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What Kind of Paper Should We Use for Children’s Books?

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 the binding type for your children’s book.

Hardcover, paperback, saddle stitched, and board book are the most popular binding types for children’s book printing. Different binding types use different paper.

In the following parts, we will give a guidance for the recommended paper type of cover and inner pages.

Hardcover Children’s Book

Kid's Book Printing

Normally, a hardcover children’s book has the content of many pictures and does not need to be written. 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

Children's Book Printing

Compared with hardcover, a paperback children’s book is the cheaper choice, but the quality of the book is still high. It is 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/
 Inner pagesArt paper128/157gsm/

Saddle Stitched Children’s Book

Children's Book Printing

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

Here are the recommended paper for each part of the saddle stitched 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

Children's Board Book Printing

Children’s board book has 2 different covers. One is hardcover, another is paper board cover. The paper of them are different. Please see below chart for reference.

For the inner pages, they are very thick cardboard paper, which is strong 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 select the best paper type. Do not hesitate to contact us!

Gobook Printing is one of the leading professional printing factories in China. We have been specialized in children’s book printing for over 10 years, and we are glad to offer our free book printing consulting for you.

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