Spot Varnished Book Covers London

Kingston University Graphic Design 2012


A5 Books
4pp Cover onto 380gsm Skin Curious Black
Gloss Spot Varnish to front cover
64pp Text onto 120gsm Uncoated
Four colour throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound

Case Study

The Edge Book graphically documented the print industry and its gamut of printing techniques. Initially a publication of a few hundred copies, the scope of the publication grew and grew as the Kingston University hierarchy embraced the concept leading to an eventual order of 2000 copies.

With the larger order, more was expected of the books and they had to impress.

The choice of Skin Curious Black for the cover was a masterstroke and gave it a luxury appearance further accentuated with a gloss spot varnished logo.

Inside a smooth uncoated stock contrasted brilliantly with the cover.


“They look absolutely fantastic! We are all extremely happy, thank – you so much for bearing with us on the project. It is exactly what we wanted and more!

The book is going to be featured at both illustration and graphics degree shows in both Kingston and London, it will also be present at D&AD New Blood….plus we have just heard it has been selected for a Government exhibition to represent Kingston University and 500 are going to Kingston University Marketing Dept to be used as a marketing tool.” Esther Robinson.