January 2016 E-Zine: Complete Monday, Jan 11 2016 

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Headband/Footband (also header/footer in binding terms): A strip of embroidered cloth at the end (top/bottom) of the spine, extending beyond the book block. Optional ALA element included in Gregath deluxe binding. Now available as upgrade in color hard binding.

Hinge In: A paper or cloth strip may be adhered along the binding edge of the a page, or pages, to be added after the book has been bound, so that the strip extends beyond the binding edge. This can then be “hinged” into a “finished” book by pasting up the part of the paper or cloth strip that extends beyond the addition, and adhering the strip to the binding edge of a sheet (or leaf) in the text block.  This may also be used to change a given published page: cut the page to be replaced out of the existing book leaving as wide a bound paper strip as the binding margin will allow; follow instructions as above or – trim the replacement page to fit the published book (with extra paper to overlap bound strip); using an archival quality media, attach replacement page to bound strip.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand? Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!
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Design Inspiration
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Consider adding extra material to a book through QR codes, removable media (CD/DVD, USB, memory card), or cloud links.

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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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If budget is a watch word, consider the weight difference between hard and soft cover books when shipping.

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Marketing advice
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Take into consideration USPS price and standards changes (effective 1-17-2016) when figuring book shipping prices.

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Genealogy ideas
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It takes a village: Don’t discount getting together with other like-minded people for education and reinforcement. Gregath is hosting a retreat in October that may be of interest.

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Computer aid!?!
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Do you have something (format) you use over and over again from MS Office – maybe with just a little bit of tweaking? Consider making the format (blank without personalized information) into a template. In your MS program, make a file that contains all the repetitive format and information. When you save as (save if not already saved), click the down arrow by format (under file name) and choose template (word template, excel template, etc.). To make it easier to use, save it where your other templates for that program are saved – or make a dedicated template file folder that is easy to find.

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Hard Cover Publishing Package Price Reductions Tuesday, Feb 3 2015 

If you missed the hard cover publication sale for our package pricing, have we got a deal for you. It’s not quite as good as the sale price, but we have been able to lower all of our hard cover package pricing. Visit our website for current details.

http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/package/HB

Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Design & Production Monday, Aug 11 2014 

If possible, it’s always a good idea to have your publisher selected before finalizing your color hard cover files. Though all cover art will need to allow for the thickness of the book board, as it folds around it and attaches to the inside (under the end sheets), variances in many other things will change the exact size and placement of elements on the cover layout. Additionally, even if returning to a publisher, don’t assume the cover process hasn’t altered in some way over time. For our current hard cover file information, visit http://www.gregthcompany.com/binding/art/hardcolorfiles.html

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 5: Design Thursday, May 2 2013 

Hard bound books using bonded leather cover material is a fairly economical upgrade in elegance. A great “coffee table book” cover, it even retains much of the unique smell of leather. This material averages an up-charge of $5.00 per book in small quantities – if the color selected is in stock.

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/hb/special/imitationleather.html

Hardbinding services increase Wednesday, Feb 13 2013 

General hardbinding service prices have increased, and we fear they will do so again fairly soon.

Good news is the oversized fee has been slashed from 60 cents per book to 25 cents.

Remember that information found on this site is not a binding quote, but actual quotes are good for 30 days after issue.

February 2006, V5#2: Production Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Among the various types of soft bindings, material placed in a three ring binder is considered softbound. Some might consider it hard binding however, due to it’s low durability, it is generally considered soft binding.

August 2004, V3#8: Production Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Standard and deluxe hardbinding carries a foil imprint.  Don’t overlook the fact that you can choose gold or silver at no extra charge.  Many times bronze is also available for no extra cost.  Special foils such as holographic, or colors are available at extra charges.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://gregathcompany.com/tips.html

July 2004, V3#7: Production Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Always find out what you get for the “hardbinding”.  We have recently upgraded our “standard buckram” to standard that includes many of deluxe options.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://gregathcompany.com/hb/index.html

March 2004, V3#3: Production Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Hard Binding: Because of the importance of books, especially genealogy and history and due to the heavy usage books receive while in library, family or individual circulation, our suggestion is that books must be durable, as well as beautiful.

For this reason, our standard hard bindings we offer (and strenuously suggest) are all the ever-popular Oversewn Library Binding type, rather than the less durable (but usually cheaper) Smyth(e) Sewn binding method. In the Library Oversewn method, small groups of pages are close stitched, then stitched to the next small grouping. When all pages have been stitched, the raw book is then glued and reinforced with woven fabric.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://gregathcompany.com/hb/index.html