Project Description

Soft-back and hard-back bound books. Cloth covered, foil embossed case studies

Client: Ignite Studio

Project: 266-page A4 Landscape Journal Book – story of a four year circumnavigation in the yacht ‘Serendipity’

Our Client Ignite, working on behalf of the owner and skipper of ‘Serendipity’ designed the Journal of the Crew’s four year circumnavigation. It features photography, diary and notes.

A high-end finish was demanded and a mix of Soft-Back and Hard-Back bound books. A total of 100 books were produced. Full colour printed text; matched with a mix of printed covers and cloth bound, foiled covers.

Stock: Perfect Bound (Soft-Back) Books: Covers printed on 300gsm Silk.  Hard-Back Books: Cloth Covers. Text on 150gsm Silk.

Finishing: Soft-Back Perfect-Bound Books; drawn-on Litho printed covers with digitally-printed text and perfect bound and trimmed. Hard-Back Books: Silver Foil to cover; matched with text and side-sewn to finished Board-Back Books.

Print run: 90 Soft-Back Perfect Bound and 10 Hard-Back Books


We’ve used Alphaset before for some high-end book projects so they were the natural people to turn to for this new book. Our client had spent many years at sea with friends and family and it was crucial that there was a quality keepsake for all involved that brought all the memories back of their varied trip.

“We were guided throughout the process with proactive recommendations and helpful suggestions that resulted in a fantastic set of casebound and softcover books. Our client was delighted with the results so we’ll be more than happy to recommend and use Alpahset in the future.”

– Tim, Owner