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Book Printing

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Professional Book Printing and Binding Services


Custom book printing offers endless possibilities for authors and publishers to bring their stories to life. Whether you choose hardcover binding, spiral bound printing, or any other option, remember that the quality of the printing and binding will greatly impact the overall impression of your book. With the high quality at a reasonable price, our clients are always satisfied with our book printing quality. 


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  • A wide range of customized options
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  • Truly customer-centric customer service
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Custom Book Printing at BookPrintingChina

Bookprintingchina provides a variety of high-quality printing services. Such as softcover book printing,  hardcover book printing,  children book printing, comic book printing, coffee-table book printing,  photo book printing,  coloring book printing,  recipe book printing,  etc. Bookprintingchina will help you a lot if you want to printing books.  If you want to know the cost of book printing, please please contact us now.

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, books have always been a treasured medium for storytelling, knowledge sharing, and self-expression. If you're an aspiring author or a self-publisher, understanding the intricacies of book printing is vital. To ensure your vision comes to life in the most professional and appealing way possible. Following we will delve into the various options available for custom book printing, including paper stock, binding options, surface finishing, and how to design and prepare artwork. So, let's embark on this journey to create your perfect book!


Our Book Printing Methods

As a rich experience of offset printer, BookPrintingChina always provide 100% high quality offset printing services at more competitive prices. To help our clients save more cost and time, we also provide another economical choice-digital printing for proofing and short run project.

digital printing and offset printingDigital printing:

Digital printing is a cost-effective option for short runs or print-on-demand books. It offers quick turnaround times and allows for easy customization. With digital printing, each page is printed individually, making it ideal for personalized books or limited edition prints. However, it may not be suitable for large print runs due to higher costs.

When your books lower than 100 copies, or want to see our quality before mass printing, we will suggest you with digital printing.

Offset printing:

Offset printing, is the traditional method of book printing. It involves transferring ink from a plate to a rubber blanket before finally being applied to the paper. Offset printing is known for its high quality and crisp images. It is the preferred choice for large print runs and offers a wide range of paper options. However, it requires more setup time and is not as cost-effective for small quantities.

Unlike other printing company, if with offset printing, must meet minimum order quantity at least 500 copies. If you only want to start just 100 copies, we are also happy to do with our offset printing.


Pop Paper Stock and Weight for Book Printing

Choosing the right paper stock is crucial for the overall look and feel of your book. Here are some popular options to consider:

Cover material

book cover material

One of the most commonly used materials for cover of custom book printing is paper. We offer a wide range of paper options, such as coated paper, special paper and more. Coated paper is known for its smooth and glossy finish, which gives the books a sleek and modern look. On the other hand, special paper offers a unique texture and can be customized with various patterns or designs to add a personal touch to the book cover.

When selecting the paper material for your book cover, it is important to consider the weight and thickness of the paper. A heavier and thicker paper will provide better protection for your books.

For those looking for a more elegant and luxurious option, we also offer cloth materials for custom your book cover. Cloth cover are often preferred for art books or photo books, etc, as they add a touch of sophistication to the overall presentation. Our cloth materials come in a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to choose the perfect option to complement your book’s design.

If you’re seeking the ultimate in luxury and durability, leather covers are the perfect choice. Made from premium quality faux leather or leather, these book covers exude elegance and sophistication. Leather covers are not only visually striking but also offer superior protection for your books.

Interior paper

paper for book printing

Coated paper:

Coated paper has a smooth, glossy finish that enhances the sharpness and color of the printed images. It is commonly used for art books, coffee table books, and high-quality magazines.

Uncoated paper:

Uncoated paper has a natural, textured feel and is often used for novels, textbooks, and children's books. It is more absorbent, making it suitable for books with a lot of text.

Special paper:

Apart from coated paper, uncoated paper, etc. BookPrintingChina also provides various of high-grade special paper for your book covers, end sheet, cards, slipcase, dust jacket, etc. The common special paper includes parchment, synthetic paper, linen paper, etc.

Popular Paper Weights:

The weight of the paper is measured in grams per square meter (gsm). For novels and text-heavy books, a weight of 80gsm to 100gsm is common. For art books or books with full-color illustrations, a weight of 128gsm to 157gsm is recommended. For board book, a weight of 250-350gsm is recommended.


Pop Binding Options of Custom Book Printing

The binding method you choose for your book will not only affect its durability but also its overall aesthetic appeal. Here are some popular binding options:

hardcover bindingHardcover binding:

Hardcover binding, also known as case binding, is the most durable and professional-looking option. It involves sewing or gluing the pages together and attaching them to a hardcover. Hardcover books are perfect for art books, coffee table books, and special editions, etc.


 perfect bindingPerfect binding

Perfect binding, also known as softcover, paperback, is a cost-effective and popular option. It involves gluing pages together and attaching them to a softcover. It is usually used for softcover book printing, like novel, sticker book, catalog,etc.


spiral boundSpiral bound

Spiral binding is a versatile option that allows the book to lay flat when opened. It is commonly used for notebooks, cookbooks, and manuals. Spiral binding is available in various colors, making it a popular choice for children's books and educational materials.


saddle stitchSaddle stitch binding

Saddle stitch binding is a cost-effective option that involves stapling the pages together along the spine. It is commonly used for magazines, brochures, and thin books. Saddle stitch binding is not suitable for thick books or heavy usage.


board book bindingBoard book binding

Board book binding is specifically designed for children's books, like board book printing. It involves mounting thick cardboard pages to create a sturdy and durable book. Board books are resistant to tearing and chewing, making them ideal for young readers.


Apart from above binding methods, we also provide other binding options, like single sewn, wire-o, concealed wire-o, flexibound, loop stitch, etc. Contact us to learn more!


Finishing Options of Book Printing

To give your book a polished and professional look, we provide various surface finishing options. Here are some popular choices:

finish options

Lamination: Lamination involves applying a thin layer of plastic film to the cover of the book. It provides protection against stains, fingerprints, and general wear and tear. Lamination is available in glossy or matte finishes.

Embossing/debossing: Embossing/debossing creates a raised texture on the cover of the book, adding a tactile element. It is often used for titles, logos, or special designs. Embossing can be combined with other finishing options to create a unique and eye-catching effect.

Spot UV: Spot UV is a technique that involves applying a glossy coating to specific areas of the book cover. It creates a contrast between the matte and glossy areas, adding depth and visual interest. Spot UV is commonly used for logos, illustrations, or other design elements.

Foil Stamping: Foil stamping involves applying a thin layer of metallic or colored foil to the cover of the book using heat and pressure. It adds a luxurious and elegant touch to the design. Foil stamping is often used for titles, borders, or decorative elements.

If you want to see more finishing options, please click "surface options".


How to Prepare Artwork for High Quality Book Printing?

Designing and preparing artwork for custom book printing requires careful attention to detail. Here are some essential steps to follow:

1. Choose the right software: Use professional design software such as Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator to create your book layout. These programs offer advanced typography, image manipulation, and layout tools.

2. Set up the document: Set up your document with the correct dimensions, bleed, and margins. Bleed refers to the area beyond the edge of the page where images or colors extend to avoid white edges after trimming.

3. Organize your content: Divide your content into chapters, sections, or paragraphs for easy navigation. Ensure consistent formatting, font sizes, and styles throughout the book.

4. Images and illustrations: Use high-resolution images and illustrations for crisp and clear printing. Embed or link the images correctly to avoid missing or low-quality images in the final print.

5. Proofread and edit: Proofread your book thoroughly to eliminate any spelling or grammatical errors. Check for consistency in formatting, page numbers, and headers.

6. Convert to print-ready PDF: Convert your artwork to a print-ready PDF file, ensuring that all fonts are embedded, images are high-resolution, and colors are correctly converted to CMYK.

By following these steps and working closely with us, you can ensure that your custom book is printed to the highest standards and truly reflects your vision.


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