Life Stories uses the same printers as trade publishers. What sets them apart from online sources?
• Paper. Good paper is important. Cheap paper buckles in humidity making text bounce when it is printed. A book on cheap paper has more waves than a ruffled potato chip. Paper counts.
• Laminates. The cover is protected by a breathable nylon film with intersecting fibers to provide stability and durability to the outside sheet that meets the world as well as the oils of your hand. Gloss or matte, a laminate’s job is to protect your book’s cover and provide stability in humidity.
• Glue. A great bond adheres paper to spine and should never show.
• Color. Color should be rich and vibrant on the cover. It invites the reader to open your book. Your cover should not suffer from calibration errors because a press is having a bad day. Color is proofed and approved before printing. For affordable color throughout books, ask about our overseas sources. They require ordering a large quantity, but offer outstanding value.
• Binding. How does the cover attach to your book’s pages? There are so many ways. Specialty machines do this job well. My sources do a fabulous job of binding the books they print.
So what makes a book exceptional? When a Life Stories book goes to press, my connection with real people operating high-end equipment whose only business is books insures exceptional results. I have searched high and low to find these printers. You can see, feel and hold the difference.