Category: Book Printing

Book Printing: Five Ways to Help Your Book Stand Out

As a printer of books, we are often asked about various ways to add distinction to a medium or long run book project. More specifically, which features will provide a unique look without adding a lot of extra cost. Below…

Why Saddle-Stitched Booklets Require the Page Count to be a Multiple of 4

Most booklets are created with the Saddle-Stitch binding method. This economical 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…

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…

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…

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…

Book Printing Lingo: What is Imposition?

In offset printing, the pages of books are commonly printed on large sheets of paper, with multiple pages printed on each side of these sheets. Known as signatures, these large sheets will be folded down and trimmed after they are…

Book Printing Lingo: What is a Signature?

On certain book projects, the pages of the book are printed on large sheets of paper. Known as Signatures, these sheets have multiple pages printed on each side. Signatures are most often associated with long-run book orders printed on offset…

Book Printing Lingo: “Self Cover” vs “Plus Cover”

  In the printing industry, the term “Self Cover” is used to specify a book or booklet that uses the exact same paper for its cover as it does for the interior pages. Conversely, the term “Plus Cover” is used…

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