I am working on a book design. But I haven't decided on the book size yet. For now, there are two sizes that I may choose from. So I need to ask some one's opinion who has knowledge about offset printing.
One size is 295 x 250 mm Portrait size. This is a little bigger than the other.
The smaller size is 230 x 260 mm Landscape size.
We use ISO A-0 printing sheets.
The book will be about anywhere from 250 to 300 pages.
My main question is, will there be any price differences on these two sizes?
Some people say that anything a little bigger than A4 size is automatically calculated for A3 size, which is the double A4. These two sizes both are a little bigger than A4 and fits within A3 size.
If there is enough difference, I want to go for the smaller size. If I can set my mind on one size, it will save me a lot of work and confusion.
I would think the size would be dependent on a few issues: genre, type of content, and the publisher to name a few. You could minimize costs going with the smaller size obviously, but I, for one, cannot make a recommendation without getting more specific on the details. Have you discussed the size with the publisher?
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