Jun 10, 2011

80 page Espresso book

A book.

80 pages.

Hundreds of images.

Captured from over 6,000 espresso drinks poured in my kitchen, most of them were for me but a lot were for family and friends.

Why a printed book? Printed books always looks so much better than an electronic version even though this electronic version looks pretty good. For this book I've chosen to use Mohawk Fine Papers, one of the most respected makers of paper for use in photography and design books. Specifically, I chose the ProLine Pearl Photo Paper as it offers all the goodness of a professional-grade photographic paper. The book printer states it should result in "superb opacity, great tonal range, a rich feel, and the substantial weight you’d expect from the highest-end paper. Images print crisp and sharp with excellent color saturation and deep blacks, making for great contrast and beautiful range."

The online electronic version can be seen below. Click the 'view full screen' symbol to really get a sense of things.

Want to buy one? Click on the little shopping cart image and it will take you the ordering website. I just bought three of them, one for the family and the other two are heading down to the US for a fella that bid on them as part of a charity auction, congratulations Chad!

Bonus - I just learned from Blurb that if you place your book order by June 28 you will save 20%.* Just type in the code BLURBJUNE (make sure you use all caps) at checkout and you're set. Here's the legalese with that discount offer...

* Discount offer valid through June 28, 2011 (11:59 p.m. local time). A 20% discount is applied toward the product total of one order. Maximum discount is US $200, GPB £125, EUR €160, CAD $210, or AUD $230 off product totals. This offer is good for one-time use and cannot be combined with other promotional codes, offers, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.


Liam O'Connell said...

cool ass book. hope things are well and happy father's day.

Shaun Taylor said...

Haha, Liam you slacker, shouldn't you be riding a bike or shaving your arms instead of flicking through electronic coffee books.

Good to hear from you, trust all is well at your end.