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Everyone who prints coloring books with POD is limited to poor paper choices. Adding better paper options would give Lulu a huge advantage. I would gladly pay more for this.
You can actually find this 80# option currently in xPress. When creating a project select the follow print and paper options:
In addition to availability in xPress, this option is also available in our Shopify App and Print API.
Let us know what you think!
I would prefer 100# Uncoated White.
We have new paper options slated to be launched in Q1 of 2020. One of these new papers is a dull 80# coated stock designed to take ink instead of toner. For this reason the coated paper is not glossy and would take coloring well.
This paper will show up as the more affordable "Standard" 80# option whereas the "Premium" 80# option will be gloss coated.
This would be the closest option to your ideal paper choice. Paper weight is subjective to each individual brand's paper so it may have the bulk you are needing. It is roughly 444 pages per inch in thickness.
That's great to hear. Will these new paper options be available with Lulu Xpress?
A paper better suited for coloring books would be most welcome!! I have THREE coloring books in the works. If a good paper option is going live the first QTR of 2020 then I'll be using Lulu as my printer. At the very least, I'll try the dull 80# and see if it will work. The biggest thing is that most colorists use colored pencils. If it won't work with colored pencils, it's not really worth printing. A PDF download is then the only real way to make people happy with their purchase.
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