What Is It?Before the full print run begins, a physical mock-up is created. Because it is something you can pick up and look through like a real book, you can determine if it meets your needs. A satisfactory product isn’t enough, here at Advantage Book Binding we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. With a physical mock-up, you can assess how the book will look, how it will feel, and what it will do before being published for real. To make the mock-up as accurate as possible, it will use the same materials as the finished book. It will also fit the same dimensions that you outlined in the actual project. Whether or not it has any content, whether text or images, also depends on why you ordered the physical mock-up to be made in the first place.
What Does It Do?Critical elements of the book’s design can be previewed through use of the physical mock-up. These include the following:
- Text placement
- Image locations
- Border placement
- Margin placement