Book printing Service
The chances are, you've seen examples of our offset and digitally printed books before. When it comes to annual reports, booklets, corporate training material and corporate marketing material, we're well known in the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne print market for being the go-to company for all your print 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.
Goliath Print is also the specialist at producing professional standard books at an affordable price. Whether you require ten copies or ten thousand, here at Goliath Print we can create a book that showcases the quality of your work, by-passes all expectations and can do it for lesser a price than the competition. We have a number of paper stocks to choose from, including both white GSMs and cream GSMs, ensuring you get the results you’re after at the best possible price.
Goliath Print is an average of 35% more cost effective than the book printing competition
There's no need to guess on book printing price. If you're looking for a Perfect Bound or PUR Bound soft cover book quote, our dedicated Book Printing Account Managers will look at your details, quantity, trim size, paper type, timeline and etc, and come back to you with a book printing quote and any advice ASAP. Our Book Printing Account Managers can help you determine if print on demand, offset book printing, digital book pritning, perfect bound book binding or PUR book binding is the right print process for you; and as there in no mimimun quantity, it is, as always, just a matter of what you want.
Interested in the best possible book printing price for your book prinitng project? Complete our Request A Quote form today and we'll email you back with a price next business day, at the latest.
Self publish your book with the best quality and most cost effective Book printing service in Australia
Our short run service is ideal for people who want to enter the market and offer an affordable solution for a self-funded publication. On average we’re 35% more cost effective than other printers on small run, self published books; and even though we’re most cost effective, we don’t compromise on quality. It begs the question, then, why are other printers 35% more expensive? We can’t answer that. All we can suggest is that you ask us to quote the same spec as any other printers and see how much you can save on an identical spec book printing quote.
What's the average time frame from order to delivery for offset printed jobs?
After proof approval, your book printing and shipping takes anywhere from 3 to 10 working day, depending on your project and where you want us to deliver it to. We have offset and digital printing options in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and while some might consider offshore printing as an option, here at Goliath Print we don't send any work or money out of Australia. Regardless of where you print, or what your timeframe is, when you choose to print your books here at Goliath Print, you can rest assured that your printed books will live up to the Goliath Print quality standard.
With 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 digital process.
Offset printing is the old-world "ink, stamp and transferred" process, but revised to modern printing machinery. The offset process becomes financially viable when economies of scale kick in, and so the more books, flyers, posters, letterheads and catalogues you print, the cheaper offset printing becomes per unit. Some examples of printed products that would be best suited to offset printing include retail novels (books), letterheads, with compliments, newspapers and marketing print collateral that require high quantities. Goliath Print Sydney will print with any paper stock you care to request in four colour process (CMYK), PMS or raised printing.
The first thing we'll do when you send us a file for an approved print order is prepress the file. Regardless of wheather you are a designer and know how to prep a file, or if you are new to the industry, we'll still need to prepress the file 100%. A few things we'll look out for are CMYK, DPI & resolution, trim marks and bleed. If you plan on sending us a file to print, and want our advice or help on setting up your file first, please request a print quote here and we'll be in touch about your book prepress needs.
DESIGN AND TYPE SETTING
Have a book manuscript but no print-ready file? Here at Goliath we can create your cover art and type-set your text pages through our partner business, Barbossa Book Design. If a professionally designed book is something that interests you, please click here and tell us what's on your creative mind. Alternately have a look at the Barbossa Book Design website and say hello at email@example.com.
If your book is intended for constant daily use and will be subjected to considerable wear and tear, then a hard case-bound cover will be required to ensure it lasts the distance. School diaries and textbooks are good examples of this.
Hard covers are also essential if the information is valuable and the books are intended to last for many years. Reference books, history books, genealogies and art books are normally bound with a hard cover. Valuable books also call for high quality archival stocks, to ensure the book will last for many years without discolouring and acid spots. Case bound books are section sewn, with the text being imposed into signatures and sewn with cotton. The endpapers are then glued into a cloth or vinyl covered hard cover, which may be printed, foiled or embossed. This is the strongest and most archivally stable book hard binding method available.
If you would like to discuss case binding and whether it is the best option for binding your book...
Perfect binding has 3mm milled off the spine and the cover is glued on. It is suitable only for very light usage, and has the disadvantage that single pages may fall out with time.
Burst binding has notches or perforations in the spine which allows better penetration by the glue. There is another significant advantage in that the spine edge is not milled but perforated, leaving the signatures intact and reducing the possibility of pages tearing out. For these reasons the burst bound book has better strength and durability than the perfect bound book.
Perfect binding and burst binding present well but are not suitable for heavy wear usages. They are useful for quality periodicals, school yearbooks, light use catalogues and other types of general usage publications. They are normally used for publications of 64 pages or more.
If your soft cover book is going to be very thick, or it needs to survive constant usage or extreme climatic conditions, you may require PUR binding. PUR binding uses a special high tach adhesive called Polyurethane Reactive Adhesive, and while this process is more expensive, it will provide a binding many times stronger than standard perfect binding.
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.