Book Printing Blog

RSS Grab the Country Press Inc. RSS Feed

Printing Projects Require Different Printing Materials and Processes – Lakeville, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When it comes to printing projects, there are a lot more decisions than you might think. Deciding on the right paper, inks, and printing process to use so are important in order to get the finished product you are looking for.


When choosing the perfect paper, the brightness, finish, opacity, and weight are all considered. The weight of a business paper or printer paper is determined in pounds. It is important to know this because the heavier the weight, the thicker the paper. The thickness and texture of the paper can really make a significant difference. The paper also varies based on how transparent or opaque it is. This is important particularly when you are planning to use both sides of the paper when printing as in short run book printing. While opacity is measured by how much the paper stops light from passing through, brightness is measured by how much light it will reflect. The brighter the paper, the brighter the printed product. This determines whether a paper's finish is either matte or glossy.

Different print jobs use different kinds of ink, and the particular print you want to achieve may require a different type of printer. A printer can either work with pigment-based or dye-based ink. Pigment-based ink is more expensive and has lesser color range than the dye-based. But when it comes to print life, pigments are better. The advantage of dyes is that they are able to produce more colors and are a more affordable alternative.


Printing processes differ based on the printing project. Digital printing can be the best alternative when printing small quantities. Digital printing takes the image or text from the electronic source to the printer to produce a faster output. The advent of digital printing has eliminated all the mechanical procedures of offset printing. Also known as offset lithography, offset printing is prominently used for printing larger loads with guaranteed high quality. It is used when printing massive orders of books, brochures or newspapers.

During finishing and binding, the printed products are folded and bound. School books and magazines normally take a single fold finish. Manuals, cookbooks, and other publications can be done either in spiral, saddle stitch, or with loose-leaf binding.

Each type of printing material and process offers different advantages, that when used for the correctly can be a huge advantage. For more details, visit The Country Press.

Recent Posts


Short-run book printers in Boston, MA Short run printing in Newton, MA The Country Press, Inc. author and publisher bound galley services country press magazine binding services digital short run book printing benefits of short run book printing professional quality printed books Soft cover perfect bound books American Library Association printing on demand (POD) independent publishing Kodak EX150 digital production system short-run and on-demand printing book publishing in Boston The Country Press’ cookbook printing service in Boston, MA bound galleys, MA traditional publishers how many books to print, MA editors for self-publishing short run printing for books, MA bound galleys in Boston, MA free holiday gift self publishing mistakes digital short run printing publishing services in MA for universities self publishers government publishing houses Kodak EX150 self publishers, MA advanced copies Chorine free self publish printed galley conventional commercial printing short run book printing, Newton, MA self-publishing digital book printing Self-publishing print on demand publishing companies bound galleys digital printing for manuals books for book signing, MA full-service publishing in Boston, MA book printing on demand print and publish books digital printing for books common mistakes of self publishing digital printer printing services here in Boston, MA digital book printing, MA Biogas digital printing services Short-run book printing in Boston, MA e-book formatting, MA nnual town or government report printing services in Boston, MA, The Country Press, Inc. commercial short run printing quote for book printing advantages of print on demand, MA Country Press, Inc benefits of short run book printing, MA small publishing companies reduces greenhouse gas emissions government printing services Country Press, Inc Digital book printing in Newton, MA recycled paper Country Press printing services print on demand books Manual printing services in Boston, MA publishing Country Press, Inc. publishing services for authors The Country Press Inc Short-Run book Printing marketing self published books, MA gift of business self-publising non-fiction books digital printing in Newton, MA print on-demand book self publishing self published books book promotion printing, MA printing soft cover school books self-publishing on-demand book printing galleys short run printers, Boston Print-on-demand services in News Port, VA The County Press, Inc. - MA digital publishing, MA self publishing, Boston advance copies of books, MA printing short runs short run printing services, MA bound book galleys self-publishers, MA how many books should i print Kodak EX150 Digital Printers print on demand in Boston, MA Perfect binding independent presses short run printing self-publishing services publishing, MA short run book printing services Book printing and binding book publishing advance book copies, MA self-publishing steps perfect bound books in Boston, MA how to self publish printing and reprinting in Boston, MA annual town report The Country Press, Inc The Country Press’ digital printing services large publishing firms Self Publishing statistics Perfect-bound short run book publishing The Country Press publishing companies that offer self publishing advantages of short run book printing, MA short run books, MA Self-publishing services in Boston, MA self short run short-run publishing the country press boston ma self publishing, MA short run book printers, Newton, MA and publishing books self-publishing a book digital printing service Happy Thanksgiving original graphic designs advanced copy book printing self-publishing editors annual and periodic recurring report printing book printing, MA digital printers self-publshed authors short run printing self-publishing services the country press printed manual manual printing short run book publishers short run book printing, Boston ARCs book printing for self-publishers Country Press Printing smaller book printing companies small publishing companies, MA short run book printing advanced reading copies, MA Country Press Printing, Inc. smaller publishing houses Perfect bound book printing in Boston, MA ARC books self publishing books printing needs cookbooks client review why short run book printing, MA Short-run book printers cookbook printing in Boston, MA digital printing annual town reports short run printing applications print on demand, MA printed manuals facebook like Self-publishing in Newton, MA self-publishing for business short-run book publishing Country Press Printing Inc self-publishing books small presses digital printing, MA POD, Newton, MA high quality bindings printing bound galleys The Country Press’ digital printing services here in Boston, MA advantages of self-publising books Country Press Printing in short runs self publish, MA bound galleys with high-resolution prints short run book printer, MA traditional or self publishing, Boston publishers Kodak EX150 digital printer indie publishing advanced reader copies customized cookbook printing The Country Press digital printing services 50 Shades of Grey high quality book galleys advance copy books, MA short run printers self published book promoting, MA short run book publishers, MA bound galley books self-published author digital book publishing print on demand book printing, Newton, MA book printing options self-publishers Digital printing Digital book printing in Boston, MA Digital book printing self published authors, MA self publishing service, MA bound galley printing print on demand services, MA digital printing equipment short runs, MA press short run book publishing, MA short-run printing promoting your book, MA publishing deadlines short run book printer small publishing houses perfect bound book short run book publisher, MA self-publishing, MA sustainable and local enegery print on demand digital printers in Boston, MA bound manuscripts digital printing process printing ARCs short run book printers, MA short run books advantages of short run printing, MA promoting self published books short run production short run book printers commercial short run book printing book printers, MA cookbook layouts print on demand (POD) advanced reading copies American Library Association Annual Conference short run printers, MA School books short run digital printing short runs self-publising books Rolland Opaque book binding difference between self publishing and traditional publishing vanity publishing, Boston commercial printing book printing Pre-publication book printing in Boston, MA paper perfect bound books ARC printing Perfect bound books printing in Boston, MA high-quality manual printing self publishing glossary of terms stock paper self publishing services for self publishing authors publisher want to self publish a book printing hard copies of school books self publishing e-books, MA benefits of short run printing, MA self publishing authors advanced copy books Digital book printers in Boston, MA how to promote your book short run publishing Digital-printing perfect binding method short run printing services ARCs printing full service publishing digital book printing e-book self publishing, MA printing finishing book printing companies manuals short run printing self publishing services for authors print-on-demand Country Press’ digital printing services Printing and binding in Boston, MA Kodak EX150 digital printing system Country Press Inc short run book printers, Boston self publishing glossary town municipality report printing rosters warrants printing Advanced reader copies on demand printing digital short run printing, MA Digital book printing in Newton, MA publishers, MA Happy New Year cookbook printing in Newton, MA full service self publishing printing services Cookbook printing Self-publishers in Boston, MA authors, MA Country Press Printing Inc. how many books should you print perfect bound books with soft covers books for book fair, MA short-run book printing service printing on-demand book printer, MA digital printing for cookbooks long run books publishing company, MA Short run book printing in Boston, MA galley books on-demand printing Manual printing services soft cover school books print books on demand in Newton, MA Bound galleys in Newton, MA self publish short run printing services The Country Press publishing services to individual authors digital printing in Boston, MA self published books, MA digital print on demand services advantages of self publishing advantaages of self publishing choosing self publishing, Boston universities print-on-demand (POD) self publishing Short Run Printing in Atlanta, GA digital print on demand recycling programs print on demand books, MA independent publishing companies self-publishing for businesses book galleys Kodak digital printer Bound Galley made in Boston, MA publishing companies that offer self publishing services certified Ecologo perfect bound book printing short run book printing, MA The Country Press Inc. short run printing, MA advantages of short run book printing Cookbook printing and binding The Country Press print on demand in Newton, MA reprinting school books Digital book printing in Boston, MA personalized cookbook print books on demand in Boston, MA Self-publishers book printing self-publishing in Boston, MA publishing companies, MA process of digital printing benefits of short run printing print books on demand, MA soft cover textbooks publishing your cookbook Bound Galley self-publshing print small quantity of books MA print on demand in Newton, MA book printers short run printing, Boston Short run printing in Boston, MA self publishers Printing on demand POD book printing publishing services perfect bound books printer self publishing acronyms town report creating ebooks commercial printing company Country Press Inc. university publishing services small publishing company short run printing, Newton, MA short run prints, MA self publisher




Are you late with titles for the current season? Are you trying to make that upcoming book show? Do you need dependability? Where do you need your books shipped to? Look no further than Country Press.



Country Press has a long history of supplying printed material to our nations Universities and Colleges. If any one or more of the following scenarios apply, we are the one to turn to.



Self-Publishing can be a virtual minefield if you are not careful. To make this an efficient process and successful endeavor you need to understand some of the “Basics” of Publishing and the definition of Self-Publishing.



We have been assisting Cities and Towns throughout New England in the design and production of their Annual Town Reports and Warrants. We offer a full range of services from typesetting, design, manufacturing and delivery.