Book Printing Melbourne

Melbourne's most cost effective and reputable Digital and Offset Book Printer

The chances are, you've seen examples of our offset and digitally printed books before. When it comes to annual reports, corporate training material, corporate marketing material, novels, and generally anything that can take a book format, we're well known in the Melbourne print market for being the go-to company for all your book printing needs. Similarly, as a commercial offset printer, we're more than capable of printing offset books, magazines and catalogues, with the major determination between offset and digital printing being the quantity.

Located in Heidelberg West, Goliath Print Melbourne is the specialist at producing professional standard books at the most affordable prices. Whether you require ten copies or ten thousand, here at Goliath Print in Melbourne we can create and print your book to showcases the quality of your work, by-passes all expectations and can do it for lesser a price than the competition.

Goliath Print Melbourne is an average of 35% more cost effective than other book printing companies

There's no need to guess on a book printing price. If you're looking for a perfect bound book, PUR bound book, soft cover book or any other book printing quote, our dedicated book printing Melbourne Account Managers will look at your details, including the quantity, trim size, paper type, timeline and etc, and come back to you with a book printing quote and any printing recommendations typically on the same day. Our book printing Melbourne Account Managers can also help you determine if print on demand, offset book printing, digital book printing, perfect bound book binding or PUR book binding is the right book print and binding process for you; and as there is no minimum quantity in digital book printing, it's very simply a matter of how many books you ask for.

Are you interested in printing or self publish your own book with the best possible book printing quality, service, price and experince in Melbourne? Request a quote today and we'll email you back with a print price next business day, at the latest.


Self publish your book with the best quality and most cost effective Book printing service in Melbourne

Our short run book printing service is ideal for people who want to enter the book market and need and / or want to offer an affordable product. Here at Goliath we deal with businesses and self publishers, and so even though we’re more cost effective than most other book printers, we don’t compromise on quality. It begs the question then, why are other book printers more expensive? The short answer is, not all printing machines and technolgies are set up to print the same types of books at the same quantities. Some book printers are more cost effective at small quantity black and white books and will be less competive at higher quantity colour books. While this is an over simplified example, all our fellow printers will understand this to be true, and so it's just a case of not all printers being as cost effective as each other. Because we print a lot of books here at Goliath Print in Melbourne, we are specifically set up to be effective in all types of soft cover book print types. We always suggest that you ask us to quote your book printing, and if we're not the cheapest and the best printing price and service on the same book specifications, then we'll encourage you to print your books where you may.



When you send us your art file, the first thing we'll do it prepress. Regardless of wheather you are a graphic designer and know how to prep a file, or if you are new to the industry and are generally unsure, we'll still need to prepress your files 100%. A few things we'll look into though is CMYK, DPI & resolution, trim marks and bleed. If you are considering sending a file through to us for print, and would like to talk about file set-up before you start your design, please contact us here and we'll be in touch. It's also worth knowing that this link will take you to our prepress set up instructions.

What's the average time from order to delivery for a Melbourne book printing job?

Once you've approved your proof and placed your book print order, printing and shipping will take anywhere from 3 to 10 working day, depending on your book, quantity and delivery address. We have offset and digital printing facilities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane; and so your books freight time from Melbourne to Melbourne should be the same day or next day delivery. Once we've received your approval to start printing, we'll come back to you with a confirmation email and approximate delivery date. One or two days prior to that delivery date we will email you again to let you know that everything is on track. We'll then dispatch your order and track it through to delivery, and follow you up again just to make sure you are happy with your new books.


Offset book printing

With many years experience in offset printing, we're more than proud to be able to say that the quality of offset printing no longer far exceeds the quality of the digital process.
Offset printing is the old-world "ink, stamp and transferred" process, but revised to modern machinery. The offset process becomes financially viable when economies of scale kick in. The more flyers, posters, letterheads and catalogues you print, the cheaper offset printing becomes per unit. Some examples of a printed product that would be best suited to offset printing include retail novels, letterheads & with compliments, newspapers and marketing print collateral that require high quantities. Goliath Print Sydney will print books with any paper stock you care to request in four colour process, black and white or PMS.





Perfect Binding and Burst Binding

What is Perfect Binding? Perfect binding is one of the styles of binding a book that glues the books text pages into the book cover's spine. The collated book have 3mm milled off the spine edge and the cover is then glued into position with a PVA style glue. Perfect binding is suitable for light usage and has the disadvantage that single pages may fall out with time. This is because the spine edge has been milled off and while the straight line edge does look good, it does give the glue less of edge to hold onto. Perfect binding is an ideal binding method for magazines and books that are only going to be read a few times. Monthly and quarterly magazines are only called upon for a short period of time, and while there are countless perfect bound books in circulation that have never lost a page, it is occasional that they do.

What is Burst Binding? Burst binding is very similar to the above perfect binding except that the spine edge of the collected pages is not milled off, instead, the spine edge has notches or perforations which allows better penetration by the glue. For this reason burst bound books have better strength and durability than perfect bound books, and while both perfect binding and burst binding present well, they are not suitable for very heavy usages. As mentioned in the above perfect binding section, burst binding, like perfect binding is useful for quality periodicals, school yearbooks, light use catalogues and other types of general usage publications.

PUR Binding

If your softcover book is going to be very thick, or if it needs to survive constant usage or extreme climatic conditions, it may require PUR binding. PUR binding is nearly identical to perfect binding except that it uses a special high tech adhesive called Polyurethane Reactive Adhesive. This process is the most expensive option of all the glue binding options but will provide binding many times stronger than the standard perfect binding.



If your book is intended for constant daily use and will be subjected to considerable wear and tear, then perhaps a hard case-bound book would be appropriate.
Hard-cover books / Case-bound books are also more often associated with high-value (high cost) book printing and it's for that reason that most self-publishers do not choose this option.
Case bound books are section sewn, with the text being imposed into signatures and sewn together with cotton. Endpapers are then glued into a cloth or vinyl covered hardcover which may be printed, foiled or embossed. This is the strongest and most archivally stable bookbinding method available. If you would like to discuss case binding and whether it is the best option for binding your book.

Saddle Stitching (Stapling)

Saddle stitching, also known as book stapling, is one of the most cost efficient binding methods available to fasten books. It's fast, economical and ideal for smaller publications and booklets. The pages are secured through the centre-fold by wire staples, allowing the book to open flat. The number of pages that can be stitched depends on how thick the paper is, although as a general rule 48 pages is the maximum advisable number of pages for a saddle stitched book.
It's also interesting to note, that saddle stitched books need to have a page count in a multipul of 4, so that there is a spine fold for the staple to fasten. We'd be pleased to advise you on soft cover options and whether it is the best solution for binding your books...


Wire binding (or wire-o-binding) is commonly found when a combination of heavy and light stocks are all used together on the same book intermittently. Because wire binding is durable and allows for full and flat book opening and closing, it is useful for binding items like calendars, swatch books, note books, annual reports, diary, presentation books and unusual custom publications. Wire binding is available in a range of colours, finishes and sizes, to suit your needs.




Interested in becoming a self published writer but have no press-ready art file? How about Barbossa Book Printing? Barbossa Book Printing only designs and prints books, (that's all they do), and so if that's something you are interested in, please write us here, giving us as much detail as possible and we'll put you in contact with the good folk at Barbossa.

And Yes, we also print ncr (no carbon required) reciept Books.

Are you after custom NCR invoice books or quotation books?

Our NCR book printing services is based in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; and it's with that in mind that we encourage clients from all over to Australia to contact our Sydney site about their NCR book printing needs.

The team here at Goliath Print will work with you to create a NCR reciept Book that reflects the professional quality of your services with maximum impact. Naturally, we can customise your invoice / reciept book printings to suit your exact needs and specific preferences. It’s not a problem at all for our experienced and profeshional team of book printing experts.

Each NCR book has the option of including sequential numbering, comes in a choice of 50 or 100 sets per book, comes in A4 or A5 finished size and comes in all standard colours.


Get in touch today for further information

We understand that you may be a little unclear about some of the book printing specifications, and that's okay. We're the experts, so you don't have to be. We can walk you through the entire book printing process so that you understand. Speak to us today to find out more about what we can do for you. Call our team on 02 8417 2918, or use our request a quote form and we will get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your book. Simply enter your book project details and we will provide a fast, fixed price quote for your book printing needs.