Book Printing Presses

Written by Christopher Ransom
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If you are reading this, you're aware of the Internet, which has been called the greatest invention since the printing press, which in turn has spawned book printing presses. Like the Internet, the printing press is an invention that combined several existing technologies and methods for producing and reproducing printed work. Invented by Johanne Gutenberg in c1450, the printing press made the mass publication and circulation of literature possible.

The term "book printing presses" may refer to two different things, depending on the context in which it is used. Book printing presses is the term used to describe a company that specializes in printing books, not publishing in the greater sense. A book printing press also refers to the specific technology and machinery that a book printer uses to print a book.

The Importance of Choosing Book Printing Presses

Today, there are thousands of book printing presses used by publishers and manufacturers of books. But there's a big difference between a company that prints a book and one that uses a real book printing press. The teenager down at the local copy shop might be able to reproduce your manuscript using a copy machine. He might even be able to bind a few copies of your masterpiece using spiral or saddle stitching (stapling) binding methods. But if you're looking for a professional quality book, you're going to want to work with a company that uses true book printing press technology.

When researching book printing presses, ask them to explain their process to you. You don't need to go overboard and get bogged down in the technological details, but you should understand what that technology could do for you. A printer who uses real book printing press technology will explain the benefits of the technology to help you choose the format, page count, ink type, colors, speed of delivery, cost per unit that's right for your book and your budget.

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