Everyone wants to get the most for their money, and one way to do that is by having an efficient page count for your book. Rick Hanaway, our Seattle based sales representative, points out that “efficient page counts can make a book with more pages actually LESS expensive. [For] example, 480 [pages] is perfect for our Timson presses. Running fewer pages, 476 or 472 or maybe even 464, may be MORE expensive.”
How can printing more actually save you money? Specific page counts allow us to use our machines to their fullest capabilities. By having a page for a book in every row/column of the sheet, we run less waste, saving us money, and, in turn, saving you money. Our Estimating Supervisor Angie Brasel explains the idea of optimum printing further:
“For our 6 x 9 four color web the ideal page counts would be divisible by 32, and for the 8-1/2 x 10-7/8 web… page counts divisible by 8 would be preferred; otherwise we end up running miscellaneous (“odd ball”) forms on the sheetfed presses which adds additional costs…”
It’s important to understand optimum page numbers when printing a book. Discuss optimum page numbers with your sales, estimating, and customer service representatives. They will work with you to get the most efficient run, saving you time and money.