We can see various of children’s book in bookshop, supermarket, library, etc. But do you know how is a children’s book printed? Most of the people can’t answer this problem. In fact, for children’s book printing, we often divided into three printing ways. They are print on demand books, short run digital book printing and traditional offset book printing.
Print on demand books
What’s print on demand books? Print on demand often refers to personalization. Print on demand can meet anyone’s need to print their own book. You can print your own words and pictures into beautiful photo albums according to your own needs. Print on demand, due to its quantity, can’t reach the MOQ of offset book printing. So it often uses digital book printing. Thus, many authors or publishers, if they want to print children’s book on demand. They often find the local printing house to print their book or print by their own printer.
Because we print on demand books with digital printing. Which makes its printing effect is not good as offset printing.
Short run digital book printing
What’s short run digital book printing? Short run digital book printing is refer to fast printing. And doesn’t need to make a printing plate and change the version. Because short run digital book printing can do any personalized customization. In China printing services, when we make the proofing or simple and small quantity printing. We often with short run digital book printing.
Short run digital book printing is suitable for individual, short-run prints, low budget, and a small quantity printing. If you want to print your own children’s book. And your quantity is small, budget is not enough, the needs of printing quality is not too high. Short run digital book printing is your best choice.
Traditional offset book printing
What’s traditional offset book printing? Offset book printing method is to transfer the ink on the glue surface to the paper surface through a roller-type glue stamp. Since the rubber surface is flat and has no concave patterns. So we print the pattern on the paper, also flat, with no three-dimensional effect. Offset printing requires less ink and molds are less expensive to manufacture than gravure printing. Traditional offset book printing is very common in children’s book printing industry. direct-to-garment printing