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Creating and Printing Quick Reference Materials

As the name implies, quick reference materials provide ready access to information about specific topics.  Created to save time and improve efficiency, quick reference materials condense detailed content into a brief format. Virtually every industry uses some type of quick…

Book Printing: 5 Tips for Laying out the Cover of a Perfect Bound Book

Perfect Bound Books are one of the most popular styles of softcover books. This binding style offers a very professional appearance for a relatively low cost.  Also, short runs of perfect bound books can be produced rather quickly on digital…

The Practical Alternative to Folded Restaurant Menus

Traditionally, dine-in restaurant menus have incorporated one or more folds to create multiple panels, or pages, of information. Whether using a bi-fold, tri-fold, gatefold, or other folding configuration, the folds of the menu help divide the food and drink choices…

Book Printing: 5 Tips for making Pocket-Sized Books more User Friendly

Pocket-Sized Books offer a cost-effective option for sharing printed information. The smaller dimensions not only result in a lower printing cost than a full-sized book, the compact format makes it easier to distribute the books by hand or through the…

Booklet Layout: How to Arrange the Pages of a Saddle-Stitched Booklet

Most booklets are created with the Saddle-Stitch binding method. This method uses printed sheets that are folded and nested one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. The staples pass through the folded crease from…

Printing a Book? Here’s a Checklist of the Specifications your Printer will Need

Books, like all printing projects, are made-to-order. This is because each book project is unique and created for a particular purpose. Your printer refers to the unique characteristics of your book project as Specifications or “Specs”. Below is a checklist of…

Offset vs Digital…which is a Better Fit for your Book Printing Project?

Whether you are printing a book, manual, catalog, or other multi-page document, you will likely have a choice between two commercial production methods: Offset Printing and Digital Printing. Both methods are very popular, but there are distinct differences between the…

Save Money on Long Run Brochures, Flyers, and Direct Mail Pieces

The purpose of promotional literature – such as brochures, flyers, and direct mail pieces – is to create consumer awareness, stimulate interest, and increase sales. Because the distribution of promotional literature contributes so strongly to growth and success, it is…

The Cost-Effective Alternative to Hardcover: Long-Lasting Softcover Books

Hardcover books, also known as hardback or hardbound books, have a reputation for strength, durability and longevity. The pages are usually sewn together at the spine with heavy thread in order to keep them firmly in place. Also, the hard-wearing…

PUR Perfect Binding: Five Book Projects that Benefit from PUR Adhesive

Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) is an adhesive used in book binding. It is the most durable and flexible book binding glue available.  PUR adhesive is most commonly associated with softcover books that are bound with the Perfect Binding method. Because of…

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