Writing was first invented by ancient civilizations, who used almost any surface, including stone and tree bark. The papyrus plant’s braided stalks were pounded flat by the ancient Egyptians to create “papyrus,” which they used for the first time. Soon after, the ancient Egyptians started adhering to papyrus sheets to create scrolls, which were the precursors of books as we know them today. Today’s publishers make use of amazing technological advancements in book printing to produce a variety of sizes and forms. Even though there are numerous different machines and processes, most of them follow a similar path.
The text in books is printed by printers on sizable pieces of paper, sometimes the size of a newspaper page. Printing books in bulk enable printers to produce books more cheaply and effectively. The pages are folded and stitched, then trimmed to the proper size and adhered to the spine of the finished book. Additional finishing touches, such as blank pages at the front and back of the book or special tape around the edges of the cover to promote longevity, may be added depending on the quality of the book. To know more about the intricacies of book printing, watch this video and be informed.