I attended a trip to the Printers with Dan Peterson and the book club (fellow book making students). I was introduced to the machinery involved in printing, different paper thicknesses and gained advice on the best paper quality to print on being a silk finish.
I had also had a lot of guidance from Dan Peterson in tutorials on how to prepare my work for the printer. Where I learnt about the bleed, exporting and layout of the documents.
Using this information was really useful for when I went out an organised for my own book to be printed with the nearest place from the uni being Abbey book binders to achieve the professional hardcover results that I was after.
Taking with me an example book in the same dimensions and my set up on my laptop I ran through what I had prepared. The assistant from Abbey book binders also named Dan taught me a few little tricks on InDesign for next time to make things easier for my design role in the future.
I asked to see examples of the quality I was going to get and I was happy with what I was feeling and seeing.
I was quoted £150 for 3 copies,
£70 for 1
I was happy with this figure and was told to expect them rather quickly.