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Book Printing

The finest quality printed books — guaranteed!

There's nothing like seeing your work in print for the very first time. BookBaby Print offers top quality book printing services for authors and publishers looking to create beautiful — yet affordable — books.

BookBaby Print offers the highest bookstore quality printed and bound books in the industry. Our team has been in the printing business since 1946 and we pride ourselves on delivering top quality books to authors and small publishers at affordable prices and quick turn times. We care about book printing quality so much so that we stand behind our work with the printing industries only 100% quality guarantee.

You can rest assured that when you choose BookBaby your books will look fabulous!

Book printing Book Printing Preparation Checklist

Our Service

Whether you need 100 or 2,500 printed books BookBaby print has the equipment to handle all of your book printing and binding projects. BookBaby utilizes a mix of the latest and greatest state of the art digital printers and traditional offset printing presses to print your books. We offer a variety of paper stocks and binding options to suit most book projects.

Standard Trim Sizes

Pocket Book 4.25” x 6.87”
Pocket Book 4.25” x 6.87”
Pocket Book trim size is the popular size option for romance, mystery, light literature and other genre fiction novels. Popular Pocket Book text paper stock selections are 50lb or 60lb Natural with black & white text printing and perfect binding.
Digest 5.5” x 8.5”
Digest 5.5” x 8.5”
Digest trim size is commonly used for digest publications such as the TV Guide, and Readers Digest, but is also popular option for poetry books and genre fiction. Great for perfect binding and is complemented nicely by any paper stock option.and perfect binding.
US trade 6” x 9”
US trade 6” x 9”
US Trade trim size works well with all binding styles and text paper stock options. Great for all binding styles and is a popular selection for sporting books and other non-fiction titles.
Small Square 7.5” x 7.5”
Small Square 7.5” x 7.5”
Small Square is matched well with all binding styles and text paper stock options. Square sizes are popular options for larger format fiction, non-fiction, photography, children's & cooking books.
Square 8.5” x 8.5”
Square 8.5” x 8.5”
Square is matched well with all binding styles and text paper stock options. Square sizes are popular options for larger format fiction, non-fiction, photography, children's & cooking books.
Landscape 9” x 7”
Landscape 9” x 7”
Landscape books make beautiful art & photography table top books and children's books. Landscape is a popular option for hard case binding with color text printing on gloss paper stock. Premium hard case landscape books are often decorated with a dust jacket.
Comic Book 6.625” x 10.25”
Comic Book 6.625” x 10.25”
The classic comic book style is great for saddle stitching and low page count color printing. Popular uses include comic books, magazines, children's books and promotional literature. Comic books are commonly printed on 60lb or 80lb gloss text paper stocks.
US Letter 8.5” x 11”
US Letter 8.5” x 11”
US Letter size has many uses including text books, art & photography books, children's books, training manuals, cooking books & religious publications. US letter size works great with all binding styles and text paper stock options.

Book Binding Options

Hard Cover Binding Options
Hard covers are protective rigid book covers with glued bindings. There is a 24 page count minimum for hard case binding.
Adhesive Case Wrap
Adhesive Case Wrap
Adhesive Case Wraps are printed on 80lb Enamel stock with gloss lamination and are adhered to rigid board to build the hard case cover.
Headbands
Headbands
Cotton ornamental black and white stripped headbands glued to the head and tail of the text block spine of the book. Headbands are a popular decoration for hard case bound books to obscure the view of the glue used to bind the book.
Adhesive Case Wrap & Dust Jacket
Adhesive Case Wrap & Dust Jacket
Adhesive Case Wraps & Dust Jackets are printed on 80lb Enamel stock with gloss lamination.
Soft Cover Binding Options
Soft Covers are flexible book covers printed on 10pt cover stock with glued bindings.
Perfect Binding
Perfect Binding
Flexible glued binding for soft cover book covers. Perfect Binding is the binding style of choice for most paperback books.
Black Plastic Spiral Binding
Black Plastic Spiral Binding
A continuous black plastic coil spun through holes along the binding edge of the spine of the book. Spiral binding is a popular binding style for 8.5 x 11 US Letter trim size books for educational materials, workbooks, operating guides and cookbooks.
Saddle Stitched
Saddle Stitched
Stapled at the spine fold of the book. Saddle Stitched bindings are popular for thinner poetry book, instruction manuals, periodicals, playbills and children's books. There is a 68 page maximum for saddle stitching.
Black Plastic Comb Binding
Black Plastic Comb Binding
Curved plastic teeth are inserted through holes punched along the binding edge of the spine of the book. Comb binding is popular for binding instructional manuals, medical periodicals and other educational materials.

Cover Finish Options

Gloss Film Lamination
Gloss Film Lamination
A lustrous film laminated gloss coating. Gloss finish adds a bright radiant sheen to your book’s cover. Gloss film lamination also helps to prevent a book’s cover from curling. Film lamination is also very durable and will help extend the life of the book.
Matte Finish
Matte Finish
A non-glossy finish without luster. Images appear softer and less crisp than gloss coated covers.

Interior Text Print Type

Black & White Interior Text Print
Black & White
Black & White text printing should be selected for books that do not contain any color printing inside the body of the book. All text and images will print black & white.
Color Interior Text Print
Color
Choose Color text printing for books containing any color printing inside the body of the book. Any images or text requiring color printing will be printed in color. Images should be 300 PPI. Be sure to use CMYK. We will convert any RGB images to CMYK for printing, which will result in color shifts. It is better that you see this change on your own computer.

Interior Text Paper Stock Types

50lb Arbor: 512 PPI, 91 Opacity, SFI Certified
50lb Arbor: 512 PPI, 91 Opacity, SFI Certified
Best for lengthy novels and books without imagery. Our lightest white stock.
60lb Opaque: 500 PPI, 93 Opacity, SFI Certified
60lb Opaque: 500 PPI, 93 Opacity, SFI Certified
White, uncoated stock. Works well for novels and extended text.
50lb Natural: 500 PPI, 92 Opacity, SFI Certified
50lb Natural: 500 PPI, 92 Opacity, SFI Certified
Thin, uncoated stock. Off-white in color. Best for lengthy novels and books without imagery.
60lb Gloss: 667 PPI. 91 Opacity, SFI Certified
60lb Gloss: 667 PPI. 91 Opacity, SFI Certified
A thin coated stock similar to the paper used in magazines. A good choice for comic books and digests.
60lb Natural: 420 PPI, 94 Opacity, SFI Certified
60lb Natural: 420 PPI, 94 Opacity, SFI Certified
Our standard paper for novels, prose and non-fiction. This off-white stock is great for continued reading.
80lb Gloss: 455 PPI, 95 Opacity, SFI Certified
80lb Gloss: 455 PPI, 95 Opacity, SFI Certified
Our heaviest coated stock. Great for photos and full color printing.
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