IT’S COLORING BOOK MONTH AT A&A PRINTING!

Let's Get Coloring

 

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Coloring Book Offer

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Move Forward Summer Writers Workshops

 

 

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Thank You Hugh Akins!

It’s never to late to thank those who have served in the military!

This post goes out to Sgt. Hugh Akins and his wife of 32 years, Lorraine.
Sgt. Akins was in the US Army 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1967-1969 during the Vietnam War.
Thank you for your service Sgt. Akins!

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June Offers

This month we are offering FREE BOOKS to all those great fathers out there and all those who will hold the flag up high!

 

Our FLAG DAY OFFER is to honor our flag!

 

Our FATHERS DAY OFFER is to honor all the fathers out there!

 

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May Multi-Offer

This month we have three great offers for you to choose from!

 

Our MOTHER’S DAY OFFER is for all the mothers out there!

 

Our ARMED FORCES DAY OFFER is for all those who have served or are serving in the armed forces!

 

Our DOUBLE OFFER is for all those ladies who do double time serving as a mother AND serving in the armed forces!

 

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Coloring Book Offer

2015 Easter Offer

 

Get 250 or more copies of your coloring book printed with us before the 30th of April, 2015, and receive 20 FREE extra prints of it!

Fill out our Quote Request Form to get your coloring book quote today!

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Why Your Perfect Bound Book Needs The Proper Margins

More often than not, your book is going to be perfect bound. So making sure you follow the perfect binding margins when formatting your book is very important.

Let me give you a quick review of what perfect binding is, just in case you are new to the scene. Perfect binding is the most commonly used form of binding on paperback books. Pages are bound together with a glue adhesive rather than being sewn or stitched. It is also used to bind publications that are too thick to be stapled using the saddle-stitch method.

Here is an example of a perfect bound book…

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VISUAL APPEAL:

So why is it important to set margins correctly? Basically, it’s so your copy appears centered on each page and is not trimmed off or lost in the binding. It gives the inside of your book a more visual appeal for the reader.

Here is a quick art edit I made of a book that has no margins…

No Margins Example

See how the text gets lost in the binding, and how generally unappealing it is to the eye?

Now let’s look at this quick art edit I did of a book with the proper margins…

With Margins Example

That’s a heck of a lot better! Easier to read, and nothing is lost.

 

SETTING MARGINS BEFORE WRITING YOUR BOOK

It’s best to make sure all your margins are set before you start writing your book. That way, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of tweaking the layout afterward. Some tweaks may be needed after the editing process due to copy changes, but it will be easier to deal with when the margins are set correctly for the layout.

Also, proper margin setup will make your book go through a prepress department quicker. They wont have to work on that part of it, taking up more time before the book goes to press and gets to you.

Our standard margins at A&A Printing are .5″ on the top, bottom and face of the book (the outer side edge area). The binding edge is always .75″.

 

- Post by Tammie Nason, Social Media, A&A Printing

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Valentine Offer!

February 14th 2015 Offer

 

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National Adoption Awareness Month Spotlight

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The Inspirational Laymon A. Hicks

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May is Young Achiever’s of Tomorrow Month. What better way for us to celebrate it than to spotlight a man who spends his time trying to motivate and encourage today’s youth so they can become the young achiever’s of tomorrow?

Click on the Featured Books button to the left to find out more about this inspirational man and his books!

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