What is typesetting?

What is typesetting? This is a common question we receive from clients, and I’m here to shed some light on the process.

Before I get into it, typesetting is subtle—almost invisible—work. When done properly, it makes the reading experience pleasant and the book aesthetically pleasing. This is the goal of the typesetter: To make the page look as good as possible so readers won’t be pulled out of the story due to awkward spacing, loose or tight lines, or improper book organization. When a typesetter is finished with their work, a reader will likely never even know the typesetter had a hand in the book at all, since they’ll be so engrossed in the narrative itself.

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How To Use Adobe Acrobat’s “Comment” Feature

During the book production process, edits will be made from typeset first pages to the final printed book, with most people opting to make and transmit these edits using Adobe Acrobat Comments. Acrobat’s Comment feature is something we, at Bookmobile Design & Digital, love using. It makes the alteration process streamlined, efficient for both parties, and lessens the room for error as edits are clearer.

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All About Offset Printer Proofs

Reviewing offset printer proofs is an important step when printing thousands of copies of your book. Proofing ensures that what is being printed is correct and at the quality you expect. We highly recommend taking advantage of the proofing stage during offset printing, especially for 4-color art books or anybody with high quality standards for their final product.

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Why You Need a Book Designer

Whether to work with a book designer or design your book yourself is an important decision. Working with a professional book designer offers many benefits, explained below.

Book designers know books.

This may seem obvious, but book designers have studied the craft of book design, which is a more specialized form of graphic design. Through years of training and studying, they’ve learned the parts of a book, design terminology, and different book design techniques that will make a statement to readers. Just through gut instinct, they know what sort of design styles are suitable for each unique project.

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Offset Printing vs. Digital Printing: Which is the right fit for you?

If you’re new to book printing, you may be wondering which type of book printer you should be working with. There are two main types of printers: digital printers and offset printers. How do you know which is the correct printer for your project?

To answer this question, let’s first explain how each type of printing works.

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