Printing Lingo: What is a Flood Coat?

In the print industry, a Flood Coat refers to any coating that covers the entire surface of a paper sheet or other substrate. As the name implies, Flood Coating is a term associated with coatings applied in liquid form. Flood…

Printing Lingo: “Head-to-Head Printing” vs “Head-to-Foot Printing”

It is extremely common for books, brochures, and other print projects to be created from sheets of paper that have printing on both sides. Head-to-Head and Head-to-Foot are terms used to describe the relative orientation of the printing on the…

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…

Printing Lingo: What is a Physical Mock-Up?

In the world of printing, a Physical Mock-Up refers to a representative sample that is created prior to production. Physical mock-ups are used to help evaluate the look, feel and function of an item before any actual printing takes place….

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…

Trail Map Printing: A Quick Overview of Custom-Printed Trail Maps

Trail Maps provide a visual representation of the geographical features within a specific area to help users successfully navigate trails, paths and other off-road routes. Most trail maps are created for recreational purposes. As such, trail maps are often provided…

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…

How to Save Money on Custom-Printed Posters

Posters are used for a variety of promotional, educational, and operational purposes. Designed to get attention, posters are perfect for quickly relaying information to those who pass by or congregate within the immediate area. As a commercial printer, I am…

Looking to Print an Employee Handbook? Here is an Overview of the Binding Options

Employee handbooks, also referred to as employee manuals, are used by companies of all sizes to communicate organizational policies, procedures, expectations, compensation and benefits, terms of employment, and other important information about the company and workplace. These handbooks are often…

How to Attain the Lowest Possible Price for Book Printing

If you’ve got an upcoming book or booklet project, you are likely looking for the most cost-effective solution. In order to attain the lowest price possible, it really helps to know how the features of a book will affect its…

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