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Hardback Photo Book Printing: November 17th by Charley Dean Sayers

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240x170mm Case Bound Books
Cover onto Winters binding cloth
Matt Black Foiling to cover and spine
Debossing to cover 104x79mm
Wrapped over greyboard case.

100x75mm Photo
printed full colour single sided
onto 70gsm Adhesive paper, glued onto the debossed area.

2x 4pp End Papers printed single­-sided onto 170gsm Uncoated
192 inside pages onto 130gsm Gloss
Full colour print throughout.
Trimmed, collated and case bound
with white head n tail bands.

2 cover colourways: Napura Canvas NAC8020 and NAC8032.

November 17th: An Unflinching Journey through Transitioning, Captured in Print

Hardback Photo Book Printing Unveils a Powerful Personal Narrative

“November 17th” is not just another art book; it’s a heartrending, unflinching journey through gender transition, etched in the heart and lens of 23-year-old Charley Dean Sayers. With Ex Why Zed’s expertise in art book printing in the UK, Sayers’ poignant narrative is brought to life in a stunning case-bound book, capturing a deeply personal chronicle of her journey.

The book takes us through Sayers’ gender confirmation surgery, which she underwent just three months after her 18th birthday. It chronicles five weeks spent in Chon Buri, Thailand, encapsulating a period of intense physical and mental tumult. The result? A spellbinding collection of photography and personal musings that invite the reader into the raw, unfiltered world of a transitioning individual.

Charley Dean Sayers with Her Hardback Photo Book

More than Just a Hardback Book: A Message of Authenticity and Courage

At Ex Why Zed, we are proud to contribute to such powerful narratives, proving yet again that our services are more than just book printing services. We help artists and individuals express their stories in a medium that transcends digital transience, creating tangible, enduring narratives that resonate deeply with readers.

In the same vein of raw authenticity, we’ve previously collaborated with a range of artists and creatives who use the medium of print to bring their unique stories to life. We’ve had the pleasure of working on projects like Lydia Reeves’ “My Vulva And I”, a celebration of vulva diversity, and “Stay Soft: A Celebration of Women”, a zine that champions the power of femininity.

The “November 17th” book is a testament to the power of unfiltered storytelling in the trans community. As Sayers so poignantly puts it, “The trans community is rarely afforded the right to be unfiltered.” By shunning self-censorship and daring to expose her pain, Sayers has given voice to a narrative that resonates with authenticity and courage.

An Unforgettable Venture into High-Quality Book Printing

The specifics of the book’s creation are a testament to the high standards of quality we uphold at Ex Why Zed. As premier UK book printers, we helped materialise Sayers’ vision into a 240x170mm case-bound book, complete with a cover of Winters binding cloth and matt black foiling. A debossed area features a full-colour photo printed onto adhesive paper, adding a personal touch to the cover design. The 192 inside pages are printed in full colour on 130gsm gloss, ensuring each image and word is vividly and beautifully displayed.

An Invitation to Transform Your Ideas into Print

Ex Why Zed is more than just a short run digital printing company. We’re a team that helps bring your creative visions to life. Whether it’s a personal narrative like “November 17th”, a celebration of body diversity like “My Vulva And I”, or a collective ode to femininity like “Stay Soft: A Celebration of Women”, we’re here to transform your ideas into high-quality print.

If you have a story to tell, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Like Charley Dean Sayers, let’s bring your vision to life in the world of print. ✨

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