Your Book Your Way

By on June 25th, 2015 in

Your Book, Your Way

Cover, Binding and Other Printing Options

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We offer a wide variety of options to ensure your book is unique! No need for special quotes, each of these customization options can be selected when you use our Instant Quote

Choose Your Binding:

Binding options are plentiful. For digital books, PG offers softcover, hardcover or casebound, and plastic coil binding. We also offer wire-o binding and saddle-stitching.

For offset books, we feature more options like binders with 3-hole drilling, tabs and dividers, and other specialty binding methods. Please call us for a quote.

We use both conventional and PUR glues. PUR glue offers the most durable and long-lasting adhesive available, and is perfect for books that are exposed to extremes of weather—such as during shipping.

Choose your Trim Size:

Over 500 trim sizes are available, but most digital books fall into the 5 x 8 to 8.5 x 11 range. This chart lists some of the most common sizes:

Choose your Paper:

A variety of paper in different weights, colors and finishes are available. Our house sheets range in weight from 40# – 70# text, and cover weights from 8 -12 point. Paper colors include white, natural, cream. Paper finishes include smooth, vellum, matte, coated or offset.

 

Need more info about digital papers? We have a handy Paper Primer on our blog: Or, start here with important paper definitions.

Color printing? Make your book memorable!

Color can be the added “wow factor” your title needs to stand out in the marketplace. Lucky for you, it’s our specialty at Publishers’ Graphics. Richness of color, consistency, sharp text and crisp imagery— all combine to create beautiful and memorable books at PG.

Color is not just for book covers. The good news is that color can be added anywhere within a book printed by PG. Whether a single page or a dozen, a color insert is a great way to inject a jolt of energy into your book.

Is color expensive to add to your book? Not really. You can find out if it makes sense for your book with our Instant Quote.

To help inspire you, here’s a collection of books loaded with color.

More customization:

Want to personalize your book even more? You can choose matte or gloss lamination for both softcover and hardcover books—free of charge. Dust jackets and shrink wrapping are also available.

Need a book sample? We understand, sometimes you need a visual! We’re happy to consult with you on your individual needs and send you quality book samples upon request.

That’s it, you’re ready! Head on over to the Instant Quote page to quote your title!

Hardcover Binding

By on May 22nd, 2015 in
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Hardcover

Interested in a sturdier and durable book?

hardcoverManufactured entirely in-house, our hardcover, or casebound books are sturdy and durable. They also provide multiple design options since the covers are printed before being applied to the book. Our cover boards are heavyweight, warp resistant, and manufactured to last.

  • Customizable front cover, back cover and spine
  • Gloss or matte lamination
  • Smudge, scratch and tear-resistant
  • Warp resistant boards
  • Choose from 50# – 70# text weights for interior papers

Click below to use our Hardcover Book Template.

Perfect Binding

By on May 22nd, 2015 in
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Perfect Binding

The PERFECT way to finish a book!

perfact-bindingPerfect binding is a widely used softcover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong, yet flexible glue.

Our perfect bound books are sturdily made using either 10 pt. or 12 pt. cover weight papers.

  • Choose from 10 pt. or 12 pt. cover weights
  • Gloss or matte lamination
  • Smudge, scratch and tear resistant
  • Choose from 50# – 70# text weights for interior papers

Click below to use our Softcover Book Template.

Coil Binding

By on May 22nd, 2015 in

Coil binding

For the book that NEEDS to lay flat!

coil-bindingCoil or spiral binding is great for anything that needs to lay flat: notebooks, cookbooks, manuals, reference materials, workbooks and calendars. Spiral bound books are made of individual sheets, each punched with a line of round or square holes on the binding edge.

  • Choose from plastic or Wire-O coils
  • Numerous colors available
  • Smooth, lay-flat crossovers
  • 10 pt. and 12 pt. covers with matte and gloss lamination
  • Choose from 50# – 70# text weights for interior papers

More binding and finishing options:

  • CD Rom production and affixing
  • Book volume set production
  • Saddle-stitching
  • 3-hole drilling
  • Index tabs, color divider sheets
  • Folding, French folds, gate-folding
  • Edge-sealing and gluing
  • Card and magnet affixing

Color Printing

By on May 22nd, 2015 in

Color Printing

Make Your Book Memorable!

color-printingColor can be the added “wow factor” your title needs to stand out in the marketplace. Lucky for you, it’s our specialty at Publishers’ Graphics. Richness of color, consistency, sharp text and crisp imagery — all combine to create beautiful and memorable books at PG.

Color is not just for book covers. The good news is that color can be added anywhere within a book printed by PG. Whether a single page or a dozen, a color insert is a great way to inject a jolt of energy into your book.

Is color expensive to add to your book? Not really. You can find out if it makes sense for your book with our Instant Quote.

To help inspire you, here’s a collection of books loaded with color.