Frequently Asked Questions
What are your standard trim sizes?
Formats, Binding and Extents (sizes) that are used:
DIGITAL OFFSET BOTH 3 Ring Binder Paste Hard Cover Comb Paperback Dust Jacket Side Stitch Plastic Coil Trim 4 Upper Left Stitch Twin Loop Wire Saddle Stitch
What Papers and Boards are used?
40# uncoated white offset - 3.4 caliper, 588 PPI, 60 gsm
50# uncoated white offset - 3.9 caliper, 513 PPI, 74 gsm
50# uncoated natural offset- 3.8 caliper, 526 PPI, 74 gsm
60# uncoated white- 4.6 caliper, 435 PPI, 90 gsm
60# uncoated natural- 4.6 caliper, 435 PPI, 90 gsm
70# uncoated white-5.3 caliper, 377 PPI, 72 gsm
70# uncoated natural - 5.2 caliper, 385 PPI, 72 gsm
100# text weight for case wraps
10 pt. C1S cover
12 pt. C1S cover
Our board weight is 88pt.
Printed paper cover
Do you have FSC Certification?
PG is not FSC certified, however all paper and board vendors have FSC accreditation. Yes, we do order and supply FSC paper.
What are your mono and color options?
What bindery machinery is there on-site?
What are your artwork production quality checks?
Our work flows have built in quality checks. All digital devices come with software that does not allow for font issues.
Can you do folded covers?
Yes, we can do folded covers, or French Flaps, on perfect bound books only.
Please describe your quality process:
Do you provide Inspection copies, sample copies and proofs?
We are able to provide sample copies - allow 3 days for samples. If required we would be able to provide inspection copies as well.
Please describe the submission process for titles new to you. Can you manage batched title submission?
Our current customers ask us to ingest files in a variety of ways. We can manually go to a FTP site to gather files, or we can set up individual FTP sites that automatically process for ingesting files. We work individually with customers to find the best solution.
Do you send via Third Party Ordering?
Yes. We currently send direct to customers (customer) for 70% of our POD printing.
If needed, we can place invoices in the shipping box if the 3rd party orders are post-bill or packing slips if they are pre-bill. In addition, if we receive PO’s (purchase orders) we can provide POAs (purchase order acknowledgments) and ASNs (advance shipping notices).
What is your preferred method of distribution – using your own carrier agreements or ours?
We are able to do either one. We work within our customer's needs.
What are your fulfillment strategies?
Do you offer consolidated shipments?
Yes, we currently ship almost 60% of our work as multi line requests.
Do you work to the EDIFACT or ASCII standard?
Yes, we can work with EDIFACT and we can work with custom XML and CSV formats as well.
Do you offer inventory management?
Describe your reporting capabilities.
Customized reports will be created for OUP to deliver the information needed. 1st print Reports are available on web site for download. These reports can also be generated and distributed upon customer request.