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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 spinal edge of...

Formax Printing: a St. Louis Printing Company with a National Presence

Formax created the Printing Made Easy blog to help explain print-related terms and to discuss various print materials, services and concepts. Just this month, we posted our 100th blog entry! So we thought it was a great time to thank the...

Why Digital Printing is the Affordable Choice for Short Run Books

On Short Production Runs, Digital Printing offers a Lower Cost per Book than traditional Offset Printing As a general rule, digital printing offers a lower unit cost than offset printing for short production runs, like 200 or 300 books. This...

Book Printing: Portrait versus Landscape Orientation

Diagram A: a Book with a Portrait orientation is taller than it is wide 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...

Book Printing for the Trade: How to Pick a Partner that Fits Your Needs

When Seeking a Trade Printer for Book Printing, Pick the Partner that Best Fits your Unique Needs One of your customers has just approached you with a request for printed books, but you don't have the capabilities to produce the order. ...

Five Frequently-Asked Questions about Perfect Bound Book Printing

Perfect Binding is one of the most popular methods for creating printed books. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed...

Catalog and Manual Printing: Saddle Stitched or Perfect Bound?

Saddle Stitching (left) vs Perfect Binding (right) Catalogs, manuals and most other multi-page documents used in business are generally produced with one of two popular binding methods: Saddle Stitching or Perfect Binding. Saddle Stitched...

Booklet Printing: How does a Booklet differ from a Book?

A Booklet is a small bound book that has a paper cover and a limited number of pages. As you would expect from its name, a booklet is generally smaller in size than most books. For example, 5.5" x 8.5" is a very popular size for a...

Book Printing Lingo: Understanding the "Page Count" of a Book

The Page Count of a Book is often Miscommunicated As a book printer, I receive quote requests for all types of printed books. Since an accurate quote is based upon accurate specifications, my clients and I both have important roles in the...

Book Printing: How to Protect & Enhance the Cover of your Printed Book

Are you planning to have some books printed? Did you know you can protect and enhance the appearance of your book by having a clear coat finish applied to the cover? A clear coat helps protect the ink and paper against most smudges and scuffs...

Printing Guidelines: Product Instruction Manuals & Instruction Sheets

The majority of consumer products come with some form of printed Instruction books or Instruction sheets The majority of consumer products come with printed instructions. In most cases, the instructions provide logical, step-by-step...

Manual & Handbook Printing: Three Questions Every Business Should Ask

The purpose of any Manual or Handbook is to provide reference and guidance. Most businesses and organizations print manuals and handbooks to address a variety of specific needs, such as… > Training, Instruction and User Manuals >...

Printing a Catalog? Here's Six Things Your Printer Will Need to Know

Many companies print and distribute catalogs to showcase their company and offerings. Well-designed catalogs, or catalogues, are easy to use and provide a systematic and aesthetically-pleasing arrangement of products and services. They...

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