If you want your business to be noticed (and what company doesn’t want that?)—a company profile printing project is an invaluable marketing tool that can increase your brand awareness. At Publishing Xpress, you can easily and affordably self-publish your company profile and annual report printing project online. We offer the customer service you need to navigate the publishing process, minimum order quantities of only 25 copies, and a full range of printing options.
From page size, paper, and color to lamination and binding—you have plenty of choices when you print online. Through Publishing Xpress you can create the look and feel that best represents your corporate image for your printing project. Our online calculators can give you an instant quote on your printing project:
Publishing Xpress has much experience with this type of printing. Check out our company profile client spotlight and our annual report client spotlight for details on a company printing project that we printed.
To make sure your company profile is printed to perfection, check out this article on 15 Printing Mistakes you definitely want to avoid!
Want to check out our quality before ordering? Request a free sample today! But don’t forget that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t delighted with your printing project, for any reason, you can return it and we will reprint the order or refund your purchase price, at our discretion.
With our vast array of options—four binding styles, numerous paper choices, color or black and white printing, lamination of covers, and speedy turnaround—we’re sure you will be delighted with the final printed version of our company profile.
As you work on your company profile or annual report project, keep these tips in mind:
Decide what binding option you want to use for your book. While we can use any of our four options (perfect bound, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o), we typically find that these types of project are perfect bound or saddle stitched. Both of these options have a very professional look to them and will represent your company or organization well.
Make sure all graphics or photos are print ready. Verify that the images are of high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and that they have a CMYK (cyan-magenta-yellow-black) color profile. Most photos will have a RGB (red-green-blue) color profile. However, printing presses use CMYK, so the press will convert to CMYK before printing. That can lead to unintended color shifts in your photos. It is better if you convert to CMYK, so you can make sure that the colors are as you expect them to be.
Examine your paper options before making choices. For the inside pages, we offer 60# uncoated text through 100# gloss or matte text. For the covers of perfect bound and saddle stitched books, we offer 80# and 100% cover stock. We would recommend 100# cover stock and 100# text stock. These options will give a very substantial feel to your book. To see our paper choices, request our free sample packet. We will send you samples of all of our binding options. And the plastic coil book has samples of all of our papers plus an example of gloss and soft-touch lamination. Most people find this samples very helpful when making decisions about options for their books.
For perfect bound company profile or annual report books, consider getting lamination on the covers. Gloss lamination will make the colors really pop, while soft-touch lamination has a velvety feel to it.
Don’t just slap a title and contact information on your cover. To make it look really professional, you’ll want a well-designed cover. If no one in your company has design experience, you may want to let Publishing Xpress design your cover. For only $100, our designers will give you a professional cover based on information you submit. Just let us know what text you need on the front and back cover. You can submit the graphics want included, or just give us a general idea and we’ll provide graphics for you. Once the cover is designed, you can make any changes you’d like. The $100 fee included two rounds of revisions for the cover. If you need more changes than that, additional revisions are only $25 per round. It’s a great, inexpensive option for having a professional cover designed.
Before you start laying out your company profile printing or annual report printing, review other books whose design you think is attractive. What is it about the design that you like? How are text and graphics arranged? How many photos and graphics are included in the book? Are there sections that you hadn’t considered that you’d like to see in your book? What fonts are used in the book? How much color is in the book? You won’t want to copy another book exactly, but you will probably find elements that you’d like to include in your company profit or annual report. Better to find those elements before you start laying the book out, rather than once you have a significant portion of the book done.
Concerned about any of your printing options or how certain parts of your book will look? In those cases, if you have time, we would recommend getting a hard copy press proof of your book. We’ll print and bind it based on the exact specifications of your order, so you’ll know exactly how the finished books will look. It’s also amazing how many things you didn’t notice on the online proof that you will notice in a hard copy press proof. You may notice typos or items missing that weren’t apparent in the digital copy of your company profile or annual report. A hard copy press proof only costs $60 if it is shipped via UPS ground service and $100 if it is shipped via UPS overnight service. Keep in mind, however, that a hard copy press proof will take about a week or so. You’ll have to factor that in when determining when you will received the final copies of your books.
Have questions about corporate profile or annual report printing? Call our client service representatives today — we’d love to tell you more about our printing services and get you started on your company profile printing project. Or take a minute to look over our other book printing ideas.
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