Congratulations to Ben Mancino, who won second place in the Amateur Nature Book category in the 2018 International Photo Awards for Welcome to the Berkshires. We print and bind many photography coffee table books at Bookmobile, and Ben’s is a beautiful example of our color photography printing capabilities.

Ben Mancino (of Ben Macino Photography) lives in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Welcome to the Berkshires is a landscape hardcover measuring 12″ x 8″. The landscape format is perfect to feature Ben’s photos of the landscapes of Berkshire County through the seasons, from rolling hills and fields to forests and waterfalls. It’s perfect bound with PUR glue and a printed case with gloss lamination, white headbands, and Rainbow Antique black end sheets. The interior printed 4-color on 100-lb. gloss white stock, which is 450 PPI (pages per inch). From Ben,

I was genuinely impressed with Bookmobile’s flexibility in customization options such as offering custom sizes and full bleed pages.  I needed the pages of my book to be 12″ x 8″ to maintain the original proportions of my artwork which was easily accommodated.  As the design of my book evolved I often had to request updated quotes which were always produced in a timely manner allowing me to make swift changes as needed.  I was extremely satisfied with the overall quality of my book and will be returning to Bookmobile with all future publication projects.

Photography Coffee Table Books

Ready to print your art books? Bookmobile offers terrific quality and customer service, plus competitive pricing. Book printing is our sole focus—for the past twenty plus years we’ve combined traditional printing values with the latest digital print technology. All color pages print on one of our Xeroxes (800, 1000, or Versant), which print at 2400 x 2400 DPI at a 200-line screen. The printers use less fuser oil than past digital printers, and they deliver a smooth, offset-like finish and pure color. The Xerox prints outstanding midtones, crisp text, pure neutrals, detailed shadows, and bright highlights. Our color prints CMYK, so if a Pantone or RGB color is specified, it is converted to CMYK. We offer full-color file guidelines here.

At Bookmobile, we print many art books for a variety of museums, galleries, and artists. We can produce paperbacks or hardcovers, with run lengths from 25 to 2,000 plus copies. Unlike other digital printers, we can produce odd trim sizes all the way up to 12″ x 12″.