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Board Book Industry Standards
PrintNinja recommends keeping the following standards in mind when you design a board book.
Board books are simple short children’s books catered to very young children. Built to withstand baby drool and heavy usage, they are printed on heavy boards and bound in a unique way to accommodate the bulky pages that the little ones can’t tear. Board books often have very few pages, and may even be a condensed version of a longer children’s book. Often, special features are added to include the child’s participation in the story. Flaps that reveal hidden pictures, textures that they can feel, or die-cuts that interact with the story are some of the options authors include. Board books also have rounded corners for a safe edge that babies can handle on their own. You can have a lot of fun while designing a board book, but we’ve outlined a few guidelines below that most board books follow.
Design A Board Book
- Binding: Specialized board book binding
- Size: Between 3 inches and 7 inches
- Cover Finish: Gloss or matte lamination
- Page count: Between 8 and 36 pages