Book Printing & Binding (Offset, Digital & Print On Demand)

Bookmasters specializes in high quality book manufacturing. We also pay personal attention to you and your projects, are serious about on-time delivery, and offer competitive pricing.

If you want to know which of our book printing services is best for you, call us at (419) 281-5100 (choose option 5), email your project details to us at info@bookmasters.com, or request a free quote.

Need more information? Check out our book printing and binding FAQs.

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With so many book printers out there, why choose Bookmasters?

Located in a 230,000 square-foot facility in Ashland, Ohio, we specialize in high quality book printing and book binding. We also pay personal attention to you and your projects, are serious about on-time delivery, and offer competitive pricing.

If you are looking for the best book printer, you may find that Bookmasters may not always be your least expensive option for book printing. However, our quality is unbeatable, we stand by our work, and are humbled by the compliments we've received from our publishing partners.

One of our most popular book printing services is short-run digital book printing: typically great for print runs from 100 to 1,000 copies. With our state-of-the-art presses and bindery equipment (including our recent inkjet printing investment, which made Bookmasters only the second U.S. book manufacturer to offer the Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 (with ColorGrip) color sheet fed inkjet press), we can quickly produce books in 1 to 5-color (both text and covers) in a variety of bindings (see a detailed list of book binding options below).

For easy and affordable inventory replenishment, Bookmasters offers print-on-demand (POD) services to publishers and authors that meet certain thresholds. Criteria for participating in our book print on demand program may include the total number of titles in your publishing program, demonstrated sales activity, and/or other similar factors.

For those who need a book printer to produce exceptionally high quality color books or print runs up to 50,000 copies, Bookmasters also has offset book printing.

Environmental Commitment

Bookmasters has a comprehensive recycling program, uses biodegradable inks and chemistry, and contracts with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified paper mills. We also offer 10%, 30%, and 100% post-consumer waste papers for manufacturing.

There are no components in our book manufacturing process where lead or phthalates are added or present above the RoHS limits as prescribed in the directive and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) 2008.

Capabilities

As a leading U.S. book printer, Bookmasters has invested in the equipment our publishers and authors need so they can access all of the book printing services they need in one location.

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High-quality web- and sheet-fed offset and digital

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1 to 5 colors for text and cover printing

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Trim sizes from 3.5” x 5.5” to 11” x 15”

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High-quality inkjet and toner-based digital printing for superior reproduction

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In-house production with a partnership network for specialized projects

Book Binding

Bookmasters offers a range of binding options, giving you choices in binding style and stock type to match your book’s genre, including:

Perfect bind

Saddle-stitch

PUR

Lay-flat

Plastic coil

Double wire-o

Plastic comb

Adhesive case

Smyth sewn case

Stamped cloth and jacketed case

Printed casewrap

Paper Stock

Each of our stock options vary by your chosen print method. Not sure what's best for your project? Just ask us!

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50#, 60#, 70#, and 80# white text

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50#, 55#, and 60# natural (cream) text

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70#, 80#, and 100# coated enamel and matte text

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7 pt. coated matte text

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12 pt. C1S cover

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Other paper stocks available upon request