How to get an ISBN for your book?

How to get an ISBN for your book? Are you an author, publisher, or self-publisher looking to get your book on the market? You will surely need an ISBN (International Standard Book Number), the unique identifier assigned to every published book. This number is crucial for book sales, distribution, and marketing. Navigating the process of obtaining an ISBN can be confusing, especially for new authors; that's where Pulsio Print comes in; we'll walk you through the steps to get an ISBN in the US. Why is an ISBN important? Having an ISBN for your book is crucial. Firstly, your book [...]

BEFORE PRINTING: A brief anatomy of the book for non-professionals

Anatomy of the Book If you have not thought about what parts a book consists of, but you already have a text ready to be published, it will be good to get acquainted with the most basic elements. Because these elements will be mentioned and discussed while communicating with a printing house or publishing house. Book signatures A book signature is a sheet of paper consisting of four or more printed pages and folded one or more times to the approximate size of one page of a future book or other printed product. It folds in a way that puts [...]

Why print in Eastern Europe?

If you are reading this article, you have obviously already asked yourself: "Why shouldn't I print outside of UK?" What prompted you to do so? Are you just looking for better prices? Were you disappointed at some point with the local partners you've worked with so far? If the leading factor is the search for a better price, then some options naturally arise - Eastern Europe, China... China is too far away, and we do not know the work of our colleagues there very well. We admit it. That is why we will focus on Eastern Europe. Whatever the reason [...]

Luxury printing, the art of bespoke

There are some books that make an immediate strong impression on us. Even at first glance they look a cut above the rest: more sophisticated, more elegant – from the premium nature of the paper to the perfect colour finish, from the high-end binding method to the use of techniques such as embossing and gilding, everything about them just says “quality”. This doesn’t happen by accident. To make a book that exudes class requires a book printing and binding company whose workforce are craftsmen, highly skilled and trained experts who have real artistic ability and who take pride in the [...]

Hot Stamping – make your printing pop!

Create contrast of light and shade with an embossing and debossing effect There are many options to choose from when designing the cover of your book. Hardcover books can feature hot stamping, embossing and debossing. We truly believe that great printing should be more than just ink on paper. These techniques will help you to enhance a person’s experience of your printed material by making the text or image really stand out to the eye as well as to the touch. Hot stamping also known as foil stamping or hot foil stamping is a simple recipe of three main ingredients [...]

Custom notebooks with the best printing possible

Custom notebooks, an ideal gift for your clients – use them as a high-quality giveaway that displays your logo on every page. This is an excellent tool to contribute to your branding. Notebooks appeal to a wide, universal audience and are great for increasing brand awareness. A vast array of businesses can benefit from handing out branded notebooks. Large notepads with blank pages make wonderful sketchbooks for artists, while handheld notebooks are ideal for anybody taking notes on the go, during a meeting, while speaking on the phone, attending a Zoom conference. Custom Notebooks Students, office workers, librarians, publishers alike [...]

We continue

We sincerely hope all is well for you and your family, friends and colleagues in these incredibly difficult times. We believe that once this terrible storm has passed, we will all be very motivated to stretch our legs, and together we will find many opportunities for personal and professional development. Every day we receive calls and emails from our customers in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA, who want to know more about our situation. We thank you and strive to provide clarity and honest answers here We continue… We continue to fulfill your orders, we send [...]

Students from the Lycee Francais paid a visit to Pulsio Print

Students from the Lycee Francais de Sofia paid a visit to Pulsio Print’s machine park and printing press. For a second consecutive year, the Pulsio Print team were delighted to welcome a group of school students who wanted to understand how a modern printing press works. Students This year our guests were from the Lycee Francais “Victor Hugo”, Sofia. Komori HUV They attended a presentation titled "A brief history of printing", got acquainted with the prepress process, visited the CTP centre where the offset plates are prepared for print, and saw how a Komori HUV printing machine works.. They entered [...]

5 requirements for the perfect Art Book printing

We asked our Art Gallery customers: “What is the most important thing when printing an Art Book or a Photography Portfolio?” The most common answer we received perfectly summarises what we as publishers strive to achieve: a finished product that represents the original work of art as much as possible. So what are the “must-haves” you need in order to obtain that dream result? 1. EXPERIENCE makes you secure If you are planning a book that will properly represent your best works of art, it is a good idea to trust a proven print partner specialising in art and photography [...]

Edge painted, patterned, gilded … Which outer edge style do you want?

Edge painting Each book has its own unique appearance, but the surest way to give it an out-of-the-ordinary look is to make its outer edges different from those of other books – either by colouring, by gilding, or with a pattern. To do this, the process of finishing your book must end with edge painting. In the following we will see what edge painting is, where it comes from, what its current status is, and in particular how Pulsio Print can help you embellish your books by applying this technique. What is edge painting? Today we call “edge painting” all [...]