- FAQs -
Inscope Books work in conjunction with Sydney and Melbourne based book print factories, helping you manage the whole process from quotation stage, artwork handling, graphic design work (if needed), file formatting, right through to the final print-run and timing of delivery.
- STAGE 1 -
Once you have submitted your book printing requirements you will receive a PDF quote sent to the email address you have provided. This quote will have a breakdown of the book printing specifications and costs per unit (book). You'll notice the higher the print run, the lower the cost per book - giving you a much greater profit margin when done in bulk.
We try and simplify the technical jargon of the printing terminology however, If you have any questions regarding the breakdown, you can simply reply to the same email you received or call the office to speak to a consultant.
- STAGE 2 -
ADVICE ON COVER DESIGN, PRINTING AND FORMATTING FOR PRINT
Once you are happy with understanding the quote you have received from us, we offer advice on further refining paper stock, showing samples, designing book covers, page layout of inside pages, pre-press formatting and more. Our book printing experts and talented in-house graphic design team have many years experience within the book industry.
Our studio office is located near North Sydney if you wish to book an appointment to discuss further before leaping into the next stage.
- STAGE 3 -
SENDING FILES TO INSCOPE
Your Books Cover and Inner Text pages will need to meet some stringent formatting print requirements. It they do not pass the correct test runs, our factory will reject the files, delaying your time and sometimes incurring fee's. We help with any pre-press formatting issues and prepare your files for print so that there are no errors along the way.
We ensure this process is a smooth transition from your computer, to us and onto the print machines at the factory.
See our Pre-Press page for further information on getting files print ready.
- STAGE 4 -
Once we send the print ready files into production, the data from these files is ripped onto our large scale factory machines. Our factory then set-up either on four colour (or extra for spot colour) plates for offset jobs (runs over 500) or transfered to our digital machines (for smaller runs of under 500). To ensure all content has been successfully repositioned we run a single printer proof of the cover and inside pages. This proof is then sent to you for approval before we start the full print run and binding of your books.
Proofs are available as either Hard Copy printed format, which is mailed in the post, or a Soft Copy PDF (cheaper option), which is emailed across as a download-able link.
See our Proofing Process page for more information.
- STAGE 5 -
PRINT & DELIVERY
Once we receive your proof approval please allow up to three weeks for soft cover books or four weeks for hard cover books.
Book printing is a complex process which involves many layers of production. From the actual printing of the cover and inside text stock itself, to the sealing, lamination, sewing, gluing, drying, binding, delivery and more.
We will inform you of the progress along the way.
See our Delivery page for further information.