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Archive for April, 2022

Book Printing: The Effect of Unit Costs vs. Total Costs

Friday, April 29th, 2022

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A client of mine recently asked for pricing for her fashion color swatch books: 90 copies vs. 100 copies vs. 115 copies vs. 232 copies. This was to get ballpark pricing. (Her prior run had been 232 copies, so this was the benchmark to which she would compare the other prices.) She planned to open the ordering process to her 4,000 online prospective sales clients and then place the final order through the printer. (more…)

Custom Printing: Diagnosing a Color Consistency Problem

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

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A print consulting client of mine came to me this week with a problem. She had deigned an e-book cover and a poster (for a PowerPoint presentation) for one of her clients, and the background color of the image (shared by both) looked different on her monitor (light blue vs. a rose-tinted blue). So she came to me for help in resolving the issue. (more…)

Custom Printing: Saving Money When Buying Printing Services

Monday, April 4th, 2022

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At the present moment the state of the economy in general and the supply chain delays in particular are driving up prices. More specifically, for printers and print buyers this is reflected in higher paper prices. However, depending on how you approach your design work and your print purchasing, you may be able to contain these costs. (more…)

Tips to Choose Magazine Printers

Friday, April 1st, 2022

When it comes to magazine printing, you can probably ignore most printing companies since they do not have the requisite expertise or tools to print quality magazines. There are several considerations to make when looking for the best magazine printing company. You need to find a printer who will bring your magazine to life. Do your research and find the right printers to compare quality issues. Below are some tips to help you select a printer. (more…)

Factors to Consider While Choosing Book Printing Services

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Despite the ease and comfort of e-book readers, book lovers still prefer reading physical books. A survey by Voxburner found that 62% of people between the ages of 16 to 24 years preferred print books over e-books. The statistics show the power of print books as even the current generation that is swimming in selfies and mobile screens still indulge in printed copies instead of e-books. There is an emotional connection between readers and the spine of the book. Authors cannot afford to pass up that emotional connection, and therefore utilizing print medium, even in small quantities, can increase your readership. (more…)


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