The Service Bureau is expanding our service to include bookbinding. There seems to be a great demand for this service in the SAIC community and we at the Service Bureau look forward to finding our niche. As of now, it seems that many people seem to be using Lulu and Blurb for their small run publishing projects. I have had the pleasure of working with a few individuals thus far to create sample books and compare pricing and quality against Lulu. Here are a few comparisons below:
As you can tell from the samples above, the book made at the Service Bureau is more neutral in color and renders better shadow detail. The keen observer may also notice that the book produced by lulu.com has white in the seem of the book. This seems to be a common problem with lulu.com.
This comparison gives you an idea of how much more detail there is in the highlights of our book.
If you have a book that you would like to a small run publishing of (1-50), by all means stop by and talk to us! There are things that we can’t do, like providing ISBN numbers, shipping, etc… but I think you may find that we fit very well with your vision when it comes to fine art book production.