Standard Sizes And Pages
The dimension are important, due to the fact that it affects the yield from the paper roll. Therefore when your press, as regarding book printing costs recommends how to print by using a suitable size in the quote: go with it, as it can save you considerable amounts of money. The company will generally have a size to print a book or other item, that will fit their press, so while you might want a 5.5 x 8.5" book size (width is always the first dimension) you might be offered a 5 3/8 x 8 3/8" size. This is because at that book printing and binding company, the larger size would cost you much more money due to the lower yield. The run becomes inefficient and your price becomes inflated due to this. Other "standard dimensions for book printing are 4.25 x 7",6 x 9", 7 x 10" and 8.5 x 11" for a workbook.
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Why Blank Pages Pages?
Have you ever wondered why there are blank pages and usually at the back? This is because, on a web press, the page count needed to print and how it affects the cost to print a book, must be divisible by 8. The 8 represents anywhere from half to a quarter usually and depending on press size, of a roll dimension. Producing anything on a web press with less than 8 pages as your final signature is more costly. Therefore supply your book printer with some extra pages marked "notes" or add any other information you deem appropriate. With short run books, this is not a problem due to the fact that the Docutech press generally prints one sheet at a time. We want to hear from you and hear you say "print my book."