Choosing the Perfect Paper Weight [Infographic]

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Choosing the best paper weight for your project is not always as straightforward as it seems. Paper measurement is a complex topic that gets very technical very quickly.

Fortunately, the Paper Mill Store Blog has put together a great infographic that helps explain the differences in paper weight with examples of common uses of each weight. Click here or the photo above to see the entire graphic.

Let us know if you have any paper questions related to your specific project. We’ll also be glad to send samples of different paper weights.


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Colorwise Printing Review – Linda J. Tiezzi Waldera

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Book Headbands and Endbands

by David Rogers

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While we looked into book headbands and endbands briefly in our article on hardcover books, we wanted to delve a little deeper into the popular option available for case bound and case wrapped hardcover books.

What are Headbands?

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Crowdfunding Books: Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo

by David Rogers

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Not too long ago we took a look at the best crowdsourcing website for authors, comparing Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the books-only site Pubslush. Hivewire’s new infographic exploring the differences between Kickstarter and Indiegogo caught our attention because it cites historical data from the two platforms.

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How to Embed Fonts in Your Word Document to Create a Print Ready PDF

by David Rogers

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When making a print-ready PDF to send to us, one thing you’ll want to be sure to do is embed the fonts in your file. As mentioned in our article how to convert your Word Document to a PDF document, this is one of the final steps in making sure your file prints exactly the way you intend it to.

After exploring the steps of how to embed fonts from Word to PDF we’ll get into the specifics of why you need to embed fonts.

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Colorwise Printing Review – Della Nass

Colorwise Printing Review by Della Nass

 

It was a pleasure getting to work with Della on her book!


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Types of Leather Book Covers

by David Rogers

Leather book covers provide a unique and distinctive look for your case bound book. Knowing the different types of leather available will allow you to choose what cover will work best for your book project.

A quick note: if you are printing a hardcover book you have two general choices: case wrapped and case bound. Leather is only available for case bound books – case wrapped have a printed image on the cover.

Our standard case bound books are covered in book cloth that comes in a variety of colors. There are many other book cover options available as well, including linen. Please get in touch with us to learn more about the different options available.

But choosing the type of leather best for your project may be a bit confusing due to the variety of leather available. To give you a better idea of what you’ll be getting with the different types of leather you can choose for your book binding, below are the characteristics of the three types of leather we offer for your books.

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The Difference Between Book Printing & Book Publishing

by David Rogers

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Here at Colorwise Book Printing, we often hear some form of the following question: what is the difference between book publishing and book printing?

A couple of decades ago, that question would have been fairly easy to answer. But the book publishing world is changing quickly, and the answer takes a little more explaining these days.

Since book printing is the more straightforward of the two, we’ll start there.

Book Printing

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Colorwise Printing Review – Jason Sobol

Colorwise Printing review by Jason Sobol

We got to work with the great artist Jason Sobol on his art book, “The Art of Sobol.” Visit his website to learn more, and while you’re there you also can purchase a signed copy of the book!

Front cover of The Art of Jason Sobol

 


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The Reasons We Choose Print Books [Infographic]

by David Rogers

The feel. The smell. Owning something concrete.

There are plenty of reasons we love print books, and the folks over at Fat Brain have created an infographic showing the top reasons readers choose a printed book over an ebook. The results come from a poll of 1,000 readers, and we found it pretty interesting why people say they prefer hard copies.

Click on the preview below to see the full results.

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