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Section sewn, hardback book printing for High Voltage by Matt Dixon.

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A4 Case Bound Books.
Cover onto 170gsm Gloss.
Wrapped over greyboard case.
Gloss laminated to the outer.
2x 4pp End Papers unprinted onto Wibalin Natural WBN537.
256 inside pages onto 130gsm Silk.
Four colour print throughout.
Trimmed, collated, section sewn and case bound.

Fantasy Art Book Printing

In the vibrant and evocative world of Fantasy character art, very few artists can captivate and immerse audiences as proficiently as the illustrious Matt Dixon. Known for his whimsical and meticulous depictions of unique characters, Dixon weaves compelling narratives through his enchanting illustrations. One of his most captivating works, “High Voltage,” is an exemplar of Dixon’s signature storytelling style and creative prowess. This case study delves into the production process behind this remarkable project, offering invaluable insights into hardcover illustrated art book printing.

The Hardback Art Book Spec

The print specifications of High Voltage encapsulate the essence of quality and attention to detail synonymous with Dixon’s work. An A4 Case Bound Book, the artwork’s cover is printed onto a 170gsm Gloss sheet. Adding to its sleek feel is a greyboard case, gloss laminated on the outer surface. The endpapers, two sets of four unprinted pages, utilize Wibalin Natural WBN537 for a timeless and elegant finish.

The interior pages, all 256 of them, are printed onto a premium 130gsm Silk. Every page radiates life and vibrance courtesy of the four-colour print process utilized throughout. The book is then expertly trimmed, collated, section sewn, and case bound, producing an awe-inspiring art book that is as durable as it is enchanting.

Creating an art book of such calibre necessitates expertise and precision, attributes embodied by ExWhyZed. Renowned for their exceptional artist catalogue printing services, they transform art into tangible masterpieces. High Voltage is a testament to their prowess, setting a new benchmark in the realm of hardcover illustrated art book printing.

Each page of High Voltage is an electrifying journey into Dixon’s artistic universe, showcasing his unparalleled ability to personify inanimate objects and craft intricate narratives. The print quality brings out the best of his vibrant colour schemes and intricate details, resulting in an immersive visual experience that leaves audiences captivated.

Drawing inspiration from Dixon’s unique art style and the success of High Voltage, many artists and self-publishers have embarked on their creative journeys. ExWhyZed’s excellent self-published book printing services have aided countless creators in sharing their art with the world, with projects ranging from detailed character art to illustrated children’s books.

Among these remarkable projects, “Yendor by Rodney Matthews,” “Strange Tales of Alphabet Children by Matthew Rumbelow,” and “Vessel: Craww Shaun Friend” stand out for their visual brilliance and printing excellence, similar to the revered “Transmission 2 by Matt Dixon.” Each of these works represents a unique artistic vision, brought to life through meticulous printing and binding processes.

The advent of self-publishing has opened up the world of art book creation to a broader audience. Projects like “Michelle Jack Wolfskull: Inktober Book” showcase the potentials of this publishing method. The power to control every aspect of the book production, from design to print, gives artists like Dixon the freedom to create their perfect art books.

The journey of High Voltage from an idea to a tangible art book exemplifies the synthesis of artistic creativity with superior printing techniques. The result is a visual masterpiece that not only showcases Dixon’s distinctive style but also embodies the capabilities of hardcover illustrated art book printing. This publication is a testament to the power of print, reminding us that the age-old tradition of holding a book, feeling its pages, and immersing oneself in its contents can still spark unparalleled joy and wonderment.

If you are an artist or a self-publisher aspiring to transform your creations into professional-quality art books, take inspiration from High Voltage and Matt Dixon’s creative journey. The world of fantasy character art awaits your unique vision, ready to be captivated by your narratives and characters. Trust in a printing partner like ExWhyZed, who can guide you through the process and deliver results that meet and exceed your expectations.

The magic lies not just in the creativity, but in the tangible product that comes out of it. High Voltage, through its impeccable print quality and expert binding, reminds us why we love print. It is more than just an art book; it’s a journey, a narrative, an experience, and a testament to Matt Dixon’s vision and the endless possibilities of hardcover illustrated art book printing.

Remember, every artist has a story to tell. It’s time to tell yours.

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RODNEY MATTHEWS, LEGENDARY CONCEPTUAL ARTIST
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Brilliant communication from start to finish. Mike had endless patience for the many questions we asked. The guides provided were easy to follow and super helpful (the video guides are a must watch too). Our order of hardback illustrated children's books was delivered expertly packaged and on time. As for the finished product itself - stunning - a real joy to finally hold, beautifully made and perfectly printed! We couldn't have asked for more. Well, we did - we instantly placed an order for paperback children's colouring books too, which we are equally as happy with. Look forward to working with Ex Why Zed again in the future.
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