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How do we describe paper thickness?

When we communicate about a custom book printing job, we need to describe paper thickness. Standard description is very important to improve communication efficiency. There are also much difference between metric and British system, but any way, Both PPI (pages per inch) and bulk are regular and popular for the most kinds of paper.  

When we communicate about a custom book printing job, we need to describe paper thickness. Standard description is very important to improve communication efficiency. There are also much difference between metric and British system, but any way, Both PPI (pages per inch) and bulk are regular and popular for the most kinds of paper

Please find below brief introduction to both standards.

  • PPI means pages per inch base of standard atmospheric pressure relevant to specific paper base weight. For example, the PPI of certain kind of 45gsm bible paper is 980, which means there are 980 pages per inch thickness paper.
  • Bulk means the multiplicative inverse of density for certain kind of paper. For example, the bulk of regular coated paper is 1.0, and it is 1.20 for regular uncoated wood free paper. When we talk about high bulky, we mean the bulk is much higher than regular kind of paper. The bulk is 1.70 higher than regular 1.20 for uncoated wood free paper.
Which treatments are better for Pu leather?

Pu leather is a popular kind of binding material with the surface (polyurethane coating) and the base (non-woven fabrics), which can be treated much easily than genuine leather, also with cost efficient. There are some diverse and amazing treatments much better for Pu leather, which can duplicate creative and attractive design.

Pu leather is a popular kind of binding material with the surface (polyurethane coating) and the base (non-woven fabrics), which can be treated much easily than genuine leather, also with cost efficient. There are some diverse and amazing treatments much better for Pu leather, which can duplicate creative and attractive design.

Here below are fantastic treatments for Pu leather. Please feel free to let us know your design, we are glad to duplicate your ideas.

    • Various Colors Foil Stamping
    • Heat Burning/Blind Embossing
    • Thread Edge/Splice Sewing
    • Silk Screen Printing
    • Embroidery
Which embellishment options are available?

A wide range of embellishment options can be used to make book text and cover performing professional and attractive. These different and diverse treatments are the mostly suitable for children's book, hardcover coffee table book, deluxe leather cover item, and also some fancy printing job designed for special events.

A wide range of embellishment options can be used to make book text and cover performing professional and attractive. These different and diverse treatments are the mostly suitable for children's bookhardcover coffee table book, deluxe leather cover item, and also some fancy printing job designed for special events.

Image PPM are good at all of them, and confident of high quality treatment services created by our well experience workers.

    • Black/White/Gold/Silver/Laser foil stamping
    • Debossing/Embossing
    • Die Cutting/Creasing
    • Punching
    • Spot UV 
    • Glitter/Flocking
    • Blind Embossing/Heat Burning
    • Edge Gilding/Spraying
What is the biggest size we can do?

Except for regular and popular cost efficient sizes, Image PPM is also able to produce giant format book printing jobs. After printing, our qualified handcraft workers fold, collate and gather sections. We specially improved our section sewing machine, which enable us to sew giant format book up to 18" in height by hand.

Except for regular and popular cost efficient sizes, Image PPM is also able to produce giant format book printing jobs. After printing, our qualified handcraft workers fold, collate and gather sections. We specially improved our section sewing machine, which enable us to sew giant format book up to 18" in height by hand.

The efficiency is not so good as automatic operation machine, but this capacity can meet the demand of printing giant format book.

The biggest is 13-1/2" x 18" portrait, or 19-1/2" x 18" landscape.

Which sizes are popular and cost efficient?

Image PPM specializes in offering custom book printing services. The clients can customize book format and also size base of specific book design ideas. But there are some sizes which are popular and cost efficient in the world limited by regular paper size and machine capacity, or you just want it special. 

Image PPM specializes in offering custom book printing services. The clients can customize book format and also size base of specific book design ideas. But there are some sizes which are popular and cost efficient in the world limited by regular paper size and machine capacity, or you just want it special. 

Image PPM is able to advise how to improve the dimension or format to make efficient in cost, production and delivery too. 

Please find below table for more information, or contact us for further help.

PPS

(Pages Per Section)

Size (mm)
12 298 x 315 (H) 298 x 290 (H) 280 x 290 (H) 254 x 254 (H)
16 237 x 297 (H) 210 x 297 (H) 210 x 280 (H) 192 x 254 (H)
24 237 x 196 (H) 218 x 196 (H) 218 x 184 (H) 192 x 167 (H)
32 151 x 230 (H) 148 x 210 (H) 140 x 210 (H) 130 x 190 (H)

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