Tipped-in pages contain printed pictures or other graphic elements pasted or glued in the middle. They are commonly utilized as bookmarks to create aesthetics in a book or additional information that couldn’t be included in the primary body of text.
Tipped in refers to printing the pages onto large sheets of paper and cutting down the papers, leaving margins on its edges. Printer printers will require double their usual margin width to print out an image or graphic element and affix it to their margins.
Tipped-in pages can be a good way of emphasizing some images or works of art in a book. For instance, it may be a reproduction of the Mona Lisa tipped on the page of an art history book. Meanwhile, a book about the Civil War may show battlefield maps.
The book and publishing industry uses tipped-in pages to help authors and publishers insert more information or pictures without interrupting the text flow. In non-fiction works with illustrations such as maps and diagrams, they are vital since it would be difficult to insert them in the body of the text otherwise. These pages also offer free and additional information without inflating costs or increasing page counts of books- which is a boon to publishers and authors.