You've done it. You've conquered the blank page and a manuscript sits triumphant before you. But here's the tiny problem - you've never dived into the world of perfect bound book printing and binding before. Fear not, with help from companies such as Acutrack, you won't get lost. Embrace the journey, because we're going to walk you through the essential tips you'll need to conquer book printing like a pro.
Let's start with readability. Don't underestimate font choice - it's crucial. Believe it or not, the wrong choice can make or break your book. Times New Roman, Garamond, or Georgia - these classic fonts are your best friends. They might seem boring but they're easy on the eyes. Oh, and don't forget to add those stylistic touches like italics for emphasis or drop caps for that classic novel feel.
Size does matter. Before you go all defensive on us, remember that the size of both your font and your book's trim are critical. Too small or too large - it can be distracting and unprofessional. Most books fall between 5.5"x8.5" and 6"x9". Stay in that sweet spot. As for font size, we recommend 11 or 12 points. Not too tiny, not too big – it's the Goldilocks zone.
Margins, bleeds, gutters. Yeah, book printing comes with its own jargon. But it's not rocket science. Margins give you that much-needed white space, preventing your words from suffocating the reader. Too small or too large, and readers won't get cozy with your masterpiece. Go with 0.5" to 0.75" for the sides, and leave a bit more for the top and bottom at around 0.75" to 1".
Bleeds? Nope, not a typo. This refers to the part of an image or design that goes beyond the page's edge, giving your book a professional, polished look. As for gutters, no, we're not talking about where fallen leaves go. This is that central area of your book where the pages come together. Give it enough space, but don't go overboard. Stick to 0.125" to 0.5".
Last but not least, let's talk binding. Perfect bound is a popular, affordable choice, giving your book a sleek, finished look. Saddle-stitched is easy on the wallet but not your best bet for novels. Hardbound, the Rolls-Royce of book bindings, works great for special editions or limited runs. Choose wisely - you're creating a legacy here.
As you triumphantly emerge from the labyrinth of book printing and binding, remember that there's more to the story - like order fulfillment. And with Acutrack, you're covered. Not only do they offer top-notch book printing and binding, but they're also pros at order fulfillment services. You've got an empire to build, and you don't have time to worry about printing and logistics. So, take that decisive action - contact Acutrack today, and let them handle the rest. For the success of your book depends on it.
Business name- Acutrack, Inc
Address- 350 Sonic Ave, Livermore, CA 94551, United States