At Book Printers, we take great pride in providing our clientele with a comprehensive selection of high-quality book printing options at affordable rates. This includes saddle-stitched, perfect-bound and PUR-bound volumes, as well as publications with dust jacket and case wrap covers. Read on to find out more about the various booking printing service options we have available.
Choosing Binding Options that Work for You
Choosing a suitable binding option for your book or publication requires a thorough analysis of your requirements. There are many factors that play a role. This includes how many pages you’ll be binding, how the book will be used (e.g. does it need to be laid down flat?), your budget for the project at hand, as well as aesthetic considerations (i.e. the overall look you prefer). The binding options we offer include saddle stitching, ring binding, PUR binding and perfect binding.
Saddle-stitching is a good option for smaller booklets and volumes with only a few pages. Most magazines that are not glued are saddle-stitched, i.e. the pages are folded and inserted into a folded cover, then stapled through the fold along the spine. The general rule of thumb is not to saddle-stitch more than 68 pages together depending on the weight/grammage of paper used. More Info | Get a Quote
Ring binding, also referred to as wire, coil or spiral binding, is a versatile book binding option that can also be used on a variety of additional documents such as diaries, calendars and notepads. This binding method is very durable and excellent for applications like cookbooks and textbooks that are used frequently and need to be laid down completely flat. The coils itself are crush resistant and the continuous shape thereof eliminates the possibility of pages falling out. Get a Quote
PUR Binding involves gluing the pages and cover of the book together at the spine and trimming the other three sides of the book to give it nice, clean edges. Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) is the most durable book binding glue available and is fast becoming a very popular binding option for both litho- and digital print. It’s also very versatile and suitable for an extensive range of products ranging from books and magazines, to catalogues, brochures and journals. Get a Quote
‘Perfect binding’ refers to the process whereby single pages or printed sections are collated into book blocks and hot molten glue is applied along the spine before a cover is drawn on. It’s a very affordable binding option that can be used on comparatively small print runs, giving you the option to create high-quality printed materials in a cost-effective fashion. It also leaves a flat spine that may be printed on. Get a Quote
Versatile & Affordable Cover Options
The saying goes that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all know that a beautifully presented publication will always draw the eye and interest of a potential reader first. At Book Printers, we offer hardcover dust jackets and case wrap solutions that allow our clients to promote the contents of their books in the best way possible. Get a Quote
Dust Jacket Hardcover
Glossy, attractive and often brightly colored, a well-made dust jacket sets the mood for a book, positions it within its genre, and could promote a book with some well-crafted sales copy. Furthermore, the inner flaps provide ample space to share a lengthier book summary and author biography than would fit the back cover. Investing in a dust cover for your hardcover publication will elevate its status and ensure the longevity of the book itself. Get a Quote
A casewrap hardcover book is wrapped in white stock that can be printed in full colour and is then normally laminated with a glossy finish. This type of binding is normally used for publications on which a dust jacket would be impractical, i.e. manuals and reference books that are used often, cookbooks that are used on messy surfaces, textbooks that have to be durable. etc. It is also a cost-effective option that could leave a larger profit margin if your publication is to be sold commercially. Get a Quote
Choosing Book Sizes
Choosing the correct book size (also referred to as ‘trim size’) for your book should be one of the things you do early on in the production process, since it impacts on the printing costs as well as shipping rates later on. Contact our team if you would like assistance with selecting an appropriate size for your next book.
Selecting Paper Colour
If you’re wondering how to choose the right book paper colour, you’ve come to the right place. The Book Printing team of publishing professionals are standing by to assist you with your choice.
Considering Paper Weight
Paper weight, also referred to as grammage or density, is another important aspect to consider when printing your book. Grammage directly affects the weight of a book, which impacts of postage and shipping costs further along the line. On balance, a heavier paper stock immediately places a book in a more premium category. Discuss your options with our printing professionals to find the best weight solution for your project.
Going the Self-Publishing Route
If you’re going the self-publishing route, it’s always best to collaborate with a book printer who can guide you in the process. At Book Printers, we have a proven track record of supporting self-published authors.
For more information on the book printing options we offer, feel free to get in touch. We are happy to discuss your printing requirements and share our expert advice on everything from binding options and cover solutions, to paper colour, sizing, printing guidelines and more.