Bookbinding & Book Printing

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Bookbinding & Book Printing

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Deliver information to your customers in a highly professional package with a well-designed, professional book. Booklets are ideal for a variety of projects, including annual reports, price books, catalogs, product brochures, cookbooks, instruction manuals and more. Use our tools to get the best bookbinding and book printing possible:

  • Book Printing Buying Guide - Learn about a variety of different size, paper and bookbinding options and techniques that can be applied to book printing.
  • Booklets are popular for direct mail advertising, so send them out regularly to your customers to keep them updated on new products and pricing.
  • Provide coupons, testimonials, pricing, and other pertinent information about your company in a professionally printed booklet.
  • Make images stand out with full-color printing on our high-quality premium paper stocks.
  • Make sure to review our Graphics Specifications
  • Speak with an Expert - We're here to help! Chat us, email or call 1 866-738-3702.

1 review for Bookbinding & Book Printing

Plum Grove has worked with us for over 15 years. They did a fantastic job on our book- the project involved 384 pages and a gloss coated cover with reticulated Ultra Violet-cured protective coating. The reticulation effect on the book’s cover was very well-received and feels fantastic. The book was bound using Flexible PUR Perfect Binding. All creative was produced by Plum Grove’s art department. Amazing job and thank you!!

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Book Printing Guide

Booklet Sizes

5.5 x 8.5 booklet
5.5-in x 8.5-in Horizontal
5.5 x 8.5 catalog
5.5-in x 8.5-in Vertical
6 x 9 catalog
6-in x 9-in Horizontal
6 x 9 booklet
6-in x 9-in Vertical
8.5 x 11 booklet
8.5-in x 11-in Horizontal
8.5 x 11 catalog
8.5-in x 11-in Vertical
Custom sizes are available. Contact us for a quote.

Cover Papers

14 pt high gloss uv coating paper
High Gloss UV 14 pt. Cover Paper
Ultra-Glossy 14 pt. (300 gsm) Coated Cover with UV Coating is a long-lasting, heavy, and thick card stock paper. It looks similar to a photo paper, with a smooth, almost plastic-like finish. The High Gloss UV Coating reflects light rays, offering exquisite shine, vibrant colors and protection against stains and damage. It enhances colors and accentuates graphics. You cannot write on paper with High Gloss UV Coating.
gloss paper
Gloss 100 lb. Cover
The 100 lb. Gloss Cover is smooth, glossy and flexible, yet sturdy. It is a thinner cover stock than other options. It has a subtle sheen that protects against stains and makes colors appear lively and bright. Writability is not guaranteed on glossy paper.
recycled paper
Matte Recycled 100 lb. Cover Paper
Recycled 100 lb. (250 gsm) Cover Paper with a Matte Finish is a thin card stock with a slight sheen. Colors appear soft and slightly muted, giving a classic, vintage effect. The matte finish is easy to write on.

Interior Papers

gloss paper
Gloss 100 lb. Paper
The 100 lb. Gloss Book is a smooth, glossy paper with a thickness similar to a soft cover of a booklet/catalog. It has a subtle sheen that protects against stains and makes colors appear lively and bright. Writability is not guaranteed on glossy paper.
gloss paper
Gloss 80 lb. Paper
The 80 lb. Gloss Book is a light, glossy paper. This high-quality stock has brilliant color vibrancy and offers protection from damage. Writability is not guaranteed on glossy paper.
16 pt matte paper
Uncoated 70 lb. Paper
The 70 lb. Offset Opaque Smooth White is our lightest paper, but durable. This stock is a writable, bright white paper with a textured feel.
recycled paper
Recycled 80 lb. Matte Paper
Recycled 80 lb. Text Paper with a Matte Finish has a slight sheen. Light rays that strike a matte surface are dispersed rather than reflected. As a result, the paper offers a subdued appearance with softer colors than glossy paper and has a smoother feel than uncoated stocks. Matte finish is easy to write on.
Custom papers are available. Contact us for a quote.

Bookbinding Guide

Perfect Binding
Perfect Binding
• Pages and cover are bound together at the spine with a strong, flexible glue
• Square spine allows information to be printed on the spine
• Often recommended for books over 100 pages long
• Perfect for: Booklets, Annual Reports, Manuals, Catalogs, Magazines
Saddle Stitch Binding
Saddle Stitch Binding
• Holds pages together using staples that are inserted in the spine of a document before it's folded
• Perfect for: Booklets, Magazines, Brochures, Annual Reports
The following bookbinding options are available. Contact us for a quote.
Spiral Binding
Spiral Binding / Coil Binding
• Holds pages together using a round metal or plastic wire that is looped through holes that are drilled along one edge of the document
• Lies flat when open, and the document can double over on itself
• Works best for documents up to 400 pages long
• Perfect for: Booklets, Manuals, Notebooks
Comb Binding
Comb Binding
• Holds pages together using a round plastic binding that is looped through square holes that are drilled along one edge of the document
• Additional pages can be added or removed
• Lies flat when open, but pages cannot double over (like spiral binding allows)
• Works best for documents up to 400 pages long
• Perfect for: Booklets, Manuals, Catalogs, Reports
Wire O Spiral Binding
Wire-O Binding
• Holds pages together using a double-looped round metal or plastic wire that is looped through holes that are drilled along one edge of the document
• Lies flat when open, and the document can double over on itself
• Perfect for: Booklets, Manuals, Notebooks

Graphics

  • We accept the following file formats: .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS, .AI, .PSD, .BMP, .GIF, .JPG, .PNG, .PDF.
  • Design your files on our templates and keep all critical images and/or copy within the Safe Zone. This will ensure these elements are clearly visible and there are no registration issues when the product is bound.
  • For more information on bleed, color, file formats, file size, fonts, and resolution, please refer to our Checklist for Print-Ready Artwork
  • Crossover images and/or copy are not recommended, as these elements may be lost in the gutter and may not line up after binding.

Bookbinding crossover image problem

  • Artwork must be a minimum of 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolution at 100% of the final print size.
  • Images designed for the web typically cannot be used for printing as they have a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 350 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.
  • All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode.
  • All black & white artwork must be provided in grayscale color mode.
  • We cannot guarantee 100% color match. We are able to match your color up to 85%, so there might be a 15% shift in color when your product is printed.
  • Verify art has 0.25-in bleed. Example:
    • Final size = 8.5-in x 11-in
    • Art sized with bleeds = 8.75-in x 11.25-in
  • For best results, please use our Templates. All the available templates already have the correct dimensions, including bleed.

Questions? Need a Custom Project?

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