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Book Printing Lingo: What are Endsheets?

Endsheets, also known as Endpapers, are paper sheets affixed to the inside front cover and the inside back cover of a hardcover book. Even though endsheets are placed within the book, they are not considered part of the book's main text pages....

5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Printing Company

When choosing a printing company, your objective is to find the one that best aligns with your specific goals and unique needs. With that in mind, below are five factors to consider when searching for...

Printing Lingo: What is a Union Bug?

Because the Union Label is generally printed small in size, it can resemble a small insect or "bug" on the finished product. The red box at the bottom shows an enlarged rendition of this Union Bug...

Book Printing Lingo: What is a Dust Jacket?

The flaps of a dust jacket wrap around the book's cover to hold the jacket in place A Dust Jacket, also known as a Book Jacket or Dust Wrapper, is a printed paper overlay that wraps around the cover of a...

Printing Lingo: What is a Union Printer?

An example of a Union Label or "Bug" imprinted on Union-produced printing (enlarged for clarity) A Union Printer is a commercial printer whose employees are represented by a labor union. All printing...

8 Ways to Make Your Literary Journal Stand Out from the Crowd

Adding unique features to your Literary Journal will help it stand out As a printer of books, including literary journals, we are often asked about various ways to add distinction to a print project. More specifically, which features will...

Book Printing Lingo: What is ProClick Binding?

ProClick is a very practical and innovative book binding system developed by General Binding Corporation (GBC). Unlike most conventional binding methods, the ProClick system allows pages of a bound document to be removed, added, or...

Another Great Reason to Laminate Print Materials: Covid-19

A plastic laminate adds an impermeable barrier to print materials. This allows the printed pieces to be cleaned and disinfected without harm to the ink or paper. This feature has become increasingly necessary during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Book Printing: Which Book Shape is the Best Fit for your Project?

Left to right: Portrait, Landscape, Square, Oversized, Mini Prior to laying out the pages and cover of your book, you will have to decide on the physical proportions that best suit your specific...

Book Printing: Three Options for Creating Waterproof Books

The cover and pages of most books - including manuals, reference guides, handbooks, etc. - are constructed from paper. When used in a clean and dry environment, paper remains durable and can last quite a long time. However, if a book is used...

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