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Please only submit form for 10 or more printed books.
This is a stand alone website. Depending on your request, your inquiry will be action-ed by a professional service provider suited to your needs.
MS Word, Publisher, Powerpoint or Indesign documents setup ready for print and not in pdf form may also be acceptable.
Please complete this form if you have files ready and setup for print. If you need other services besides printing of your print ready files, please use the publishing quote form.
* 2mm to 5mm of bleed around the cover
* Crop Marks around entire Cover
* Colours are CMYK (not RGB or Pantone)
* File Format is PDF
* Images are set to 300dpi
* Front Cover, Back Cover and Spine are laid up all together, one page
* Spine has been calculated from the Spine Calculator
Request: Spine Calculator
* File Format is PDF
* Page is setup to size of final book eg: A5 for A5 book
* For Black and White Book Colours are 100%K (black)
* For Colour Books, Colours are CMYK (not RGB or Pantone)
* Margins are set to no lower than 10mm for Top, Bottom and Right. Left is set to 25mm ( This is good for up to around 200 printed pages novel type book)
* Mirror Margins are activated
* No bleed or crop marks for Contents File is required unless there are images bleeding off the page.
Many problems can easily be prevented if you choose a book publisher rather than simply a printer.
We offer a Print on Demand Service – short run book printing for writers that don’t necessarily want to print hundreds of books at a time, via our parent company.
Book printing by POD is a way to get your book out there. The quality is not super, naturally, as you will get what you pay for.
Authors have thus been interested in what has been promoted as ‘print-on-demand’ or POD – printing of a single copy or an ultra-short-run (for example ten to twenty copies).
Much of the technology is not new: independent publishers and authors have been taking camera-ready copy and disks to local and offset book printers for at least two decades.
In 2008 publishing industry specialist R.R. Bowker reported that US output of “print on-demand, short run and unclassified titles” rose from 21,000 in 2006 to 134,000 in 2007.
It is unclear whether that increase represents a major trend or is instead attributable to changes in data collection mechanisms.
(A perspective is provided by Bowker’s report that US “production of traditional books” increased by 1% from 2006, with 276,649 new titles and editions.)
For Printing Hard Cover/Coffee Table Books, Books Printed for Conferences & Events, Book Printing for School Year Books, Book Printing for Family History Books & Text Book Printing.
Our team specializes in providing affordable high quality book production services. Along with the most recent book printing and binding technology, we also offer comprehensive page layout and cover design services. We have been providing high quality book printing to self-publishers for longer than most of the companies you’ll find on the internet.
Many internet based book printers offer gimmicky package deals, royalty agreements and confusing contracts. We offer honest up front pricing and high quality book printing with no surprises. For over eight years we’ve been able to provide beginners and experienced self-publishers with affordable high quality book printing.
We will give you an honest and complete book printing estimate that you can easily understand. Whether you are new to self-publishing or a veteran, you will be provided with books you can be proud of.
There are a wide range of options for printing your books; these include laminated soft back, colour hardback with a dust jacket and material covers. Self-publishing and low volume book printing are an ideal combination.
There is no need for self-publishing authors to print large quantities of books, to get a great price. It is now possible for self-publishing authors to produce their books in low volumes, allowing them to see if the market takes to the author’s book.
Apart from just printing books for self-publishing authors, our experienced team also offer high quality typesetting services, taking your manuscript into a professional format before printing.
Our graphic design team can create high impact book cover designs from your ideas, as well as generate any marketing material you require to further promote your work.
Self-publishing and book printing solutions – books, eBooks, paperback books, hardcover books, children’s books and magazines. Never overpay for book printing services again.
Highest quality, lowest costs book printing – hard cover or soft cover book printing is available. Paperback book sizes vary slightly, depending on where they are printed. It is best to be realistic about how many books you will sell and how much marketing and promotion you will do. In contrast, a book printer is in charge of using technology and ink to take your words and putting them onto paper to create a book.
New forms of printing and publishing, such as print on demand, mean that the division between these roles has become blurred. If you are publishing and printing your own book, try to get hold of a Pantone swatch book if you want colours to match more precisely.
The most cost effective self-published book uses only one colour text in the book printing. Adding colour to your text will kill the unit cost of your book unless you print thousands of copies.
Printing cost is made of two items: setup and run. The setup on an offset printing press is high compared to a digital printing press, but the running rate is low. We guarantee our book printing services!
A digital printing press can take the digital files from your computer and go right to print. While it is a digital press printer, it uses ink and not toner in manufacturing books.
It’s about quality, quantity, and price, and POD may not be the most cost effective way to print your book in some cases. Talk to us to find out the best option for your genre.
Most of the time, using traditional book printing services are your best bet. Don’t be taken in by printing “POD” and all the hype that surrounds it. It’s about quality, quantity, and price, and POD may be the most cost effective way to print your book if you want to get your book out there. But quality is not as good in POD as a professional press printed book.
There’s another advantage to digital printing: You can use it for very short print runs, and so, if you want professional looking galleys to send to reviewers, you can print them digitally quickly and easily.
Even if you don’t print your entire book digitally, your galleys will look better and more professional if you print them digitally. Book printing is one of your most important expenses, and you don’t want to send out anything to reviewers that might take away from the strength of your book itself.
Book printing publishing can be a challenge when doing it for the first time. We have high speed broadband data lines for easy transmission of your digital files via the Internet. Or if you prefer, you can send us your electronic file by mail.
For top quality book printing services, short run book printing, book printing prices, cheap book printing – printing a book that is special to you… choose book printing and binding that is affordable and of top quality. Let us choose the book print type that is suitable for your book.
Book printing companies often don’t specialize in setting up your new book files ready for print. Self Publishing Companies do! Printing Books correctly is a skill. Print your own book your way with a little help from the book publishing experts.
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Include a PDF file where possible
Today’s print workflow systems are dependent on Acrobat PDF files, so there’s a fair chance that we will convert your native document into PDF format for printing. You can speed up the pre-press process by supplying a print ready PDF file with your job, since if it meets our requirements we will use the supplied PDF as art, rather than the native files.
PDF’s should be made to the ‘High Quality’, ‘Press Quality’ or especially ‘PDF/X-1a 2001′ standard, and include bleeds and crops. Color Management options should be set to ‘Color Unchanged’, as this will preserve the document as you created it. We’ll apply the necessary colour management options as part of the print process.
Even if your PDF is not to print standard, it will make a great visual reference for the integrity of the native files. Check that the included PDF looks correct before sending it to your publishing consultant – if there are any problems with your file they’ll show up on the PDF.
It’s also a good idea to set your Acrobat Pro or Reader (depending on which version you have – we recommend v8 for both) to always display using ‘Overprint Preview’ – some transparency features like InDesign drop shadows do not display correctly in Acrobat unless this is turned on.
Adobe Acrobat Distiller is the best method of creating PDF’s if your design application can not do it natively. If you don’t have Distiller, a free PDF converter is available from http://www.pdf995.com – it works like a physical printer, however it outputs to a PDF file that you can use.
Supply the resource files if we are compiling or formatting your document.
Supply all linked images (eg: placed TIFF’s, PSD’s, EPS’s, etc.) fonts and final laser proofs. Many modern design applications have a ‘Collect for Output’ function which can automate this process for you. In most cases this is sufficient, however there are cases where these functions do not completely collect every required file. We recommend that you follow up a ‘collect’ with this checklist before sending in your files.
Items that reach the trim edge need to be extended a minimum of 3 mm past the trim or page edge into the pasteboard area of the document. This additional image area is known as ‘bleed’.
It’s important as it facilitates a clean trim from the guillotine. Whilst most paper guillotines are fairly accurate today, there’s a few physical factors in relation to paper that can mean the actual position of the trim can vary slightly. Bleed allows for this variance to occur and to avoid the end trimmed product having white edges showing.
Most modern design applications allow for bleed to be specified in the ‘Document Setup’ or ‘Page Setup’ windows. It can also be specified in the ‘Print’ or ‘Export’ dialog boxes.
Consumer software like the Microsoft Office series do not have the capability of specifying bleed. In these applications it is best to set a page size that is 6 mm larger in both directions (eg: an A4 page plus bleed would measure 216 x 303 mm). It is important to note the actual trim line is 3 mm inside from each edge, so any type or logos which should not be cut through need to be kept well within this area.
Bleed is not required when the print image does not reach the trim edge.
We use specialized imposition software to lay out print jobs for the most economic use of the paper. All we require to be supplied is the artwork in 1-up form.
We prefer that the file’s page size match the final trim size, or in the case of Microsoft Office, the trim size plus bleed if required. If the artwork is created on a larger page size than the final trim size, then all art must be centred within the larger page with crop marks added 3 mm out from the trim edges.
Documents which meet these requirements can usually be imposed easily. If the artwork is not centred on the document page then IT will require some adjustments to make it suitable for the book printing process, incurring extra processing time and cost.
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