Printed Condolence Books
Once the owner of an Online Condolence Book believes it is likely to have received its last message it is possible to order a printed version of the Online Condolence Book. This will contain all the text and photos but excluding audio and video from every condolence message received.
The choice of size of printed book should be determined by the amount of messages received.
The books are typically formatted with a maximum of three messages per page however larger messages may be presented over more than one page. Excess blank pages at the end of the book are not supplied except to make up a book size to the minimum number of pages for successful binding which is twenty eight.
To create the book all the messages and pictures (not videos or audio media) from an Online Condolence Book are assembled into a traditional book form. The resultant file is printed on 160gsm weight Acquerello high quality paper with a 280gsm weight cover. The resultant softback book is bound using a strong PUR glue, The PUR binding process is tolerant to high or low temperatures and produces a binding that is very flexible and non-brittle, meaning the books can open flat without cracking the spine or pages falling out.
Printed Condolence Books for 200, 500 and 1000 messages may also be ordered in hardback form in which case the the paper used is of weight 130gsm.
Optionally the books can also be ordered with a leather presentation folder embossed with your choice of wording.
Please see below for an example of the format of the books: