Online Book Printing Services | Izzard Ink

Book Printing Service Online

When your company needs a large number of books, brochures, magazines, or catalogs printed, it’s time for a press run, and it can be tough to know where to start.

Why Print Your Book With Izzard Ink?

Izzard Ink offers the best of both worlds: museum quality offset book printing and eco-friendly practices. We can print large quantities, typically handling quantities of 10,000 copies or more, at a lower cost per unit, with more color accuracy and customization options than digital printing. Our friendly and professional customer service team will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your book is crafted to perfection.

What We Offer As A Print Broker

While some competitors may utilize printing services in various regions, including South Korea and China, the industry has observed a growing preference for US-based printing. This shift often reflects a focus on quality, faster turnaround times, and reliable communication, even with potential cost adjustments.

As a trusted print broker, Izzard Ink leverages an extensive network of US partners, offering competitive options without compromising on superior quality and professional service. We understand the value of exceptional results and are happy to guide clients through the printing process, regardless of their preferred location.

Izzard Ink Print Service
Leading South Korea Printer
Leading China Printer
Paper Type Options
FSC-Certified, Eco-Friendly, Various options available
No Official Certifications, Various options available
No Official Certifications, Wide range including C1S, C2S, Gloss/Matte Art Paper, Kraft, and Textured Cardboard
Ink Quality and Type
High-Definition UV Inks, G7 Color Certified,
Soy Based Inks, No Official Certifications
Petroleum Based Inks, No Official Certifications
Binding Material
You can design it, we can produce it, including Perfect/Soft Binding/Hardback
Diverse options including case and perfect binding
Options include sewn perfect binding, wire-O, saddle stitch, and spiral binding
Cover Finish
Customizable with High Precision Including, Foil Stamped, Soft Touch, Spot Gloss UV, Reticulated, Embossing, Debossing, Lamination
Customizable, creative finishing options available
Offers finishes like spot UV, gold/silver foil stamping, embossing, and a range of lamination options
Specialty Paper Options
Various Custom Options Available and Mill Direct
Offers premium thick paper stock, among others
Extensive selection including holographic, vellum, and various special papers
Not specifically mentioned, No Official Certifications
Offers recycled materials, No Official Certifications
Labor and IP Practices
Verified Safe and Fair Labor Practices, Freedom of Speech, and Press
Verified Safe and Fair Labor Practices, Freedom of Speech, and Press
No Verified Safe and Fair Labor Practices, No Freedom of Speech and Books can be Banned
Personalized Customer Service
Personalized Service via a Publishing Consultant, Available Onsite Printing Press Visit
Designated project managers. Difficult to impossible for onsite visit.
Not explicitly detailed. Difficult to impossible for onsite visit.
Lead Time
2-4 Weeks
2-4 Months
2-6 Months

How To Prepare Your Book For Printing?

Preparing your book for printing is a detailed process that requires precision and expertise, especially when using professional software like Adobe InDesign, which is a standard in the industry. Here are the steps with a focus on using Adobe InDesign and working with an experienced designer:

  1. Manuscript and Cover Design: Ensure your manuscript is thoroughly proofread and edited and accompanied by a professionally designed cover that resonates with your audience.
  2. Adobe InDesign for Layout and Design: Prepare all files for printing using Adobe InDesign. This software is a standard in the printing industry, offering advanced features for layout and typesetting.
  3. Collaborate with an Experienced Designer: Partner with experienced designers proficient in Adobe InDesign for layout, typesetting, and material selection, ensuring your book meets superior design and quality standards.
  4. Obtain ISBN and Barcode: If you plan to sell your book, you need an ISBN and barcode. A designer can help you obtain these and integrate them into your book’s design.
  5. Export a Print-Ready PDF in Adobe InDesign: Export your files as high-resolution, print-ready PDFs. Ensure the PDF includes embedded fonts, and images are in the correct resolution and CMYK color format.
  6. Binding Type: You have various binding options, such as perfect binding for paperbacks or case binding for hardcovers. Consult with your designer to select the most appropriate one.
  7. Review Printer Proofs: Before the final print run, you need to review a printer’s proof to ensure everything is in order and looks as expected.
  8. Distribution: You can consider different distribution options, such as online platforms, local bookstores, distribution services, or print on demand, which offers flexibility in printing as books are sold.

With our full service Get Ink’d Package, you can relax and let us handle everything for you. Here are some of the advantages of choosing this package:

  • We assign an ISBN and barcode for your book, so you don’t have to worry about the technical details.
  • We prepare your files in Adobe InDesign, the industry standard software for layout and design, ensuring the highest quality and compatibility.
  • We send your files directly to our printers, making the printing process smooth and hassle-free.

We help you with all aspects of book preparation

At Izzard Ink, we help you with all aspects of book preparation, such as:

  • Manuscript assessment and editing: We provide a thorough and professional evaluation of your manuscript, and suggest improvements to enhance your writing.
  • Cover design: We offer a variety of cover design options, tailored to your genre and preferences, and created by experienced designers.
  • Printing: We guide you through the printing process, and help you choose the best specifications for your book, such as dimensions, paper type, and binding.
  • eBook formatting: We convert your book into a digital format, compatible with all major platforms and devices, and ensure a high-quality and consistent presentation.
  • Distribution and marketing: We help you reach your target audience, and promote your book through various channels and strategies, such as online platforms, social media, and press releases.
Ready to Make Your Move?

As a book printer, to provide an accurate quote for printing a book, you would need various specifications from the client. These include:

Book Size: The dimensions of the book (width and height). Common sizes include 6″x9″, 8.5″x11″, but custom sizes can also be requested.

Page Count: The total number of pages in the book. This impacts the thickness of the book and the cost of printing.

Paper Type and Weight: The type of paper affects the look and feel of the book. Options include matte, glossy, uncoated, etc. Paper weight, usually measured in GSM (grams per square meter), also plays a role.

Interior Color and Printing: Whether the inside pages are black and white or color. Color printing is more expensive.

Cover Type: The type of cover – hardcover (case bound) or softcover (perfect bound, saddle stitch, etc.). The material and finish (glossy, matte, laminated) of the cover also need to be specified.

Binding Type: Common types include perfect binding, saddle stitch, spiral, or hardcover binding. The choice depends on the book’s size, page count, and intended use.

Quantity: The number of copies to be printed. Larger quantities typically reduce the cost per unit.

InDesign Design or Print Ready PDF: Are final InDesign files or a final print ready PDF complete?

Additional Features: This could include elements like fold-outs, inserts, special inks, embossing, foil stamping, or dust jackets for hardcovers.

Customer Location/Zip Code: The location where the books will be shipped and any specific handling requirements.

Turnaround Time: The expected time frame for the project completion.

Geographic Printing Location: Where is the preferred location of printing? United States is best for quality and China is best for lowest price and lower quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest book size to print?

The cheapest book size to print is usually a standard trade paperback size, such as:

  • 5″ x 8.5″
  • 6″ x 9″

These dimensions optimize paper use and minimize waste, offering economical solutions. For countries using ISO standard paper sizes, A5 (148 x 210 mm) is a common economical choice.

However, the overall cost also varies based on the printing method, with digital printing often more economical for smaller print runs. It’s essential to consider your book’s specific requirements, as the cheapest option may not always align with your needs.

The cost of printing a 200-page book can vary widely depending on several factors, such as:

  • Printing technology: Digital printing is more cost-effective for smaller runs, while offset printing is more economical for larger runs.
  • Paper quality: Higher quality paper is more expensive, but it can enhance the look and feel of your book.
  • Binding type: Different binding options have different costs, such as perfect binding, saddle stitch, spiral, or hardcover binding.
  • Printer’s pricing structure: Different printers may have different pricing models, such as per page, per unit, or per project.

Based on hypothetical average pricing, the estimated cost range for printing a 200-page book is $3-$4 to $160+.

If you have any questions or want to get a quote, please contact us.

The number of pages needed to print a book depends on the genre and purpose of your book. Here are some typical page ranges for different genres:

  • Novels and non-fiction: 200 to 400 pages
  • Children’s books: 20 to 60 pages
  • Academic and technical books: varies widely

Printers often have minimum and maximum page requirements for printing a book. A common minimum for perfect binding is 28-32 pages.

The ideal length for your book should align with your content needs and genre standards

Selecting the appropriate book binding service hinges on factors such as the type of book, its intended use, desired durability, aesthetic preferences, and budget. Here are some common binding options and their ideal uses:

  1. Perfect Binding:
    • Best for: Novels, non-fiction books, and general paperback books.
    • Features: Pages are glued together at the spine using a strong, flexible thermal adhesive, with a heavier cover compared to interior pages.
  2. Saddle Stitching:
    • Best for: Smaller booklets, magazines, and children’s books with a lower page count.
    • Features: Staples are used along the fold of the sheets, making it a cost-effective method.
  3. Case Binding (Hardcover):
    • Best for: High-end publications like hardcover novels, coffee table books, and academic texts.
    • Features: Durable and long-lasting, offering a high-quality look and feel.
  4. Spiral/Wire-O Binding:
    • Best for: Manuals, notebooks, cookbooks, or any book that needs to lay flat when open.
    • Features: Uses a metal or plastic coil threaded through holes punched along the binding edge.
  5. Sewn Binding:
    • Best for: Premium books prioritizing durability, such as high-quality hardcovers.
    • Features: Signatures (grouped pages) are sewn together before being attached to the cover, offering superior durability.
  6. Comb Binding:
    • Best for: Reports, presentations, or workbooks.
    • Features: Utilizes a cylindrical plastic spine through which rectangular holes are punched.

Your choice should align with:

  • Functionality: Align the choice with how the book will be used.
  • Aesthetic and Quality: The look and feel you want to achieve.
  • Budget: Different binding methods come with varying costs.
  • Page Count: Not all binding methods are suitable for high-page-count books.

Selecting the appropriate paper for the interior pages of your book relies on factors such as the book’s type, budget, and desired quality..Here are some common options and their typical uses:

  1. Uncoated Paper:
    • Types: Often comes in ‘offset’ or ‘book’ paper.
    • Best for: Novels, non-fiction, and academic books.
    • Features: Easy to write on, classic look, and gentle on the eyes for extended reading..
  2. Coated Paper:
    • Types: Glossy or matte finishes.
    • Best for: Art books, photo books, cookbooks, or any book with high-resolution images.
    • Features: Offers excellent color reproduction and image clarity, but is more reflective and harder to write on.
  3. Recycled Paper:
    • Best for: Environmentally conscious projects.
    • Features: Eco-friendly option, varying in quality and texture.
  4. Textured Paper:
    • Types: Linen, laid, etc.
    • Best for: Specialty books where you want a unique tactile experience.
    • Features: Adds a distinctive feel and aesthetic quality.
  5. Lightweight Paper:
    • Best for: High-page-count books to reduce bulk.and weight.
    • Features: Thinner than standard paper, may show some transparency.
  6. Heavyweight Paper:
    • Best for: High-end publications prioritizing durability and quality.
    • Features: Thicker and more durable, often used for coffee table books.

When choosing paper, consider:

  • Opacity: To prevent text or images from showing through.
  • Brightness and Whiteness: Affects the sharpness and readability of text and images.
  • Weight and Thickness: Impacts the feel, bulk, and shipping weight.
  • Cost: Higher quality papers usually come with a higher cost.
  • Finalize Manuscript: Ensure your text is edited and proofread.
  • Design: Layout your book and design the cover using software like Adobe InDesign.
  • Choose Online Printer: Select a service that meets your printing needs.
  • Select Specifications: Decide on book size, paper type, binding, and print quality.
  • Convert to PDF: Prepare high-resolution PDFs of your manuscript and cover.
  • Upload and Order: Upload files to the printer’s website, review digital proofs, and place your order.
  • Distribution Planning: Plan for marketing and distribution post-printing.

UV (Ultraviolet) Inks:

  1. Instant Drying: UV inks dry immediately upon exposure to UV light, reducing drying time significantly.
  2. High-Quality Finish: They deliver sharp, vibrant finishes as the ink remains on the surface of the paper, resulting in brighter colors.
  3. Durability: More resistant to scratches, smudges, and fading, ideal for items needing longevity.
  4. Versatility: Can adhere to a broad range of substrates, including non-porous materials.
  5. Environmental Benefits: Emit fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than solvent-based inks.

Soy-Based Inks:

  1. Eco-Friendly: Made from soybeans, offering a greener alternative to petroleum-based inks.
  2. Quality of Print: Provide good color vibrancy with better absorption into paper.
  3. Longer Drying Time: Slower drying than UV inks, impacting printing speed.

Petroleum-Based Inks:

  1. Traditional Choice: Commonly used in printing for many years.
  2. Vibrant Colors: Strong color reproduction, but not as durable as UV inks.
  3. Environmental Concerns: Emit more VOCs, making them less eco-friendly than soy-based or UV inks.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness: Generally cheaper than UV inks, but with longer drying times.

A G7 Master Certified Printer is a printer that can produce consistent and accurate color prints. This certification requires a strict evaluation and maintenance process. Choosing a G7 Master Certified Printer ensures high-quality and reliable color printing for your project.

FSC certification means paper from responsible forests. It follows environmental, social, and economic standards. It tracks the paper from source to product. For book printing, it shows eco-friendliness and gives consumers confidence.

A print broker is an intermediary between clients and printers. They know printing well and find the best deals. They handle quality, deadlines, and logistics. They help clients with special printing needs

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