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Self Publishing ? What a Novel Idea !

Self Publishing ? What a Novel Idea !

So you’ve written your book and spent hours and days writing, but what next?

Docmaster and Northern Beaches Printing are here to make your life stress free in producing your novel.

We can prepare your word document and format a design (if you haven’t done so) along with a professionally designed cover and turn your book into a reality.

There are many steps to producing a self published book such as editing and proofing your book, possibly hiring a copy editor or writer, designing and loads of options to explore such as weight, size, colours used and the kind of paper to name a few.

At Docmaster/NPB our aim is to make this less frustrating and technical for you, so you can concentrate on creating your content.

We can even help you to get up and running Online with eBooks!

So before entrusting just ‘anyone’ with your novel contact the experts at Docmaster on 02 9939 3399.

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3D Printing

3D Printing

What it is

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

How it works

It all starts with making a virtual design of the object you want to create. This virtual design is made in a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file using a 3D modeling program (for the creation of a totally new object) ór with the use of a 3D scanner (to copy an existing object). This scanner makes a 3D digital copy of an object and puts it into a 3D modeling program.

To prepare the digital file created in a 3D modeling program for printing, the software slices the final model into hundreds or thousands of horizontal layers. When this prepared file is uploaded in the 3D printer, the printer creates the object layer by layer. The 3D printer reads every slice (or 2D image) and proceeds to create the object blending each layer together with no sign of the layering visible, resulting in one three dimensional object.

First past the post with Australia Post

First past the post with Australia Post

Australia Post customers will be racing toward a photo-finish to collect a new stamp issue featuring major metropolitan horseracing courses. Eagle Farm (Queensland), Royal Randwick (New South Wales), Morphettville (South Australia) and Flemington (Victoria) feature on the stamps.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said, "Horseracing is one of the country's most popular spectator sports, and this stamp issue comes just in time for spring racing season.

"We trust collectors and horseracing enthusiasts will jump at the opportunity to collect these racecourse stamps and the associated products."

The Australian metropolitan racecourses, on which the lion's share of Group 1 races are run, include:

  • Eagle Farm, Queensland - Established in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot in 1863, Queensland's premier racing track is home to the Brisbane Racing Club. Its major racing event is the Brisbane Racing Carnival, held annually each May-June.
  • Royal Randwick, New South Wales - Located in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Royal Randwick is Australia's oldest major racing venue, established in 1833, although between 1838 and 1860 it moved to Homebush. Royal Randwick is the home of the Australian Turf Club and it has recently undergone major redevelopment.
  • Morphettville, South Australia - This venue hosted its first race meeting in 1875 and is home to the South Australian Jockey Club. Located in Adelaide, Morphettville is the state's largest and leading racecourse. The track features a world-first, hydraulically operated retractable winning post.
  • Flemington, Victoria - Flemington is the oldest continuing metropolitan racecourse in the country, with races run annually since 1840. The Melbourne Cup, the richest and most famous Australian horse race, was first run on the course in 1861. Flemington is also home to the Victoria Racing Club, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.