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Old 12-28-2005, 04:39 AM   #1
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In 2003 I wrote a guide to camping and caravan sites in Britain with a view of the sea which was just text and was printed by a village printer who is what I suppose one would call a, Digital Printer”. It was 400 pages and cost about £4.75 a copy to print.
I then thought that I would write a sequal called something like, "The best 150 Sea View Camping & Caravan Sites in Britain" only this time in colour. When I mentioned it to the printer he said it should not be to expensive as it would be half the size of the first book. When I was nearly ready to print I asked for a price and he calculated it at £16.00 a copy.
It would appear that I have wasted a lot of time that is unless anyone can tell me if there is anyone in the Abingdon area of England who could print it at a more realistic price.
The specification is as follows:
A5 size in paperback. Pages with the top half showing a colour photograph of the site with the bottom half giving the detail and a print run of 1000.
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:55 AM   #2
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… if there is anyone in the Abingdon area of England who could print it at a more realistic price.
We do have some English printers who should be able to at least advise you how best to proceed. Good luck with it.

BTW — your message is almost too small to read. Please use the system default size — it will make it much easier for others to read your query. Thanks.

   
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Have you considered using someone not in/near Abingdon? There are quite a few UK outfits that do short-run digital printing, and many of them can take your source material over the internet or via CD, and provide a PDF proof before going to press.

I used printingdirect.com for a flyer (from CorelDraw) and they were very efficient. I am not sure if they do books as well.
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