Board Book Printing
Custom Board Book Printing Service
BookPrintingChina offers high-quality board book printing services for publishers and self-publishers, independent creators and so on. We provide various of high quality board book printing service, such as hardcover board book printing, puzzle board book printing, pop up board book, etc. Board book printing as one of the hottest printing projects in our company with many advantages.
- ☑ Eco-friendly ink and paper
- ☑ Competitive price
- ☑ Fast delivery
- ☑ A wide range of customized option
- ☑ Professional quality printing
- ☑ Truly customer-centric customer service
BookPrintingChina Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
I am so Happy with this Printing House.I worked with Ms. Ella at BookPrintingChina. She is very communicative, and extremely accomodating; Throughout the printing process, she informed me to the smallest details. I received the books in the mails a week after printing, and they exceeded all my expectations. I saved her contact so as to work with them in the future. Thank you so much Ms. Ella. Many BlessingsTeko,7 days ago
Everything was great!The quality is great and the communication easy. Nothing to complain. I am looking forward to the next cooperation.A.,Nov 2, 2023
Ella is greatElla is great. I enjoy working with this company and looking to work with them in the future.Dajuan Wiggins,Oct 30, 2023
Awesome experience with this first time author, thank you so much!This company was professional from start to finish. Winnie was my contact and she was excellent, thorough, and on top of all of the details. I had MANY questions and even became nervous that the company was located overseas at one point, and she talked me through everything, sent me photos, and really took the time to reassure me that I was in safe, legitimate hands. The end product, 1,000 copies of a hardcover children’s book, came our beautiful! I had 100 copies shipped by air (arrived in 5 days) and the remainder by sea, arrived in 30 days almost on the nose, just as described. Every single book in excellent condition, I can’t thank them enough!M Holland,Oct 21, 2023
This was my first time using an…This was my first time using an offshore service and I was worried I would get scammed, but Winnie and her team offered excellent service! We had to go back and forth a few times on finalizing our file and they were very patient and helpful. The communication was outstanding, never going more than a day without a response. And the product quality and shipping to USA was fast and high quality.Scott,Oct 19, 2023
Beautiful print job and excellent customer serviceWe published a hardcover with dustjacket edition of our children's book and were very pleased with the experience --good quality and excellent customer service. Winnie was very responsive and answered all of our questions quickly and thoroughly. The final product arrived in perfect condition and the printing was beautiful.Warbucks, Inc.,Oct 18, 2023
BookPrintingChina does amazing work!Winnie at BookPrintingChina was most helpful in getting 1000 of my Books to Print. I had searched far and wide to find a manufacturer to print high-quality, custom hardcover books at a reasonable price, and Book Printing China delivered. I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future. I couldn't recommend them more! Winnie answered all of my questions extremely quickly and even mailed me a demo copy of my book before we proceeded with the full order. Give them a try!Jesse Balmer,Sep 22, 2023
Children's booksI ordered 33,000 saddle stitch children's books through Winnie and BookPrintingChina. There were 11 different books ordered. Customer service and communication were excellent. I got samples at a low cost. The quality of the books was much higher than my former printing company. The delivery was perfect. I highly recommend this company to others and will continue to use them for my printing.Joshua Deutsch,Sep 21, 2023
Fast and friendly repliesFast and friendly replies, eager to help and open to change, very helpful thru every step in the process.Cory T,Aug 23, 2023
Our town's history in printWe are a small rural community who wanted our town’s interesting history recorded. It took about 8 years to gather and edit over 100 personal stories and hundreds of photographs. We feared what it might cost. I found Book Printing China through a web search and requested a quote. At this point we were not certain of our requirements. Almost immediately Ella responded with a quote and recommendations. Not having heard of the company we requested two examples of work they had done - soft cover and hardcover. When those samples arrived, we were impressed. Ella was most obliging and informative had kept us informed regarding the dispatch process. Since this was our first book, we were not quite sure of our actual requirements and options and sought quotes for various formats along the way. Ella responded promptly each time. For some these requests may have been annoying, but Ella responded promptly and graciously each time. She sought advice from the expert printing team when she felt it was necessary. Ours was to be an A4, 320 page book, black text and photographs, perfect bound, matt finish colour hard cover. We agreed to proceed and sent the PDF. Ella kept us up to date of the printing and dispatch progress of the first print sample. When that sample arrived, we were impressed with the print, paper and binding quality. We ordered 500 copies. Once printed, Ella sent photos of the packaged book shipment, details of the ship and dates of expected arrival in Melbourne, Australia. Our beautiful books are now being praised, widely read and enjoyed around our nearby towns and much further afield.Julia,Aug 14, 2023
Great partner for board book printingThe communication, transparency, and quality were all great. I'm very happy with the finished product.Eric,July 19, 2023
Attention to detail is what matters.My client was very pleased with the results. I was thrilled with the attention to detail that Winnie and the team took into making sure the proofs were correct and the best they could be for printing. They caught items that were missed in our proofing and art prep which prevented a costly print error from occuring. Would highly recommend this company.TheIDGChannel,May 24, 2023
Winnie is absolutely amazing at thisWinnie is absolutely amazing at this! The process was smooth and I was helped along with technical aspects of file export as well. Also, Winnie keeps you focused, the process was completed much faster than I would have alone if she wasn't prompting and reminding me along the way. I had children's board books printed and they were completely professional. They looked better than most commercial board books that you find on the market. Colors were true and images were accurate to the digital files.Dan E.,May 19, 2023
So happy I chose this companyCannot express how happy I was to find this company. It was the first time I have ever printed a book and so I did not know how the process would work. From the initial email to shipping I have been delighted with the attention to detail, communication and professional quality of work. Winnie was absolutely a pleasure to do business with - courteous and efficient - so happy I chose them.Emma,May 17, 2023
Skid City product reviewFrom the first communication with the company right through to delivery it has been a first class service. The company assisted in correcting the artwork so the product finished professional. Very easy to deal with and the delivery service to Australia was quick. 100% recommend this company. Regards Mark Humphrey (Skid City)Mark,Apr 21, 2023
Kids board books turned out amazing!We just produced a small series of kids board books. We are very pleased with fast service and advice, quick turnaround of sample, as well as full production. Additionally the quality of the end product was top notch - great colors and perfect binding. We will go back to them for sure. Ask for Winnie as she was super helpful, responded quickly and got it done! Thank you!Daniel,Mar 28, 2023
I had an excellent experience working…I had an excellent experience working with Book Printing China, and Winnie was my main contact person. She was very helpful, attentive to my concerns, easy to work with, and prompt in her replies. My book was a better book because of her attention to and help with the details, including adjustments to improve the presentation. The printing and binding is excellent and the price was very reasonable. Thank youKim Weston,Mar 11, 2023
I had an amazing experience working…I had an amazing experience working with Book Printing China. Winnie was so kind and helpful throughout the 5 months that I worked with them before my printing. They even helped me with some adjustments that I needed. She got back to me right away and every day and showed such kindness throughout. I highly recommend them. The quality of the printing and service are beyond expectations. I look forward to work with Book Printing China in the future.customer,Mar 8, 2023
The service was very goodThe service was very good, and quality of printing was perfect of what I need. Overall, I recommend this company to anyone if you are looking for affordable price and good quality. I will print other books with them in the following years.Wanngtzu Moua,Mar 1, 2023
Great ExperienceTheir quote was very good and the books were very good quality. Winnie was very easy to work with and responded quickly. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future and would recommend them as well.Steve P,Feb 28, 2023
BookPrintingChina response really…BookPrintingChina response really quickly to email. And also I'm satisfied with the advise and final product.North East Cluster,Feb 23, 2023
What's a board book? Board book is a book that each page is made of two sheets of thicker cardboard and then self cover or hardcover are glued together to be a book. Board book usually designed for the children whose age between 0-4 years old. Board book often use specialized board book binding and is different from the normal children's books. The board book is thicker and more durable than them.
Paper Stock for Board Book
Coated one-side paper is commonly used for board book printing because it offers a good balance between print quality and durability. The coated side provides a smooth, even surface for printing crisp and vibrant images, while the uncoated side provides a surface that is more receptive to glue and binding. This makes it easier to successfully bind the pages of a board book without cracking or tearing the paper.
Additionally, coated one-side paper is more resistant to moisture and stains, which is important for a book that will be handled frequently and by young children who may spill liquids or food on it. The lamination can also provide some protection against scratching, which can help to extend the life of the book.
Overall, coated one-side paper is a good choice for board book printing because it offers both high-quality printing results and added durability for a book that will be used repeatedly by young children.
Usually, the most popular paper weight for custom board books are 250gsm, 300gsm, 350gsm C1S paper, 2mm,2.5mm, 3mm gray board,etc. The paper weight often depend on your personal choice.
Board Book Size
The standard size of board books printing can vary depending on the publisher, but there are several common sizes that are widely used in the industry. Here are some of the standard board book sizes:
6x 6 inches
8x 8 inches
8.5 x 8.5 inches
Square sizes are popular for board books designed for infants, toddlers, and young children. The square format allows for equal space to display illustrations and text, making it ideal for books with simple designs or illustrations.
5 x 7 inches
6 x 8 inches
6x 9 inches
Portrait sizes are taller than they are wide and are often used for custom board books that have more complex illustrations or longer stories.
7 x 5 inches
8 x 6 inches
9x 6 inches
Landscape sizes are wider than they are tall and are often used for board books that have panoramic illustrations or for books with multiple images across a spread.
It's important to note that board book sizes can vary depending on the publisher or the specific book project. Publishers may choose to customize the size of their board books to suit their specific needs and target audience. Ultimately, the size of a board book depends on the intended audience, content, and design of the book. Usually, the prefect board book size is between 4-10 inches.
Board Book Binding
There are two common types of board book binding: self-cover board book binding and hardcover board book binding.
Self-cover board book binding:
In this type of binding, the pages and cover of the board book are made from the same material. The cover is usually printed on thicker board stock to provide extra durability. The inner pages are then printed on the same thickness of cardboard, typically laminated with a protective layer. The binding process is that each page is mounted together with two sheet of paper and then glued on cardboard cover to be a book.
Hardcover board book binding:
This type of binding involves adding a hard cover to the board book, which cover is the same as the normal hard cover. Then each inner page are mounted together with two sheet of paper. Finally, attached to the hardcover using a case binding method. This method also provides extra durability and protection for the board book, but the cost will higher than self cover board book binding.
Both self-cover and hardcover board book bindings have their benefits and drawbacks. Self-cover bindings are more cost-effective and easier to handle, while hardcover bindings offer greater protection, durability and high-end outlook. The choice of binding ultimately depends on the specific needs and goals of the board book project.
Board Book Finishes
Custom board book printing is a popular type of printing used for children's books and other publications that require a sturdy and durable book construction. There are various printing crafts that are used in the process of custom printing a board book, which includes round corner, lamination, spot UV, die-cut, and many more.
Round corner printing is a process whereby the corners of the book are rounded to achieve a more finished and professional look. Not only does it create a safe and beautiful finish, but it also protects the book from any damages or tearing. Board books often with rounded corners to avoid scratching young children's immature hands.
Lamination is a process of applying a thin layer of film on the board book covers and inner pages, protecting them from wear and tear and increasing their longevity. Lamination enhances the book's design and gives it a glossy or matte finish depending upon the material used.
Spot UV printing is a technique that adds a shiny and glossy effect to a particular area of the book. This technique is mostly used to highlight the book's title, images, or other critical information. This effect gives a more stylish look to the book and draws the attention of the reader to the right places.
Die-cutting is a printing technique used to cut a specific shape or design into the board book. Typically, the die-cutting shapes in children's books are animals, letters, or other related shapes. It provides a more interactive experience for the child as they can play with the book and use their creativity to match the characters.
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Board books are vital for children's development, and using high-quality materials, printing techniques, and creative designs can make the reading experience more enjoyable, fun, and interactive.
Board Book Design and Artwork Tips
Here are some tips for designing and creating artwork for board books:
Board book design tips:
- Keep it simple: Board books are meant for very young children, so keep the designs and illustrations simple and easy to understand. Use bold, bright colors and avoid cluttering each page with too much information.
- Size matters: Keep in mind that board books are typically smaller than regular picture books. Make sure your artwork is appropriately sized to fit the pages of the book.
- Textures and Materials: Experiment with different textures and materials when creating your artwork. Children love touching and feeling different surfaces, and incorporating this into your design can make your board book stand out.
- Consider age-appropriateness: Think about the developmental stage of your target audience when creating your artwork. Younger children may respond better to high-contrast images and simple shapes, while older children may enjoy more detailed illustrations.
- Test it out: Once you have finished your artwork, test it out on some actual children within your target age range. This will give you valuable feedback and help you make any necessary adjustments before printing and publishing your board book.
Remember, creating artwork for a board book is all about engaging young readers and creating an enjoyable reading experience.
Board book printing file tips
Preparing a file for board book printing requires specific guidelines to ensure the pages are printed correctly. Here are some steps to follow when preparing a file for board book printing:
Start with the right software
Use professional design software such as Adobe InDesign or Illustrator to create your design. These programs are commonly used in the printing industry and will provide the necessary tools to produce high-quality artwork.
Set up your document
Create a new document with the correct dimensions of your board book. Board books typically measure around 6 x 6 inches, with about 8-20 pages. Make sure to add bleed (extra margin around the edges) to avoid any white space or cutting errors. Bleed often seting 3mm(0.125 inches).
Design each page
Create each page of your board book design individually. Keep in mind that board books are meant for very young children, so use clear, simple designs and bold, bright colors. Besides, please ensure to use high quality pictures (lowest 300DPI).
Save your file
Save your final design as a high-resolution PDF file. This format is common in the printing industry and will ensure that your file is ready for printing.
Once you have created your file, submit it to your printer following their specific file submission guidelines. Be sure to include any necessary instructions and details, such as paper type and binding method.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your file is print-ready and meets all necessary requirements for high quality board book printing.
Both board book binding and hardcover are widely used in children's book field. Board book vs hardcover? Which is better? Or if you want to learn about the board book design and printing ideas, you can click here. If you still no ideas for custom your own board book, please contact email@example.com.
Why choose us to print your board book project?
1. We has over 20 years of board book printing experience and have granted ISO9001:2008, FSC standard for Chain of custody certification that meets eco-friendly standard. Now our products export too many global countries. Such as the USA, Australia, Canada, UK, France,Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Spain, African, etc. And with high reputation in these countries. Select us, we can ensure 100% high quality printing and the biggest discount is 40-50% off.
2. Our sales team is young and energetic. We will make sure you can get our instantly book quotation in 1-2hours with our most professional and honestly printing solutions no other hidden cost. Service is our company's best advantage among other Chinese book printing companies. You will enjoy doing business with us.
3. Delivery is also our highly control department. When your products come out, we will use strongest cartons and pallet to pack it. You can choose a ship by air or sea at your will. Our shipping cost will save a lot for you as well. Safely, Save, On time to your door.
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