Posts Tagged: Book Printing

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…

Book Printing: The Many Benefits of a Laminated Book Cover

One of the best ways to enhance the appearance and function of a softcover book is to have it produced with a laminated cover. Lamination provides many important benefits… Lamination Adds a Protective Barrier – lamination protects the paper substrate…

Book Printing: The Relationship between Page Count and Perfect Binding

As a printer of perfect bound books, I field a lot of questions regarding page count, perfect binding, and the relationship between the two. So I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the more frequently…

Book Printing Lingo: What are the Margins of a Book?

The Margins of a book refer to the blank spaces that surround the printed content of each page. Each page in the book will have a top margin, a bottom margin, an inner margin and an outer margin. Also known…

Book Printing: What are the Advantages of Spiral Binding?

Spiral Binding, also known as Coil Binding, is a common method for joining the pages and cover of a bound document. It utilizes a durable plastic or metal coil that is inserted and twisted through small holes punched along the…

Book Printing: A Web Press is the Economical Choice for Volume Projects

  If your business prints a catalog, manual, directory, magazine, or other publication in volume, a web press will likely be your most economical production method. Also known as a roll-fed press, a web press is ideal for books produced…

Why Digital Printing is the Affordable Choice for Short Run Books

As a general rule, digital printing offers a lower unit cost than offset printing for short production runs, like 200 or 300 books. This is because a digital printing press has minimal set-up costs associated with a production run. Unlike…

Book Printing: Portrait versus Landscape Orientation

Prior to laying out the pages and cover, you will have to decide whether a Portrait or Landscape orientation best suits your book project. A Portrait orientation refers to a book that has a width dimension smaller than its height…

Book Production: Know Your Cost Options Before You Print a Book

When planning a book project, knowing all your options upfront helps you make better decisions and stay within budget. It is particularly important to know how the features of a book will affect its printing cost. As a book printer,…

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