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16.03.2021
Softcover binding – a guide to different types of binding (part 2)

Softcover binding – a guide to different types of binding (part 2)

The earlier instalment of this guide focused on hardcover binding. The time has come then to talk about softcover binding. As not to have to repeat what binding actually is, we would heartily recommen [...]

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15.02.2021
Hardcover binding – a guide to different types of binding (part 1)

Hardcover binding – a guide to different types of binding (part 1)

One of the key decisions to be made when printing a book is to choose the type of binding to be applied. You will have to consider what is best for your publication: hardcover or softcover binding? Ma [...]

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26.01.2021
Reprints take centre stage, also known as printing things printed before

Reprints take centre stage, also known as printing things printed before

Life sometimes presents you with a seemingly hopeless challenge, e.g. imagine wanting to re-publish a book printed 20 years before and finding yourself without the required files. You can always retyp [...]

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05.01.2021
We’ve got something extra for you: Totem AR, also known as augmented reality books

We’ve got something extra for you: Totem AR, also known as augmented reality books

When carrying out a search in Google, you could be forgiven for thinking that augmented reality is still being treated as a technological novelty. The most popular search results are dominated by ques [...]

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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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