Making a right choice of bindery for your book is very important. You have worked hard to create content of your book and it is important that it meets your vision.

Perfect-Bound Binding
Many annual reports and larger catalogs use this binding method. Here, pages are assembled in groups or signatures, and bound together with flexible adhesive, then covered. Perfect binding accommodates books approximately 1/8-inch to 2-inch in thickness. This is a perfect for magazine or softcover books. You can refer to Perfect Bind Calculator to measure the size of the spines and number of pages.

Advantages: Accommodates greater number of pages and higher page weights than saddle-stitch; accommodates multiple sheet weights and sizes; allows intermix of stocks; provides clean finished edge.

Disadvantages: After pages are collected into signatures, the binding edge is ground off to improve adhesion. That, along with a three-knife trim, takes approximately 1/8-inch from each side of a document. Do not lie flat; crossover images and type may be partially hidden by the binding edge

Saddle wire stitch
The saddle wire stitch allows the book to lie flat for reading ease. It can be bound with either a self-cover, or a separate cover. It is the most economical solution. Our saddle-stitched machine is capable to produce up to 200 page book by creating a square edge spine.

Advantages: The saddle wire stitch allows the book to lie flat for reading ease. It can be bound with either a self-cover, or a separate cover. It is the most economical.

Disadvantage: The page count must be divisible by four. This restricts the number of pages. It is the least flexible of all binding options.

Wire-O
Wire-O is a mechanical binding in which pages and cover are held together by a plastic coil.  This mechanical binding allows their contents to open wide and lie perfectly flat.  Wire-0 can be used as few as 5-10 pages to 2” thick coil. It is ideal for instructional books that need to be laid flat.

Advantages: Lies flat; pages can be removed without deletion; adaptable to different paper types; offers singe-sheet insertion for flexible page count; bindings come in a wide variety of colors.

Disadvantages: Greater expense; can detract from project aesthetics.

 

E-commerce fulfillment integration is simply the process of receiving direct to consumer orders from an online web store and packaging and shipping each order directly to the customer's address. Although it sounds simple in theory, it requires a unique type of fulfillment company to successfully manage the intricacies of integrating with a multitude of online shopping carts (click here to view a comprehensive list of all shopping carts that Acutrack integrates with), as well a superior company that has experience with managing small parcel (shipping oftentimes with dramatic cyclical swings) and the ability to meet quick transit time requirements of the ever evolving online consumer. We outline the process from start to finish below, so that you can familiarize yourself with each step in order.

 

 

Integrate Your Shopping Cart with the Fulfillment Company's Warehouse Management System

One of the most critical steps in a successful e-commerce fulfillment program is to integrate your online shopping cart with the fulfillment company's warehouse management system. This is how information will be communicated between your company and your logistics provider – including order information, inventory information, and order tracking data. Companies that have specific experience with ecommerce fulfillment will likely either have a pre-existing integration with your shopping cart (especially if you use a popular shopping cart), or they will offer to custom program a link between your cart and their system. For the non-technical person, this 'link' is essentially a set of computer programming code that sends the data back and forth between the two systems. Usually, the information is sent back and forth either in 'real-time' or at set intervals, otherwise referred to as 'batch' processing. The benefit of real-time information is that it is delivered quickly, which minimizes the order fulfillment process. However, batch processing allows you a little bit of a lag time which can be especially helpful if you have multiple change requests on orders. Companies that aren't specialists in ecommerce fulfillment operations will likely not have a real time or batch order processing procedure, and instead will likely require you to send orders via email, fax, or other manual methods. This is not ideal for fulfillment of web orders since they are more prone to errors.

Blu-ray authoring is often used for high definition video content. High-end media companies prefer blu-ray authored discs compared to ordinary DVD. Blu-ray players are also becoming in-demand, because of the increasing popularity of HD TVs. Many people are also now using high definition cameras. Even for home movie entertainment, a blu-ray looks better compared to an upconverted DVD to play on a hi-def TV.  Standard TVs are gradually fading. Hence, if your company needs to produce video content, it will be a mistake to stick with standard quality DVD format.

What is Blu-ray Authoring?

Blu-ray disc technology was born because of the common objective of consumer electronics companies and media producers to develop a high-definition format that can support authoring, rewriting and playback of HD videos. The invention of advanced video and audio codec made it easy for HD video to be easily stored in one location. 

Authoring of blu-ray usually takes more space compared to a standard definition DVD video authoring. However, it is the best option to choose if you need to ensure quality. A standard DVD has a maximum capacity of 4.5 GB of video content while Blu-ray discs can hold more than 25 GB unless you choose a two-layer disc, which has the max capacity of 50 GB.

The Benefits of Blu-Ray Replication

One major advantage of blu-ray disc authoring is that you can include slide shows and popup menus. The Blu-ray disc is also more scratch resistant compared to a usual DVD, so it can last longer and don’t usually suffer from bad playback similar to a normal DVD with scratches. With Blu-ray discs, you can access the menu like an overlay so there is an improved interaction. Recent developments in blu-ray technology will enable the video interface to connect to the internet for the user to access more data.

The process of authoring a Blu-ray disc can be complicated. If you want an excellent result, be sure to find professionals to do the authoring. This will make sure that the project will be handled by individuals who are highly knowledgeable of HD compression to minimize the usual problems arising from replicating a video into a Blu-ray format. You need to find a company with expertise and experience in Blu-ray technology to prevent losses as the process can be expensive.

It is highly recommended to choose a company that uses Sonic Scenarist BD authoring system such as Acutrack. This will enable you to gain full access to the whole array of Blu-ray HDMV to help you entice your target audience with attractive menus, interactive pop-ups, smart navigation system and other Blu-ray technology set.

Branding a software product is a crucial part of marketing. There are several stages involved for software branding. Unlike other products that could be sold even without a brand, you cannot sell software without branding and sales presentation. Consider this article as your easy guide in effective software packaging as part of branding your software product.

Branding - Designs, Tagline, Software Packaging, and Printing

The primary phase of software branding is creating your own logo for the software. Take note that a software product should have its own logo. Don’t use your company logo. In software branding, you need to have a separate logo for every product that you have for easier marketing and selling.

The second phase of software branding is crafting your product tagline. This must be done very carefully, because this line will be visible not only for software packaging but also in website and displays. Think of the tagline that will give your target market a preview of the software.

The third phase of software branding is the packaging solutions. This is often regarded as the most important task in branding, because you need to think of effective solutions so that your product will look great. You may want to think about the color scheme, special effects of embossing, and metallic foiling so your product stands out.

After choosing a software package, the next step is to create a design. It must give a soft look to your target market and properly represent the image of your software product. Avoid heavy package designs. If you don’t have a design department, you can get the services of a design company

Why Find a Company that Offers Complete Software Packaging Solution

It is best to find a company that will not only provide the packaging template, printing but who has the experience and expertise.  Software Package in a retail store is your brand and your spoke person. You want to entrust this task to company who can protect your image and deliver quality product every time.

With the World Wide Web becoming the preferred platform for business transactions, digital distribution is the natural option to offer your product online. However, there is no reason why you would not want to offer physical DVD in conjunction with digital download. For example, an online entrepreneur who maintains a yoga website may have different video recordings. If the website entices a good number of followers, it will become a need for the business to offer both digital download as well as DVD for all their video content. Websites that are also dedicated in marketing music, inspirational talks, life skills, and others have to make content available both digitally and on duplicated DVD. To respond to the increasing media on demand of customers, many companies that are selling such products need the services of firms specializing in duplicating DVDs.

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About Acutrack

Acutrack is a technology-driven fulfillment house,
with a specialization in publishing any product needed
for your business (such as books, CDs/DVDs/USBs,
marketing collaterals, and much more).

 In this manner, we serve as a one-stop logistics extension
of your business.

 

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Cincinnati, OH