Signature Book Printing - Book Printer

Trouble-free Files
and how to make them

We can accept and work with your book materials in many forms - based on almost any software you might want to use. at no extra cost to you for file preparation. We work directly with PDF, InDesign, Word,  Publisher, and other layout programs, and we can work with PDFs exported from these programs and from specialty programs such as  Framemaker, TeX, LaTeX, and music writing programs, as well as from QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, WordPerfect and virtually all other layout programs.

If (1) your files are set up so that the pages of the file document look the way you want your book pages to appear - that is, are formatted for your book - and (2) there are no serious technical problems with your files which require extensive rework or lengthy processing, then we label these files Trouble-free Files.  Providing trouble-free files minimizes your cost because it minimizes the time required for us to process your files.

While we do not charge extra if you send us trouble-free files in any of the formats described above, we do prefer to receive all your files as PDFs.

The advantage of sending PDF files with all fonts embedded is their stability.  They will look exactly the same to us, and process to pages that look the same, as they look to you on your monitor or printer. In addition, they are self-contained and do not require any accompanying fonts or images.  Contrast this with, say, Word files which can look different when moved to a different computer.

The reason we prefer to have the application files for your cover is that having these files makes it possible for us to adjust spine size, bleeds, and positioning as well as to make corrections that you request to spelling and wording, all without having to come back to you to ask for changes.

If you work with InDesign and want to send us a PDF, and especially if you use transparency in InDesign or have bleeds, I suggest you check this page for InDesign configuration presets.

For more information on the kind of troubles that can be built into files, visit problem files.

Bleeds, Safe Zone, Spreads, Spines, Centering on Hard Cover.  Visit here

Images and Screen Values.  Visit here.

Signature Book Printing   has been a Book Printer   of choice for the past 25 years. We have been on the web since 1997. From the beginning, we have focused not only on Book Printing   but also on smooth, easy customer service, excellent quality, and very competitive prices .  We have broadened our Book Printing offerings significantly from the beginning. Check out Signature Book Printing  as your Book Printer . As a Book Printer , we have earned the confidence and recommendations of a wide variety of customers nationwide to support their Publishing . Our capabilities include Hard Cover Book Printing , Full Color Book Printing , Case Bound Book Printing , Perfect Bound Book Printing , Smythe Sewn Binding , Soft Cover Book Printing , and Web Book Printing for longer runs.

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