The popularity of our genuine photographic Storybook albums created a demand for an alternative option. Our Coffee Table Book selection was born. A cost effective alternative that differs from our Storybook albums in the following ways:
– Pages are a thin 120gsm
(Our Storybooks have 2.5mm thick mounted pages)
– Pages are not laminated
(Our Storybooks are all bound with laminated pages)
– Full wrap around cover
(Our Storybooks uses a Duo cover)
– Magazine quality printing
(Our Storybooks are printed using Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper)
Manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa.
Layout and design:
Our design team offers a basic layout for a Coffee Table Book. This layout is not as busy or complex as that used in our Storybook album. Clients are welcome to supply their own design, where the possibilities are endless. Please be sure to visit our website for the finer details of design requirements.
FREE Studio22 Album Maker software: UPDATED
We now offer a free software package that enables you to create a number of products on your own PC or Mac. Visit www.coffeetablebooks.co.za to download the free software or collect a FREE CD from Studio22.
iPhoto design: Yes, we can print form iPhoto.
Our binding system allows us to make a slight modification to the format of our standard A4 book to produce iPhoto books. Mac owners need only save their complete projects to PDF and our designers will make the required changes. iPhoto software has been written with counties like South Africa in mind and kindly allows for files to be exported in PDF format. Although we are not able to print in all the sizes listed in the iPhoto menu, our A4 option is ideal. We recommend clients use the “large” option when designing their book in iPhoto. A further advantage – although iPhoto only permits a maximum of 100 pages, we can join two books and make one slightly thicker one. If a client wants 120 pages for example, we suggest making two books with 60 pages each and our designer can combine them. The greatest difference when producing our Coffee Table Book from iPhoto design is the slight change we need to make in order to convert the cover to our full wrap around cover. As we do not print a dust jacket, we would include the additional pieces as extra pages in our books.
All books or albums we produce are only printed once a proof has been viewed and signed by the client (this excludes the new Album Maker software with online orders). In the case of long distance orders where we cannot mail the proof to the client, we have a clause that allows us to proceed on the clients behalf. The proof is printed on the same paper as the final book, using the same printer, it is therefore a proof for layout and colour.