Pad Binding. Opens Flat. Full Colour. Sizes Up to A3.
This books pages can open fully flat without bending. It's a more cost effective alternative to a typical panoramic lay-flat photobook. This is perfect for creating impressive spreads where artwork runs almost seamlessly from one opposing page to the other. The "pad" refers to the way the pages are stuck together; glue and a fabric mesh does the job (similar to a tear-off notepad). This is not a very durable long term solution, but if you have a lot of spreads, then the charm of a lay flay more than makes up for that. Suitable for up to 100 pages / 50 sheets. White / clear spine as standard.
**Please note: Pad Layflat book spread lineups can not be guaranteed due to movement in the print and binding process. We will do our best to provide you with the best possible product using this method.
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Got a custom size other than A4 (210mm x 297mm) or A3 (297mm x 420mm)? Simply select the A-series size that your entire print will fit within, and we will trim to your crop marks. For example, a portfolio 200mm x 305mm would require you to select an A3 (297mm x 420mm) size portfolio. If you want a square book, 297mm x 297mm is as large as we can go, and this would require an A3 product.
Add a permanent coloured dye down the spine of your Portfolios. Colours swatches are an approximation only. If you have a specific colour you'd like us to match to, please get in contact (starts at $110 per colour). Standard is white/clear.
Add translucent pages to your book. These additional sheets won't affect your "Number of Pages" page total. They can be printed with white ink, black ink, full colour, or remain blank. They are printed on one side only, so be sure to include blank pages in your PDF where necessary to maintain your page order.
Have your book covers Digital Foiled with a metallic gold, silver or copper. You must read our Digital Foil setup page before ordering this option, as there are a few things to keep in mind. Not available on "Heavy Textured Matte - Bright White" paper stock.
How quickly do you need this item completed? Standard is 5 business days. Orders must be placed before 4pm on business days, and pick-up / dispatch is after 4pm on business days. For example: You order before 4pm Monday with a 5 business day turnaround, submit correct artwork, choose pick-up and no printed proofs; your order will be ready for pick-up the following Monday after 4pm. Remember shipping adds transit time (add 1-2 business days), and printed proofs take an additional 1-2 business days. See our Turnaround page for more info.
The final, finished, 100% ready-to-go files we'll use to print your portfolio. 100mb max each. Make sure you read our Artwork Setup page very carefully - incorrectly supplied artwork may delay your order.