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Archive for the ‘Book Printing’ Category

Book Printing: Choosing Sheetfed Offset or Web Offset

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

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I mentioned in a prior PIE Blog article that a print brokering client of mine (a husband-and-wife publishing team) needed a shorter schedule for one of their books. This client’s publishing house has hard deadlines for final book delivery. If a printer misses a deadline for delivery to the print book distributor, my client’s books get rejected. Ouch. (more…)

Book Printing: An Awesome Faux-Antique Spell Book

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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During Covid-19 my fiancee and I have spent a profoundly inordinate amount of time in our favorite thrift store keeping our spirits up when we’re not working. During this time she has brought to my attention, or actually bought, a number of unique books. And as is often the case when I see books with qualities that set them apart from digital-only products on the internet, I’d like to share one of these with you. (more…)

3 Effective Tips for Magazine Printing

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Magazines are a great way of sharing new creative ideas or concepts on a weekly or monthly basis. Magazines have the potential to hook readers and turn them into regular customers. A magazine has so many elements such as content, images, design, etc. that adds up to the quality. Before you dive into the results and benefits that magazines can bring to your brand, there are many other things to consider during the magazine printing that will make it worth reading. (more…)

Why You Should Outsource Online Flyer Printing

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Flyers are small but good looking printed materials that are very useful in printing businesses. Although they can be printed online, they are used on a physical basis. Handing these over to newspaper and magazine vendors is extremely helpful in carrying out marketing promotions. There are many companies which can carry out online flyer printing in bulk, and their contacts are available online. However, to be able to get through to a wide variety of companies, it would be suitable to look for a reliable print coordinator first, who can make the necessary links. (more…)

A Commercial Printing Match Made in Heaven

Monday, April 5th, 2021

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A professional relationship with your key custom printing suppliers can and should be like a marriage, a non-zero-sum game in which both partners win (rather than having one win at the expense of the other). (more…)

Book Printing: Play to the Strengths of the Print Book

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

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On one of our almost daily trips to our favorite thrift store, my fiancee found a print book she liked about “chalk paint.” It is called Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook. I didn’t look at the book closely at first, but over the next few days at her suggestion I delved deeply into its content and production values. The book designer and publisher had included multiple design and production qualities and techniques that set this do-it-yourself text far beyond any presentation a digital book could offer. (more…)

Book Printing: A Captivating Print Book About Cleopatra

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

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My fiancee and I were recently looking for new art projects for our art therapy work with the autistic. Since we had found a plastic mummy kit in the thrift store for educating kids in the religion, mythology, and embalming processes that ensured ancient Egyptians a safe passage to the next life, we decided to have our students build and decorate a cardboard sarcophagus (essentially a mummy case). (more…)

Book Printing: But There’s Only One Bleed in the Book

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

To be perfectly fair, my book printing client did know enough to ask me about the potential cost increase for bleeding a halftone off an interior page of the print book she was designing. (more…)

Book Printing: Trends in Print Buying (An Anecdote)

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

I’ve been noting the direction the wind has been blowing in my own commercial printing work recently. Granted, this is anecdotal evidence, and it only relates to print books, and only to a few of my clients at that, but I’m finding it instructive. (more…)

Importance of choosing the best book printing services

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Most readers consider book printing to be an unimportant part, but it is quite important for a publisher as it is one of the deciding factors for the success of a book. The need for the best book printing services is the first thing that comes to a writer’s mind before publishing a novel. Similarly, if a company wants to print a magazine for office uses or schools and universities, the best book printing service matters a lot. Book printing is an art that has been practiced by a few printing service providers. It is, therefore, important that you only have the best men at work. (more…)


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