HOME»About Macatea»Digital Publishing

Digital publishing is the new way to create high-quality books at economical prices. These advantages are realized through the use of

  • sophisticated software for copy editing, graphics, and page layout,
  • high-speed digital print technology,
  • electronic mail for instantaneous communication between publisher and printer.

Compared to old publishing methods, digital publishing is more efficient, in part, because it shortens the production path: digital publishing does not require special typesetters, photographic film or plates. Further, the labor in setting-up printing equipment is reduced, allowing economical print-runs of from 20 to 4000 copies. Below is a simplified sketch of the process, from author to bound book.

The economics and small-scale of digital publishing are particularly well-suited to academia. It allows print runs of just a few dozen copies, so we can print a new edition of a text every year. This is attractive for

  • textbooks in rapidly changing disciplines
  • textbooks/class notes in special topics that generate low enrollments
  • workbooks and other pedagogical material for laboratory, design, and continuing education courses
  • books/portfolios of student projects
Print Flow Diagram

To read more about digital printing, check out this article: Forget E-Books

To explore the possibilities of digital publishing further and learn how it can help you; contact us. Here's a link to our Contact Information.