Blurb Swatch Kit

Get a feel for your next book with samples of our paper options.

 

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but the paper you choose can make a big difference in how your book looks and feels—and even how much it weighs. Find the perfect paper for your next masterpiece with our Swatch Kit—samples of all our paper options so you can see (and feel) the difference for yourself.

The Swatch Kit costs to order, including shipping. But you’ll also get a promo code that lets you apply the cost of the Swatch Kit (minus any applicable taxes) toward your next book order.

 

Swatch Kit contents

Standard Paper
80# (118 GSM)
Smooth, with an ever-so-slight shine, our Standard Paper has a silky feel and a good weight suitable for a wide range of books.

Premium Matte
100# (148 GSM)
This coated paper has a subtle matte finish. It’s about 35% heavier and is more opaque than our Standard Paper, adding a softer feel to the pages.

Premium Lustre
100# (148 GSM)
This paper has a hint of gloss. It’s about 35% heavier and is more opaque than our Standard Paper, adding an extra hint of shine to the pages.

ProLine Uncoated
100# (148 GSM)
This archival-quality, eggshell-textured paper offers deep saturation and velvety solids, yet it prints with excellent color fidelity, retaining image detail even in shadows. A favorite with designers, this paper suits a wide range of book projects.

ProLine Pearl Photo
140# (190 GSM)
Made for use in high-end photo books, this medium-gloss, lusciously thick paper offers superb opacity and great tonal range. It has a slightly glossier finish than our Premium Lustre Paper and is slightly heavier than our other papers. Images print crisp and sharp with excellent color saturation and deep blacks, making for great contrast and beautiful range.

Specialty Papers
The Blurb Swatch Kit also includes samples of our uncoated white and cream paper options for Pocket and Trade books, as well as samples of our Magazine text and cover papers.