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Printing books and booklets online with DocuCopies means the best value, quality and service in the industry. From self-published novels to training books, yearbooks and more, our uncompromising quality and affordable prices will leave you speechless.
Book printing and binding services are our specialty. See for yourself why thousands of authors and publishers across the nation trust us for high-quality, cheap book printing every time.
Spiral bound books feature durable, crush-resistant plastic coil binding (colors available). This is typically the most affordable and long-lasting binding option.
Pages are fastened with a twin-loop metal wire which clamps closed inside the back cover. Great for formal presentations, custom planners and directory books.
Perfect binding uses a heavy-duty glue to bond pages into the spine of a cardstock cover. Edges are trimmed square, creating a professional softcover/paperback book.
Pages are printed 2-up on each side of a larger sheet, then folded together, stapled on the fold and trimmed evenly at the edge. Binding books with staples is the most popular and affordable method for 20 pages or less.
Comb bound books are tension-fastened with a flexible, toothed plastic semi-cylinder, or comb. This gives you the ability to add or remove pages from the book as you update material.
Standard round-ring binders with printed covers + spines available. Pages are 3-hole drilled but not inserted, since shipping this way can damage them. Available in white and black.
Our custom book printing services are popular for a wide array of clients and industries, from children's books to technical training books and more. Upload your print-ready PDF for book printing today. Read on for more info and ideas about custom book and booklet options.
Print training books and guides that withstand years of use and abuse.
Choose Spiral Binding or Wire-o Binding for 360° page flipping.
Saddlestitch booklets are an economical way to print short-term-use materials for class assignments and homework.
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From photo books to textbooks and children's books, our custom booklet printing have something for every project.
With our custom book binding options, four decades of experience, and affordable prices, it's no wonder we're ratest best in the industry. Order book printing online today for the best service, quality and prices in the industry.
First time printing books online? You're not alone. View our FAQ below or contact us if you still have questions.
Book printing prices depend on many variables, such as binding type, size, quantity and page count. Stapled booklets (saddle stitch) are typically the least expensive. This is common for magazines, comic books and catalogs, but less popular if you're trying to sell your book retail or want something long-lasting and professional.
The next cheapest book printing and binding service is Spiral Bound Books. These durable plastic coils are great for technical training books, business reports, yearbooks and cookbooks. But if you want a softcover style book with a printed spine like the kind you see in stores, you'll want to choose Perfect Bound Books.
We print and bind spiral bound books (also called coil binding), perfect bound books (softcover style), wire-o bound books (metal wires), saddle stitch (stapled booklets), comb bound books and 3-ring binders.
Custom book printing sizes are available on the price calculator/order form. Simply choose the next standard size up on the automated order forms, then click the 'Need a Custom Size?' button just below that. Enter your desired custom book size and the calculator will show your price.
We believe spiral bound books offer the most value for most situations. This is the least expensive option and is also the most durable and long-lasting. Spiral binding allows you to flip the workbook pages all the way around the back and lay it flat like a notebook, which improves the usability compared to options like perfect binding. While wire-o binding can also lay fairly flat, the stylish metal wires add more cost than most publishers find necessary for printed workbooks and bound training materials.
Stapled or saddle stitch booklets typically ship in 2-4 business days. If the pages Bleed (meaning print goes to the edge of the sheets), these usually ship in 3-5 business days.
Other book binding types (Spiral Binding, Perfect Binding, Wire-o Binding, Comb Binding and 3 Ring Binders) generally ship in 3-5 business days, regardless of bleeds/no bleeds. Production estimates are subject to change. Enter your job details and delivery ZIP code for the most up-to-date information.
In our experience, many people use both words interchangeably. Technically, booklets generally refer to smaller books, usually with paper covers. But because of the common dual usage, you may find us referring to both books and booklets on the website depending on the product and context. The binding method used for your printed books is more useful when talking about what kind of books or booklets you're printing.
For books of a technical, business or educational nature, we recommend Spiral or Wire-O binding for your book printing. Spiral binding is the most long-lasting and allows you to flip pages all the way around the back 360° while laying flat, which is a must-have feature for many book uses. We recommend spiral binding for cookbooks, yearbooks, catalogs, work books, training manuals and more.
Wire-O is similar but instead of a plastic coil binding, Wire-O uses a double-loop wire which is inserted and clamped closed inside the back cover. While this does allow for relatively flat reading, flipping pages around the back can over time bend the wire. So you may need to re-tighten the clamping in the back depending on the way your books are used.
If you're printing books read for pleasure, such as novels, poetry anthologies, family histories or books meant to be sold retail, perfect bound books are the best option. This is the only method that has a printable spine. Perfect bound booklets are a softcover-type book similar to what's commonly found in bookstores. The pages are glued firmly into the spine of the cardstock cover, and the finisher trims the edges even to create a "perfect" 90° angle.
We recommend printing book pages on at least 24/60# Laser Smooth paper. If your pages are mostly text, this thickness may be sufficient. If you're printing double sided and have a lot of photos or color, we recommend the 28/70# Laser Smooth or heavier to avoid most show-through from one side to the other.
If your book is very heavy with color photos, graphics and other visual stimuli, we highly recommend upgrading to the 32/80# Glossy Text or 100# Glossy Text. This heavy text paper has a semigloss finish which works wonders for making color and photos pop off the page.
Our book printing services are geared with volume in mind. Because of the sheer volume of printing we do in general, we are able to negotiate extremely low click rates (the price we're charged each time a sheet is printed) which we use to leverage our competitive prices across all products. In plain English, we can afford to slash prices because of how much we print. We've also put our decades of experience to use in creating an efficient, largely automated workflow that saves time and labor in each step of production.
Below are downloadable design templates for the standard book sizes we offer. We recommend a 0.5" margin on the binding edge for all book types, so these may be used interchangeably.* However, not all sizes are available for all binding types. Click through to the binding type you want above to see more details and product-specific templates.
8.5" x 11" Book Printing Templates
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8.5" x 5.5" Book Printing Templates
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6" x 9" Book Printing Templates
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4.25" x 5.5" Book Printing Templates
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Enter paper type and page count to calculate your spine width and printable area for perfect-bound covers.
Learn about image resolution, margins, bleeds, color profiles and more.
Learn about the many paper options we offer for book printing.