The sydney based
book printing company
When it comes to PUR Perfect Bound Books, Soft Cover Novels, Wire-Bound Annual Reports, and Full Colour Corporate Booklet Printing, Sydney based Goliath Print is your go-to book printing company for all your book printing needs.
Through our mass buying power and multiple book printing facilities, we're able to achieve better book printing economies of scale and affordability, that we're ultimately able to pass along to our book professional and self-publishing clients.
Similarly, as an all-around commercial book printing company, we're more than capable of printing digital and offset books, booklets, magazines and catalogues, with the major determination between offset and digital printing being the quantity.
With the modern rise in self-publishing, we understand that everyone likes the convenience of an instant and online book printing calculator. When it comes to their book printing, though, what professionals and self-publishers really prefer is actual book printing customer service and real book printing help.
The best value online book printing prices in sydney
If you're looking for an affordable perfect bound, burst bound or PUR bound book printing quote for your Sydney based book printing, then you can't go past our online book pricing tools. Our digital printing book printing prices are the best value in Australia, and that does not mean we compromise on quality.
Our book print pricing tool allows for manual assesment, which menas we can make a dermination on digital printing, perfect binding and etc, and can offers a combination of 19 book paper stocks and 18 book printing sizes.
It gets better, though. We understand that while our customers want instant and affordable online prices, they still want to process their orders through a real person. Well that's exactly what we offer. Here at Goliath you can quote your book printing online and then send your print order through to one of our book printing account managers.
Request your Online or Self Published Book Printing Quote today using our Online Book Printing Picing Tool.
Self publish your book with the best quality, most cost effective Book printing service in Sydney
Our short-run book printing service is ideal for those who want to enter the book printing / self-publishing market at an affordable cost. Even though we’re more affordable than our fellow printers around Sydney, we don’t compromise on quality. That's becuase we use the very best in digital printing technology. Digital printing enables us to print low quantity profesional boks and magazines without the offset printing price tag.
It begs the question then, why are other printers on average 25% more expensive? The short answer is, not all printing machines and technologies are set up to print the same types of books at the same quantities. Some Sydney book printers are more affordable at small quantity, black and white books, while other Sydney book printers will be more affordable at higher quantity, colour books.
While this is an oversimplified example, it's just a case of not all printers being as cost effective as each other at certain print jobs.
Because we print a lot of books here at Goliath Print Sydney, in fact, book printing makes up a reasonable percentage of all our print work, we are specifically set up to be affordable in all types of soft cover book printing work and most types of hardcover book printing.
We always suggest that you ask us to quote your book printing, and if we're not the most affordable and the best quantity printing service on the same book specifications, then we encourage you to print your books where you may.
WE ALSO produce LOW QUANTITY, high quality Book printing
What's the average time from order to delivery for book printing jobs?
With soft cover books, once you've approved your book proof and placed your book printing 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 book printing facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; and so delivery from inside the same city, for example from Sydney to Sydney, is normally same day or next day freight.
Once we've received your approval to start printing, we'll come back to you with a confirmation email or phone call and an approximate delivery date of when you can expect your books. One or two days prior to that estimated book delivery date we will email or call 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.
Expertise and Professional Advice for book printing of all types and styles. Get in touch today for further information
Need some advice from a real book printer? 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. Simply enter your book project details and we will provide a fixed price quote for your book printing needs on that same business day or next business day.
press, Basic & advanced book set-up faq page
When you send us your book printing file, the first thing we'll do is a prepress check. Regardless of whether you're a Graphic Designer and know how to prepare a book printing file, or if you're new to book printing and are generally unsure, we'll still need to press check your book file.
We'll check to make your book file is set up as CMYK Colour, 300 DPI resolution, and to make sure your book print file has trim marks and bleed.
Most of your book file set-up questions can be answered by our basic print file set up page and our book printing set-up FAQ page. Our book printing FAQ page offers nine helpful tabs explaining everything from print file formats to double-page cover spreads.
book binding options
What is Perfect Binding? Perfect binding is one of the book binding styles that glues the book's text pages into the book's cover. The collated internal book pages will have 3mm milled off the spine side edge and the cover is then glued into position with a EVA style glue.
Perfect bound is suitable for light usage and has the disadvantage that single pages may occasionally 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 rough edges to bind to.
Perfect bound is also an ideal binding method for magazine and book printing, when they are only going to be read a few times. Monthly and quarterly magazines nearly always use perfect bound because they are often replaced by their next magazine issue; and while there are countless perfect bound books in circulation that have never lost a page, it does occasionally happen.
What is Burst Binding? Burst binding is very similar to the above perfect binding book style 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 marginaly better strength and durability than perfect bound books, and while both perfect binding and burst binding present well, burst bound books are also not suitable for very heavy usages. As mentioned in the above, burst binding, like perfect binding is useful for quality periodicals, school yearbooks, light use catalogues and other types of general usage publications.
What If you're not sure how you should choose between perfect binding and burst bidning? That's not a worry. If you don't know enough about perfect binding or burst binding, then after talking to you about your books, we can make that decision for you.
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 of book binding is the most expensive option of all the glue binding options but will provide a bound book 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 section-sewn 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.
Section sewn case bound books have their text pages being imposed into signatures and are 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 your book printing project, feel free to send us an email inquiry and we'll be in touch to discuss your book printing needs.
Saddle stitched, also known as book stapling, is one of the most affordable binding methods available to fasten books. It's fast, economical and ideal for smaller publications and booklets. The pages are secured through the center-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 multiple 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, diaries, presentation books and unusual custom publications. Wire binding is available in a range of colours, finishes and sizes to suit your book printing needs.
NCR (no carbon required) Receipt Books
Our Sydney-based book printing services can also quote, print and deliver any size NCR, receipt and invoice book, and deliver them Australia-wide, fast and affordably.
Our NCR Book Printing specialists can work with you to create an NCR receipt/invoice book that reflects the professionalism and quality of your services with maximum impact, sequential numbering and logical design.
type setting and book design
If you're a new and budding self-publishing author, and you want to design your book print file for print, then our Goliath Print and Barbossa Book Printing websites offer downloadable fonts, a book printing checklist, print file requirements, an Australian ISBN link, and more.
If you've got the time, design skill and software, then we encourage you to try and design your book yourself. For most people though, it can be a drawn-out and frustrating experience, and so we always recommend using a professional. The information offered on our websites also serves to instruct other professional designers on our print requirements, design students, book printing professionals and more.
If you would like Goliath Print or Barbossa Books to quote your book design file and typesetting work, we would be happy to have the conversation.
Once you're happy to proceed with your book design and printing quote, we'll start the book design process by having one of our book designers create a three-treatment book print file that exceeds all expectations.
We'll let you go through the book printing proofs as many times as required, and once your 100% satisfied with your book file design, we'll then print and deliver your books right to your door.
There's no obligation. If you're considering having Goliath Print or Barboosa Books design your book printing file, then request a callback today for a free verbal price estimate.