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Factors to Consider While Choosing Book Printing Services

Despite the ease and comfort of e-book readers, book lovers still prefer reading physical books. A survey by Voxburner found that 62% of people between the ages of 16 to 24 years preferred print books over e-books. The statistics show the power of print books as even the current generation that is swimming in selfies and mobile screens still indulge in printed copies instead of e-books. There is an emotional connection between readers and the spine of the book. Authors cannot afford to pass up that emotional connection, and therefore utilizing print medium, even in small quantities, can increase your readership.

If you are looking to embrace the advantages of print, consider these factors while choosing the best book printing services to publish your book.

Use Accepted File Formats

When you organize your files for printing, find out from your printer what kind of file formats their system accepts for printing. Some file types are better for printing than others. For best results, work with a printer that accepts multiple file formats. Also, different content should be in different formats. For instance, a photo should be in high quality .jpeg format, text in a .doc or .pdf format, and any graphics should be in .png format. If the printing company you choose doesn’t work with different formats, you will lose flexibility, affecting your print quality.

Look for In-House Designer and Proofreader

You should look for two features in a printing service: an in-house designer and an online/offline proofreader. Choosing such a company would ensure professionality in your book design cover, and they will work in accordance with the printing limitations of the company. The proofreader will ensure that the document is free of errors and content mishaps before it goes for printing. This will save you a lot of reprinting costs. 

Printing Options

Choose printers that specialize in both offset and digital printing. This will give you flexibility and make your publication more cost-effective. Both have their own advantages; while digital printing is good for shorter runs and printing how much is required, offset printing is better for larger prints, paper types, and special finishes.


Select the Best Binding Method

Depending on the size of the book, there are different binding options available to reduce costs. For instance, the more professional-looking books usually have perfect binding, which is ideal for 120 pages or more. However, with less than 120 pages, the square back binding is preferred as it offers the same professional, polished look but for a lesser cost.

Do Not Ignore Paper Quality

Most printers have 70# paper which is equivalent to regular copy paper. The thickness can go up to 200# for the cover. There are also different finishes to choose from – glossy and matte. A glossy and smooth finish is preferred for cover pages as it offers vibrant colors. In contrast, a dull matt finish is preferred for inside pages as it increases the readability and typography.

When it comes to book printing, choose only the best company for you. Connect with us, and we will help you find the best printer from all over the world for your publishing project.

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