Dazzle Printing prints a wide variety of products, but we specialize in book printing and other multipage document printing. With the most up to date printing and bindery equipment and decades of experience, we provide our clients with outstanding book printing products with outstanding customer service and reasonable prices.
Here are some tips to consider when deciding on options for your book printing:
We have a minimum print quantity of only 25 copies, with 1 copy increments. As your printing quantity increases, the cost per book will decrease. While we always ship a couple of extra copies with your order, we can’t guarantee how many extras you will receive.
Pages are counted like pages in a book. One sheet of paper with printing on the front and the back counts as two pages. We can print any bind anywhere from 8 pages to over 600 pages. Remember to include 4 pages for your cover in your page count — front outside cover, front inside cover, back inside cover, and back outside cover.
Color vs. Black and White Printing
If your inside pages contain mostly text, black and white printing will be fine. However, if you have photos or graphic elements on the inside pages, consider color printing. Our prices for color printing are reasonable and your readers will appreciate the use of color.
Our four standard book sizes are 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 8.5 x 11, and 9 x 12. You can also print nonstandard sizes up to 9 x 12. When ordering a nonstandard size, select the next larger size on our calculators. For example, if you want to print a 7 x 10 book, use the 8.5 x 11 size. Then note in our note section of the order form what the finished size of the book will be.
We offer four binding styles for multipage documents — perfect bound, plastic coil, saddle stitch, and wire-o. However, most books are perfect bound, while many directories and workbooks will be plastic coil or wire-o. While we can perfect bind books as small as 8 pages, we recommend only considering perfect binding for books with over 32 pages.
Paper for Inside Pages
We offer several options for the inside pages of your book —60# uncoated text, 70# uncoated text, 70# gloss or matte text, 80# gloss or matte text, or 100# gloss or matte text. Good options for books that are mostly text would be 60# uncoated, 70# uncoated, 70# matte, or 80# matte. For books with a lot of photos or graphic elements, consider any of our gloss or matte text options. We recommend ordering our printing sample packet, which contains samples of all four binding styles plus samples of all of our paper stocks.
Paper for Cover
For perfect bound books, we offer 80# and 100# cover stock for covers. Either option is good for covers, although as your book becomes thicker, consider the 100# cover stock option.
We highly recommend adding lamination to the covers of all books. It provides protection for the cover. Gloss lamination will also make the colors on the cover really stand out, while soft-touch lamination has a great velvety feel to it.
Hard Copy Press Proof
Consider getting a hard copy press proof are concerned about any of the options you selected for your book or how your file will look when printed. You will probably notice things in the hard copy press proof that you didn’t notice in your digital file. We print and bind the book to your exact order specifications, so you see exactly how the book will look. After seeing the proof, if you want to make changes to your order options or to your print file, your customer service representative will take care of that for you. The cost for a hard copy press proof is $60 when shipped via UPS ground service and $100 when shipped via UPS overnight service.