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01.12.2020
Christmas is almost here, and it’s only a moment before St. Nicolaus’s Day arrives! Have a look at our holiday gift guide

Christmas is almost here, and it’s only a moment before St. Nicolaus’s Day arrives! Have a look at our holiday gift guide

The conventional wisdom is that a book is the perfect gift for any occasion. Naturally, we agree wholeheartedly! There’s only one small condition: it all depends on what book it is. Read our univers [...]

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28.10.2020
Adobe Photoshop – designing book covers with 3D Touch enhancements

Adobe Photoshop – designing book covers with 3D Touch enhancements

Creating a mask for enhancements in Adobe Photoshop isn’t much more difficult than creating it in Adobe Illustrator. It’s only a little more complicated due to the more options offered by the prog [...]

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09.10.2020
Designing enhancements – our suggestions

Designing enhancements – our suggestions

Not sure where to start? We hope this short instruction will help you out. Adding enhancements is less complicated than it seems. If you don’t want to botch the job and would rather save yourself th [...]

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22.09.2020
The magic of colour, or what to go by when choosing the colour scheme for your book cover

The magic of colour, or what to go by when choosing the colour scheme for your book cover

When designing a book and choosing your colours, you have to take into account the way your book’s recipients perceive things. You should disregard your private taste in this respect. Even though yo [...]

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18.06.2020
Bleeds for dummies, or in other words: back to the basics

Bleeds for dummies, or in other words: back to the basics

Preparing a file for printing is not easy, which is true particularly when you are lacking experience. And the absence of bleeds claims the dubious honour of ranking first amongst the most common mist [...]

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03.04.2020
A guide to surviving an epidemic, also known as tidying up your bookshelves

A guide to surviving an epidemic, also known as tidying up your bookshelves

We’re all stuck at home, and we’ll be here for no one knows how much longer, trying to break the daily monotony. If you’ve already sorted out your wardrobes and cupboards, found pairs for all yo [...]

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05.03.2020
Mysterious symbols

Mysterious symbols

We examined end papers in our last entry, and this text now can be easily taken as its continuation. The very interesting issue of print colours came up in connection with our discussion about end pap [...]

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13.02.2020
Let’s talk about end paper

Let’s talk about end paper

The end paper is to a book what lining is to a coat – essential. When the craftsmanship is solid and reliable, the user doesn’t even notice it’s there. And if we give it some thought, it complem [...]

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29.11.2019
A guide to creating eye-catching books

A guide to creating eye-catching books

As far as the book printing industry is concerned, the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ is meaningless. The book’s subject matter is of minor importance to us. We will, on the other ha [...]

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