I work a lot with Children’s book publishers and authors, and I am constantly fielding questions and complaints about children’s boardbooks and problems with them curling over time until they’re more useful as soup bowls than for reading.
People – you do not have to stand for this anymore.
There are several factors that contribute to this problem. In no specific order, they are:
- the quality of the board itself
- the grain of the board
- the humidity in the shop during binding
- adherence to certain post-bindery processes that control moisture content
There a plenty of children’s book printers who will tell you they can “do” board books, but they will be so bowl-shaped you can eat your Mulligatawny in them.
We had enough demand for children’s board book printing that I found vendors who showed me what they have and what they do in order to prevent this infamous bowing nightmare. Most important is that it works, and I would be happy to provide you with the names of happy clients who will confirm it.
So, if you want boardbooks that lay flat and stay flat – call PRC Book Printing today. If you call someone else, ask them if their books come with spoons.
You’ll need them!