There are several different ways to separate each section of your Cookery Books. One option that really looks great is having die-cut tabs dividing each section. At CBP Printing, we can print your tabs in either black-and-white or full-color. They’re a great way to separate the different sections (“Salads”, “Entrees”, “Desserts”, etc.). Plus, you can include full-color photo or a montage of photos of items from that section.
Do I Want To Include Photographs of Cookery Books?
Some cookery books just list recipes, and don’t include any photography at all. But many people like having photographs as a visual reference. That doesn’t mean you must have a photograph to accompany every recipe. You can have a page or two at the front of each section that shows as many items as you’d like. Full-color photography is a great way to enhance your cookery books with vibrant images of the delicious dishes you have made. We can print photos in black-and-white, too, but they’re not nearly as impressive as full-color.
Editing and Proofreading your Cookery Book
One of the first pre-printing tasks you will need to be think about for your cookery book is having it edited. When it comes to recipes, you may even want someone who can visualize the recipes and confirm the ingredients are in line. After all, you don’t want your recipes to be wrong. We can’t stress highly enough, how important it is to have your cookery book proofread before ANY printing is commenced.
Cookery Books Size Layout
The paper your book will be printed is available in specific sizes. With this in mind, it’s best to try and keep within more cost effective formats. In many instances, your book may be sold in book stores, which means there are specific book formats or book sizes that are preferred by bookstores (and expected by readers).
Most cook book are printed at either 5.5”x 8.5” or 6”x9” or 8.5”x11”.
If your cook book is going to contain pictures, illustrations an 8.5”x11” is the best choice.
If this going to be mainly text, 5.5”x 8.5” or 6”x9” are better choices.
Cookery Books Binding Types
There are two main ways novels can be put together or “bound”, and here they are with their pros and cons.
Spiral, Coil and Cerlox Binding: 25 to 250 pages: These kinds of bindings are by far the most used for cookbooks. Advantages, when opened they lay flat (for writing in, or just for referring back to like you would a cooking recipe), they are cost effective to produce, and in some instances, pages can be removed and replaced for updating purposes. Despite the fact that these books are classified as soft cover books, they still wear very well because they lay flat. Disadvantages, there are no major disadvantages when using these for cookery books.
Saddleback: up to 48 pages: These are the least elegant book binding to produce. Saddle back books can cost less to produce, but this also depends on larger quantities. In some instances, books that do not have enough pages for other binding types may need to be saddle bound. Disadvantages, the covers tend to wear more readily (although we recommend laminating which will help prevent this); these books don’t lay flat for the reader.