1. Packaging design coexists with practicality and entertainment
From infancy, children's perceptual abilities and cognitive activities. And thinking, emotional, volitional, and behavioral activities are all aspects. All have initial formation and development. Books serve as the more wide present vehicle for feelings. It plays a role in supporting, educating, and guiding human growth in the early stage. Must respect the rights and interests of children. Support children to discover their potential and guide their healthy growth. Let every child have the best start in life and have a joyful and unlimited living space. Besides maintaining the reading characteristics of the book itself. The design of children's books should pay more attention to entertainment and fun.
In the design method. The design of children's books puts more emphasis on personalization. While taking practicality into consideration. Guide reading and learning by installing different gadgets. Which are easy to attract children's attention. For example, various sound books, and conductive books. Pop-up books, spelling books, etc. It is in the nature of children to love to play. Curiosity is a child's endowment, and books should attract children to read. Try not to be boring, full of fun and surprises.
2. Wide range of printing materials
The printing materials for children's books and periodicals are still paper-based. Also, fabrics, plastics, wood, chemical fibers, and other printing materials are also used. The printing materials of paper are offset paper, coated paper, and light paper. Because this type of paper has a high degree of smoothness. Good whiteness, strong water resistance, and uniform absorption of ink. The advantages of a strong ability to reproduce and reproduce images. Most children's books and periodicals printing with beautiful pictures. This not only attracts children to read but also helps children understand the fun of the story. Baby cloth books printed with fabric-based materials besides reading. It can also use as a baby's toy to meet the baby's nature of biting books. This kind of book is also known as a book that cannot be bit torn. Most plastics using in single photo collections.
3. Variety of printing processes
Most of the common children's books and periodicals print by offset printing technology. Such as ordinary story books, picture books, etc.
Because the lithographic offset printing process is mature and quality is exquisite. It can realize the perfect restoration of image color. And the cost of mass printing is low. The print quality of flexographic printing is now close to the level of offset printing. And its application in books is more common in the United States. Because flexographic printing uses water-based inks, it's called an eco-friendly printing method. And will replace some offset printing in the future. Screen printing is also wide use in children's book printing, such as cloth books. Also to conventional printing methods. A combination of special printing processes and raw materials. It is also a highlight of children's book printing.
Some cloth books use the sublimation printing process. The dye used in printing is completely collected from plant flowers. And colored plant stems, leaves, roots, and other pigments extract.
After a special process of blending. Printing the dye first printed on the special whole wood pulp paper. And then through a special machine, with a high temperature of 200 ° C.
The dye vaporization is a secondary transfer to the fiber of the printed fabric. After printing the dye and fabric are completely combined. The dye content of the printed matter is low. But the printing effect is excellent, and there is no fading or color fading phenomenon.
Exercise your baby's sense of smell. Some books with physical objects such as flowers and fruits print with spice ink. Fragrance printing achieves through two processes: screen and offsets printing. The entire process is: the colors and graphics on the screen have related to the fragrance. After printing the base map with offset book printing. Use screen printing and fragrance inks to print scented parts such as flowers or food. Usually, printing is always carried out in these two steps. Printed using screen printing. This is to avoid damage to the capsules in the fragrance ink. Same time. The thickness of the screen printing
4. The post-press production is complex and ingenious
Pop-up books originating in Europe and the United States. It's a combination of mechanics, structure, aesthetics, and other knowledge. Using the momentary tension of the reader when opening the book. The interaction between paper parts of different shapes and structures. Transformed into various three-dimensional dynamic effects. Such as ejecting, rotating, rising, opening, etc.
Also printing, the fundamental process of its production is die-cutting and hand bonding. There are hundreds of die-cut parts for a complex pop-up book. The entire production process requires a lot of manual labor. Such as paper sculptures, three-dimensional postcards, etc., and FAN FOLD pop-up book style. It features pages with a front and bottom portfolio. This is different from the general left and right folios. When reading, Turn pages vertically while reading. Presents a three-dimensional effect. FAN FOLD's practice is to pre-print drawings on cardboard. Cut the part you want to present three dimensions along the die-cutting. Then, through the convex and concave folds, produce a step-like three-dimensional layer.
Magic cube books can introduce children to numbers. When this cute little square opens, it conjures up many pages like magic. After reading, it is easy to change back into the box, which is very convenient for storage. The three-dimensional graphics make each page look like a one-act play. Which is fascinating!
Binding is also a highlight of children's book printing. Most children's books are bound with perfect binding for thicker books. And saddle stitched for thinner books. Of course, many books will also show their individuality in this respect and find another way. For example, screw binding is very convenient to flip through page by page. And even if you drop the coil and drop the page, it doesn't matter.
5. Higher environmental protection requirements
Because young children like to chew on objects. Publishing and printing houses use eco-friendly materials to print children's books and periodicals. Environmental printing becomes a major trend in the development of printing. Some printing enterprises have passed the ISO 14001 international environmental management system certification. At the heart of the system is "cleaner production". This requires the selection of low-toxic or non-toxic. Also low-pollution or non-polluting materials during the printing process. Besides, need to create a clean and comfortable production environment.
For the children's book printing paper. It has the characteristics of being lightweight and low price. Light paper has become a recent choice for printing paper for children's books. Coated paper is a chemical coating applied to ordinary paper. But light paper pressed from wood pulp. So it is more eco-friendly. Although the colors printed on light paper may be darker than those printed on coated paper. But, it feels comfortable and lightweight, which is more suitable for children's reading. Besides, the price of light paper is lower than coated paper and double adhesive paper. So the price of the book will be cheaper.
For the inks. Traditional mineral inks produce VOC volatile substances when manufacturing printed matter. VOCs are volatile organic compounds contain in petroleum and contain aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons. It is one of the strongest carcinogens. Ink manufacturing, printing, drying processes or during equipment cleaning, and waste ink disposal. Many organic components volatilize. It not only endangers the health of production operators. But also causes extensive damage to the environment. Now the volatilization of VOCs in printing inks. Has become one of the important sources of environmental pollution. Books printed with traditional mineral oil. And other chemical crude oils have a strong irritating odor. It is not eco-friendly and easy to decolorize.
Thus, many books are currently printed with soy ink. Because soy ink is a new type of green and eco-friendly ink. Made with 100% natural vegetable soybean oil. Completely taken from nature. No irritating odor, scratch resistance, non-blackband. Safe and non-toxic, rich in color, eco-friendly, and renewable. The most important point is that even if the little baby bites and eats the book with his mouth. There will also be no effect on the body.
Children's book printing with rich pictures and texts, making them unique. It has disseminated knowledge to many children and young people. It also enriched their childhood life.