Blurb Swatch Kit

The right paper makes all the difference. Order a swatch kit to see for yourself.

Get it right on the first try—no cost to book-makers!

Before you make your book, order a swatch kit for . You'll get a promo code that lets you apply the cost of the swatch kit (minus any applicable taxes and shipping) toward your book purchase.

Sometimes seeing is believing

Sometimes seeing is believing

Get a feel for how text and photos actually print with both color and black and white images. The kit includes paper samples for these format types:

  • Photo Books: Standard
  • Photo Books: Premium (Matte & Lustre)
  • Photo Books: ProLine (Uncoated & Semi-gloss)
  • Photo Books: Premium Lustre - Layflat (Double-Thick)
  • Trade Books: Standard printing
  • Trade Books: Economy printing
  • Magazine: Premium printing and paper
  • Magazine: Economy printing and paper
Please note, Mohawk proPhoto Pearl and Mohawk Superfine Eggshell papers are not currently included.

(promo code for same amount provided for use toward book purchase*)


Our swatch kit is currently unavailable.

"When I was designing my first Blurb book, I wanted some way of experiencing both the paper's tactile qualities and how the photos would look when printed. This new swatch kit takes the guesswork out of the process."

Jeffrey Luke, photographer


*A discount equal to the value of the Swatch Kit order total (excluding sales tax and shipping where applicable) is applied to your order. This Swatch Kit offer can be redeemed only once per account regardless of how many Swatch Kits are purchased. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.