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The Basics of Printing: Booklets

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Working with a printer should never be confusing, stressful, aggravating or negative, but we hear all the time how “other” printers or “our previous printer” failed to fulfill the needs of their client, now our client.

Printing is simple, at least it is with us, so simple that we compiled The Basics of Printing: Booklet Edition.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

The initial investment of your time and energy is a creation of the booklet. Have the copy checked for grammar and spelling by an English major. Gather the images you wish to include: imagery needs to be high resolution. Bring both copy and images to your designer and work with them to create the digital file of your booklet. We often refer to this file as the “Working File” as it can be edited and saved for future prints. We have designers on staff to assist with any aspect of the creation of your booklet.

Send us a PDF version of your booklet, we prefer you have the crops and bleeds included, if not we can add them, but it’s easier when done on the working file. We will review the PDF and ensure its “Print Ready” and provide you a quote and proof for approval.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

On approval, we “Go to Print” where we print and process your booklets. Processing includes bindery, trimming to size, and if requested, mailed to your recipients.

Deliver the booklets to you on the scheduled date.

Simple, right! Just the basics of printing, no hassle, no fuss, just printing as you expect it to be.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

The Dummies’ Guide to Self-Published Children’s Books

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

You’ve written a book for children and you have all the illustrations to keep the little ones entertained and re-reading your book over and over, how will you print it?

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

Writing the children’s book is like walking downhill, it’s fun, easy and stress free. If you are an artist, so is the imagery. If not, the obstacles begin. Finding a good artist is easy, finding one that understands your book and its vision, not so much.

TIP: Work with an artist you like. Spend time together to ensure a good fit, this will save you tons of time and money.

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

Images secured, let’s find a printer! With the Internet and social media, self-publishing has literally eliminated publishing houses.

TIP: Why pay a publishing house half of your profits (or more) to use their printer and promote your book on the Internet?

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

Finding your printer is more than a Google search for “Self-Published Book Printers”, a printer is much like your illustrator, find someone you trust and are comfortable working with.

TIP: Ask yourself, when my book is successful, will my printer be dependable, will they be transparent?

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

At Heritage Printing & Graphics, we insist on transparency, it’s a major part of our core values. We believe that open, honest communication will eliminate obstacles, stress and save money for both our client and our self.

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

We help with the tough decisions, like paper, coatings and bindery. A minor miscalculation in any of these can dramatically impact the cost and productions of your children’s book.

Why choose Heritage?
Read some of our Google reviews.

Writing is fun, there is no reason to bring stress into your pleasure, choosing an artist and a printer you are comfortable with will keep the fun in your project.

TIP: Buying on price will always get you what you pay for!

 

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

How to Start with Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect bound books provide a professional, elegant “lay-flat” appearance that saddle-stitching does not provide. When publishing a better than average book, perfect binding is often the recommendation.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Authors prefer perfect binding, beyond the sophisticated appearance, they take less space to store on a library shelf, sitting evenly with other publications.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Popular perfect bound books:

  • Children’s Books

  • Works of fiction

  • Periodicals

  • Directories

  • School Books

  • Cook Books

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Starting your publication printing begins with selecting a printer, papers and binding. Being a full-color publications printer since 1977, we obviously believe in our abilities to provide high quality perfect bound books.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

The perfect binding process comprises of varied paper choices, choose the proper paper weight for the body of your book and a heavier paper stock for the cover. Case bound books are also available, more on case binding in another post.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

There are various paper coatings available from matt to gloss and others. Our customer service representative will help you choose the best option for paper weights and coatings.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

After printing the body of the book, the paper spine will be milled to introduce an adhesive friendly surface. Glue is applied to the spine and the cover is pressed to the body forming the squared spine, lay-flat book. The book is trimmed to size and packaged for delivery.

Perfect binding has page count limitations, the body of the book can have from 48 to 180 pages, not including the cover and paper weight could vary the page counts.

We print color sheet-fed or color digital offset, quantities beginning at 50 books up to 3000 are within our bandwidth of capabilities. Pricing starts around $800 for a minimum order. Color printing is our specialty, our full-color printing far exceeds any black and white publication.

Heritage Printing is founded on high quality customer service. We hire and train enthusiastic staff that understands your project and have experience in all aspects of printing perfect bound books. We believe that transparency and communication will eliminate errors and provide the very best printing experience.

When you need perfect bound books,
Heritage Printing is the PERFECT choice!

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing