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Cover Weight versus Text Weight: Know the Difference

Cover Weight versus Text Weight: Know the Difference

Have you ever been confused when you requested, say, an 80# cover and were asked if that is a text weight or a cover weight? What exactly is the difference? And why can’t you just say an 80# cover? A paper’s basis weight is determined by the weight of 500 sheets of...
When Text Pages Expand Beyond Cover Pages – Web Creep Explained

When Text Pages Expand Beyond Cover Pages – Web Creep Explained

Have you ever noticed that on some magazines, the text pages appear just slightly wider than the cover pages? The explanation lies not in the finishing process, but in the printing process. A large percentage of short-run magazines have their cover pages printed on a...
Saddle or Perfect? Choosing the Right Magazine Binding

Saddle or Perfect? Choosing the Right Magazine Binding

The thickness of a publication determines whether or not the publisher has an option between saddle stitching the spine of their publication (typically three staples) or perfect binding (where the pages are trimmed and glued to the cover). Typically the spine of a...

Understanding Journals Overs and Unders

Most journal printers will apply a notation to their quote specifying their “overs and unders” policy when producing your journal. What exactly does that mean? And why are “overs” and “unders” necessary? Each step in a manufacturing process (including the printing...
Understanding Magazine Overs and Unders

Understanding Magazine Overs and Unders

Most magazine printers will apply a notation to their quote specifying their “overs and unders” policy when producing your magazine. What exactly does that mean? And why are “overs” and “unders” necessary? Each step in a manufacturing process (including the printing...