The printing process of children's books includes several major links. Such as printing, post-press processing and binding processing. The development of science and technology has made great breakthroughs in the printing process printing technology, processing and binding form. And it also provides more choices for the design of .
(1) Improve the visual experience
Children have an innate perception of color. Especially those bright colors with strong visual impact and powerful appeal. Which often quickly attracts children's attention.
Ink is one of the key indicators affecting the color quality of printed matter. Offset printing is the major method of traditional printing. And conventional four-color inks are generally used. The emergence of new inks, such as spot color inks, will greatly improve this situation. Spot color inks are pre-prepared specific color inks. Such as fluorescent blue, gold and silver metallic colors, etc. Its color transfer is accurate, the color is delicate, and the color gamut is wider. We mainly used it in high color reproduction requirements. Or the printing of picture books with sizeable areas of color blocks. The superiority of high-tech inks has made it an important way to improve the visual experience of reading. Traditional children's picture books can completely stand side by side with new media. Children's picture books in terms of visual experience with new ink and other technologies.
(2) Expand the tactile experience
Children often recognize new things through touch, expecting to get a unique sensory experience. In the process of and processing. Designers can use post-press special effects to create the tactile feeling of books. So that children can have a diversified sensory experience.
Post-press special effects technology is a process derived from adding special texture effects to books. It brings changes in shape, structure and texture to books, thereby enriching the overall visual experience of books.
Among them, UV and flocking are commonly used craft types of picture book authors to make diverse creative attempts. UV is a special processing method that covers UV ink on the surface of books by screen printing. And we divide it into global UV and local UV. Books with global coverage of UV can reduce the wear and tear caused by flipping through. While partial coverage of the UV will make the pages look special.
The flocking process has two forms: full flocking and partial flocking. In some children picture book printing which depicting animals. The use of flocking technology can make the animals look more realistic. And at the same time, children can experience the tactile sensation of the animals by touching the simulated fluff on the paper. Such as "touch" by Dk Publishing and feel baby animals" series of children's books is to print the corresponding animal imitation fur on the book by partial flocking. So that children can feel the content through touch when reading.
(3) Enrich the space experience
Die-cutting technology and binding technology are technical. Means to make the visual form of look different. Die-cutting to form pictures or texts in a special form can present the spatial hierarchy between the front and rear pages and the contrast in graphics and structure. Thus, creating a unique artistic sense for the book.
Binding is the processing step of connecting the printed single pages to form a complete book. It plays a decisive role in the service life and comfort of the book, and makes itself a book through the innovation of form and structure. An important part of "artistic".