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What are accordion books?
Although we love a good old-fashioned smyth sewn book, we certainly aren’t limited to printing books with traditional turned pages. As the name suggests, accordion-style books (also known as leporello books) involve printing on elongated pieces of paper that are then glued together at the ends and folded into an accordion-style pleat. The folds alternate between the front and back so the paper stacks nicely on top of itself in its folded state.
All of those folds make this style of book more vulnerable than our traditional book bindings, so we recommend using a paper stock of 105lb, which ensures the book will be both sturdy and flexible.
This style of binding requires a custom quote. You can request pricing using our contact page. To make sure we can get you an accurate quote as soon as possible, make sure you include the following information:
-Size of each panel of the accordion book (this will also be the size when the book is completely folded up)
-Total unfolded size: this will be your panel size multiplied by the number of panels.
-Whether you want a gloss or matte finish
-Number of accordion books you’re looking to order.
(Please note that like all books, our minimum order quantity for accordion books is 250. If you’re looking for a smaller quantity, we recommend contacting Chicago Pressmen and asking about their brochure options.)