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Journal Printing

journal printingCustom Professional Quality Journal Printing


Journal printing is an essential aspect of the publishing industry. Whether you are a writer, a company, or an organization, custom journals offer a unique way to showcase your ideas, products, or services. At BookPrintingChina, we specialize in providing top-notch journal printing services that meet the highest quality standards.


  • Competitive price
  • A wide range of customized options
  • Professional quality printing
  • Truly customer-centric customer service
  • Fast delivery
  • Worldwide shipping


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With the development of an electronic journal, which provides multiple of choice for us to write our message. But most of the people still keep the habits to write their diary or important message in the journal. This is because journals have some writing functions and experiences that electronic journals can not replace and endow. Such as no word limit, easy to alter, etc.

BookPrintingChina support variety of OEM journal printing service with low MOQ, high quality and reasonable price. Our hot popular journal printing services are softcover journal printing, custom hardcover journal printing, leather journal printing, cloth journal printing, plastic journal printing, journal gift box printing, etc.


Paper Stock

Cover material

book cover material

One of the most commonly used materials for cover of custom journal 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 thejournals 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 journal cover.

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

For those looking for a more elegant and luxurious option, we also offer cloth materials for custom your journal cover. 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 journal covers exude elegance and sophistication. Leather covers are not only visually striking but also offer superior protection for your journals.

Interior paper

The choice of paper stock and weight plays a crucial role in the overall quality and durability of your custom journal. At BookPrintingChina, we offer a wide range of paper options to cater to the diverse needs of our clients. From lightweight papers suitable for journals with fewer pages to heavyweight papers for journals with more pages, we have got you covered.

When it comes to paper stock, we offer a variety of options such as glossy, matte, and uncoated papers. Glossy papers are ideal for showcasing vibrant images and colors, while matte papers provide a more subtle and elegant look. Uncoated papers, on the other hand, offer a natural and tactile feel, making them perfect for journals with a rustic or organic theme.

paper for graphic novel printing

Hard cover paper

  • 157gsm/58 lb coated cover paper wrapped on 2mm/2.5mm/3mm gray board
  • Other material options, like leather, linen, special paper, etc


Soft cover paper

  • 200gsm/74 lb coated text paper
  • 250gsm/92 lb coated text paper
  • 300gsm/111 lb coated text paper
  • 350gsm/129 lb coated text paper
  • Other material, like plastic, leather, Kraft paper,etc


Interior paper

  • 80gsm/54 lb uncoated text paper
  • 100gsm/68 lb uncoated text paper
  • 120gsm/81 lb uncoated text paper
  • 140gsm/95 lb uncoated text paper
  • 80gsm/54 lb coated text paper
  • 105gsm/71 lb coated text paper
  • 128gsm/86 lb coated text paper
  • 150gsm/106 lb coated text paper
  • 200gsm/135 lb coated text paper


Journal Size

Choosing the right size for your custom journal is essential to ensure a seamless reading experience. At BookPrintingChina, we offer a wide range of standard sizes, including A5 (148mm x 210mm), A4 (210mm x 297mm), and square sizes like 210mm x 210mm. However, we also provide the flexibility to customize the size according to your specific requirements.

Consider the content and purpose of your journal when deciding on the size. If you have a lot of text and images to include, a larger size might be more suitable. On the other hand, if you want a compact and portable journal, a smaller size would be a better choice. Our team of experts can guide you in selecting the perfect size that aligns with your vision.


Binding Ways

The binding method you choose for your custom journal can greatly impact its overall appearance and functionality. BookPrintingChina offers a variety of binding options to suit different preferences and needs.

saddle stitchSaddle Stitch

This is a popular and cost-effective binding method for journals with a lower page count. The pages are folded in half and stapled along the center fold. Saddle stitch binding is ideal for journals with up to 48 pages.


perfect bindingPerfect Binding

If you have a journal with a higher page count, perfect binding is an excellent choice. This method involves gluing the pages together at the spine and then attaching a cover. Perfect binding offers a professional and sleek finish, making it suitable for journals with more than 24 pages.


wire-o bindingWire-O

Wire-O binding is a versatile option that allows your custom journal to lay flat when opened. This method involves punching holes along the spine and then inserting a metal wire through the holes. Wire-O binding is perfect for journals that need to stay open while in use, such as planners or notebooks.


spiral boundSpiral Bound

Similar to Wire-O binding, spiral bound journals also allow for easy opening and laying flat. Instead of a metal wire, spiral bound journals use a plastic coil that is inserted through punched holes. This binding method is commonly used for journals that require frequent page-turning, such as sketchbooks or diaries.


hardcover planner printingHardcover

For a premium and durable finish, consider opting for a hardcover journal. Hardcover binding involves attaching a rigid cover to the pages using glue. This method provides added protection to your journal and gives it a sophisticated look and feel.


Finishing Options

To give your journal 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 journal. 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 journal, 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 journal 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 journal 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".


Artwork Tips

Properly setting up your files for printing is crucial to ensure the desired outcome of your custom journal. Here are some key steps to follow:

Choose the right software: Use professional design software like Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator to create your journal layout. These programs provide advanced features and tools specifically designed for print projects.

Set up bleed and margins: Extend your design elements beyond the page edge by adding a bleed area. This ensures that there are no white borders when the journal is trimmed to its final size. Additionally, set up proper margins to ensure that important content is not too close to the edge.

Use high-resolution images: To achieve crisp and clear images in your journal, make sure to use high-resolution photos and illustrations. Low-resolution images may appear pixelated or blurry when printed.

Convert fonts to outlines: To avoid any font-related issues during the printing process, convert your fonts to outlines. This ensures that the text remains intact, even if the font is not available on the printing system.

Export as print-ready PDF: Finally, export your journal layout as a print-ready PDF file. This format preserves all the design elements and ensures compatibility with professional printing presses.

Following these steps and working closely with our team at BookPrintingChina, you can ensure a smooth and successful printing process for your custom journal.

Journal printing is a specialized service that requires attention to detail and expertise. At BookPrintingChina, we are committed to providing exceptional quality and service for all your custom journal printing needs. From choosing the right paper stock to selecting the perfect binding method, our team of professionals is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to bring your custom journal to life!

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