Qualified and highly professional, Lesley Wood is an award winning photographer with an international reputation forher stunning and emotionally vibrant people, horse and pet portrait photography. Lesley is now more of a friend of Aperture Books than a customer and loves to work with us to create and produce coffee table books to showcase her stunning photography.
After creating a book using our free software, Lesley is able to sit back and leave the production to us. All books are ordered online and then thoroughly checked within our pre-press department.
Our carefully selected fine art stock contrasts beautifully with the natural photographic colours of the images. For this particular book we felt that some of the middle spreads would lend themselves to using a pearlescent stock, to bring out the depth and emotion of the images. It’s amazing to think that these incredible images are produced on our HP Indigo 5000. Our HP Indigo 5000s continue to produce top notch work for us. As with a good car, regular servicing and some TLC by our first class operators, ensure fabulous results.
Following the printing, each page is creased within the book block at a precise position which enables the easy page turn on this 300gsm paper stock. This reduces ‘bounce’ when the book is laid open and pages turned. The block is then glued and clamped before being hand drilled and stitched by hand using our trade secret method.
The covers are printed on our large format printer and then matt laminated and placed over a double strength and durable 4mm board.