most discerning artist. These short run books are hand produced under strict quality controls to ensure that your art is presented in a matter that reflects it in the best way possible.

Sending Us Your Materials

Booksmart Studio offers two methods for clients to transfer their digital files to us.

Method 1

Place your files in a Dropbox folder and share the link with info@booksmartstudo.com.

When sending an InDesign document you MUST package all fonts, images, & page layouts in a single folder. The quickest & most efficient method for doing this is by using the package option. For more help with packaging your files please visit the Tutorials section of our website.

Please Note:

* We remove images from our Dropbox account immediately after they have been downloaded to prevent theft of imagery.

**For larger volume customers we have an application you can install on your computer that will allow you to drop your files into the application window and it will automatically upload the images to our Asset Manager website. Please inquire with Booksmart Studio to obtain this software.

Method 2

If your files total more than 400MB or you would rather send a formal package, please send your order form & CD/DVD to:

Booksmart Studio
250 North Goodman Street
1st floor
Rochester, NY 14607

Collecting Book Content

In this first step, you will choose what content is to be included in your Catalog Edition Book.

Purpose

Now that you have the content for your book, you should consider your audience. Is your book for a select few, or is it for the masses? Think about the format of your Catalog Edition Book, is it small or large? Do you want a rectangular or square book?

Design

Do you already have the perfect design? If not Booksmart Studio can do it for you. We have designers experienced in creating books for every need. Our designers also have an intimate knowledge of our workflow, which in turn can mean less issues down the road.

Options

You have several options when it comes to covers and cover decoration for your Catalog Edition Book. For a preview of these options please check out our cover options page, if you have a question or wish to have a complete list of currently available options, please contact us.

Proof

Before the production process of your Catalog Edition Book really begins, you’ll receive an electronic proof for review. This is your chance to have changes made, so be sure to check all of the content for accuracy. Once we receive your signed approval form, we’ll move on to the production phase.

Production

Once we have received Proof Approval, and you have selected your options, it is time to enter the production phase. Your Catalog Edition Book is printed using a high-quality laser printing process on an acid-free paper designed specifically for high quality output. After the printing is completed, your Catalog Edition Book is bound and trimmed to size. The cover, along with any selected decorations, is crafted by hand to insure maximum attention to detail. It is then allowed to set for at least 12 hours to allow for proper adhesion and permanency.

At Booksmart Studio, we produce your Catalog Edition Books in a time frame that meets your needs.

# Books Production time
1 – 6 Books 4 – 6 Business Days
7 – 15 Books 6 – 9 Business Days
16 – 25 Books 8 – 12 Business Days
26 or more Call to Schedule

Press Time

Since Booksmart Studio utilizes state of the art digital technologies during the production of your Catalog Edition Book, there is no need to worry if you will have enough books. We digitally archive all of your files so you can order as many copies as you need, when you need them. Our server utilizes RAID 5 technology to ensure we never lose your files.

Sales

If you’re looking to resell your new book, Booksmart Studio is here to help. With our Published Edition Book you’ll receive all of the benefits of our Catalog Edition Book, but with the added benefit of a Booksmart Studio ISBN, along with marketing of your book online. Feel free to contact us for additional information.

Production Timeline

Proofs

Proofs are generally completed within five to seven business days from the arrival of your order form & CD/DVD for Catalog Edition books. If color or file correction is needed, Booksmart Studio will provide each artist with an estimated completion date for proofs. Production Booksmart Studio’s typical turn-around time for catalog edition books is seven to ten business days from the date the proofs are signed off or we receive your waiver of proofs. Please call Booksmart Studio to find out our current timeline before sending your files if your schedule demands an exact turn-around date.

Rush Service

For book projects that are required to be completed in under our normal turn-around of seven to ten business days, we apply a rush service. Rush service is not always available and must be prearranged with the staff at Booksmart Studio, as we cannot delay other deadlines during busy periods.

Rush fee: 35% of total production prior to shipping charges.

Sample Pricing

All pricing is customized for each project-inquire for an estimate

There are many possibilities in the book arts, and every endeavor is unique.  Here are some examples of book projects to help you plan your own fine art book. Remember that the design charge and publishing fees are only a one time fee, which helps to make multiple copies of books more affordable.
 
Discount for quantities: 
3-6 books- 5%  •  7-12 books– 8%   •  13-20 books– 10%
21-35 books– 14%  •  36-50 books– 18%

Book Pricing for a book 9.5″ x 10.5″
Design & Publication
Design of book for printing-customer could start designing the book to reduce the cost.
20 pages-40 pages $165.00 -$350.00
Publishing of books through Booksmart Studio publishing – 1 time fee.
Includes ISBN registration & Library of Congress copyright
Registration.   
$320.00
Proofs
Two sets of proof mock-up books before final printing $200.00
Printing
Book printing, 20 pages, 9.5″ x10.5″
$165.00
Book printing, 32 pages, 9.5″ x10.5″
$230.00
Book printing, 40 pages, 9.5″ x10.5″
$275.00
Coating of inkjet printed books
$35.00
Bookbinding
Bookbinding of printed pages by Booksmart Studio with Iris Bookcloth,
Hand-sewn and encased hardcover.
$150.00
Upgrade to mid-high bookcloths
$50.00
Enclosures
Creation of slip case for custom books
$95.00
Creation of clamshell box for book $135.00
Stamping Options
Foil stamping books-one color $60.00
Foil stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $85.00
Blind stamping books
$30.00
Blind stamping clamshell box/slipcase
$42.50

 

Book Pricing for a Book 5” x 8”
Design & Publication
Design of book for printing-customer could start the process to reduce the cost. 
20 pages–40 pages $165.00 –
$350.00
Publishing of books through Booksmart Studio publishing – 1 time fee. Includes ISBN registration & Library of Congress copyright Registration $320.00
Proofs
Two sets of proof mock-up books before final printing $175.00
Printing
Book printing, 20 pages, 5″ x 8″    $105.00
Book printing, 32 pages, 5″ x 8″    $145.00
Book printing, 40 pages, 5″ x 8″    $175.00
Coating of inkjet printed books $35.00
Bookbinding
Bookbinding of printed pages by Booksmart Studio with Iris Bookcloth,
Hand-sewn and encased hardcover.
$125.00
Upgrade to mid-high bookcloths $42.00
Enclosures
Creation of slip case for custom books $80.00
Creation of clamshell box for book
$118.50
  Stamping Options
Foil stamping books-one color $60.00
Foil stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $85.00
Blind stamping books-one color $30.00
Blind stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $42.50

 

 

 Book Pricing for a Book 8.5” x 22”
 Design & Publication
Design of book for printing-customer could start the process to reduce the cost. 
20 pages–40 pages $165.00 –
$350.00
Publishing of books through Booksmart Studio publishing – 1 time fee. Includes ISBN registration & Library of Congress copyright Registration $320.00
Proofs
Two set of proofs books & dummies before final printing $220.00
Printing
Book printing, 20 pages, 8.5”x22” $185.00
Book printing, 32 pages, 8.5”x22” $245.00
Book printing, 40 pages, 8.5”x22” $290.00
Coating of inkjet printed books $35.00
 Bookbinding
Bookbinding of printed pages by Booksmart Studio with Iris Bookcloth, Hand-sewn and encased hardcover $165.00
Upgrade to mid–high bookcloths $56.00
Enclosures
Creation of slip case for custom books $105.00
Creation of clamshell box for book $155.00
Stamping Options
Foil stamping books-one color $60.00
Foil stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $85.00
Blind stamping books-one color $30.00
Blind stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $42.50

 

 

 Book Pricing for a Book 12” x 18”
 Design & Publication
 Design of book for printing-customer could start the process to reduce the cost. 
20 pages–40 pages $165.00 –
$350.00
Publishing of books through
Booksmart Studio publishing – 1 time fee. Includes ISBN registration
& Library of Congress copyright Registration
$320.00
 Proofs
  Two set of proofs books & dummies before final printing   $220.00
 Printing
Book printing, 20 pages, 12”x 18” $180.00
Book printing, 32 pages, 12”x 18” $250.00
Book printing, 40 pages, 12”x 18” $310.00
Coating of inkjet printed books $35.00
Bookbinding
Bookbinding of printed pages by Booksmart Studio with Iris Bookcloth, Hand-sewn and encased hardcover $140.00
Upgrade to mid–high bookcloths $50.00
 Enclosures
Creation of slip case for custom books $105.00
Creation of clamshell box for book
$155.00
 Stamping Options
Foil stamping books-one color $60.00
Foil stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $85.00
Blind stamping books-one color $30.00
Blind stamping clamshell box/slipcase-one color $42.50

For an estimate please Request a Quote and remember to add the type of book you are interested in, along with the number of pages, the size of your book and the design details of your book in the comments and details section of the request. We will get back to you with an estimate and guide you through the many decisions of the bookmaking process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookcloth Choices

The following swatches are a few examples of a few bookcloths that we use for our book production. We are always open and willing to try new materials that may interest you. New bookcloths always extend the book projects timeline, due to the fact that we must experiment with the cloths’ quality for foil stamping and endurance. Our mid-grade bookcloths are Buckrum, Cialux, & IRIS, while all others are considered high-end bookcloths. The high-end book cloths not only cost more, but are very delicate to work with, which increases the price of the production. We also have a large selection of leatherettes in-house from purchasing bindery materials from a few shops that have closed. Please inquire if you have an idea for a book cloth that you do not see listed here.

Asahi Bookcloth 

The workability of these Japanese bookcloths, combined with the beauty of color and texture, have made them extremely popular for almost all bookbinding and portfolio designs. All colors are paper backed for ease of glue application.
 

Bonded Leather  

 
Bonded Leather is a more economical alternative to full hides. This material is made from at least 75% genuine leather and is made to look, feel and smell like fine leather. It is available in five glazed finished colors and matte black.
 

Cialux Bookcloth

 
Cialux is a natural finish bookcloth imported from Italy. It is a lustrous, vibrant, glossy, fast-dyed, natural finish, 100% rayon cloth with a viscose paper backing. Cialux cloth is made from spun rayon yarn, which is composed of short-length filament threads. It is environmentally friendly and exceptionally well suited for covering book covers, catalogs, stationery, diaries etc. This bookclosth is also ideal for off-set printing, screen printing, and hot foil blocking. Cialux is colorfast to water, light and abrasion, and has improved durability over other natural finish cloths.
 

IRIS Bookcloth 

 
The IRIS bookcloth is an elegant cloth made of 100% rayon with a silky sheen and excellent durability. It is an excellent all around bookcloth for all types of work and applications requiring a linen feel and brilliant range of colors. This bookcloth accepts both hot foil and blind stamping, offset and screen printing, die cutting and folding.