We’re coming to Las Vegas – WPPI 2014

I can’t believe it’s time for WPPI again! If you haven’t been before, I can’t say enough good things about it.  There are tons of great workshops and seminars, with a lot of amazing speakers!  The Trade-Show/Expo is HUGE, and …

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ImagingUSA Expo and Party in Phoenix

Come out and see us at the ImagingUSA show in Phoenix, January 12th-14th! We’re going to be offering our famous show special again (50% off pre-orders of two or more books), and we’ll have tons of samples of the latest …

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The Rivista

We’re so excited about our newest collection: The RIVISTA The Rivista is an all-new magazine/portfolio presentation piece for your work. It comes in one size, and one size only: 12” x 15”, and one paper type – uncoated. It makes …

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Great News! – New Paper and New Press

We are so excited to announce that we have our brand new large format press up and running! It’s producing AMAZING prints, with great color saturation and really nice details in the shadows. All books ordered since mid April have …

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Tired of designing book layouts, let our graphic designer do it for you!

While I LOVE shooting, the one thing I’ve never been very good at is layout.  It’s amazing what a difference there is between a good layout and an amateur layout. A good layout can highlights how powerful and dramatic your …

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Beautiful new book video from Anna Jones

Check out this beautiful new book by Anna Jones Photography! The wedding is of Erin and JJ Bailey which took place at the Jasper Winery in Des Moines. Anna did a custom version of our Berlin style.  I already loved …

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Great video and book feature from LUMI Photography

Wonderful book video from LUMI Photography:  Natalie and Austin’s Wedding Album We LOVE the simple and clean layout!  It truly showcases the beautiful photography and tells the story of their wedding day. To view the original blog post click HERE. …

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Check Out Our New Roma Cover

While the original Roma style is very popular, we’ve had a lot of requests for this new design, so we’re making it a permanent part of our collection! I think this new single strap gives the Roma a very elegant, …

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We love these Paris books by Laura Negri

Here at COUTURE BOOK we are constantly inspired by the beautiful and creative books that come through our bindery.  These two from Laura Negri Photography in Atalanta, GA excited us so much we wanted to share them with you! The …

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Cover Template Generator v1 for Photoshop

We are happy to announce the release of our super simple Photoshop Script that makes generating the perfect cover template a snap! DOWNLOAD the file here Installation Instructions: Copy the .jsx file to the following place: Mac: ~/Applications/Adobe Photoshop/Presets/Scripts PC: c:\Program …

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Amazing new book created by Maria Mayer Feng

Oh boy, I cannot say enough good things about this book design! This is a family history book created by an amazing designer out of NYC, Maria Mayer Feng.   She has designed a lot of really interesting and cool books …

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How to Order Paper Samples

While each book does have a default paper stock that it’s printed on, we do have five different stocks available to choose from for no additional cost.   To see those stocks, we have a paper sample set that you …

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Create a preview of your design from Aperture

While I LOVE the book design tool in Aperture, there is one big issue: there is no easy one-click way to generate a preview for your customers. The good news is there is a way to do it! In a …

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Awesome book video from Mango Studios

Check out this cool promo video from Mango Studios: Liona and Michael Wedding Album from Mango Studios on Vimeo. I LOVE how they go through every single page!   I think this is such a great way to show off …

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Check out this beautiful French Cannes book

We were so excited to see this Cannes book come together from Paula Romein and Barend Hountsmuller.   The images were great, and the design and layout was beautiful, and the cover layout really took advantage of the wrap around cover …

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Text Stamping Made Easy

Stamping and embossing text on a cover or spine of a book is a great way to customize and add an extra touch to a book.  The text is hot stamped into the material, so you get a nice debossed …

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Page Layout FAQ

We try to make it very easy to create your own custom layouts.  Not only do we have a design plug-in for Aperture, but if you want to use any other design program for your layouts, we try to make …

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Vellum pages and vellum covers

One of the most popular options for our books is the printed vellum page.  This is a semi-transparent page that can be inserted anywhere in the book, and can have anything you like printed on them, from and image, to …

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Creating Beautiful Books

When we started COUTURE BOOK, we did it because we weren’t satisfied with the boring, stale board style albums that were available.  We wanted our images to be presented in fine-art style books just like the coffee-table books that we …

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Fast and Easy – Custom Layouts with Aperture

If you haven’t seen it yet, you gotta check out our new Aperture 3.0 plug-in: http://www.CoutureBook.com/Aperture We love Apple’s Aperture for their book layout tool.  It’s just so easy to use, and once you create your first book, each book …

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