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When you have a good digital printing device with a Linux or Mac computer, you can print your own workbooks. It is also not hardcovering the hardcover of the book. She needs a stitching maschine, a cutting device, some adhesive, carton and a linen cloth or an old cut.
Comes with two commandline programs to rearrange and print pages on plain A4 pages so that they are collapsed into a book in the center. You will receive a book when you submit the resulting PS file to a digital photocopier with copywriter.
I wanted to print a book that was the manual of a hand held computer and I only had it as a PDF of it. First, we need to print the PDF in stacks of postscripted data for further use. There are too many errors in the post script and the plugin is not suited for further use.
An excellent PDF viewer for Linux is available and creates sytakically accurate postscripts. We use evidence and print areas of successive pages in postscripted data. Four logic pages are output on one side (or a4) (two on the front and two on the back of the paper).
In this way, 32 PDF pages yield 8 pages of hardcopy. The 8 sheet can be sewn together without problems with a rocking saw and are not too thick for a regular stationery sheeter. Use this small one-line pearl instruction to help you compute the page areas you want to print.
In this way you simply copy the next page area to be misprinted into the print dialogue box of evince: "\n";$i+=32;}' We begin with page 2, since page 1 is the title page and must be misprinted seperately. You can print the pages into single and number the filenames.
For example, if the book has only 205 pages or another number that cannot be split into 32-page stacks, simply print the last stack to the last page (e.g. 194 - 205). We' re using the following instruction to print one of these documents so that they can be collapsed in the center and lead to a book:
If you want to print on A4 pages, simply substitute -pletter with -pa4. This is what the instruction does: it rearranges the pages so that they become a book when the pages are collapsed in the centre. It is necessary to try this value until the print head of your machine has exactly adjusted the pages on the front and back of the sheet.
In order to print this on a double-sided toner cartridge, you must print it out as a double-sided toner cartridge, also known as a tumble-duplexer. I' m using a Xerox phaser6250 and Xerox provides so-called PDP3 files with the device to manage the behavior of the copy device. PDP3 file are basically postscript command inside and you can download them to the Linux (or Apples Mac) cup print system so that you can specify multiple logic pointers for a single real one.
For example, you can specify a phaser 6250book which prints in turbo-duplex mode. With other words, you simply transfer the above book_output1. ps files to the Phaser 6250book printers and you will receive your book. When you do not have the ability to specify logic print spools, you can process any type of text editing program (Postscript file) and prepend the instructions that tell the print server that it is a single executable that must be handled in turmble dual state.
Process the text files, store them and return them unprocessed (without further processing) to the POTSCRIPT server. While the post script that you would need to include will depend on the type of printers, this will work for many different post script printers: You' d append this at the beginning of the document after the first line (the line that specifies this is Postscript).
This is also only necessary if you have no PDPD file and no way to create print logic print lines in cup (for example, because you have a Macintosh computer to create and process the post script file, but the print server is attached to a single Microsoft Office machine). Check whether you can print in double tumble printing or not.
Simply print a piece of test printing on a piece of hard copy. Using the commands GPSCript or GhostSript you can only print the first 4 pages of the book_output1.ps document to your printers. You will get a single page with two pages on both sides of the page.
Once you have successfully completed the print test, you must press the "-b1. In order to facilitate this, we print a border around each logic page ("-d1" option). Re-use either ghost script or kghost script to simply print 4 pages on a piece of blank page and keep it against the lights so that you can see the other side of the page through.
It may be necessary to print 2-3 pages of hardcopy until it is correct. Four centimeters was what my press needed. We are now prepared to print the whole book (without the -d1 option): ....and so on until all pages are finished..... If you use the menu item 1, the system will send the post script to your computer.
Remove each stack of pages one by one from the paper source and unfold them in the center. Coversheet and the pages of the book, both in print and in folds. When all the lots are sewn through the book, simply take a pin and draw the loosely threaded ends outwards from the inside of the book.
Then use a cutting machine and trim all lots to exactly the same length. In this case some sheet of hardcopy has to be truncated, because we reduced the book with the -s0.6 flag when reformatting with snup. Slice off all charges with a cutting knife.
You simply place all lots in the correct sequence and arrange them to perfection for the bookwinning. We have to put bookbinding paste on now. Its most important characteristic is that it stays elastic after being cured. They can use any adhesive that stays felxible and is good for papers.
In most DIY markets, I use a water-based "Lepage Kontaktkleber ", a low-odour, water-based Kontaktkleber. Application of a bookbinding adhesive. Allow the adhesive to fully cure (takes about a day). It' finished, but the book is still out.
The book is now finished. It'?s just not covered yet. One can see and sense that this is a really good book. Inexpensive paperback paperbacks sometimes have trouble with the bind. That book won't have that kind of problem. Then we use some paperboard from the food shop (pizza boxes) and glue a piece of blank piece of card on the print.
It' a perfect book jacket. We' re making a binding out of carton and a sheet of cloth. Carton for the envelope. Slice out a large sheet of paperboard that goes around the book, and then a few smaller ones that we glue onto the other.
Ideally, the book should be slightly slimmer near the book's bindings so that it will bend and open slightly. Usual types of glued timber or glued from schools are used to bond the different parts of the lid together. Adhesive is not suited for this, as it adheres immediately.
Timber glues dry quickly (good for a hardcover) and the location can be easily adjusted after joining the parts together. You can also squeeze out trapped bubbles while the adhesive is still soaking. I made the error when I made my first book that the book's front page was cut off.
You have to somehow handle the moisture from the adhesive. So I had to put my bag between the envelope and the book until the envelope was wet. Mounting the lid around the book. It' much better to mount the bookbinding separately and let it thoroughly cure before gluing it into the binding.
I did this for a second book and the following photos show this book. Mounting of the lid without book. Mounting of the lid without book. This image shows the outside of the sleeve. We' ll put adhesive on the box and then we' ll rewind it. The carton is glued with a water-based adhesive.
Fasten the lid between a wood shelf and the griddle from a cooker. It' the book is ready to be inserted as soon as the binding is fully dried. For inserting the book we put some adhesive on the cloth wing of the book. Simply stick it on the side of the wing.
There is no adhesive directly on the back of the book. That makes it simple to open the book and it lies down on the desk when opened. Adhesive is good for insertion of the book. The book and the binding are glued in the right places and left to cure for 5 minutes.
We' re gonna put the book in the envelope, we' re gonna seal it and squeeze it together. Adheres immediately. It is possible to place some sheet of hard copy between the cloth panels and the first and last pages of the book. The aim is to avoid surplus adhesive adhering to the pages of the book.
We' re gonna put the book in the envelope and squeeze it together. Last book. It' a lot of pleasure to print and tie a book yourself. A few cartons of spaghetti and a slice of an old drapery form a perfectly covered area.