Rapido has answers.
– What’s the minimum amount you can print?
– How long will it take to print my books?
– Why are print runs getting smaller?
– What printing technology do you use?
– What types of cover finish do you offer?
– What is your turnaround time for printing and shipping books to the United States?
– How do I calculate the spine width of my book?
– What support do you offer in preparing my print-ready PDF files?
– Do you respect fibre direction?
– What type of glue do you use for your perfect binding?
– Do you print personalized books?
What’s the minimum amount you can print?
For black & white books, 4 copies (unless flaps, 10 copies minimum).
For color books, 10 copies.
For hardcover books, 4 copies.
How long will it take to print my books?
After receipt and approval of proof copy and validation of print-ready files, your order will be printed in 3 business days (softcover perfect binding, spiral or saddle-stitch, up to 200 copies).
Contact us for production times of larger quantities and hardcover books.
Why are print runs getting smaller?
We’ve noticed a tendency among our clients to decrease the quantity of their print runs and increase the frequency at which they order. It’s a bit like a baker who instead of baking two batches per day increases to four or five batches in response to demand and to make sure the bread is always fresh.
Why build up stock when you can just as easily reprint at an affordable price when you need it?
What printing technology do you use?
We print using high definition digital printing technology.
Our blacks successfully reproduce an offset black and are not too black, as is often the case in digital printing.
What types of cover finish do you offer?
Glossy or matte, with no difference in price.
For other options such as scuff free, contact us for more details.
What is your turnaround time for printing and shipping books to the United States?
One week (maximum 7 business days).
How do I calculate the spine width of my book?
Access our online tool
What support do you offer in preparing my print-ready PDF files?
Our technicians are at your disposal to examine your files and provide you with the advice you need to create your print-ready files.
Do you respect fibre direction?
Yes, both on cover stock and interior papers.
In other words, the direction of the fibre is always parallel to the spine, which makes for a more supple book.
What type of glue do you use for your perfect binding?
We use PUR (polyurethane) glue because it provides the perfect balance of solidity, flexibility and durability, all for the same price as classic glue… that’s the RAPIDO commitment to quality!
Do you print personalized books?
We do print personalized books featuring, for example, the name of a child on the cover and interior of a book. Personalized books involve a more complex printing process. If you are a producer of personalized books, contact us to learn more about the technical requirements for such a project.