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Book Printing Production Process
Updated: 2015-04-11
Tags: Photograph Book, Art Book, Pu Leather Cover

Good communication and professional layout is the key to comic book printing process in order to produce high quality printing jobs. The communication is to convey the content of this book dealing with the use of printing images from one person or group to another. Book printing is the primary vehicle for communicating graphically. Messages are printed in order to communicate. Printed messages may serve many different purposes. The specific purpose will depend upon the need of the individual or group that is communicating. 

The planning is essential to comic book printing process. Careful planning will enhance the effectiveness of the printed product. Planning will also contribute to efficient production. Planning is an integral part of graphic communications. Planning begins with acquiring data about the job to be done. It results in a series of decisions relating to the printed product. In order to plan effectively, accurate information is needed. One way to obtain this information is to ask questions of yourself and others involved in producing the printed product. After these decisions have been made, the next step is to develop a graphic plan for the printed product. This plan is called a layout.

The layout includes perparing, symbols, type matters, tools and supplies etc. A good plan is much important and complex for whole process. Image PPM has a qualified team to offer valuable advices free to make full use of the layout for cost efficient.

(1) PERPARING THE LAYOUT - A layout is a graphic plan for a printed product. The layout shows the arrangement of type, illustrations, and other elements to be included. It also conveys information about how the job is to be printed.

(2) LAYOUT SYMBOLS - A layout reflects the visual appearance of a job to be printed. It need not and generally does not contain the actual elements to be included in the final product. 

(3) Type Matter - Parallel lines are generally used to represent small type (10 points or less). Medium type, 12 to 18 points in size, is usually depicted by a series of wavy lines. Words in 24 point type or lager are generally “roughed in” to size. The weight of a typeface can be conveyed by the heaviness of the lines drawn. Spacing requirements can be suggested by changing the distance between the parallel or wavy lines. Reverses are treated in the same manner as solids. Either outline and label these areas or darken the reversed areas with a charcoal pencil. Tints and shaded areas are usually represented by outlining or by shading with a pencil. Photographs and Line Drawings. Illustrations can be indicated by outlining the areas they will occupy. Diagonal lines or sketches of the illustrations should be included in the outlined areas.

(4) LAYOUT TOOLS AND SUPPLIES - Items essential for preparing a layout are paper, pencils, a straightedge, a line gage, and a place to work. Two or three charcoal pencils of different hardness are especially useful. These pencils can be used to suggest not only the shape but also the tone of the printed image. Felt tip pens can also be used for this purpose. Drafting instruments, especially a triangle, T-square, and drawing board are helpful. However, they are not absolutely essential for preparing a layout.

(5) MULTI-PAGE LAYOUT - Dummy layouts indicate the general design and content of booklets, pamphlets ,or any other multipage printed product. The dummy shows the size, shape, form, and general style of such products. To prepare a dummy layout, sheets of paper are first folded to obtain the desired number and size of pages. The pages are then numbered. An eight-page booklet can be made by folding two sheets of paper.

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