Book Printing Services
Do you have a book ready to print? CityPress is your premier destination for high-quality book printing services. We offer different types of solutions that can bring your written word and narrative to life.
Here, we will introduce you to the process of book printing at CityPress. By getting closer to our system of work, you can assess whether we are the right choice for you.
Let’s see how you can use the benefits we offer for book printing.
Source: shutterstock.com / Photo Contributor: donatas1205
What Types of Book Printing Services Are Available at CityPress?
If you have a book that needs to be printed out, we are the right company you can turn to. We can print various types of books. Our motto is to provide big and small book printing services with the same quality as the bestsellers.
Our experienced team can print out everything for you, from short books to a series. We have a comprehensive range of book printing services to cater to your diverse needs.
When using our book printing service, you will have the opportunity to customize the look of your book based on your preferences. We have different customization options regarding the printing and binding methods and paper and cover types.
Once you’ve written your masterpiece, you need to decide on a printing method. The two best options available at CityPress are offset printing and digital printing.
Here are some practical tips on how to decide between them.
Wondering if book printing services can handle large print runs? The answer is yes, we can, thanks to the innovative offset printing process. We have mastered the six-color offset printing process to print designs that will stand out.
Additionally, offset printing is generally recommended for books without a standard size. Also, if you want your book printed on eco-friendly paper, offset printing is the way to do it.
On the other hand, digital printing is best for smaller quantities. We can use this method only for standard-sized books of 5.5” x 8.5” or 8.5” x 11”. Another advantage of digital printing is the quick turnaround time.
As a general rule, we are able to print books faster by using digital printing because we don’t have to prepare printing plates, and the ink tends to dry more quickly.
We provide different types of paper stocks, such as matte, gloss, coated, recycled, and specialty papers. You can choose depending on the book you are publishing.
For instance, the most commonly used paper for novels is uncoated paper. They provide the best readability. Plus, they are lightweight and excellent for text-heavy books.
If you are looking for a more sophisticated look for your novel, you should pick the coated stock. In addition to novels, we can print children’s books on coated paper.
We would also recommend our coated stock paper if you are using our photo book printing services. Ultimately, if you are eco-conscious, you should definitely choose from our collection of recycled paper for your printing project.
While we are all familiar with the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’; the reality is, that a visually appealing cover can make a significant difference in whether we choose to buy and read the book.
A book cover should be physically appealing to communicate the genre and subject of the book. After all, it’s the first that attracts our attention, besides the author and the genre. That’s why making it from the right materials and picking a captivating design is important.
Initially, you should decide between our soft and hardcover book printing services. Another important consideration is the finish of the cover. Our book cover printing services also include foil stamping and embossing.
Foil stamping gives your book cover an elegant touch and a shiny element. It will make your book stand out from the others in the library with its matte or glossy finish.
Embossing also enhances the visual appeal of the cover. With the embossing technique, we can make a three-dimensional effect on your book cover.
The binding method you will use on your book can significantly influence the quality. Hence, we offer the three best binding methods for books: perfect binding, plastic coiling, and comb binding.
If you choose the perfect binding method, we bind the pages of your book together with adhesive. The final product will be a clean, crisp, and professionally bound book.
It is one of the most recommended methods for binding soft-cover books and for a good reason. Firstly, the perfect binding is an affordable method for both small and large quantities of books. It has a visually appealing look for books with little to no book pages alike.
Perfect binding can be used for a variety of paper types, regardless of their weight, color, and finishes. We highly recommend it to our clients who use our book and booklet printing services.
We also offer spiral book printing services, or in other words, plastic coil binding for books. To utilize this method, we insert a plastic coil or spiral through the pre-punched oval holes on the pages.
The plastic coiling method is most popular for books that need to lay flat when opened. For instance, most of our clients use plastic coiling for cookbooks, training manuals, school books, children's books, planners, and similar publications.
Some of the benefits of using plastic coiling for your books are:
Various color options to match the book cover design
Durable and hard-wearing binding solution
Give the book an excellent look
Another bookbinding method we use is comb binding. We use a cylindrical plastic shape with tines to bind the pages of your book. The round plastic spines are put into the holes we previously punched in the paper.
Comb binding is a popular choice for clients who want a book to open and close easily. Additionally, one of the biggest advantages of this binding method is the possibility to add or remove pages.
It is a practical and cost-effective way to bind pages of books such as manuals, workbooks, reports, etc.
Source: shutterstock.com / Photo Contributor: monticello
File Preparation Guidelines
If you want to lay your hands on a hard copy of your book faster, you will have to adhere to our file preparation guidelines.
Firstly, check the file format. If you decide to print with us, you will probably need to send us a PDF file of your book. Other things you should pay attention to are:
Ensure the part titles start on the right-hand page
Position illustrations close to their text citations
Preferably, send us the cover photo as a separate file from the book
The last page of the book should be blank
Check the margins, trim sizes, gutter margin, and bleed
Our friendly customer service team can answer all of your questions and give you more detailed instructions for submitting your book files for printing.
Efficiency and Timeliness
We take pride in our efficiency and timeliness. Our dedicated team ensures your project is executed promptly and according to the previously set deadlines.
We can offer you fast turnaround times for various book quantities. Our streamlined production process focuses on optimizing the workflow without needing to compromise quality.
At CityPress, we foster a collaborative approach with every client. Our two priorities are printing high-quality books and close communication with you for a seamless experience.
Our team will be here to solve every dilemma. We can use different communication channels that suit your preferences. You can contact us by phone, or email, or use our online service page to get in touch with us.
We are always happy to hear back from you and we greatly value your feedback. During every stage of the book printing process, we will do everything in our power to meet your expectations and deliver a final product that aligns with your vision.
Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices Options
We offer more than just ordinary high-quality book printing services. At CityPress, we do everything we can to show environmental responsibility. We prioritize minimizing our environmental footprint from all of our services, including book printing.
We strive to minimize waste by:
Printing quality content
Reusing materials that are no longer needed for internal use
Recycling empty cartridges
Limiting the use of plastics and glues
Controlling the production's carbon emissions and electricity usage
Our future plans might include implementing sustainable printing paper options, using only eco printers and eco-friendly inks, investing in renewable energy, and printing only recyclable designs.
Aside from popular belief, eco-friendliness doesn’t mean less quality. With CityPress, it is quite the opposite. You can get a high-quality printed book without having a bad influence on the environment.
Many of our clients wonder whether book printing services can assist with cover design and layout. We don't know about the others, but we sure can.
One of the additional services we have alongside book printing is graphic design. Our in-house design team can assist you with your cover design. We can offer you two options:
Refining an existing design or
Designing your cover from scratch with our creative work
Furthermore, if you are planning an event for the publishing of your book, we are here at your disposal for large-format prints. You can print signage, vinyl banners, and similar products with superior quality and astounding detail.
Lastly, we can also take care of your book distribution. We can coordinate your mailings for booklets, brochures, and other printed materials. At CityPress, you get a fast, affordable, and convenient mailing service.
Source: shutterstock.com / Photo Contributor: Billion Photos
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it typically take for a book to be printed?
As a rule of thumb, the book printing process takes between five business days and two weeks. However, it is best to discuss the printing time with us. More often than not, it will depend on the volume and bidding type of the book you choose. You can use our online services page to get an estimate.
How much does it cost to print a book on average?
The average price for printing one copy of your book ranges between $3 and $8. The exact price will mostly depend on the cover type, book size, paper quality, color options, and binding method.
What is the cheapest book size to print?
Generally, the most commonly used sheet size, 8.5” x 11”, is considered the one with the best value in the printing industry. However, other budget-friendly book printing sizes are 5.5” x 8.5” and 6” x 9”.
Jump Into Book Printing Services With CityPress
Our dedicated CityPress team strives to provide versatile and high-quality book printing services. We can accommodate projects of different scales, from small book editions to sequences of books with lots of pages.
You can contact us by email or phone if you have a general inquiry. If you have already reached a decision to work with us and use our benefits, you can place your order by using our online service page.