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You Can’t Play Charlie Farley – A Masterpiece in Children’s Book Printing

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216x279mm Landscape Books
4pp Cover onto 300gsm Gloss
Gloss Lamination to outer
38pp Text onto 150gsm Silk
Four colour print throughout
Perfect bound.

Case Study: You Can’t Play Charlie Farley by Elaine Slade


Elaine Slade, a renowned children’s book author, recently released her third book in the Charlie Farley series, “You Can’t Play Charlie Farley!”. The book, beautifully illustrated by Monika Dzikowicz and published by Boz Publications, is a testament to the power of individuality and friendship. The story revolves around the lovable character Charlie Farley, who learns that he doesn’t need to ‘fit in’ to have good friends but can be free to be himself to be a friend to others. This book is a valuable lesson for children, teaching them the importance of being true to oneself.

The Printing Process

Ex Why Zed Print was entrusted with the task of bringing this vibrant and engaging story to life. The book was printed as a 216x279mm Landscape Children’s Book, with a 4pp cover onto 300gsm Gloss. The cover was gloss laminated to give it a shiny, attractive finish that children would find appealing. The book consisted of 38pp Text onto 150gsm Silk, ensuring a smooth and tactile reading experience. The entire book was printed in four colours, enhancing the vivid illustrations and making the story come alive. The book was perfect bound, a binding method that gives a professional finish and allows the book to lay flat when open, making it easier for children to read.

The Result

The result was a high-quality, colourful, and engaging children’s book that children would love to read and parents would feel good about buying. The vibrant illustrations were beautifully reproduced, and the text was clear and easy to read. The quality of the printing reflected the quality of the story, making “You Can’t Play Charlie Farley!” a book that children and parents would treasure.

Whilst Jasper paraded and held his own, Charlie Farley wandered alone. He moaned and groaned, why didn’t he fit? It shouldn’t matter about looks, should it?

Discover how Charlie Farley learns to be himself rather than trying to fit in to make friends!

The Impact

“You Can’t Play Charlie Farley!” has been well received by readers and has garnered positive reviews. One reader commented, “Just read to my grandson Elaine’s book and he loves everything about it. He couldn’t wait to turn to the next page. Beautiful illustrations. Highly recommended.” This positive feedback is a testament to the quality of the printing and the engaging nature of the story.


Ex Why Zed Print’s expertise in children’s book printing and self-published book printing was instrumental in the success of “You Can’t Play Charlie Farley!”. The company’s commitment to quality and attention to detail ensured that the landscape children’s book was printed to the highest standards, enhancing the reading experience for children and adults alike.

Looking to the Future

Ex Why Zed Print continues to be a leader in the field of children’s book printing, providing high-quality printing services that bring stories to life. Whether it’s a colourful picture book like “You Can’t Play Charlie Farley!” or other projects like those featured in our portfolio, Ex Why Zed Print is committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed expectations.

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This case study is a testament to Ex Why Zed’s commitment to delivering high-quality printing services. From children’s books to photobooks, we strive to bring stories to life in the most vibrant and engaging way possible. If you’re interested in learning more about our services, feel free to explore our portfolio or get in touch with us. We’d be more than happy to assist you with your printing needs.

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