Blurb has announced a new Premium Paper offering. The 100-pound text silk-finish paper is 35 per cenjt heavier than Blurb’s standard paper, and features improved opacity and superior print quality -- two commonly requested upgrades from the book publishing service's professional users, according to the company.

Premium Paper is available to all Blurb users across Blurb’s Global Print Partner Network, which supports over 60 countries with access to 80 HP Indigo presses.

Premium Paper is available from the October 23, for all four-colour Blurb book sizes and types, up to 160 pages, by selecting 'Purchase with Premium Paper' as part of the check-out process. All previously created books up to 160 pages can be ordered with Premium Paper as well. Blurb says that there is a moderate additional cost for this.