Books & Magazines
Layflat photobooks


The way a book and its cover are printed reveals a lot about its genre and the quality of its content. The book publishing industry differentiates in terms of substrate, size, cover, imaging quality, durability, finishing and other features. The main feature of a layflat photobook is the  superb quality of the images and the characteristic binding technique. The ability to produce large, grand-scale books speaks volumes to  photographers, high-end book publishers and to concerning commercial printers.

Production details

Here you can see a book cover sample printed on a Xeikon CX500 digital press.

  • Print dimensions:
  • Substrate:
  • Toner: QA-CH toner 
  • Finishing: Cut to size

The Xeikon CX500 has been the digital press of choice since this layflat photobook was a single sided application. Moreover due to the high grammages, the Xeikon CX500 is ideal for running high quality images on heavy stocks with minimal speed loss. Additionally it provides a perfect compatibility of QA-CH toner with varnishing or lamination for durability and luxurious finishing.

Graphic Arts - Layflat books 2022

What is the value of digital printing?

Digital printing makes book and dust cover production profitable and flexible. Print-on-demand reduces to the smallest and still cost-effective run and therefore helps to eliminate the need for warehousing as well as cutting logistics and fulfillment costs. Increasing number of titles and electronic alternatives the need for short to medium runs with or without personaliza-tion does the rest.  Furthermore digital printing with Xeikon offers:

•    simplex offset quality for high coverage images
•    capable to print non-standard and high value formats (e.g. coffee table books)
•    suitable for a variety of high quality papers
•    excellent deinkability to support and ensure optimized recycling process

Digital production solution with a Xeikon CX500