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Painted Edges

Painted Book Edges Fore-Edge Splatter

Painted Book Edges Fore-Edge Splatter

There are many types of edge treatments that can be applied to your book. A popular choice is painting a solid color or applying gilt — a metallic color, typically gold or silver — on the paper’s edge.

Edge coloring is a great way to catch the eye of a potential customer and our artisans can accommodate any color of your choice to make it pop.

Important Consideration

Adding painted edges to your project will increase your production timeline by 3-5 days. Before you can worry about that, you’ll need to make sure your book has a thickness of at least 8mm to achieve the optimal apperance.


Request pricing for this add-on while locking in your price on our quoting calculator.  Please note that painted edges are only available for international offset printed orders, we cannot provide painted edges through our U.S. based digital-offset print option currently. We’ll reach out to you with a custom quote (or questions) within 1 business day of receiving your request. Of course, if you’re not sure if this option is right for you, feel free to reach out to one of our friendly customer service Ninjas! We’ll be happy to talk with you and help you determine whether this is the right choice for you.

Painted Book Edges Splatter

Painted Book Edges Fore-Edge Splatter

Design Inspiration

Get creative and your possiblities will be endless. The book in the photo to the right combined the following specialty features to give it a creatively unique style: