Paperback Book Printing

About Custom Printing Options

We all want to make our book or journal unique and special – and with the custom book options we offer, you can do just that. We offer five different customisation options, including:


Foiling is where a design is cut into metal (called a die) that is then heated and stamped onto the cover board. The foil sticks to the cover surface leaving an eye-catching design. We offer silver and gold foiling as standard, but other colours are available, just ask.

Spot UV

Normally used on matt laminated covers, spot UV is a varnish/gloss coating that is applied to a certain part of a design to give the specific area a more shiny look against the rest of the cover. Other embellishing options include textured (a certain feel on a part of a book) and embossed (raise area on a book).

French Flaps

Also known as gatefolds, this refers to the extension of a cover on a paperback book. You can have French flaps either extending from the front, back, or both. They are folded over and usually have additional information about the book or author on them.

Custom Endpapers

Endpapers or end sheets are the pages right after the front cover and right before back cover. Popular choices for custom endpapers include full-colour card or printed; however, we are open to any ideas that you may have in mind for your endpapers.

Shrink Wrapping

This refers to a film that, when heated, shrinks tightly around the book. It is used as an extra protective layer for books and journals.

Have a look at our jargon buster if you have any difficulty with our industry-specific terms!

If there is anything out of the ordinary that you have in mind for your books? Contact us to discuss your options.

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Call us on: 01392 851 550
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To learn all about our wide range of paper finishes and weights. please click here.

Print Finishes

To learn all about our wide range of paper coating, lamination and UV varnish. please click here.

Why choose Imprint Digital for your Paperback Books?

A personal service

We are a family-owned book printing company. We don't have large amounts of staff in our office which means you will only ever be in contact with either David or Jamie from our pre-press team. We have been providing a personal service ever since we started and we have built some fantastic relationships with our customers.

Specialist Printing

We have been printing books for over 20 years and we know what methods are required to produce you an amazing hardback book. Every member of staff is expertly trained and specialises in their field and receives ongoing training in their specialisation. We also make sure to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in technology.

Quality control

When your hardback book passes through each stage of production, every team member that deals with your book will carry out inspections to make sure the quality of your book meets the companies expectations. We pride ourselves on producing some of the best books in the country - take a look at our reviews and testimonials.

Our customer service is some of the best in the industry and all our staff love books just as much as you. This means our pre-press team wants to help you to produce a book that we are both proud to put our names on. Our pre-press team often help our customers fine-tune their books and get them ready for printing. We won't just take your files and print your book, we will have a look through your book to make sure any errors in pre-press and printing are minimized.