Custom Book Printing

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Professional Custom Book Printing Services offers tailored printing solutions for individuals and businesses. Our services include various formats, paper options, and quantities. Stand out with personalised books that meet your needs, whether for textbooks, workbooks or handbooks.


Professional Custom Book Printing Service

Custom book printing involves careful attention to detail and planning to ensure your vision is realized on the pages. In this product description, we will guide you through the steps involved in custom book printing. As professional book printers, we will help you to choose the right paper and binding options, selecting vibrant colors and finishes that make your own book stand out.

Whether it’s a textbook, a workbook, a school diary, or a manual, we’re here to help you navigate the world of custom book printing and bring your project to fruition. Let’s embark on this creative adventure together!

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Personalised Book Cover Printing Options

You have several book types to consider when it comes to custom printed covers. Some common cover types include paperback, hardcover books, and dust jackets. Additionally, you can choose from different paper options such as matte or glossy finishes to give your book the perfect look and feel.

Soft paperback covers are mostly gloss or matt laminated making your booklet cover durable yet cost effective. A gloss laminated finish is ideal for artwork that is bright and full of colour whereas matt is better for more elegant or darker covers. Paperback covers are soft and therefore more flexible making reading more enjoyable.

Hardcover book covers are more expensive to produce. offers the highest quality look and feel and is typically produced in smaller quantities. This option is typically used as a gift or a coffee table book, more of a signed collection book than a general reading book.

A dust jacket is a laminated paper print folded around the actual cover. This is not only a cheap way to add various designs to your cover but also additional protection from wear and tear.

Custom Printed Cover Finishes, Matt or Gloss?

When it comes to booklet cover finishing, there are various top quality options to choose from, to give your booklet the perfect look and feel. Some popular cover finishing options include matt or gloss lamination, spot UV coating for added shine, embossing for a textured effect, and foil stamping for a touch of elegance. Choose a finish that complements your content and appeals to your target audience.

Inner Page Options For Custom Book Printing

You have two key factors to take into account when considering the inner pages, paper weight, and paper type. Paper weight refers to the thickness and sturdiness of the paper stock, impacting how the pages feel and turn. Premium paper type, such as matte or glossy, affects the appearance and readability of the text. Choose wisely based on your preferences and intended use of the book.

Custom Booklet Binding Sizes

Choosing the right size can make a big difference in the overall look and feel. The most common sizes include A5, A4, or pocket size. A5 is popular for its portability and convenience, making it ideal for journals or notebooks.

A4 size offers more space for content and is often chosen for reports or presentations. A4 size is also great for artwork with bigger graphics or workbooks, Pocket size is perfect for on-the-go reading or guide booklet and fits easily into bags or pockets.

Consider the purpose of your booklet and how it will be used to determine the best size that suits your needs. Remember, the right size can enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your custom bound booklet.

How Much Does It Cost To Print A Custom Book?

The number of pages will directly impact the pricing, as more pages typically require more materials and time to print. Additionally, choosing between full color or black printing can affect the price, with full color printing generally being more expensive due to the higher production costs. The quantity of books you order is another crucial factor, as bulk orders often lead to lower prices per unit as opposed to low quantity digital printing.

Lastly, the basic finishes you select for your books, such as binding options or special coatings, can also influence the overall cost of custom book printing. By understanding these factors, you can make informed decisions to ensure that your custom bookmaking project stays within your budget.

Personalised Book Binding Options

You have various methods to consider, such as perfect bound aka PUR binding, and saddle stitching. Perfect binding is a popular choice for a paperback softcover where the pages are glued to the spine, providing a clean and professional finish.

On the other hand, saddle stitching involves stapling the pages together along the fold, making it a cost-effective option for booklets and magazines with fewer pages. Each binding method offers its own set of advantages, so it’s essential to choose the one that best suits your project’s needs in terms of aesthetics, durability, and budget.

Custom Printed Design, Layouts And Artwork

Choosing the right tools for layout is crucial. You have the option of using book layout software or simply typing your content in Word. Layout software like Adobe InDesign offers advanced features specifically tailored for book design, allowing for more creative control over fonts, spacing, and overall aesthetics.

On the other hand, using a word processor like Microsoft Word can be a simpler option for basic book layouts. Consider your design needs and level of expertise when deciding which tool to use for your custom printed book project.

We have over 20 years of experience and printed books for schools and government departments. We will bring your design to life, Even your ebook! Email your layout to us, in whichever format you may have it in, whether Word or PDF, and we offer a professional turn-key bookmaking and binding solution

Book Printers Shipping Through South Africa

If you are looking for book printers near me? We can help! We offer shipping throughout South Africa with many customers in Centurion, Pretoria, Midrand, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth to name a few

If you are looking for a professional custom book printing service at competitive prices, contact us today!

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