Ideas needed - interesting packaging for books
December 1, 2005 4:06 PM Subscribe
Looking for interesting yet professional ways to package a hardback book which will be sent through the mail.
posted by blag to media & arts (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A friend has just written a business handbook on a specialist topic. The publisher is going to provide him with 200 complimentary copies: he wants to send these out to business leaders, CEOs etc. as a way of promoting his consultancy.
We're trying to think of interesting and innovative ways of packaging the book. At the moment, all we can come up with is a simple cardboard box. Do you know of any UK suppliers who can make a custom box to fit the book? Or is this a job that any printer could handle? Book details are as follows:
* 220 pages
* approx. 8 x 5 x 1 inches.
We're planning on including a personalised letter with it but any other ideas would be welcomed. The contents have an 'ethical' dimension, so ideas that have a minimum environmental impact would be fantastic. Also, since the books are going through the postal system, some degree of protection would be handy.
Just to be clear: this isn't packaging for the full print run - just for a couple of hundred copies which will be sent out as promotional 'gifts'.
Thanks in advance.