If you are an author looking to publish your book you need to be familiar with the different methods of printing and why and when each method is preferred over the other. In our previous post, we gave you a brief overview of the three methods of printing and we now want to look into the factors that will influence you to use one over the other.
Let’s look at the factors that influence the printing method for your book
The letterpress printing method has been reserved for printing limited edition books that will mostly need to be printed in a very specific type of material for instance lavish material, fine textures and so on which will be impossible to print using the other available methods. This makes the process expensive when compared to the other printing methods.
Offset printing is the preferred method of printing today therefore it’s the method that has been used to produce many of the books and magazines you see today. The benefit of the offset method is that it enables you produce large quantities of your work in fact, the more copies you produce the cheaper it becomes per copy. It also allows you to produce good quality prints in a wide range of sizes and paper types.
Digital printing is increasingly becoming popular especially for people looking for print of demand services. Because publishers can produce one book at a time within a very short time, they no longer have to incur the costs associated with mass production such as warehousing and shipping. A book will only be printed when a reader has ordered for it and in most cases the printing and shipping costs will be transferred on to the person making the order.
As you decide what method to use for printing your book, be sure to weigh the pros and cons of each vis-à-vis the nature of the book you are publishing.
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