It’s commonly expected that adding extra pages to a publication will increase the cost.
That is true in many cases, however, there are a couple of things to consider that might actually mean that rather than increase the price, you can actually reduce the price with the extra pages.
If your publication currently has a separate 4 page cover (and is saddle stitched) you may be able to add more pages by creating an 8, or even 16 page section on heavier weight paper. This is commonly known as ‘self cover’. By avoiding the printing of a separate 4 page section, this may make the print methods more cost effective. So you end up with more pages, and more pages on a heavier weight paper, and all potentially for a better price. Now we all want that don’t we!
Most print companies have section sizes that are cost effective for them. For some these may be multiples of 8 pages sections, for others 16 or 32 page sections, possibly even higher. For example, if your publication is 12 pages in A4, it could be cheaper to add an extra 4 pages to make it 16. This fits perfectly on our state of the art B1 Heidelberg press and means we could print and finish the job as one section.
Here at DoubleC Printing we can offer total flexibility on pagination. If you are unsure on what will work best we are happy to advise on any pagination requirements and to offer suggestions to keep the costs as low as possible. It’s certainly worth checking how changing the number of pages might affect the price.
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