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What Kind of Paper Is Best for Children’s Books?

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Choose a right type of paper is a key part of the overall quality for your children’s book. First of all, you need to decide about the book type and binding type for your book. A children’s book, a cookbook, or a notebook will mostly use different paper type.

In this post, we will talk about the paper for children’s books. If you need suggestions for other types of book, please click here to talk with our printing experts for Free.

Hardcover, paperback, saddle stitched, and board book are the most common binding types for children’s book printing. In the following part, we will give a guidance for the recommended cover and inner pages paper type one by one.

Hardcover Children’s Book

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Normally, the hardcover children’s book has the content of many pictures and does not need to be written on. As the book is used by children for a long time, so the paper needs to be strong and durable.

Here are the recommended paper for each part of the hardcover children’s book.

PartRecommended Paper TypeRecommended Paper WeightFinish
CoverGlossy art paper157gsm Lamination
Cover inside paper boardGray board1800gsm (3 mm)/
EndpaperWoodfree paper140gsm/160gsm/
 EndpaperArt paper157gsm/
Inner pagesArt paper157gsm/

Paperback Children’s Book

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Compared with hardcover, paperback children’s book is a cheaper choice, but the quality of the book is still high. It is also widely used in student’s text book.

Here are the recommended paper for each part of the paperback children’s book.

PartRecommended Paper TypeRecommended Paper WeightFinish
CoverCardboard paper210gsmGlossy or matte lamination
Inner pagesWoodfree paper120gsm/
 Art paper128/157gsm/

Saddle Stitched Children’s Book

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Saddle stitched children’s book is the cheapest printing option. When your budget is not much and your inner pages are less than 32 pages, a saddle stitched book is a good choice to start with.

Here are the recommended paper for each part of the paperback children’s book.

PartRecommended Paper TypeRecommended Paper WeightFinish
CoverArt paper157/200/250gsmGlossy or matte lamination
Inner pagesWoodfree paper120gsm/
 Inner pagesArt paper157gsm/

Children’s Board Book

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Children’s board book has 2 different covers. One is hardcover, the other is paper board cover. The paper requirements of them are different. Please see below chart for reference. For the inner pages, they are also very thick cardboard paper, which could make the cardboard paper use for a long time and cannot be torn up by kids.

PartRecommended Paper TypeRecommended Paper WeightFinish
Cover type 1Art paper + gray board157gsm + 1800gsmGlossy or matte lamination
Cover type 2Cardboard paper350gsm +350gsmGlossy or matte lamination
Inner pagesCardboard paper350gsm +350gsmGlossy or matte lamination

Make sure you choose the right paper for your children’s book. Our printing experts are always here to help you choose the best paper type. Do not hesitate to contact us!

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