Coloring Book Printing – A growing business trend

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Coloring books have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This has led to an increase in businesses that offer coloring book printing services.

This trend is being driven by the fact that coloring books can provide a creative outlet for people of all ages. They can also be used as a tool to help people relax and de-stress.

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Here are some of the questions you may encounter before you start your coloring book printing.Check out now!

How to choose laser or inkjet printing for coloring book?

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to use laser or inkjet printing for your coloring book. Each type of printer has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to choose the right one for your needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Laser printing has many advantages over inkjet printing. Laser printers are faster, produce higher quality prints, and are more reliable than inkjet printers.

Laser printers use a dry toner powder that is transferred to the paper using heat and pressure. This results in sharper images and text, as well as smoother gradients and color transitions.

Laser printers typically have a longer lifespan than inkjet printers. If you plan on using your coloring book for many years to come, laser printing may be the way to go.

Laser printers are typically more expensive than inkjet printers. If you have a good budget, laser printing may be the better option for you.

In general,laser printers have a higher print quality than inkjet printers. If you're looking for the best possible print quality for your coloring book, laser printing is generally the way to go.

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What finishing options are available for coloring book?

Finishing is a value-added operation performed after the ink has been applied to the paper. Most finishing services are optional. Rounded corners,perforation and shrink wrapping are examples of finishing steps that are often attractive to those creating coloring books.

Rounded corners are recommended when the combined features of the book create a degree of rigidity, such as when using thick card stock and/or thick laminated covers. A sharp 90 degree corner is more likely to cause a hazard during handling, so rounded corners are used to minimize this possibility. A rounded corner treatment of coloring book is especially recommended for  children.

Perforation is a procedure that creates a series of very fine holes in the paper, usually along a straight line, making parts of the print easy to separate by hand. Some coloring book pages have perforations near the spine so that each page can be easily removed if desired. This allows the pages to be taken to a separate work surface for coloring, or to be displayed separately after coloring.

Shrink wrapping is a method of wrapping printed materials in a clear plastic film. Heat causes the film to shrink around the printed material, thereby holding it tightly in place. In addition to providing a layer of protection, shrink wrapping is a cost-effective way to create convenient coloring book packaging that makes it easier to handle, store and distribute. Coloring books can also be shrink-wrapped separately.

Plus,adding digital foil to your coloring book cover is a great way to add an extra level of interest and sophistication. Foil can be added to both the front and back covers, as well as to the spine. To add foil to your book cover, simply select the "Add Foil" option when creating your design.

Finishing options like glossy lamination,matt lamination,UV varnish,die cutting,etc. are all available at TIMI.

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What type of binding can I choose?

There are a few different binding styles that are recommended for coloring book printing, depending on your specific needs.

Coloring Books are typically bound with spiral coil, wire-o binding, saddle-stitch or the perfect binding methods.

The main reason why spiral coil and wire-o binding are recommended for coloring books is because they allow the book to lay flat when open, thus eliminating the need to continually hold the book open in order to color in it. This feature is also important for coloring books because it allows the user to color all the way to the edge of the page without having to worry about the binding getting in the way.

Another reason why these types of bindings are recommended is because they are very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. This is important for coloring books because they will likely be used frequently and may need to be replaced often.

Finally, spiral coil and wire-o binding allow for easy page turning which is also important for coloring books.

But here keep in mind that if you are using the spiral coil or wire-o binding method, make sure that the margins on the inside pages are large enough to accommodate the holes drilled for the coil or wire. Otherwise, you run the risk of having some holes drilled through or uncomfortably close to the design to be colored.

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The saddle-stitch and perfect binding methods are also popular for coloring books.But the choice of both methods usually depends on the number of pages in your coloring books.

If the number of pages is relatively low, the saddle stitch method is recommended.It also allows the coloring book to lie fairly flat when open.This applies to designs that span two adjacent pages.This method produces a very clean and professional look.Furthermore, the saddle stitch method is the most economical binding option.

If the number of pages is relatively high, then the perfect binding method is recommended.And perfect binding usually allows printing on the spine of a coloring book.

Whatever binding style you choose, make sure that it is durable and able to withstand the wear and tear of being used for coloring.

Here at TIMI,the coloring book printing projects that we handle come with the options for a number of binding methods that we specialize in. Contact our printing experts and see which type of binding is suitable for your project.

What is the best paper thickness for coloring book printing ?

The thickness of printed paper is often referred to as its pound weight; the higher the pound weight, the thicker the paper.

If you want to project a quality image for your coloring book, you should select a heavier grade of paper,which can help prevent the coloring to bleed through to the other side of the page.

The best coloring paper options include 100gsm, 120gsm, and 140gsm offset paper.

What is the best size for coloring book printing ?

The standard coloring book size is 8.5″ x 11″. If you need square-shaped , 8.5″ x 8.5″ is also a good size.

Whether square, rectangular, wide, tall, small, or big, TIMI can print it.

What you need to know here is that designing the page size of your coloring book to match one of your printer's standard page sizes will help optimize the printing production of your coloring book and reduce printing costs to some extent , so be sure to get your printer involved early in the process.

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What resolution do you need for coloring book printing?

The short answer is that you need a resolution of at least 300 PPI . This will ensure that your images are crisp and clear when printed.

However, if you want the highest quality possible, you should aim for a resolution of 600 PPI or higher. This will give you prints that are really sharp and detailed. Of course, this will also require more time and effort to produce, so it's up to you to decide what's most important to you.

In general, though, the higher the resolution, the better the quality of your prints. So if you can swing it, go for 600 PPI or higher!

Need more information? just give TIMI a call at   86 138 2624 0582  .We’re happy to provide a free consultation to answer your questions .Or, if you have the design ready to go , contact us via email for a quote. We look forward to assisting with your coloring book project!

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