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Magazine Binding Services That Meets Your Expectation

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 30, 2019
The Country Press Inc. - Perfect Bound Books, Boston, MA

We offer a wide range of binding services for magazines, newspapers and other periodicals such as professional journals. If you have a collection you will like to preserve, we will help. We designed to help you make decisions as you print a magazine as such we will discuss binding and coating.

Regarding the magazine binding process, by understanding your options prior to placing your printing order you will come out of the process with a magazine that exceeds your expectations. That is the goal and here are the tools to help you achieve that satisfaction.

Page Binding for Magazines. The final process of attaching your magazine pages together in a finished product is called binding. For magazine printing, there are two main types of binding: Perfect-bound and Saddle-bound aka saddle-stitched.

Perfect-bound is the most common binding method you will see when browsing magazines on newsstands. This binding style results in a square edge appearance. It is ideal if you plan to print a magazine with a higher page count. In fact,e you will need to meet a page minimum in order to achieve a perfect bind with the perfect-bound style.

If you want to save money, the saddle-bound option might be your best solution. Using staples for binding, this process is best suited for smaller publications as there is not a minimum page requirement.

Other options for magazine binding include case binding and spiral-bound. While these are not the most commonly used for magazines, in general, they do serve their purpose. If you have a magazine that will be used regularly for reference or hands-on assignments, then the coil binding of spiral-bound magazines is optimal. Spiral-bound binding allows you to lay the magazine completely flat on a surface.

Case binding is typically reserved for hardbound books. Using this binding, your magazine printer would sew the pages together and attach a hardcover to the exterior.

Magazine Page Coatings. The finished product of a magazine involves its page coating. Varnish, Matte UV and Gloss UV. While gloss UV is more glossy and more attractive for colors, matte UV is more professional and textured. Varnish is a toned-down version of gloss UV. Understanding the process involved when you want to print a magazine ensures you will get the right results from your magazine printer. We are here to help you create your next publication.

We offer a wide range of binding services for magazines, newspapers and other periodicals such as professional journals. If you have a collection you will like to preserve, we will help. We designed to help you make decisions as you print a magazine as such we will discuss binding and coating. To find out more about magazine binding services, contact The Country Press, Inc.


Maximizing Digital Printing Services

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019
Country Press Digital Printing in Boston, MA

Digital printing is clearly the best choice for short runs, print-on-demand, or data-driven projects. Digital printing is the game changer. It is fast, accurate, high quality, well priced, efficient, and provides a good return on investment. Our digital printing group, which is housed within our production facility, leverages industry-leading technologies for the benefit of our customers. Our capabilities stand at the crossroads of the highest level of performance, efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness.

Digital printing services gives the following maximum benefits:

  • Cost-effective. Digital printing does not require much setup time, which makes it an excellent option for short printing runs.
  • The elimination of obsolescence by only printing what you need and when you need it.
  • Virtual print on demand with connections from customer portals directly to our devices for speed and accuracy a maximum size of 14 by 26 inches to maximize the variety of pieces that can be produced.
  • Using metallic gold, silver, and clear inks to create stunning, and eye-opening effects. 
  • Flexibility - Digital Printing will use Variable Data Printing (VDP), to easily swap and alter addresses, graphics and text, so you can totally personalize your materials for each of your customers.
  • Being driven by high-end Fiery Raster Image Processors for speed and quality control.

Take your printing and mailing campaign to the next level of response and return on investment by leveraging our digital printing capabilities and services. Studies have shown that personalization, coupled with color images, clearly drives response rates far beyond what standard static print pieces can yield.

We have a proven track record of helping our clients grow their businesses and increase responses by utilizing digital print services that combine data and high-end images. 

To find out more about digital printing, contact The Country Press, Inc.


Choosing The Successful Cookbook Printing Services

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

You are about to embark on a most exciting enterprise of your life, publishing your cookbook! You will soon learn that writing a cookbook is truly a fun, exciting and challenging project. Soon you must decide how to publish it. You’ll need to ask yourself some questions. What is your style? What is your genre? There is nothing like seeing your work in print for the very first time. Below are the following styles which you will decide on what your next masterpiece will look and create your unique book today.

  • Book cover styles. We offer both hardcover and softcover book options. There is a 24-page count minimum for our hard case bindings. Hardcover books can also be covered with a dust jacket, a removable paper cover used to protect a book from dirt or damage.
  • Standard Trim Sizes. Deciding which trim size will best suit your book can be confusing, especially given all the industry-standard but completely unhelpful trim size names, like US Trade and Digest. We have put together our genre recommendations, based on industry standards, to help you choose a trim size that makes it clear to the reader what they are buying.
  • Custom Book Binding Options. Whether you want a flexible perfect bound paperback or a sturdy hardcover, we offer the book binding options that give your book the look and feel you want.
  • Book Cover Finishes. Grab your reader's attention with a professionally designed book cover finished with a soft matte or polished gloss.
  • Interior text paper stock options. Your pages should look as good as the words written on them. The art of choosing the right paper stock is tricky, but it will ultimately define the feel and quality of your book, depending on your budget and production time. Uncoated paper stock has a rough, natural feel to it and is recommended for more traditional books without imagery. Coated paper stock reflects more light and has a slicker feel. It is a popular choice for photography, art, comic and children’s books.

In order to avoid wasting a great deal of time, back-tracking and scrambling to sell all those books, you must create the perfect combination with customizable binding styles, paper stocks and sizes, and quantities that will make your cookbook truly yours.

For more tips on Cookbook printing and binding, contact Country Press Printing.


Bound Galleys Are Great In Every Way

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Country Press Printing, Boston, MA

One of the most common questions that authors have is what will their print proofs look like? Today let’s discuss if bound galleys are right for you. Since a bound galley is the pre-publication version of your upcoming published book, the appearance will be that of a printed, perfect bound book. The cover of the bound galley is generally not the cover of the book to be published, but the bound galley cover contains information useful to marketing the book to reviewers, bookstore distributors and buyers. Comments from these reviewers are frequently printed on the back of the production (i.e. Bookstore) version of the book printed after the review stage.

A printed galley looks just like a book with a cover and book binding, except there is usually a notice on the front cover that reads "Uncorrected Bound Galleys. Not For Sale." Most galleys are printing while your book is with the proofreader, so they are expected to have a few errors. Take note that bound galley may contain handwritten editorial marks. It may be missing photographs, illustrations, charts, and even text that will, however, eventually appear in the final finished edition.

These are often not the same size the published book will be. The size of a bound galley is based on printing economics. Usually they are 5 3/8" x 8 3/8" and frequently are 6" x 9". Other formatted bound galleys such as oblong bindings or odd sizes are available and are used. Bound galleys are printed on specially designed printing presses. The physical appearance of the bound galley is distinctive, and reviewers can readily distinguish a bound galley from a finished book.

It is certainly our experience that readers pay attention to books that have been endorsed by people who are famous and those highly respected personalities. As such preparing bound galleys is really an advantage.

For more tips on bound galleys, contact Country Press Printing.


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