At Art Book Printing.com, we assemble a team of experts and equipment capabilities to fit your art book’s specific budget and production requirements. This is what we call “haute couture” art book printing.
“I am so glad I found you! Now I can finally produce the art book I have dreamed about for so many years!”
Today, when books are published, the production team is mostly anonymous. Seldom is anyone other than the editor and cover designer recognized. And the printer? I cannot remember the last time I saw the name of the printer listed on the copyright page. Back in the glory days of book printing, each book was clearly marked by the craftsmen printers who produced it. A quality printer added prestige to a book. Today, paper and printing are considered commodities not worth mentioning. But if you are looking for the best source to make your vision of your art book a reality, the quest can be challenging to say the least. There are many printers who offer their services online and there are many brokers and agents who offer the lure of “china price”. The challenge becomes even greater when you are not sure how to select the best paper for art book printing, how to achieve the best color reproduction or what binding option is best for your project. So who can you trust your art, ideas and finances to? When you explore Art Book Printing.com, you soon learn that our approach is much different from traditional book printers.
The evolution of a full service art book printer
I started my career in working in sales for a medium-sized commercial print shop in Grand Rapids, MI. Fresh out of college, I literally went door-to-door asking for any print job to quote on! I would be thrilled whenever I would find an audience. I would rush a quote request back to the shop, only to be disappointed to learn that my company was unable to efficiently produce the fast majority of these opportunities. In the three years I worked there, this frustration led to the conviction that I had to find a better way to offer printing services. Instead of somehow trying to fit the customer’s needs into the mold defined by our equipment’s capabilities, I had to come up with a vastly different approach. The answer was surprisingly simple. Why not really understand the needs of the customer and then assemble the production team and manufacturing capabilities around this need? Why not represent a group of manufacturers who complement each other? I started a company called Grand Rapids Print Systems, Inc., in my garage. It grew into one of the largest independent print sales organizations in Michigan (The company was sold to global brand management giant InnerWorkings in 2010).
Full service art book printing at a whole new level
ArtBookPrinting.com takes this same concept to a whole new level. The vast majority of my time working with a client is spent analyzing the unique requirements of each project. We carefully assemble the team of experts and equipment capabilities around these requirements. The team is seldom the same because each project is different. I feel it is very important that our client gets to know every member of the team he/she works with during production, even though they seldom meet in person. Each time we “team up” with a client, we know we offer the best art book design and printing service for the client’s project.
Art Book Printing.com core is a small studio but it is owned by a large publicly traded company called InnerWorkings (INWK). This provides extra security for your investment. This is especially important for clients who find us via a Google search.