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DIGITAL PRINTING: Fast Turnaround and Reduced Waste

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 31, 2020
Country Press Printing in Boston, MA

With the fast paced in the printing technology, Digital Printing has overtaken the competition with the Print-on-demand process. Basically, whatever you need for printing, your demand will be prepared even at the shortest notice and how many copies you will be ordering. This is the new instant gratification wherein when you want it, you want it now and you will have it. The best characteristic of this Digital printing is its ideal for last-minute, low quantities or on-demand projects. It has totally rendered a fast turnaround of demand.

Digital printing differs from traditional printing because the machines used do not require printing plates. Instead of using metal plates to transfer an image, digital printing presses print the image directly onto the media base. The output quality of digital printing is improving continuously. With Digital printing high-quality reproduction of books is no longer the customary costly setup fees and extended delivery times for those orders. These advancements are delivering print quality that is comparable to offset printing. Not to mention the savings due to the production waste which are non-existent. With a print-on-demand process, each order makes it relevant and actionable. When used within their capabilities, the benefits of print on demand are hard to be beat.

Accordingly, when digital printing is used for print on demand, things will be easier, faster, affordable and achievable. The benefit of cost-effectiveness and the convenience of placing an order through print on demand lighten the process. It is faster and capable of handling much demand at the shortest time possible. Digital printing opens the doors to a wide range of possibilities. These advancements are delivering print quality at quick turnaround with less waste from generating order, delivery and distribution.

For more tips on digital printing, contact Country Press Printing.

Things to Know About Print-On-Demand

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 24, 2020
The Country Press Inc. - Printing, Boston, MA

No matter what kind of book project you are working on, you need to consider the printing method when converting your digital work to a physical book product. The design and feel of each page in the hands of the reader matter equally as the design quality itself.

Writers can print their piece through traditional offset way or the latest printing technology that enables writers to print-on-demand. This allows the books to be printed per order.

What You Need to Know About Print-On-Demand

1. Print-on-demand is currently at the same level as offset printing

Printing technology has improved so much over the years. Digital printing machines can produce exquisite quality prints on par with offset printing. For instance, modern inkjet technology produces a high-quality page and covers closely similar to those created in the traditional way. This offers incredible benefits to independent publishers.

What makes print-on-demand possible, is that digital printers make use of a laser imaging system that can instantly transfer image data to the paper, unlike the tenacious procedure of offset printing that utilizes plates that are pressed to papers to create the print. In the early years, digital printing can only manage lower resolutions and only limited colors are available. But modern digital printing technology has improved so much over the last 15 years. Now, it has the ability to create high-resolution prints with more color options and faster machines that can print more pages per minute.

Moreover, there are significant changes in the weight and feel of the paper. Digital printing offers amazing opportunities for various image presentations. Making it a preferable printing option for those specialized book products like comics and photography collections.

2. Fast and Economical

Traditionally, producing books could cost bookmakers about 1,000 copies and a costly proof galley. In case there are errors, you are compelled to outlay for the print of another copy to be sent for proofing. Let's say the proof copies charge ranges between $100–$500, plus the expenditure for the initial 1,000 final copies of the book. Imagine how steep the cost is for your initial book launch. However, if you opt for POD, the initial expenditure would only be the price of one book copy which is around $15. POD allows you to see the entire book and enables you to print multiple sets of proofing for a huge order tantamount to the price of merely a single round offset printing.

Digitally printed books are produced in the same facility, minus the need to ship blocks and covers to different sites for assembly. Not counting the ability of modern digital machines that can incredibly produce multiple outputs in a matter of a few weeks.

3. Easy Distribution

Distribution via POD is probably convenient to sell your piece since books are printed as they're ordered. It eliminates books to be stocked in one corner waiting to be shipped because another agency can fulfill the shipping. You may also list your work in major book-selling sites. This provides your book with more credibility and exposure. Plus, it makes order processing a breeze.

Although traditional offset has its advantages, POD technology provides bookmakers with equally amazing benefits. Modern digital printing allows you to produce and sell professional-looking books one at a time.

To learn more about print-on-demand, contact Country Press Printing.

DIGITAL PRINTING: Profitably Publishing Children's Books

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 17, 2020
Country Press Printing in Boston, MA

Children’s books will always populate store shelves. They play an essential role in the lives of the young and pave the path to our future leaders. The stories themselves promote vocabulary and language skills, entertainment, learning experiences, social skills, and many others. With digital printing it develops beautiful picture books, books for toddlers, early readers, and chapter books that will make social interaction easier for them as they move along through the world as adults.

Printing children’s books is simple as long as you go in knowing a few basics. Digital books such as story apps, picture book apps, and interactive story, are narratives presented with interactive features. Though many children’s books share a few similar specifications, there are a few choices you will want to make depending on your particular project. It is your choice whether it is a hardcover children’s book which is case wrapped or a soft cover that is perfect bound. A case wrapped book has a printed cover adhered to the hardcover of the book or a softcover book which is a gloss laminate. This provides a more durable cover that will have less chance of ripping even when opened over and over again by little hands. And lastly, the size in which many children’s books are printed in landscape format so they are wider. More so, digital printing of children’s books has diversified and corresponds to children’s reading choices.

With high‐quality digital printing, it helps children learn and enjoy reading with optimized design and retains the status of reading as the most important activity for children’s learning. Children’s books high-quality prints are mounted on boards and perfectly spread across the pages, allowing for printed images to flow smoothly forming panoramic spreads. With beautiful illustration, it develops significant traits to children like empathy, patience, and concentration, and even for adults.

For more tips on digital printing, contact Country Press Printing.

Publish A Fabulous Cookbook with Digital Printing

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 10, 2020
Country Pres Cookbook Printing in Boston, MA

There are creative cooks and chefs that seek affordable solutions for putting their skills and knowledge to print. Digital printing services is the fast and cost effective method to publish your next cook book defining your cherished recipes and filled with vivid photography.

Beautiful cookbooks are one of the most high-demand subjects for digital printing service providers. The photo book printed as a recipe cookbook successfully translates the dare-to-be different atmosphere of the restaurant to the printed page. Strong sales have led to multiple reprints and more business for the Digital printing industry. The print-on-demand reproduction of the book and its vivid photography makes a strong proof for the company’s high-class digital book capabilities. Print on demand makes it convenient and affordable for self-published authors to print and sell their books straight to readers around the world. With on-demand printing, authors will distribute their books to readers without having to buy and store hundreds of books on their own. Chef authors through print on demand will have the freedom to market and sell their books around the world without having to worry about storing, shipping, or having enough books in stock.

Many claim that the future of cookbooks grows from observation of digital books and social trends. It is foreseen that big cookbook publishers will promote the continuous publishing of celebrity chefs and heavy coffee table books. The digital printing of the cookbook will flourish as it is beautifully designed and photographed. The digital cookbook will and offer new possibilities to readers and writers to cook instead of producing foods from convenience outlets and as well as foresee more future sales and business in the digital industry.

For more tips on digital printing, contact Country Press Printing.

DIGITAL PRINTING: Ensures Great Quality For Small Print Runs

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Perfect Bound Book, Boston, MA - The Country Press Inc.

Choosing digital printing for small quantities of print will provide more flexibility, more choice, and features compared to most of the other traditional printing methods. Today’s publishers need printers that will provide cost-effective, high-quality, accurate, and short-run color printing within the shortest possible time frame. It ensures that printing results will be accurate and up to date. That is the reason why this becomes a very popular method for printing small quantities of print.

Digital printing is the result when you combine a high-tech, high-speed copying machine to computer-driven bindery equipment. The printer stores separate the digital files for your book’s cover and interior text. As such the files are then imaged using toner instead of ink. It is comparable to how a high-end copier works though on a larger scale. As the print on demand surfaces simultaneously digital printing continues and booms in the industry. The quick turnaround time and cost-effectiveness are the most important advantages of this method. Opting for digital printing is very advantageous since it does not require minimum orders for printing. You have the opportunity to use the process to print whatever you need at the right time.

With the fast-growing trend on Print on demand (POD), digital printing plays a significant role in the printing technology and business process wherein the book copies or other documents are not printed until the company receives an order, allowing prints of single or small quantities. Some digital printing equipment will even produce an entire book, color cover and all in just a few minutes. The shorter turnaround time and the minimal set-up requirements help speed up the entire process.

For more tips on digital printing, contact Country Press Printing.

Digital Printing Makes Print-On-Demand an Affordable Possibility

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 26, 2020
Country Press Printing in Boston, MA

Digital printing has made print-on-demand affordable. In the past, writers were compelled to publish their work in bulk even though they were not sure whether their book could be sold out. Thus, many writers previously were not able to reach the publishing phase due to financial constraints.

Digital printing helps seasoned and new writers alike reach the final stage of book publishing without draining their pockets. Print-on-demand allows writers to print only the needed number of book copies. Thus, eliminate the expensive printing fee and storage cost. It offers the most cost-efficient means of book production.

Aside from the print-on-demand capability of digital printing, it also produces high-quality text prints and sharp images. Thereby, providing you with professional-looking, perfectly printed and bound books that are definitely attractive to readers.

To learn more about digital printing, contact Country Press Printing, Inc.

Custom Cookbook Printing Services in Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 19, 2020
Country Pres Cookbook Printing in Boston, MA

Whether you're a professional chef or just a great cook at home, you surely have your own signature recipe or two. But what if you have crafted plenty of good recipes. No matter how reliable your memory is right now, putting your own recipes in a book comes handy. Not only it will serve as a keepsake where all the detailed instructions of your very own crafted meals are written but you can also publish it and sell it to the public.

If you need a trusted company that will help you come up with professional-looking cookbook, Country Press Printing can help you accomplish this. Country Press, one of the premier, experienced cookbook printing companies in the United States (located in Lakeville MA), produces a quality product to meet your need. From cookbook fundraisers for community groups, schools, and non-profit organizations to profitable business ventures for independent self-publishers and corporations, we offer personalized printing services that result in a quality cookbook that can be successfully marketed and sold.

Our team at Country Press will guide you through the entire printing process so you end up with a finished book that will satisfy the audience you’re trying to reach. Having been in business for more than 40 years, we have the knowledge to help you make the appropriate printing decisions. Contact Country Press Printing to request a quote today.

DIGITAL PRINTING: Moving Right Along To An Eco-Friendly Book

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 12, 2020
Country Press Printing in Boston, MA

It is common knowledge that printing an eco-friendly book requires a considerably larger amount of work than printing a standard book through digital printing. Many self-publishing authors are now demanding higher standards for digital printing as such the more pressure is put on and other large publishers will follow the demand. As such the search for an eco-friendly digital printing will encourage more people to take even small steps toward greener printing. Environmental benefits towards green printing make a difference.

With digital printing, you will be assured that it is the cheapest option for small print quantities. It will give you a lower cost that differs from printer to printer and from quantity to quantity. This digital printing process will give you the lower cost for the same book at the same printer that will dramatically based on the type of press being used. Many Prints on demand printers will print for you a small quantity of books because it is the simplest way to cut down on waste. Luckily most printers nowadays have Print on demand because they have new digital printers that make quality just good as offset printing that requires a larger print run. With Print on demand you will print one book or 1000 books depending on the printing company you are working with.

Having a good idea on the weight of the paper, dimensions of the book, finishes of the pages or cover and whatever type of binding you want will perfectly contribute highly in the printing of an eco-friendly book. There are fewer options though when it comes to recycled paper brands and green printing processes such that it is vital that you know your printer requirements before investing time or money on illustrations. Digital printings are great partners in publishing your eco-friendly book. They are great and provide reasonable quotes in a timely manner and they are doing a great job printing. Digital printing will ensure your potential customers know why your book is special.

For more tips on digital printing, contact Country Press Printing.

Galley Proof: Effectively Works in The Final Publication

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Galley proof has totally evolved as everything changes from manual to electronic processes. Now that everything is electronic, this old process has been simplified and less time-consuming however, the final manuscript text is still not published until there is one more author review. And the ultimate text is galley proof which is still being used today.

The galley proof stage is the final basis that remains as the final review by the author before publication. Today, it is easier since electronic galley proof is provided to the author itself and has the option to make suggestions using an online form or provide a separate pdf document that has his corrections noted. The journal’s editorial and production team will present a galley proof to the author which contains notes or questions from production staff and editors that need to be addressed and provides the author with clearly marked text indicating any changes made. At this point, only crucial changes will be made. If there is a co-author of the journal, the approval on any changes will be secured too. Although the current system of checking and revising galley proofs works fine, it is as efficient as it is expected to be. The author has a final chance to accept or reject such changes, suggest minor revisions and to answer any production-related questions.

There are helpful tips in proofing to remember though. The author will ensure to scrutinize rigorously the galley proofs from author names and affiliations, typo errors, etc. and include only the most critical and necessary changes at this point. The author will follow close attention to comply set of deadlines. For any publisher, a delay in returning revised galley proofs will get into the way in the publication of the paper. This new technology is an evident improvement in the publishing process.

For more tips on galley proofs, contact Country Press Printing.

PRINT ON DEMAND: Fastest Distribution in Book Publishing

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, May 23, 2020
Country Press Printing in Boston, MA

Print on Demand is a cost-effective way for single book printing services. This is because the print on demand service is a book distribution approach which goes hand and hand with high speed and effective digital printing.

Print on demand providers like us here at The Country Press maintain databases of books on behalf of their publisher clients. Normally book publishers submit books to the print on demand suppliers in the form of two files for each book, one digital file for the book interior, and another file for the cover. Once the publisher signs off on the proof, the book is listed by the Print on demand throughout its distribution channels including booksellers, other offline and online retailers, chain stores, and even some exporters. As such the title is now listed for sale to all wholesalers and retail outlets. If an interested buyer finds the book in an online listing, an order is placed, and if no physical stock available at the retailer’s warehouse, an order is sent to the distribution chain to the print on demand system.

In addition, with print on demand it makes it unnecessary to invest enormously amount of money in printed books before a market for the book is established. Fortunately, it eliminates the huge economic risks involved in book publishing. The print on demand contributes highly in eliminating the need to keep books in inventory as it allows the book without substantial sales to stay in print. And for small publishers and self-publishers, print on demand book distribution has swiftly changed the publishing process.

For more tips on digital printing contact Country Press Printing.


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