An analysis of the production of Fuji Xerox short

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An analysis of the case of Fuji Xerox short edition book production

publishing circles and book printing houses have paid attention to the scheme of digital printing of short edition books for a long time. At the Beijing printexpo printing exhibition in May this year, Fuji Xerox exhibited a complete set of short edition book plans, and produced a real finished book "drunk" on the spot. This article introduces the production process and practical experience of this book. The whole book is made by professional prepress process. By observing the sample expansion and the recovery of sample shape after releasing vacuum, Fuji Xerox color digital printer DC 2060 and black-and-white digital printer DT 6135 output printing, and then the binding process is completed

preparation of electronic documents

the typesetting of book content is completed by "banyan tree" company in PageMaker of apple computer, and the cover is designed and produced by illustrator software

the electronic files of "drunken" obtained from "banyan tree" company are PageMaker and illustrator files in Apple format. Many publishing houses also use founder publishing system for typesetting. These electronic documents in different formats can be converted to PDF format. The cover and book block of "drunk" were converted to PDF format before printing

when converting to PDF format, pay attention to some settings that affect the accuracy and font during the conversion process, so as to ensure that the accuracy is sufficient when printing and the font is not missing

printing of book block

the next task is to make book block. Fuji Xerox's docutech can achieve a maximum accuracy of 1200dpi, which is enough for printing black-and-white books

before printing, make up according to the size of the book. Most books are 32 folios, and the maximum output format of docutech is large octaves. Moreover, Fuji Xerox charges for printing sheets regardless of the size of the sheet, so the economic method is to print them in octaves. In this way, four pages can be printed at a time, and then cut them into four books. Fuji Xerox's DigiPath system has a very convenient jigsaw function, which solves problems with one command

consideration of using paper

we have made some sample books before, but some people always say that they don't look like a real book. An important reason is the use of ordinary copy paper. The paper is too thick, too white, and the silk direction of the paper is wrong. It feels stiff when reading, unlike a real book that can be rolled up easily

we are going to make a real book this time, so we consider using 65 ~ 70g/m2 paper with good stiffness, which is suitable for docutech's high speed, no paper jam, not too high whiteness, and a little yellow

docutech prints 135 A4 pages per minute and 200 copies of "drunk" (288 pages) in more than 4 hours. The printed finished product is a book block with electronic pages

printing of cover

the cover is printed with DC 2060 on 160g/m2 A3 Fuji Xerox colortech without coating. In the process of printing the cover, there are two points worth noting

first, the color used in the design of the cover. The amount of digital printing is small and the time is tight. There is no opportunity to work carefully on the color when printing, and there is not much time for experimentation. Therefore, colors that are easy to print should be used to develop strengths and circumvent weaknesses

the second is the alignment of the spine. Consider the convenience of binding when making the cover. The thickness of the book block paper we use now is different from the original book. The thickness of the book block is different. The width of the spine, including the size and position of the text on the spine, should be adjusted. In particular, there is an orange and white seam at the spine of the original, which has high requirements for binding and book block thickness control. To avoid trouble, we use PDF software to move this seam to the back cover

post press processing

bookbinding is required after the book block and cover are printed. The binding mentioned here is shown in Figure 1: binding, in fact, should be understood as post press processing in a broad sense

first deal with the cover. The printed matter of DC 2060 is covered with a layer of dumb film, which can protect the cover, increase hardness and reduce reflection. After laminating, cut it into appropriate sizes, including slitting. A3 book block, all two, threading, wireless binding, and the last three lights. One book is finished

at the printexpo exhibition in May, the book factory was composed of dt6135 and cpbourg's wireless binding equipment. At this time, the printing method changed a little. The main thing is that the electronic tensile testing machine produced by Jinan assaying can meet the requirements of four pages to form a post, that is, 1, 2, 3, 4 pages are printed on the front and back of an A4, and 5, 6, 7, 8 pages are printed on the next A4. Press the tooth line in the middle of each paper, then fold it in half into a post, and so on, and finally bind it. All these actions are automatically completed by the machine

problems and experience that need attention in the process

first of all, there is no problem in the preparation of electronic documents. If you use Apple computer to print directly to DT 6135. Four commonly used founder postscript font libraries are installed in Fuji Xerox printing machine. The document adopts founder font, and the printing speed is quite fast, but it is quite difficult to solve the functions such as typesetting on Apple computer. If the book is typeset by the founder publishing system, it is simple. You can connect to DigiPath through PSP NT rip provided by founder, or use the latest process of Founder to convert it into PDF

secondly, we should find economical and suitable paper. It can't be too thick or too bad. It's best to bring a little yellow

third, it is best to print the cover with DC 2060, and DC 12 is also OK. Use Fuji Xerox coated paper or other color machine paper. It is easy not to use ordinary coated paper. The quality of paper has a great impact on the printing quality and machine maintenance. For unfamiliar paper, it is recommended to try it in a small range first, and then print it in large quantities after achieving ideal results. In addition, the cover design should pay attention to the characteristics of digital printing, develop strengths and circumvent weaknesses

fourth, binding is a labor-intensive work. It is cheap and professional to send binding to binding factories

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