Coloring books aimed at adults are the latest craze. The International Periodical Distributor's Association noted (when referring to book sales): "Adult nonfiction gains, recently driven by adult coloring books, have offset declines in adult fiction..."
Artist Vicki Boatright (also known as BZTAT) responded to her clientele's requests for coloring books by having one printed at a local printshop.
Her suggestions for others trying to jump on this trend:
- Use heavier paper stock to accommodate markers as well as crayons
- Each page should have designs printed on one side only, so that ink won't bleed through
- Perforate pages for ease of removing the page from the book
- Use spiral binding to enable the book to lay flat for coloring
This could be great advice for our customers who might consider printing an adult coloring book with a local flavor...
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