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How do I make my book feel thicker?

How do I make my book feel thicker?   Sometimes a book that does not have many pages will benefit from being a little thicker to give it more perceived value. This is often easily be achieved by just increasing the paper weight, but the disadvantage of doing this is that the paper cost increases proportionally and the overall weight [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Make your book look and feel like a best seller

Make your book look and feel like a best seller Every year I go to the London Book Fair where I meet with lots of first time self publishers, many who have just had their book printed. Sometimes their excitement is tinged with disappointment about how their book has turned out. I hear them tell me about what they should have [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Typesetting and Page Design

So you’ve written all the content for your book and maybe you’ve got some photographs or drawings as well. You are right to be concerned about the elements of making your manuscript actually look like a book. There is, as you suspect, the potential to make a world of difference to the appearance of your book by putting some professional [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Which is the best paper for printing my book?

Choosing the best paper for your book is a decision that should not be rushed – I pick up many books only to notice that the choice of paper is in conflict with the content. This might not be so obvious to the novice, but often there will be something that is difficult to put your finger on about the feel [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Achieving a beautiful printed result – FM Screening

To enable an image to be printed it must be broken up into a matrix of dots – called a halftone image. Traditionally the process of converting an original photograph into a halftone was done photographically with a halftone screen and the number of lines per inch (the resolution of the screen) was called the screen ruling. The higher the [...]

By |February 10th, 2016|Categories: General Printing|0 Comments