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The Scarcity of Paper – Pulp (non)Fiction

The Scarcity of Paper – Pulp (non)Fiction

It’s no secret that the paper market is volatile; in fact, it has become increasingly unstable. Wood pulp costs continue to jump and impact paper prices. Mills have closed due to exorbitant raw material costs, among other factors.

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...
Paper Dummies are a Smart Idea

Paper Dummies are a Smart Idea

Page counts going up? Coming down? Are you considering a different trim size? Or maybe changing the basis weights of your papers, adding a cover wrap, French gate, or eight page cover? Paper dummies – blank sheets of paper bound into a publication made to your...
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