Mini Book Printing: 5 Practical Uses for Small Books and Booklets

Certain book projects require the books to be quite small in size. Not only are the width and height dimensions smaller than usual, the thickness of the book sometimes needs to be kept to a minimum as well. Though there…

10 Frequently-Asked Questions about the Spiral Binding Method

1) Is Spiral Binding the same as Coil Binding? Yes. Spiral Binding and Coil Binding are interchangeable terms for the same book binding method. 2) How is a Spiral Bound book constructed? The spiral binding method joins the pages and…

Printing Lingo: What is 4-Color Process Printing?

4-Color Process is the most widely used method for printing full-color images. All commercial printers use the 4-Color Process method for projects that contain multi-colored designs or photographs. This includes books, catalogs, manuals, magazines, brochures, postcards and any other printed…

Printing Lingo: What is UV Printing?

UV Printing refers to a commercial printing process that uses ultraviolet curing technology. Also known as Ultraviolet Printing, the UV Printing process involves special inks that have been formulated to dry quickly when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. As the…

What is Shrink-Wrap? Why should you Consider it for your Printing Orders?

What is Shrink-Wrap? Shrink-wrap is a polymer plastic film that shrinks when heat is applied to it. It is a widely used packaging option. As it shrinks, the film conforms to the shape of the item being packaged, totally enclosing…

Map Printing: Tear-Off Pads are a Very Convenient Way to Distribute Maps

Printed maps are often provided by Visitor Centers, Event Promoters, Tourist Attractions, Information Desks, Rental Car Agencies, Hotel Reception Areas and Concierge Stations…plus many other places and venues where people might need some assistance to efficiently navigate the local area….

10 Frequently-Asked Questions about the Saddle-Stitch Binding Method

1) Why is it called Saddle-Stitching? Saddle-Stitching may sound like an odd name for a book binding process that places wire staples through sheets of paper, but in the printing industry Stapling is commonly referred to as Stitching. Also, the…

Book Printing: Five Tips for adding Page Numbers to your Book’s Artwork File

When it comes to adding page numbers to a book’s content, there are few absolute rules. However, there are some widely-accepted practices that professionals use when creating the artwork layout for a printed book… 1) Make sure odd and even…

Avoid these 8 Common Mistakes when Creating Artwork Files for Print

Creating a print-ready layout requires strong attention to detail as well as a working knowledge of the printing process. Of course, nobody intends to submit a problematic file, but mistakes are frequently made by beginners and seasoned designers alike. Unfortunately,…

Does Your Company Operate a Fleet of Vehicles? Here Are Seven Tips for Creating a Durable and Easy-to-Use Driver Handbook…

Companies that operate a large fleet of trucks, buses, vans, or cars often print a handbook or reference guide for their drivers. This bound document is usually kept in the vehicle and contains a variety of important information. Topics within…

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