HARDBACK BOOK PRINTING

We can all agree that hardback book printing and binding is durable and impressive.

Whether you are an aspiring novelist, a non-fiction writer or a poet, having your book printed in hardback is a chance to present your compilation in the most desired format.

The demand for hardback book printing has grown rapidly over the years, with many turning to this type of binding for a better quality look and feel.

Hardback books are produced to be a lot more durable than paperback books and our team aim to manufacture a final product that exceeds your expectations while maintaining affordability.

At Imprint Digital, we specialise in hardback book printing and regardless of the story you’d like to tell, we will produce beautiful and robust books to the highest standard.

As industry experts for many years, Imprint Digital is always ready to bring your story to life. Click here to use our instant price calculator and get a quote today.

If you would like to see a sample of recently printed books then you may request a sample here. The samples you will receive are books that were printed in excess of the customer's original order so you can see the quality you can expect for your own finished book.

We will aim to get the samples delivered within a few working days.

HELPFUL LINKS

Before sending us your artwork please make sure you have;

Checked the paper size is right.
Set your colours to CMYK.
Supplied Pantone reference numbers.
Made sure your images are 300dpi.
Added a 3mm bleed and crop marks.
Embedded your fonts.
Save your artwork as a PDF
Proofread your document.

 

To find out our full artwork guidelines click here.

Need help?

Call us on: 01392 851 550
to speak to our friendly customer service team.

Paper

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.

If you would like some extra information on hardback book printing then please contact us by either phone on 01392 851550 or send us an email info@imprintdigital.com.

We can also send you a sample booklet and some recently printed hardback and paperback books. If you are unsure if you should go for a hardback or paperback book we have a helpful blog post which will help - Hardcover vs Paperback Book where we look at the pros and cons of both.

Why choose Imprint Digital for your Hardback 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.

Questions and Answers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All files should be sent to us as press-ready PDF files. If you are unable to send files in this format then a word file for your manuscript can be sent. We will convert this file into a PDF file and send it back to you for checking. If you are happy then we can proceed to print.

We do not offer print on demand. We are a short-run printing company and produce books from as little as 10 copies. Unlike print on demand, we do not have any high setup cost and ordering copies of your book from 100 copies will get you a very competitive unit cost.

All books that we print come in different shapes and sizes, paper types, cover laminations and have many different options you can add to make your book unique. If you want to find out how much your book will be to print please visit our online quote calculator.

Orders can be placed on our website via our online quote/order form here. We are also able to accept orders by email as long as you know all the specifications of your book. If you are unsure of what specifications you would like for your book, please contact us.

Due to our specialist equipment and the time we have invested in becoming the specialist book printer in the UK we are able to print any size book between A6 (148 x 105mm) and A4 landscape (210 x 297mm). This means you can print your book at standard book sizes or you can have your book in a custom size.

This depends on a variety of factors but in most cases, paperback books are printed and shipped within 5 to 7 working days and hardback books are shipped within 4 weeks depending on the quantity. Please contact us if you have an urgent delivery timeframe.

Yes, we offer bound proofs for paperback books and hardback books. Please note that most of our hardback bound proofs are bound up as paperback books with a sample cover. We do this in order to get the proof copy out to you quickly and keep costs low. We can produce a complete hardback bound proof but the shipping time on this proof will be greater than our usual 1 to 3 days and may include an additional cost.

No, we don't, we print all books in-house in our production facility in Exeter. We don’t sub out any printing work to other printers or to any company abroad. Some extras such as foiling are sent out to a specialist company that we have been working with for several years.