Setting Yourself Up for Success with Prototypes
Getting ready to place your print order but aren’t sure about some of the design choices? With a multitude of finishing options – from the trim size and paper bulk to gatefold cover and bind style – envisioning the final product can be hard. That’s where prototypes come in.
Today’s digital printing and finishing technology have made it more practical to build a printed and bound prototype of your book before you send it to press for a full production run. A printed and bound sample gives you and the author a chance to see, feel, and touch the finished book and compare different trim sizes, paper thickness, bind styles, and more.
The next time you’re considering design changes, ask your printer to provide a prototype made to your specifications. Building a prototype of your book is an excellent way to evaluate how the changes you are considering will impact the look and feel of your book.