Book Printing Blog

About the “Perfect Binding” Book Publication Service

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 18, 2019
Country Press Inc - Boston, MA

Books come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and in different styles. Just like any promotional items, there are options to consider and choose from like what design you want it to be and what type of bookbinding to use. The binding that you choose will directly affect the overall user experience and ultimately the sales success of the book. Perfect binding is the a most effective and most affordable option to consider.

A perfect bound book is famous for its soft cover. The cover is protected with a coated laminated thick card stock. The spine is glued while others threaded together. Perfect binding is a more economical alternative to hardcover binding. This is great option if you plan to publish large quantities and need to limit production cost to meet your large production target.

Perfect binding is an excellent choice for novels, comic books, coloring books, and many other published products. The reason is because the presentation is sleek yet durable in design for those products that tend to be roughly handled by the end user. With this binding method, the pages and cover are pasted together at the spine with strong and flexible thermal glue. The other sides of the book are cut as needed to give them clean perfect edges.

Perfect binding method gives a certain style and elegance to the look and feel of the books which cannot be matched by any other types of binding. Many self-published writers choose this method for their books since this is the style of book commonly seen at the stores. Perfect bound books are noted for its proficient eye catching soft cover style and looks great with its professional appearance.

For more tips on bookbinding services, contact Country Press Inc.


Ultra-Fast Printing With Bound Galleys

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 11, 2019
Country Press Printing, Boston, MA

Publishers employ the use of bound galleys to produce ultra-fast finished products most often associated with advanced copy production. They are used to rapidly deliver advance copies to reviewers, bookstore distributors, and buyers alike. It is intended to support editor’s review processes. With bound galleys, editors can review and comments with handwritten notes. Many editors simply prefer to work with a physical copy in hands.

Skilled artists produce bound galleys and advance readers copies for book publishers in five to seven business days lead time. Bound galleys are for editing and proofreading purposes. The ultrafast production means your new book are in the hands of readers and reviewers faster thereby creating buzz for the release of the final book. It is significantly important because it is the tangible document to make corrections and editing. The manuscript ordinarily with wide enough margins will be edited several times and on the side margins the editors will write their comments or corrections.

Bound galleys in Boston, MA comparing to other printing services, focus more on speed, proficiency, quality, and input. Clients will receive bound galleys of superior quality. There are printers who produce clean, printed in high-resolution pages on white or natural paper stock. Normally they add the word “Uncorrected Page Proof” to show that it is still subject for review and comment.

It is at this stage that editors, proofreaders, and the author themselves will preview the book for final approval and allow for comments, feedback and opinion. Once approved and verified that all details are accurate and no error then production is made for the final copy.

For most reviewers, they require some lead time to see the book before publication. Since advanced readers, copies are sent to reviewers, and booksellers, they need to be finally edited and corrected. It allows the author and editors the opportunity to figure out what the book will look like once it has been reviewed, corrected and completed.

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


Pushing Head On Using Digital Printing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 31, 2019
Country Press Digital Printing in Boston, MA

Due to improving technology, digital printing has extended its marketability to various fields comprising brochures, flyers and others. Of course it continues to be an affordable approach to book publishing. There are some things to take into account that will help simplify the process of digital printing into simple easy steps. Each feature is designed to deliver greater value, output quality, and workflow flexibility.

In outlining the design, it is important to first conceptualize and envision what you want to achieve with your book layout. This information will be the basis of the whole process. It will be easier to address the print marketing. The artwork will continuously follow. You will specifically provide a substantive content like pictures and other brand with colors, illustrative material and font size. Completing the data information on the context of the outline will facilitate more smooth process.

It is a general rule that digital print should never risk committing any mistakes whether it will be in grammar, addresses, dates, photos, etc. Such proofreading is a must in the process. Check the artwork as many times as possible before sending it for printing. It has to be strictly reviewed and checked before finalizing the book. Moreover, it is a plus factor to have a smart design that speaks volume about your book. There is nothing matters than publishing a book with an elegant and sleek design cover to encourage audience to buy a copy.

Bear in mind that before printing the digital design it has to be saved in print ready format. It is a secured move in order to avoid any unexpected problem in the printing. Once the preventive measures are accurately followed and implemented, the process of digital printing will be made much easier and more effective. Push head on using digital printing in Boston, MA!

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


Inspiring Visions of Art Book Using Digital Printing

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 25, 2019
Country Press Printing - Digital printing in Boston, MA

Have you ever seen an art book so simple yet so beautiful? Digital printing is a perfect way to compile and distribute a consolidated presentation of your art works. With modern digital printing technology, artists are armed with new tools for expression.

Digital printing now offers artists new ways to create and sell art. Digitally printed art book is fast increasing in popularity and turning into a shopping craze. Many photographers and fine artists embrace digital printing of their images to convey an expression or published an art book as an additional way to market their work at reasonable prices.

In order to publish an art book it depends on the level of quality you choose and the number of copies to be produced. The cost will normally cover editing, cover design, formatting, and other services. It is impressive to show and compile all your mind-boggling sketches and photos in a gallery-quality book ready for retail shelf sales. Digital printing process accurately reproduces vivid colors down to the smallest detail. There are different varieties of binding and paper choices to choose from. Trust your art, with digital printing your book will be successful in its publication every step of the way.

Our purpose is to deliver the maximum value of your dollar worth. We offer standard materials, processes, and patterns that have been tried and tested by the most discriminating customers. And if you wish to actually sell your art book, pick and choose which services to spend your money on, but you are assured that particular things like a strong cover design are perfectly crucial to book sales.

Our approach assumes that your goal is to create a beautiful, successful art book with the help of our printing capabilities. Each book is uniquely designed. There are some digital printing equipment that produces an entire book, color cover and everything in a short time. To produce a book of lasting value is a wonderful journey.

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


Digital Publishing Made Easy

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 18, 2019
Country Press Printing in Boston, MA

The Country Press’ digital printing services delivers professional, reliable, and on-time printing services across New England. For decades we’ve worked closely with clients to ensure them the best digital printing services at the best value pricing. We manage this blog as a service to both our clients and the general public alike so that the publishing public can be best informed when making digital printing decisions.

Digital printing is growing in popularity given the print-on-demand capability that dominates today’s publisher’s needs. Large and small publishers alike are changing their backlist books to digital printing. This leads to the elimination of warehousing and shipping-related costs. It’s simply the most cost efficient means of production.

It is also very convenient since digital printing has the system to direct whether there are sufficient stocks or to produce print copies as per order. With this, the book is not available in physical form until it is confirmed order. This is commonly used by self-publishing companies as a cost-effective way to produce a book.

Since digital printing does not require a book warehouse, it exclude expenses related with warehousing, book of accounts, staff costs and book sales. It is practical to print the exact number of books avoiding spare copies. Digital printing gets real strength and comfort to reproduce a top quality, perfect format, finished book. The content of the book will be available in easy format. It is advisable to create a low-cost production whereby a product will be sold easily in the end.

Moreover, digital printing has lesser steps in printing process and less people involved. It offers a quicker response time due to its short printing press setup. As a result the final product is delivered fast. For companies who use digital print they have the opportunity to modify their message to their audience. It is saving both time and money. They create what they want, when to release it and who they will share it with. It is perfect for print planning and distribution.

Other digital companies do not have limits as such due to its flexibility in the printing press, they provide the freedom for the publishers to save and get the exact amount that they need. It is working hand in hand in helping one another in the success of their publication.

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


Vibrant Magazine Production Via Affordable Digital Printing

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 11, 2019
The Country Press Inc. - Perfect Bound Books, Boston, MA

Through the years, we witness the evolution of magazine production. Today, the two most common forms of magazine printing services are offset printing and digital printing.

The offset printing process uses an etched plate for every image to be printed. The ink adheres to the plate with the different colors being applied to the appropriate areas. The ink is then transferred to the paper using an offset printing press.

The digital printing process does not use plates to transfer the ink. The image is drawn using electrostatic rollers, also known as drums. Then, a toner is applied onto the paper and fused them using a high-heat process.

Digital printing offers several advantages over offset. Unlike Offset Printing that needs a separate plate for every image, which makes editing process tedious and time-sapping; Digital Printing makes editing quick and print both images instantly. It is also quick to set up than offset method. In addition, its print outputs are dry, which expedites the finishing process.

Printing is the last step when publishing your final magazine. But it is important to take particular attention to the printing process. It will save you dollars as it can help you avoid unnecessary expenses related to printing errors. The goals is to come up a newsstand quality with minimal cost as much as possible. To learn more about digital printing, contact Country Press Inc.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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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