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Coffee Table Art Book Printing – Ashdown Forest by Craig Payne

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280x205mm Case Bound Books
Cover onto 170gsm Silk
Wrapped over greyboard case
Matt laminated and Gold Foiling to the outer
2x 4pp End Papers Printed onto 170gsm Uncoated
128 inside pages onto 170gsm Silk
Four colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and case bound

There is a second version without the cover foiling.

Coffee Table Art Book Printing: A Journey Through Seasons with “Ashdown Forest” by Craig Payne and James Adler

“Ashdown Forest” is an exquisite example of coffee table art book printing, brought to life by the skilled team at Ex Why Zed. The beautiful hardback book, titled “Through The Seasons on Ashdown Forest,” is a testament to the craft of book printing services at its finest. It showcases over 100 stunning photographs by Craig Payne, meticulously captured over the course of three years and complemented by the insightful text of James Adler.

Craig Payne Ashdown Forest Printer

A Pictorial Representation of Ashdown Forest

The book documents the shifting beauty of Ashdown Forest across the four seasons, presenting a kaleidoscope of captivating images that range from snow-covered valleys in winter to the vibrant heather in the summer. Notably, the book also includes an illustrated map of Ashdown Forest, complete with plotted points and what3word grid references, guiding readers to the locations of most scenes featured in the book.

The book’s creator, Craig Payne, is a local photographer who has made over 200 visits to Ashdown Forest since 2019. His vision was to produce a comprehensive study of the rich and varied landscape of the Forest in the 21st century. This hardback photography book is not just a quality print product but a compelling visual narrative that highlights the forest’s lesser-known areas, most popular scenes, and its significance for flora, fauna, and humans alike.

The Print Specification

The publication follows the specifications of 280x205mm case-bound books. The cover, printed onto 170gsm silk, is wrapped over a greyboard case. To add an elegant finish, it’s matt laminated and accentuated with gold foiling on the outer. The book incorporates 2x 4pp end papers printed onto 170gsm uncoated, and 128 inside pages onto 170gsm silk. The full-colour print throughout the book is a tribute to the excellence of UK book printers. A second version without the cover foiling is also available.

The Art of Book Printing

Ex Why Zed has been at the forefront of art book printing in the UK, crafting high-quality printed books that reflect the creative vision of artists and photographers. From projects like the visually arresting “No Hands” by Ryu Voelkel, the ethereal “Fever Dream” by Renee Cornue, to the intimate exploration in “A Look into Lydia Reeves’ My Vulva and I”, the company has demonstrated its commitment to bringing creative concepts to life through high-quality printing services.

The success of “Through The Seasons” and its contribution to conserving Ashdown Forest reiterates the power of visual narratives in raising awareness and fostering appreciation for our natural world. It’s a brilliant showcase of what Ex Why Zed can achieve in the realm of coffee table art book printing. Whether you’re an artist, designer, or photographer looking to publish a book, Ex Why Zed offers unparalleled book printing services to turn your vision into a tangible reality.

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