Sheetfed Printing

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When is it good to print on a sheetfed press?

Sheetfed Printing

If the printer you are considering using tells you they will print your book on a sheet fed printing press, watch out! The traditional sheetfed press has little use in today's book manufacturing. I can almost guarantee that if your self published book is being printed on a sheetfed offset press you are paying more than you should. Compare your book printing quotes.

Sheetfeeding used to fill the gap between short-run sheetfed and web. That is no longer true because newer web presses are efficient right down to around 500 copies (where the short-run digital printing presses leave off). The only reason to use a sheetfed press to print a single trade book is if you have selected a trim size that does not fit the web press or if you are printing an art or photography book using fine screen halftones on coated paper.



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