Name *
Either cell or work number
List horizontal dimension first, then vertical dimension. In inches please. For example 8" x 10"
Book Orientation: *
If you don't know the exact number, try to give a good approximation for bidding purposes.
Binding style
Soft cover is either perfect, PUR or sewn. SC cover is either plain or with flaps. Hard cover has round back or square back (most are square)
Text paper weight *
Most art or photography books use coated paper. Usually 157 gsm (100#) Uncoated paper is more difficult to spec, so use OTHER DETAILS for this.
Printing of interior *
Interior will have text and images, photos or art most often. If there are large numbers of pages with only text that will be priced differently, or if the book is a black and white book with a section of 4-C photos, that should also be noted.
Soft Cover cover printing options:
Cover is 4-C. Is the inside cover printed?
Hard Cover cover options
The cheapest cover is a printed cover without a dust jacket. Then colored binding paper and foil stamping but that generally needs a dust jacket. The most expensive is a cloth cover with foil stamping and a dust jacket.
Hard cover endsheets:
Endsheets are uncoated paper glued to the inside covers. When you open the book you see an endsheet spread. You can print on this page or leave it blank. The other side of the endsheet sheet faces the first page of the book. This can be left white or printed on. Usually it is left white which is cheaper and doesn't distract from page 1
Please indicate town, state and zip code; for example, San Rafael, Ca 94901.
Shipping delivery: *
Please give a range of quantities. Overseas starts at 500 copies. Best starting at 1,000 cps for much better unit price; for example, 1,000 cps, cps, 1,250 cps, 2,500 cps, 5,000 cps. We can do mixed hard cover and soft cover runs. We can do Limited Editions as part of the run.
Please state when your files will be ready. When do you want your books in hand? (Allow 3 months for overseas printing. Allow 6 weeks for US printing.) For example; Will have files ready end of November and would like books in hand for conference end of April.
Please include any other aspects that are important to you but are not mentioned above. Some specs are not mentioned, such as endsheet paper, head/tail bands, etc. These can be addressed later. For now they will be bid using standard specs.
Printing preferences:

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