Books and brochures

Books and brochures

Good old printed publications can serve many purposes—being valuable pieces of art, a way of sharing the story of your company or ‘just’ product catalogues. However, what they have in common is the needs of high quality (typo)graphic design, professional typesetting and correct prepress. The choice of the right materials and printing techniques guarantees the result, which can adorn any library.

How does it work?

Initial meeting

The first step is getting to know each other—we show you some selected projects, without obligation, to introduce you to our style of work. The book or catalogue design process is a partnership for several months, whether you are a long-established publishing house or a start-up. Most importantly, we need to know if we share a similar view of project realisation. If we are a good fit we can move on and put together a brief reflecting your ideas, needs and possibilities.

Contract

Good fences make good neighbours. Based on a mutual agreement we prepare a licensing agreement, which specifies our mutual rights and obligations, licence type, dates of providing materials and completion of the work. We introduce you to legal limitations of a permission to use the copyrighted artwork (publication design is a copyrighted artwork in its core). You always know beforehand what, when and in what form you get from us, and, of course, how much it is going to cost you.

(Typo)graphic design proposal

The most time consuming phase is the actual creation. We are not (and we do not wish to be) the fastest graphic design studio. Be glad! We do realize that space for experimentation, seeking new ways and the need of some distance from the work during the creative process are essential for a good result. If needed, we cooperate with other external specialists to ensure well designed final product, in all aspects. At the same time, we do seek to meet your expectations as much as possible.

Mock-up presentation

Printed mock-up is used to present the publication designs in person. Some things might not be visible at first sight—we explain our motivations, the choice of the actual realisation, we present you the chosen materials and technological procedures. Together we discuss the potential changes and further course of work.

Print file

Once final graphic designs are approved and typesetting is proofread and completed, we deliver the work in previously agreed file formats, typically print and preview PDF. We are happy to communicate with a selected printing house if you wish, or we can provide complete instructions for realisation.

Prepress proofing

Supervision of the print realisation, mainly prepress proofing (for colour accuracy) and quality control of the final prints goes without saying.

Satisfaction

We do our work with love. Therefore, we would never deliver a piece of work we would not be satisfied with for 100%. However, the aim is mutual satisfaction—the biggest reward for us is a client happy about the freshly printed publication and its further distribution. So off we go!

Language specifics

Each language has its own specific typographic rules. We do handle not only the Czech, Slovak or English (including British vs. American distinctions), we are pretty confident with German, Polish or French typesetting as well. Do not hesitate to check with us about any other languages though, we are not afraid of Ukrainian, Macedonian or Russian either. Indeed, our ‘secret’ dream is typesetting in Georgian Mkhedruli (ok, not so secret now).

Selected Works

Lieberec
Václav Daneš — Malba jako uskutečňování bytí
Computer Graphic

Would you like to meet us? Do you have any questions about our projects, attitude or course of cooperation? Do you need a preliminary calculation for your project?

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