How to reduce the cost of enterprise picture album is the concern of every business owner. Every picture album is designed by the designer. Designers should design according to content, nature, total amount of pictures and texts, and readers. The cost of picture album is an important factor in the competition of picture album market. This article talks about how to reduce the cost of picture album printing from the angle of pre-press design.
1. Paper opening of picture albums
If the opening material is not selected reasonably, the edge material will be increased and the effective utilization area of paper will be reduced. Short line albums, such as cross-row ones, use 32 copies. There are many blanks in the incisions and seams of the albums, and more paper is used. If you use a narrow 36-page, you can save paper. If the cost is too small, the loss of refraction and polishing material is also more. In order to facilitate printing and binding, it is necessary to avoid or reduce the irregular cost as far as possible, so as to reduce the cost of printing and binding of picture albums.
2. Album Paper Material
The proportion of album printing paper material in album cost is about 40%. Therefore, the rational selection of paper materials is an important aspect of reducing the cost of picture albums.
Ordinary picture album printing, such as product brochure, enterprise brochure, enterprise brochure, etc., paperback with 157 copperplate paper can be used, hardcover with 250g or 300g copperplate paper can be used.
The cover, insert and lining of books and magazines are 100-150 g within 200 pages, 120-180 g over 200 pages, 80-150 g for insertion and 80-150 g for lining according to the thickness of books.
For the same kind of paper, the heavier the gram number, the higher the price, the heavier the weight of the text paper, and the thicker the ridge thickness. Sometimes the weight and the opening number of the cover paper have to be adjusted, which will result in a series of linkages, often increasing the cost of paper.
Careful selection of paper materials, but not Jerry work, such as ordinary paper printing more fine screen version, will blur the layout, all ineffective, resulting in waste. For example, newsprint can be used for ordinary reading materials, while newsprint can not be used for books that need to be preserved for a long time.
3. Pages of picture albums
When making up a picture album, try to avoid the appearance of zero pages. Because there are other parts of a book, such as four copies, Title pages, prefaces, catalogues, copyright pages and so on, and each part may be different in paper, it is not difficult to make a multiple of the total number of papers of the same type.
4. Binding Form and Format Design
The commonly used printing and binding forms of picture albums are horseback binding, flat binding, thread-locking binding, gluing and so on. These binding forms, such as horse-riding, thread-locking and gluing, can make the center of the cross-page layout smaller. If it is in the form of binding, the center of the cross-page version should be relatively large, because the binding of the binding book takes up about 5 mm.
5. Reasonable determination of cover size
When designing the cover, the design should be based on the finished size of the picture album, the thickness of the spine and the size of the strand. When designing the size of the strand, the size of the strand can be slightly larger, mostly over 30 mm, without wasting paper to facilitate printing. However, some cover designers do not know the paper specifications, opening numbers and printing machine performance. When designing the cover, they do not fix the size of the strand at will according to the opening number of the paper. After plate making, they often do not meet the opening number requirements of the paper specifications, which results in waste. Now most books need to be covered after cover printing, thus increasing the cost of film covering.