Binding your own book

Discussion on printing your own copy of Fallout: Equestria. Including sources and tutorials. This includes having it professionally printed and printing your own. If you're making one or just considering it, feel free to join in.
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Re: Binding your own book

Postby otherunicorn » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:26 am

Over on the hardback discussion, they look like they are going to print it AS IS, typos and all, because Kkat doesn't want others editing it.

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:43 am

otherunicorn wrote:Over on the hardback discussion, they look like they are going to print it AS IS, typos and all, because Kkat doesn't want others editing it.


She mentioned at one point that she was going to go back and touch it up, so I figured I could wait :)

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:47 am

I just found a great resource for supplies, Hollander’s. Looks like some great prices too.

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby clan-clan » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:34 pm

I've been dying to get my hands on a physical copy for Fallout Equestria ever since I first found Kkats wonderful story. I have been looking at different methods for doing it myself. Does anyone have a copy of the story that is layed out for print? I'm going to start on this tonight and figured why do two months worth of work if someone already has it ready to go?

I am willing to help start laying out and reformatting the story so we can all take a crack at printing our own copies, or if no one has started why don't a few of us band together to get this knocked out quicker! I know that there has to be a few good designers out there! It would be a great resource to share!

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:43 pm

I have started laying out my copy, but because of the odd way it needs to be printed, mine won't be of any help to anyone else.

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby clan-clan » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:13 pm

Why is that Arcane_Scroll? What method are you using?

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:11 am

clan-clan wrote:Why is that Arcane_Scroll? What method are you using?

I'm doing a stitched binding where I use about 5 sheets, folded into halves and stitched together with other groups of pages. So, pages are going to need to jump around when printing. I'm still not sure how I'm going to handle it.

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby otherunicorn » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:21 am

I used to have to sort that out when I was doing magazines professionally. Eight pages per side per sheet, I think it was. If you had color on one page, there were 8 others that got it "free".

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Re: Binding your own book

Postby TS_Cogwheel » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:56 pm

I was too late for the book project preorder, so I decided to give it a hoof myself.
I took the book project PDFs, resized them for A5 (for use on folded A4) and used the Bookbinder application to rearrange the pages for the "perfect bind" method. Then I folded the pages (this was the tedious and time-consuming part, but I couldn't find a folding machine with good enough precision), aligned them, and held them in place while I glued the back, let it dry, and glued it onto a swath of silk-like fabric. I made a rubber print for the logo and ironed it onto cotton, which I glued to the 1,5 mm cardboard hardcover pieces.
If anyone wants the print files, I can give a link.
It was easier to get a good (though not perfect) result than I expected.

Here's the first book:
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And since I was messing with iron-on rubber prints anyway:
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Re: Binding your own book

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:45 am

Very nice!


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