Paperback Book Printing
Paperback book printing is very popular in China and overseas. Because of the cheap book printing costs and convenient to carry, paperback book is the majority in book publishing market. To compare with hardback book, softcover book production time is much faster. Meanwhile, paperback book printing cost is lower. You print with us, you will get the highest quality soft cover book.
We print all paperback books are custom books. Most of the covers are coated paper and the covers are laminated covers. The coated paper includes gloss art paper and matte art paper. Besides coated paper, we also have uncoated paper for printing cover and interior. Uncoated paper also calls offset paper or woodfree paper. If the book interior pages are black and white printing, C1S paper is better for the book cover. For the color printing interior pages, coated paper is the common choice. You can choose different paper for your book. Meanwhile, we can give you professional suggestions for custom book paper if you’re a new on printing business. In common, the perfect bound and sewing perfect bound books’ minumum spine thickness is 3mm. If you do bound book spine less than 3mm, the spine looks not square.
Custom paperback book printing services
Besides custom paper, you also can choose custom size book and custom cover surface. It depends on your request. Meanwhile, we also do other printing projects with quality printing services. Before you do cover design, we provide free printing file template. After you upload artwork, we do free artwork checking to guarantee the printing quality.
We are an offset printer, not digital printer. Digital printer prints on demand. For offset printer, our B/W book printing MOQ is 500pcs. Our color book printing MOQ is 100pcs. With our years of experience and quick turn-around production time, you can usually get your paperback books printed within a week.
Don’t know enough how you print a book? Tell us how you’d like your book to look and our experts will help you out. Besides printing paperback book, we also print coffee table book, comic book , children’s books and so on. Meanwhile, printing catalogs, brochures are also our main business. Need any product to print? Contact us now!
High quality full color soft cover book printing specification
Book size: 8.5X11″
Printing: full color printing (CMYK printing)
Book cover paper: 250gsm gloss art paper
Cover surface: gloss lamination outside
The first parte: 105gsm gloss art paper
Page count: 64 pages
The second part: 80gsm offset paper
Page count: 400 pages
Binding: perfect binding
Custom paperback book design tips:
The first, before you design the cover artwork, you need to know the spine thickness. Please contact our printing specialist and tell us your book size, interior page count and paper type. We will calculate the spine thickness for you. If you don’t know how to do the cover artwork, we will provide you a free cover template. You can also check more pages on our Printing Guide page.
The second, a 15mm margin for each interior page is advised. The page numbers are on the cutting side or in the middle. Page numbers should not be on the binding edge, since they would be hard to see.
The last, we are an offset printer only. We don’t provide an ISBN. If your book has a copyright, please apply the ISBN by yourself. The regular copyright page is on inside front cover or the second page of interior or the last page. It will depend on your request.
If the book is with copyright, the bar code is printed on back cover. The bar code should be vector and 100% black.
Paperback book printing and binding tips:
The first, paperback book is also called perfect binding book or soft cover book. Most books are paperback binding because it is more cost efficient and has a quicker turn around than hardcover book.
The second, paperback book can have sewn and glued perfect binding. If the book interior paper is 100gsm offset paper or 157gsm art paper, we do sewn perfect binding. If the interior paper is thinner, we do glue perfect binding. Sewn perfect binding is stronger because each signature is connected by stitches.
The last, if the reader needs to write down something on the inside paper, you may select the uncoated paper. If the interior pages are for displaying shiny photos or colors, matte art paper and gloss art paper are better.