With everything we do, we often hear this word on repeat: budget. True enough, we need to juggle financial resources in most of the things we do like buying groceries, driving or commuting to work and school, paying for bills and the list goes on. Even companies and professionals deal with it as they handle their career and corporate affairs. The same is true with authors and their book printing projects. They have to deal with finances and they have to make every penny count. At the same time, it is crucial to stay on budget without sacrificing an ounce of quality.
Some of these tips you may have already heard but regardless, we’re sharing them with you to hopefully help you in your publishing endeavors. Who knows, there might be a new trick you’d be able to apply?
- Revisions must be applied and in check before running the material on the machines. Reprinting is very expensive and it also takes time. It would be most efficient to make sure that your material is as polished as can be before you hit the printers.
- Inquire regarding standard sizes. All book printing companies offer a standard print size and this is your cheapest option as compared to a custom one. This is because the machines have already been pre-programmed, sizing has already been arranged, more time is saved and lesser wastage is produced thus the cut on costs. You might want to consider this because the amount of savings you get for opting for a standard size piles up in the long run and can therefore be used for other purposes.
- Be wise with ink colors. Text heavy publications are advised to be printed on black and white. Minimal images present can either be in grayscale or full color. This is a very cost effective option since colored ink can be very expensive. Keep in mind that ink is one of the world’s most expensive forms of liquid even surpassing that of oil and gasoline. Of course this is not applicable if you have a photo heavy publication such as a photography portfolio.
- Buy an artwork or image for your cover. Instead of having one customized and built from scratch, it can be more cost efficient to get an already available artwork or illustration instead. Of course this will vary depending on the artist that owns the copyrights to such works.
We hope these tips from www.bookprinting.co.uk help. Good luck on your book printing project!