Architecture Study books

We print impressive books showcasing upcoming design talent and the latest architectural projects.
THE FINEST DETAIL IN PRINT!

We are the go-to solution for printing your architecture publication.

Ex Why Zed has built a reputation as the place to print an architecture research books. We appreciate that you want your book to have character, whilst displaying your drawings and work in an interesting and unique manner.

Chances are, you may never have printed anything professionally before so the terminology, jargon, amount of choices can be baffling. We have great experience of printing architecture books since we launched in 2006. Sit back and relax, we are here to guide you through the process.

It won't be long now before you experience that super exciting moment when a glorious stack of boxes arrives and you unpack the first book. YOUR BOOK. Your book that you wrote, designed and have now transformed into print.

Architecture Research Study Book Printing Ex Why Zed

PRECISION BESPOKE SOLUTIONS
Watch and enjoy as we motion cut an invite to size

The Kent School of Architecture designed some impressive invites for their show in 2014 with an acutely crafted set of holes across the surface of a sleeve which the invite slid into. No problem, we motion cut the printed sheet to size.

PRINT AN ARCHITECTURE BOOK

Our goal is to get your creative idea into print

Ex Why Zed are specialist creative book printers who will work with you to take your artwork from screen to a wide range of printed outcomes. Our video series will really expand your knowledge on the options available in print, our FAQ section answers all your questions and our file set-up guides will make you a better designer.

Ultimately printing isn’t a daunting experience. You’ve done the hard work and come up with a creative idea for your zine. Getting it into print is the easy part.

It’s 2021 and it has never been easier to self-publish a book. Brilliantly, you don’t even need a publisher anymore with the number of options available.  Jump on Kickstarter and start a crowdfunding campaign, tell the world about your great publication and become fully funded before you go to print.

BOOK PRINTING OPTONS

What options can I choose?

Size, number of pages and quantity are the factors that have the biggest impact on your price.  Increasing or reducing these can stretch your budget.

There are almost infinite possibilities on size, finishing and papers. However, the three basic choices for paper finish are silk, gloss or uncoated. The more tactile and fibrous qualities of uncoated lend themselves well to architecture books or choose silk to give your drawings and images more crunch and vibrancy. The weight of your inside pages will be between 100gsm and 170gsm. For a thick cover choose 300gsm or 350gsm. The best thing to do is take a while to look through our case study portfolio.  We have listed the print spec of each book so if there is something that will work well for your publication, note down the spec and we can quote on like-for-like.

Ultimately, the factors you need to choose are:

• What size is your publication?
• How many pages do you have?
• What kind of finish would work best with your artwork: silk, gloss or uncoated?
• What type of binding? The rule of thumb is wire stitching (Stapling) for up to 40 pages and perfect binding for over 40.
• And finally how many copies would you like?

If you have a larger budget and want your book to REALLY stand out then we offer a wide array of premium extras. We are creatives too so offer foiling, embossing, debossing, spot varnishing, die-cutting, motion cutting, fold out pages, GF Smith papers and many more solutions to make your project unique. Check our dedicated page to see what can be achieved.

ARCHITECTURE BOOK PRINTING

Preparing the artwork

Ready to place an order? Brilliant, you'll need to upload the files using www.wetransfer.com sending them to hello@exwhyzed.co.uk and in the comments box let us know the number of copies you're going for and the best address for delivery. We'll then give your artwork a free preflight check to highlight any potential issues and will email with any advice or recommendations before going to production.

Once we receive your print ready artwork, we'll aim to deliver in 5/6 working days, This does depend on the print spec and bespoke options to add extra time - Rome wasn't built in a day 🙂

So, if you are working to a crucial deadline PLEASE allow more time - there's no harm in getting the artwork to us early so we can deliver a few days before the show starts 🙂

If you need any advice on preparing the artwork please do give us a call or email, we'd be happy to talk you through it.

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THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

Enjoy looking through our showcase of recent architecture book printing.

BENEFITS OF EX WHY ZED
When printing books with Ex Why Zed you get all of the following as standard...
Refreshingly Responsive Customer Service
We don't like to blow our own trumpets but we enjoy doing what we do and we take absolute pride in helping all of our customers from start to finish on their print journey. We're proud of our impressive 300 reviews on Trustpilot too: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/exwhyzed.co.uk
Free Paper Samples
While we’ve done our best on our paper choices page to make one sheet of white paper look different to another sheet of white paper, there’s nothing better than seeing them in reality so you can stroke, sniff and examine them in close up. Jump on our form and we will send out a pack out asap.
Super Helpful Set Up Guides
We give you all the tools you need to quickly and easily prepare print ready artwork. When it is time to start artworking your final book, do take 5 minutes to read through our file set up guides. We have made them as user friendly as possible but if you’re stuck drop us a call or email for a quick answer.
Free Print Quote
Now you have spent a good chunk of time reading about what we can produce, jump over to our intuitive quote form and let us know what we can print for you. We'll work out a price and get a quote over asap.
No minimum order quantity
At Ex Why Zed you can print any quantity from 1 upwards and the exact number you need. If you'd like 71 books then we'll print 71 books! Our digital presses offer the perfect solution with low unit prices so you can print a test copy first.
UK & Worldwide delivery
Delivery within the UK is free and the books will arrive the day after they leave us. We also deliver work around the world too and just charge the shipping at our cost price from the cheapest courier on the day.
No minimum order quantity
At Ex Why Zed you can print any quantity from 1 upwards and the exact number you need. If you'd like 71 books then we'll print 71 books! Our digital presses offer the perfect solution with low unit prices so you can print a test copy first.
UK & Worldwide delivery
Delivery within the UK is free and the books will arrive the day after they leave us. We also deliver work around the world too and just charge the shipping at our cost price from the cheapest courier on the day.

Confused by all the options?

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SHARING THE LOVE
Here is what some of our previous customers have said
Ewen
Ewen
10. January, 2021.
Ex Why Zed is an efficient company with very friendly and helpful staff. I was extremely happy with the effort they made printing out my children’s book and I would highly recommend their services for anyone looking for top quality printing.
Claire
Claire
18. December, 2020.
Despite it being a busy time of year, exwhyzed always got back to my emails promptly, they were very helpful and the turn around of the finished books was amazingly fast, Mike is really friendly and I would highly recommend them!
Esther Kersley
Esther Kersley
15. December, 2020.
Brilliant service. Thank you for doing such an excellent job and for such great communication.
Joe Skillington
Joe Skillington
15. December, 2020.
I was working to a very tight deadline but Ex Why Zed went the extra mile and turned my Children's book around in a matter of days. Really happy with the quality and the price is the best I found. Really happy customer!
Dele and Louisa
Dele and Louisa
15. December, 2020.
As a first time author, working with Ex Why Zed made the entire process really smooth. They not only served our printing needs but also served as consultants by guiding us on how to format our books to ensure the best possible quality. Our books came out really beautiful, the price was great and production time was super quick. Thanks Ex why zed, can’t wait to come back for my next round of books.
Richard
Richard
11. December, 2020.
I had 2 postcards made by exwhyzed and the communication,quality and price were very good. Would 100% use again
Mat Rumbelow
Mat Rumbelow
11. December, 2020.
From the outset, ExWhyZed provided fantastic support and customer service. As a first time self-publishing author, printing was a bit of a mystery. Their long and detailed explanatory video was a hugely helpful start, which enabled me to understand the process. Mike then followed up with templates, suggestions and email help to make sure my book was printed to the highest standards. They also worked hard to fulfil my order before Christmas, which was extremely important! I can't rate their service highly enough. Everybody who has seen the finished product is hugely impressed by the quality
Anne
Anne
11. December, 2020.
Exwhyzed is the best digital printer I have found for photography books in colour. The print quality is excellent, the colours exceptional and their 170gsm silk house paper superb. What makes Exwhyzed even more special is the personal service. Mike who runs the company is always willing to help with solid advice and information. I ordered a proof copy first to make sure that both of us had got it right. I was so pleased that I ordered 120 books which were printed, bound and delivered to my door with a week. I couldn’t recommend them more.
Genevieve
Genevieve
3. December, 2020.
Working with Mike at ExWhyZed was a joy! I am based in the US and wasn't sure how getting a print job done in the UK would go, but I needn't have worried. The attention to detail, patience and willingness to help - all backed up by a fantastic website loaded with excellent information made the project easy, quick and painless! Thanks Mike!
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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

A complete glossary of architecture book printing

If you were "just wondering" about something, well “just wonder” no more, here are the answers!

We have done our best to give you a huge wealth of information on this page and in our guides but if here are some frequently asked questions to help you get your work into print.

View all our FAQ's
How do I place my order?

Ready to place an order? Brilliant, you'll need to upload the files using www.wetransfer.com sending them to hello@exwhyzed.co.uk and in the comments box let us know the number of copies you're going for and the best address for delivery. We'll then give your artwork a free preflight check to highlight any potential issues and will email with any advice or recommendations before going to production.

Once we receive your print ready artwork, we'll aim to deliver in 5/6 working days (we do get busy at degree show time). If you are working to a crucial deadline PLEASE allow more time - there's no harm in getting the artwork to us early so we can deliver a few days before the show starts 🙂

 

How do I add bleed to my file?

We will need 3mm bleed on all the edges.

The following page includes illustrated and video guides on how to set up bleed correctly:

Setting up bleed for print.

The following video guide will help too:

Video Guide

How long does it take?

We will aim to deliver the finished books in 5/6 working days after receiving your print-ready artwork.  (This does depend on your print spec and hw many copies - longer print runs and bespoke jobs do take longer so best allow 10 working days+).  If you are working to a crucial hand in deadline then we strongly advise leaving more time in case there are any artwork issues with your files or courier problems with delivery.

Additionally there can be a day or two of amends required to the artwork before it's print ready which we're more than happy to help with but you'll need to factor that in to timings.

Remember, we’ll need a hi res pdf file with 3mm bleed and crop marks on each edge to go ahead please. Sending it over correctly first time means we can go straight to print. Do have a last check through our file set up guides to make sure all the boxes are ticked. <link>

Will it look like it does on screen?

Unfortunately what is seen on an RGB, backlit screen is never going to be the same as it appears on paper in cmyk.  It's just impossible to achieve that and no printer could.  You will have to allow for some difference in the colours between the two mediums but having something tangible in your hands and seeing the images on paper gives the publication a charm that just sending out a pdf wont do.

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