Self Printing Children's BooksSelf-printing children's books
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Childrens books are one of the most popular kinds of self-published books. The writers range from those who want to publish a personalised work for their kids to those who want to become the next Doctor Seuss without going through the usual publisher path. We' ve been printing a large number of children's books here at Colorwise, and printing a children's textbook is quite easy as long as you know a few basic principles.
We' ve compiled this guideline for printing books for your child so that you can print your own children's books in no time. Although many children's books have some similar specs, there are a few selections you want to make for your particular work. On our offer page for letterpress printing, you can choose these different printing solutions to receive a quotation for your children's work.
Your first decision is whether you want a hardback children's manual (with dust jacket) or a softback ("perfect bound"). Books packed in cartons have a print binding that is glued to the hardback of the album. When you decide on a hardback softback you will probably also want to opt for a glossy laminated binding that is more resistant and less likely to tear even if you open it repeatedly with small palms.
Generally, the children's books we are printing are usually bigger than other kinds of books like books, so 8. 5 x 11 and 9 x 12 are popular sizing. A lot of children's books are published in horizontal mode, so that they are broader than high and change their size to 11 x 8.5 or 12 x 9.
Don't let these policies restrict you; we can produce almost any printing sizes. As most books for kids contain colourful photographs, we generally suggest the use of a 100# glossy text pad for the inside of your work. Painted papers allow colour pictures to be printed with greater contrasts, and glossy text is the most commonly used type of printing medium for children's books.
Some writers, however, like the look of a 100# textboard. It is also a painted sheet, but with less glossy than glossy one. Although there are some other options, these are the main types of decision that children's writers with whom we work must make. If you have any other questions, you can work directly with our pre-press team to ensure that you receive exactly the books you need.
Once you receive your data exactly as you want it, we need one of two file types to make it printable. Frequently sent to us by writers are PDF' s. They are usually the simplest to handle, as we can see exactly how your data should look.
It is also simple to turn your data into a PDF. Once you have created your design in InDesign, you can submit these documents to us and we will work directly with them to create a definitive PDF for you. Anyone printing with us will receive this Digitalproof so you can see exactly what your data looks like when it is used.
Whilst the above information is useful for most children's books, we know that issues unique to your projects will always come through.