Book printing Service
Want to know where to get a book printed and bound? Perhaps you're looking for softcover book printing or a book printing cost. Either way, if it's book printing you want, it's book printing we do.
We print so many books here at Goliath that we've made book printing our un-official speciality.
On this page and the following pages, you can request a quote for your softcover book printing, a one off book printing, an art book printing, perfect bound book printing or any other book printing costs you might require
Unlike some other book printing companies though, here at Goliath, we have a complete suite of offset and digitally book printing machinery, so if you're looking for perfect bound magazine printing in Melbourne or just a one off book printing in Sydney, Goliath Print has the printing press and expertise to make your book printing objectives happen.
Our dedicated team will look at your order—quantity, trim size, paper type, timeline, etc, and help you determine which printing method is best suited to your book printing project. We can help you determine if print on demand, offset book printing or digital book pritning is the right book printing technology for you, and as there is no minimum quantity in digital book printing, it is, as always just a matter of what you want.
If you're looking for a book printing and binding service or a book publishing services, please ask us to see if we can help.
What's the average time from order to delivery for offset printing jobs?
Once you approve your proof and place your order, printing and shipping takes anywhere from 7 to 10 working day, on average, depending on your project and where you want us to deliver to. We have offset and digital book printing facilities in three states of Australia, and while offshore printing is an option for some, here at Goliath Print don't send any work or money out of Australia. Regardless of where you print or what your timeline is, you can be sure your books will be up to Goliath Print quality standards.
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 digital printing quality.
Offset printing is the old-world 'ink, stamp and transferred' process, but revised to modern machinery and becomes financially viable when economies of scale kick in and the printing set-up costs break even. That means the more books, booklets and magazines you print, the cheaper offset printing becomes per unit.
Goliath Print can do your book printing on any paper stock you care to request, in four colour process (CMYK), PMS or by gang-printing.
book PRE PRESS
So, you're about to send in your book printing file. It's about to get interesting. When you send us your book printing file, the first thing we'll do is pre-press that file. Regardless of whether you're a designer and know how to prep a file, we'll still need to pre-press your files 100%. A few things we will look into though is colour, DPI & resolution, trim marks and bleed.
DESIGN AND TYPE SETTING
Have a book manuscript but no print-ready book art file? We can help. Here at Goliath, we'll be able to create your cover art and type-set your text pages for you. This is something that most book printing companies don't do, but hey, we're not most book printing companies.
If this is something that interests you, please request a quote here, leave as much detail as possible and we'll be in touch to discuss your new book printing project.
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.
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 stapling, is one of the most efficient small book binding methods available. It is fast, economical and ideal for smaller publications and booklets. The leaves 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.
We'd be pleased to advise you on soft cover options and whether it is the best solution for binding your books...
Wire binding is useful when heavy stock, odd items or a range of different stocks are required to be combined in a book. Because wire-o binding is durable and allows for full and flat opening and closing, it is useful for such printed items as calendars, samplers, colour cards, notebooks, prospecti, presentation books or unusual custom publications. The wire binding is available in a range of colours and metallic finishes to suit your needs.