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Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper
14 Jun 2018

Reordering an Existing Photo Book with Layflat Paper

Photo books just got an upgrade! Photo books with Layflat paper make great gifts for holidays, anniversaries, weddings, or any other special occasion. Layflat paper allows images to spread across a two-page spread, allowing your images to take center stage and make a bigger impact. Now, I know what you might be thinking, “I already made this book, I don’t have time to recreate it,”...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor & X-Rite: Color Management – Webinar Recap
13 Jun 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor & X-Rite: Color Management – Webinar Recap

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month we’re talking about how to navigate the variables between screen and print using X-Rite’s color management tools. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. June: Color Management From Screen to Print The importance of color management About X-Rite and...

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Your Printing Partners: Large Order Services
12 Jun 2018

Your Printing Partners: Large Order Services

If you want to print beautiful books, Blurb can help! But if you want to print more than 100 books, you should get in touch with Blurb’s Large Order Services team. What if your business needs professionally-printed, custom books to give away at the annual conference, but you don’t have a print expert on staff? I’m going to suggest the Large Order Services team. What if you need the...

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Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor
07 Jun 2018

Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor

Some people wonder why we need art. But we’re not sure there needs to be a reason. We asked photographer Dan Milnor, why do people create? Can you create for creation’s sake alone? And if so, where does self-publishing fit in? 01 First off, what is art? This is such a wonderful but dangerous question. I can feel people beginning to get worked up, but...

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A Brief Guide to Printing Offset
07 Jun 2018

A Brief Guide to Printing Offset

Blurb’s Large Order Services team gets lots of questions from authors and businesses wondering if offset book printing is right for their project. Every case is different, but here are some things to consider when deciding if it’s right for your book. While the bulk of Blurb’s books are printed digitally, when your volume gets higher, offset might be the right choice. Digital books are an efficient way to print as few...

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3 Reasons to Print on Demand
05 Jun 2018

3 Reasons to Print on Demand

Print on demand is an exciting way to produce books and is relatively new—only about 15 years old. It has revolutionized book creation and the publishing market, from family books to work by creative pros, to mainline publishers and academics. With sophisticated digital printers, books no longer need an elaborate setup on traditional printers with plates and large runs. Color, sharpness, resolution, consistency—these have all...

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