November 8, 2023 in 

An out-of-series book refers to any publication that deviates from traditional standards for physical size, paper type, binding method, or overall design, such as physical size, paper type, or critical method. These books are produced in smaller numbers than their regular counterparts and cost more.

Out-of-series refers to any book not part of an ongoing series and could occur for many reasons – special editions or one-time prints being one such reason, or exploring market potential for potential new series could also fall under this heading.

Printing an off-series book can serve multiple purposes. Sometimes, this may be aesthetic – as part of your artwork or statement – while at other times, content requirements must be fulfilled (such as when producing an illustrated history book of papermaking using handmade paper).

Out-of-series books offer readers something out-of-the-ordinary, whether introducing novel concepts or formats or drawing new readers into existing series. As these titles don’t belong to regular series, their creators typically enjoy greater creative freedom regarding content and presentation – often creating breathtaking results!

An out-of-series book is an integral component of the printing process. It tests printing quality before being included as part of its final output and should remain part of that total output rather than being sold individually.

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