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polar-blair
Jun 17, 2009, 09:45 AM
Hi

I am planning on designing a one off book as a present for my girlfriend, anyway I thought it would make a nice present but what I want to ask is has anyone had a book they designed printed professionally but just had 1 copy made? I only need one book printed but I want it to look good. I thought of apples photo books at first but I think this book will be quite long 200-300 pages.

Has anyone done something like this or know where the best place I could get this done? If all else fails I could make the book by hand but ideally would like it to be professionally printed.

Thanks



heehee
Jun 17, 2009, 10:57 AM
I don't know where you live, but alot of print shops in my area can do perfect binding like magazines or paper back books even for one copy. Google in your local area and ask if they do perfect binding.

Macky-Mac
Jun 21, 2009, 02:18 PM
take a look at lulu.com, they provide self-publishing services. They have a cost calculator that'll give you a starting point. (you might want to use firefox, i've had some trouble with safari on their site)

design-is
Jun 21, 2009, 03:13 PM
Where in the world are you based?

LeviG
Jun 21, 2009, 04:32 PM
Where in the world are you based?
according to the youtube link its UK

MisterMe
Jun 21, 2009, 10:51 PM
according to the youtube link its UKAccording to its website (http://www.lulu.com/en/about/index.php), Lulu.com has offices in Raleigh, London, Toronto and Bangalore. That would be two offices in North America, one in Europe, and one on the Indian sub-continent. As for Safari and Lulu.com's website, it seems to work just fine with with my installation of Safari 4.0.

likeavaliant
Jun 22, 2009, 12:14 AM
You could possibly try Blurb.com.
They have good prices, and it's fairly straight forward.

Macky-Mac
Jun 22, 2009, 01:12 AM
According to its website (http://www.lulu.com/en/about/index.php), Lulu.com has offices in Raleigh, London, Toronto and Bangalore. That would be two offices in North America, one in Europe, and one on the Indian sub-continent. As for Safari and Lulu.com's website, it seems to work just fine with with my installation of Safari 4.0.

it was with their price calculator and using safari 3 that I had some problems

remmy
Aug 17, 2009, 08:09 AM
Try making your own?

I found this tutorial useful:

http://www.csparks.com/Bookbinding/index.xhtml