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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 are five ideas...

Catalog Envelopes vs Booklet Envelopes

Catalog envelopes and Booklet envelopes are two popular types of business envelopes. Both are available in various sizes, with the most common sizes being 6" x 9", 9" x 12" and 10" x 13". These larger envelopes are ideal for mailing catalogs,...

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...

Map Printing: 7 Things to Consider when Printing a Custom Map

Custom-printed maps are used by a variety of enterprises, including businesses, tourist attractions, recreational complexes, park departments, schools, event and project planners, utility companies, government agencies and many others. If you...

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

Mini Books can be bound along the top or side 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...

10 Frequently-Asked Questions about the Spiral Binding Method

The Spiral Coil Binding method uses a spring-like coil to join the book's cover and pages as a unit, but allows them to turn freely. Books bound with this method can lie flat for hands-free reading, making it a good choice for instruction and...

Printing Lingo: What is 4-Color Process Printing?

4-Color Process uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black inks. When applied in successive layers, these 4 ink colors create a full color image. 4-Color Process is the most widely used method for printing full-color images. All commercial...

Printing Lingo: What is UV Printing?

A printing press using ultraviolet light to rapidly cure the ink UV Printing refers to a commercial printing process that uses ultraviolet curing technology. Also known as Ultraviolet Printing, the UV Printing process involves special...

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

What is Shrink-Wrap? Order Pads shrinkwrapped into convenient-sized bundles 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...

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

An example of a 2-sided tourist map created as a tear-off pad Printed maps are often provided by Visitor Centers, Event Promoters, Tourist Attractions, Information Desks, Rental Car Agencies, Hotel Reception Areas and Concierge...

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