Book Printing Services

At Imprint Digital, we make book printing easy. From 10 books up to 10,000, we are here to help. If you need paperback books, hardback books, or specialised publications, we provide high-quality print your readers will love. We also have a range of paper types, finishes, book covers and binding options. Our digital colour presses ensure vibrant colours and crisp details, perfect for short run book printing. Your books will be printed by professional book printers in the UK. From cover design to sewn-binding, our team is here to guide you through every step of the printing process.


Saddle stitch booklets are lightweight, thin publications bound with staples along the spine, commonly used for magazines, brochures, and small catalogs.

Hardback Books

Hardback books are sturdy publications with a rigid cover, providing greater durability and often featuring higher quality paper and binding.

Benefits of Our Online Book Printing

Simple Ordering System: Our easy-to-use instant quote system makes ordering your books simple. Just fill in your book details and upload your files, and we will take care of the rest.

Cost-Effective Prices: We offer great prices without cutting corners on quality. With decades of experience producing perfect-bound and case-bound hardback books, we've perfected our process.

Fantastic Quality: We use high-quality materials and the latest printing technology to make your books look Amazing. From vibrant colours to sharp black-and-white prints, we ensure professional results. Whenever possible, we use FSC-certified paper.

Free Artwork Checking: Our team reviews your PDF artwork for free. We ensure it meets our standards and flag any issues before printing. Please let us know if you want a digital proof copy.

Printed Proof: We can print a single copy of your book before we print the main run. This will be exactly the same as the leading run, so you can double-check the layout, margins, colour accuracy, cover lamination, etc.

More Printing Options: We also print magazines, catalogues, comic books, and many more with various binding options such as stapled, wire-o, EVA, PUR, and multiple case-binding options.

Free Samples: See our quality for yourself! Request free samples by emailing us your address and the printed items you'd like to receive.

Superb Customer Service: We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We're here to help at every step. Call us at 01392 851550 for any questions or extra information.

How to Print Your Book

File Preparation: For saddle-stitched or wiro-bound books, provide a single PDF containing all pages in order. For perfect-bound or hardback books, you will need two PDFs: one for the cover (including the spine) and one for the inner pages.

Colour and Resolution: Create your artwork in CMYK with a 300 dpi resolution for the best results. Ensure the black text is set to 100% black.

Cover Design: Different binding methods require specific cover file setups. Ensure your files include the bleeds and quiet areas to avoid cropping issues. Remember, gloss lamination can help colours look more vibrant, and matt lamination can give your book a classy look.

Binding Options: We offer various binding options to suit your needs:

  • Saddle Stitched: Ideal for smaller booklets.
  • Perfect Bound (EVA or PUR): Great for medium to large books.
  • Wiro Bound: Perfect for manuals and notebooks.
  • Hardback: Provides a durable and premium finish.

Need help?

Call us on: 01392 851 550
to speak to our friendly customer service team.


To learn all about our wide range of paper finishes and weights. please click here.

Print Finishes

We offer a full range of finishing on all our books, foil blocking, spot-UV, gatefold covers and many more.

We can provide sample booklets and recently printed hardcover and paperback books. If you're unsure whether to choose a paperback or hardcover book, check out our informative blog post, 'Hardcover vs. Paperback: Pros and Cons,' for guidance.


We offer a range of services that cater to your specific needs. Whether you are a self-published author, a small publishing house, or a large organisation, our flexible printing options ensure you get exactly what you need.

Binding Types: Choose from perfect paperback binding, PUR binding, saddle-stitched, case binding, or sewn binding, each offering different benefits in terms of durability and presentation.

Formats: We provide a variety of formats to suit your project, including A5, A4, and custom sizes.

Number of Pages: Customize the number of pages to fit your content, including the cover.

Paper Types: We have a full range of FSC papers such as opaque, bookwove, gloss, silk, matt and many more.

Cover Options: Lamination protects your cover design with matt, gloss, or soft-touch lamination options available. You can also choose to print your cover in black and white on coloured card stocks.

We offer a variety of formats to suit your specific needs:

Perfect Paperback Binding: Available in A5 (14.8 x 21 cm), 11 x 18 cm, A4 (21 x 29.7 cm), 17 x 24 cm, 14.8 x 14.8 cm, and 17 x 17 cm and custom sizes. For a full range of sizes available, please see Book Sizes.

Sewn Binding: An option for paperback books but a standard feature on all hardback books. Available in multiple Book Sizes.

These options help you choose the best format for your publishing project, ensuring your book looks professional and meets your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Single Pages or Double Page Spreads? For saddle-stitched booklets and wiro-bound books, provide a single PDF containing all pages in order. For perfect-bound and case-bound books, provide separate cover and inner files.

PUR Book Binding? Yes, we are one of the leading providers of PUR-bound printing in the UK and provide trade binding for various print companies.

Separate Cover File? Only for perfect-bound or case-bound books. Include your spine design in your cover file PDF and provide the cover as a page spread.

Printing Machines? We use the latest generation of Canon and Ricoh digital press.

Eco-Friendly Paper? Yes, all our papers are FSC-certified.

Payment Before File Upload? No, you can use our instant quote system, and customer services without upfront payment.

Accepted File Types? We accept PDF files, preferably in CMYK with a 300dpi resolution. We can help convert your Microsoft Word into a PDF.

Book Print File Templates? Contact our customer services team for PDF templates.

Spine Width Calculation? Our system calculates the spine width for perfect-bound or case-bound books.

Custom Book Sizes? Yes, we can print and bind any size from A5 to A4 landscape. The maximum size we can produce is 310 x 310mm but please contact us for anything larger than A4.

A Professional
UK Book Printing Company

Our customer service is the best in the industry. Our staff loves books as much as you do, and our pre-press team is here to help you create a book we can all be proud of. We specialise in short-run book printing, offering personal assistance to get your book ready for print. By carefully reviewing your book, we aim to minimise any errors, ensuring top-quality results.

Book Printing Exeter

Personal Service

As a family-owned book printer, we provide a personal touch. With our small team, you'll always talk directly to Sarah or Louise from our pre-press team. Since we started, we've focused on building strong, lasting relationships with our customers through personalised service.

Specialist Printing

With over 40 years of print experience, we know what it takes to create quality books. Each team member is highly trained and specialises in their field, receiving continuous training to stay ahead of industry advancements. We use the latest technology to ensure quality results every time.

Quality control

Our team checks your book at every stage to ensure it meets our high standards. We are proud to produce some of the best books in the country, as seen in our great reviews and testimonials. Quality is key for us, and we aim to exceed your expectations with every print.

Customer Testimonials

“HUGE THANKS AGAIN!  The books arrived bang on time this morning and everybody is very happy with them – the theatre staff very impressed with the packaging, your speed and accuracy, the quality of the books and the reliability of your service, and the cast and crew delighted with the books. So once again a very big thank you from all of us, not just for the immaculate books, but for all your help in the process – you really make it easy for us to get such a beautiful result.”

Liz & Frances - The Pottery Press

"David and his team have been fantastic to work with. Very quick responses, very helpful, fast delivery and beautiful products (in my case several hundred copies of a poetry anthology of around 100 pages). Can highly recommend and will work this Imprint Digital again."

Alexandra Loske -The Frogmore Press

"ImprintDigital have been printing my three books on Venice for the past two years. These are A5 glossy books, hardback and paperback, full of photographs. The quality of their work is amazing and has been much commented on and admired. No-one can compete. Whilst my books are not cheap to print, I would not go anywhere else."

Gillian Angrave - Author of "Venice: The Diary of an Awestruck Traveller" (Vols 1, 2 and 3)

"We came to Imprint Digital after much searching on the web and having previously had a proof made by one of the big online, self-publishing companies. Right from the get-go, the company were very responsive, provided us with a sample of their work and a very useful guidebook, that helps newbies like us. They were also very patient, answering many questions from someone who knows little about the print process. The final product did not disappoint, on time, well packed, high quality and at a competitive price. Would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a small book run."

Nigel Blain

"Lockdown Pleasures: Indulging in vanity self-publishing, I was impressed by the attention to book-design detail of" 

Martin Vander Weyer - Spectator

Thank you so much, the book has arrived today - and I am delighted!
The quality looks great. Soooo pleased I went for hardback.

Fantastic service, super speedy and very helpful.

As Arnie said, “I’ll be back!”

Katy - Courage Copse Creatives CIC