Preparation and Binding

 

Supplied digital for output - no alteration necessary. You have completed the layout and formatting. Contact your printer to find out if the program you are using is compatible.

Full Design - Printer to supply professionally prepared, final page layout and design, from customer supplied manuscript.

Other Preparation - Your printer needs to know if there are colour or black and white photos or graphics in your book and how many there will be. It is also helpful to know if reduction, enlargement or cropping is required.

Perfect binding - Most commonly used for trade paperbacks. A great advantage to perfect binding is that the spine is visible when the book is turned in on a bookshelf.

Saddle stitching - Used for magazines, workbooks, colouring books, manuals or reports (under 100 pages).

Plasticoil, Cerlox or Wiro - Very useful for cookbooks or manuals that need to be fully open at a specific page for "hands free" use.

Well, you've finally pulled all the pieces together and you are ready to hand everything over to your printer. It is important to use a company that specializes in printing books. Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable about the requirements involved in producing a quality book. We are aware of the details necessary to make your book look professionally produced by industry standards. These details can be critical to your success.

Our shop is equipped with the technology necessary to manufacture quality books by the most cost effective methods possible. Because we are focused on a specialized field of printing, we are more likely to offer you sound advice, reliable service and, generally, better prices than printers who do not specialize in books. Always ask your printer to see samples of books they have produced to check quality of work and binding. Keep in mind that the cheapest job is not always the best job.

When you bring your book to Priority Printing we guarantee complete satisfaction. Delivery generally takes from three to six weeks depending on the project. A deposit of one third of the total cost is required at the time your order is placed, one third when you approve your proofs and the balance when your books are printed.

These steps will assist you in your efforts to achieve a well written, beautifully designed and professionally produced book. We wish you all the success possible in marketing and selling your creation.

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