January 2004, V3#1: Design Monday, Jan 26 2009 

Book Manufacturing Concepts

Most printer/publishers have the capabilities to print by many methods, we offer quality offset printing from camera ready copy, as it is the most cost-effective approach to a permanent ink printed book. Due to set-up costs, we must limit our smallest run to 100 books. With our 33 years experience, it is just recently that we have found what we feel is a viable alternative.  Always make sure companies you approach to publish define their method of reproduction if you are interested in your work standing the test of time.  It is amazing to us how many copy machines and their out-put are being sold as “printed”.

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December 2003, V2#12: Design Thursday, Jan 22 2009 

Most printer/publishers can and do provide color work for customers. Color achieved as a result of ink changes or combination ink runs are often priced higher. Depending on the method of reproduction however if you wanted say brown printing on cream paper the ink is still 1 color (brown instead of black) and wouldn’t be charged extra (however the color paper would cost extra). Often color changes are used to highlight certain text areas or for a coat of arms. Should you desire a color photo page, we offer process work. However, it must be pointed out that it is not cost effective on runs less than 500.  We can also have color pages copied or in very small quantities possibly inkjet reproduced for economy.  

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