We have provided a project management and book publishing service over many years specialising in books of local interest. From smaller print runs of 300 copies up to larger print runs in the 1000’s, we will initially discuss your general concepts for a book and provide consultation prior to agreement to publish.
We will advise and take care of all the technical issues involved in publishing a book including fonts, font sizes, formats available, providing ISBN numbers and barcodes etc. Distribution will also be taken into account and The Shetland Times Bookshop povides a perfect outlet for selling this type of product in the shop on Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, or online at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop.
Please contact us to for an initial consultation to discuss your ideas and content.
- Shetland – A Love Story – “…a nice book but your input has made it into a lovely book”.
- Hamefarin – From Old Rock to New Life – “I am most grateful to you for the superb quality of your work, and particularly value the helpful service you provide”.
- Bright Pebbles – “…We are delighted with Bright Pebbles. It is a beautifully presented and produced book”.
- The Isle of Vaila – Volume 1 – We are delighted, many thanks for your excellent support and assistance”.
Job Description: Project managed, designed, produced artwork and printed books to client’s rough layout using text supplied as a Microsoft Word file and images supplied as suitable high resolution jpeg or tiff files. Artwork created using InDesign software.
Size/Materials: Pagination and format vary to best suit the authors’ content, and subject matter. The majority of books we print are printed on 130gsm/150gsm quality matt or silk art stock including our recycled paper options.
Design/Prepress: Designed, produced artwork on Apple iMac desktops using InDesign software to client’s rough layout using text supplied as a Microsoft Word file and images supplied as suitable high resolution jpeg or tiff files. Images output to metal plates on Agfa Galileo Computer to Plate (CTP) system. Job proofs were supplied in PDF or hard copy digital format on Xerox Docucolor 250 / 7335 Digital Printers. Pressproofs for colour matching output on Epson StylusPRO 7800 Colour Proofing System.
Printing: Full colour process (and machine sealer on some projects) throughout on our Komori S29 commercial printing press. Sections printed work and turn/tumble and colour profiles for job content sent directly from prepress to Komori’s automated ink management system, facilitating precise colour matching.
Finishing: Job folded on our Stahl folder. Gathered, on our Linotype Trimstitch binding line, perfect bound or sewn with hardback or paperback covers. Covers generally matt or gloss laminated one side on Orion industrial thermal laminator to provide a protective coating.