Paperback Book Printing

About Paperback Book Printing

Paperback book printing is a popular publishing option and for good reason. Connecting with a reader on the most popular level, paperbacks took the publishing world by storm in the 19th Century and have certainly stood the test of time; maintaining their position as one of the most prevalent forms of printing out there. This common book printing option is popular amongst those looking to print novels, children’s books, poetry and journals.

Softcovers offer a professional finish and provide a high-quality option for reduced weight and cost. As an established, independent printer, we contain the technology, the experience and a dedicated team who have been producing stunning paperback books for many years.


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Paperback Book Printing FAQs

What is a paperback?

Paperbacks, also known as soft backs, use thick paper or paperboard cover and are usually perfect bound (bound with glue).

What size can my paperback be?

Paperbacks can come in many sizes. Our minimum size is A6 (148mm x 105mm) and the maximum size we can bind is 320 mm x 320 mm.

What paper types can I use?

The type of paper used is entirely your choice (within reason). We stock a variety of paper that is suitable for paperback printing. If you are unsure about the type of paper you would like to use, or you would like to discuss specific options with us, get in touch for more information.

What cover stock do you use?

For our covers, we use 240gsm cover board; however, other thicknesses are available. Please enquire for more details.

What spine width measurements are allowed for paperbacks?

Perfect bound paperbacks come with a minimum spine width of 3 mm, which roughly equates to a 40/50 page book. The maximum spine width is 50 mm. Use our quick quote calculator to find out your book’s spine width.

What glue do you use?

In  paperback book printing, we use two types of glue; EVA or PUR. The EVA glue is fine to use for many of the books we print. However, we do recommend the premium (PUR) binding for books that have heavyweight or coated paper or colour books that have full page bleed on the text pages. is a trading name of Imprint Academic Ltd; Company № 08013853 & VAT № 40904775. | Our registered address is: Seychelles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon EX5 5HY
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