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Page Layout Point in Book Printing Jobs
Origin:Image Printing  Data: 4/7/2011  Keywords: book printing jobs, Page Layout

For most book printing jobs, the page layout is a graphic representation of the printed page. Layouts are based on a grid the underlying framework within which text and illustrations are placed on the page.

A grid is the graphic design equivalent of buildings foundations. As we read from left to right and top to bottom, a grid is generally a series of vertical and horizontal lines. The vertical lines will relate to the column widths, while the horizontal will be determined by the space that a line of type occupies. Layout and typographic style considerably affect the reader perception of a book. The two are interdependent and should, if well designed, allow the authors work to be presented consistently and flexibly, taking into account the content, aims, character, market, and technical and cost constraints of the book.

Page layout with modern media content retrieval and output technology, there is much overlap between visual communications (front-end) and information technology (back-end). Large print publications and electronic pages require meta data for automatic indexing, automatic reformatting, database publishing, dynamic page display and end-user interactivity. Much of the meta data (meta tags) must be hand coded or specified during the page layout process. This divides the task of page layout between artists and engineers, or tasks the artist/engineer to do both. More complex projects may require two separate designs page layout design as the front-end, and function coding as the back-end. In this case, the front-end may be designed using an alternative page layout technology such as image editing software or on paper with hand rendering methods. Most image editing software includes features for converting a page layout for use in an editor or features to export graphics for desktop publishing software. WYSIWYG editors and desktop publishing software allow front-end design prior to back end-coding in most cases. Interface design and database publishing may involve more technical knowledge or collaboration with information technology engineering in the front-end of book printing companies.

Page layout is the part of graphic design that deals in the arrangement and style treatment of elements on a page. Grids and templates are page layout design patterns used in advertising campaigns and multiple-page publications, including websites.

  • A grid is a set of guidelines, able to be seen in the design process and invisible to the end-user/audience, for aligning and repeating elements on a page. A page layout may or may not stay within those guidelines, depending on how much repetition or variety the design style in the series calls for. Grids are meant to be flexible. Using a grid to lay out elements on the page may require just as much or more graphic design skill than that which was required to design the grid.
  • In contrast, a template is more rigid. A template involves repeated elements mostly visible to the end-user/audience. Using a template to lay out elements usually involves less graphic design skill than that which was required to design the template. Templates are used for minimal modification of background elements and frequent modification (or swapping) of foreground content.

Most desktop publishing software allows for grids in the form of a page filled with coloured lines or dots placed at a specified equal horizontal and vertical distance apart. Automatic margins and booklet spine (gutter) lines may be specified for global use throughout the document. Multiple additional horizontal and vertical lines may be placed at any point on the page. Invisible to the end-user/audience shapes may be placed on the page as guidelines for page layout and print processing as well. Software templates are achieved by duplicating a template data file, or with master page features in a multiple-page document. Master pages may include both grid elements and template elements such as header and footer elements, automatic page numbering, and automatic table of contents features.

 
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