How to select the paper for children bookby Fanny zeng Chinese printing
At present, print children’s book mainly use Coated paper, offset paper, white card paper, pure paper, light paper and recycled paper that are increasingly recognized by the domestic publishing industry .Children’s books can be divided into cognitive books, toy books, children’s enlightenment books, popular science encyclopedia books, games and puzzle books, picture books and story books, and children’s literature books according to the different ages of young readers and different book contents. , children’s literature books, etc. Different types of children’s books have different paper quality and binding design. In this article, we will according to children’s age and reading experience to tell you how to choose the paper for children book printing.
1.Choose the paper according to children’s age
Children’s enlightenment books for children aged 0–3, such as various of cognitive books and toy books, play an important role in the development and enlightenment of children’s early literacy skills. This kind of book has dynamic shape, beautiful color and strong visual impact. It combines the content of the book with the characteristics of the toy, so that the book is no longer a carrier of culture and reading, but incorporates more interactive elements. It has become a carrier of cultural enlightenment education that conforms to the characteristics of children’s love of movement, touch, listening and experience, so that children can’t put it down. In order to increase the three-dimensional sense and visual impact of such children’s book printing, thicker coated paper, white cardboard and thick cardboard are usually used. The content of the book is small and heavy.
For children aged 3–7 years old, popular science encyclopedia books, games and puzzle books, picture books and story books, in order to highlight the content and restore the color of pictures, usually choose paper with smooth surface, good whiteness, high color rendering performance, It is suitable for displaying a large number of pictures and printing high-quality coated paper with bright color content. The book is heavy and inconvenient to carry, lacks cultural flavor and sense of history, and is expensive to use. Because the paper is bright, when reading under the light, local reflections will make the reading experience poor, which is not conducive to children’s vision health. The paper is dense and does not absorb ink, the surface is smooth, and it is not easy to write.
For children’s literature books aged 7 to 9 years old and children’s literature books for children aged 9 to 14 years, special paper and coated paper are mostly used for the cover, and double glue with smooth and white paper, small elasticity and high surface strength is used for the inner text. paper, pure paper. The book is heavy and not light, and it is difficult to read and extend.
2.Choose the paper according to reading experience
For children’s literature, children’s literature and other children’s books with a lot of text, the content of low-cost, eye-protecting, and environmentally friendly recycled paper is better than high-cost special paper. Of course, in order to prevent pirated books from flooding the market, a solution of inserting a little special paper before and after the text can be adopted.
For children’s enlightenment books, replacing white cardboard, thick cardboard, and thick coated paper with recycled cardboard can reduce costs and reduce weight, killing two birds with one stone.
From the reading experience, let’s look at popular science encyclopedia books, games and puzzle books, and picture books and story books. Offset paper has been widely used in foreign countries to replace coated paper, and it has become more popular in Nordic countries that value environmental protection. This is not only because the offset paper does not reflect light and protects the eyes, but also because there are more blank spaces in this type of book layout. Children can create on the offset paper according to their own preferences and personal imagination, which is beneficial to cultivating children’s imagination, Creativity and hands-on ability go a long way.
In view of this, I went to the bookstore to investigate and compare the foreign edition books, and found that the foreign edition reading books, whether for children or adults, mostly use the small 32-open format design and recycled paper as the inner text. Penguin Group, COLLINS, SCHOLASTIC, most of these large foreign book printing companies are like this, without exception.
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