I love that we are doing more and more art book printing at Bookmobile—it is always fun to open the print files and see what the artist’s work and the book layout look like. In addition to exhibition catalogs, we’ve been doing a lot of portfolio book printing for artists (and architects and designers), too.

Case in point: Jonah Ward is an artist based in California who creates glass burned panels. Jonah found that he often had to show people a video for them to understand how his work is created. His portfolio book showcases his artwork, but also shows his process, step by step. As you can partly see in the image above, the book shows how Jonah drips and ladles molten glass on different woods, then once the glass cools, he peels it off to reveal the burned impressions in the wood.

Jonah worked with Ryan Stirtz of Stirtz New Media on the book’s design and layout, and Ryan was Bookmobile’s contact for quoting and printing the book. The portfolio is a landscape hardcover at 11″ x 8″ with a matte-laminated printed case and black end sheets. The color interior printed on 80-lb. white uncoated stock, and all pages had a rich black background, which picked up beautifully.

Bookmobile is a perfect fit for portfolio book printing

Our short-run print quality is excellent, our pricing is affordable, and we offer many options, like square trim sizestranslucent vellum insertsfoil stamping on paperback covers, and more. Browse our Gallery to see the full breadth of what we offer! And with a minimum run quantity of just 25 copies, artists and galleries can print short runs and order reprints as needed—which means no worries about storing inventory or cash flow complications.

Interested in what Bookmobile can do for you? Contact me!