Book Printing Services

We produce high-quality printed books in the UK—hardbacks, booklets, paperbacks, and everything in between. We offer custom sizes and a full range of paper types for the inside pages and cover of your book.

At Imprint Digital, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality book printing services from short runs of 10 copies to 10,000 and everything in between. Whether you’re looking to print paperback books, hardback books, or specialised publications, we have you covered. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your books are printed to the highest standards, with a wide range of paper types, finishes, and features.

High-Quality Book Printing

We produce printed books using state-of-the-art equipment. We use digital colour presses for short-run printing, ensuring vibrant colours and crisp details. You can rest assured knowing that the best print producers in the UK print your books.

Hardback Books

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

Booklet Printing

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

Benefits of Our Online Book Printing

Simple Ordering System: Our user-friendly online platform makes ordering your books easy and efficient. Upload your files, choose your options, and let us take care of the rest.

Cost-Effective Prices: We offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Use our online price calculator to get an instant quote.

Amazing Quality: We use only the best materials and printing technology to ensure your books look professional and impressive.

Free Artwork Checking: Our team will review your artwork for free, ensuring it meets our printing standards and flagging any potential issues before printing.

Superb Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team is here to assist you at every step. Call us at 01392 851550 for any queries.

How to Print Your Books

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 spine) and one for the inner pages.

Colour and Resolution: For the best results, Create your artwork in CMYK with a 300dpi resolution. 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.

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

  • Saddle Stitched: Ideal for smaller booklets.
  • Perfect Bound (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.

Paper

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, along with recently printed hardback and paperback books. If you're unsure whether to choose a hardback or paperback, check out our informative blog post, 'Hardcover vs. Paperback: Pros and Cons,' for guidance.

We offer customised book printing 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.

Customisation Options:

  • Binding Types: Choose from perfect paperback binding, perfect hardback 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: Select from a range of paper types such as Classic uncoated and Brilliant white uncoated paper. For sewn binding, Ivory uncoated paper is also available.
  • Cover Options: Protect and enhance your book with matt, gloss, or soft-touch lamination options. You can also choose to print your cover in black and white.

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.
  • Sewn Binding: Also available in A5, 11 x 18 cm, A4, 17 x 24 cm, 14.8 x 14.8 cm, and 17 x 17 cm.

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

Why Imprint Digital?

A personal service

We are a family-owned book printing company dedicated to providing a personal touch. With a smaller team, you'll always be in direct contact with Sarah or Louise from our pre-press team. Since our inception, we've prioritized building strong, lasting relationships with our customers through personalized service.

Specialist Printing

With over 40 years of experience in book printing, we understand what it takes to create exceptional books. Each team member is highly trained and specializes in their area of expertise, receiving continuous training to stay ahead of industry advancements. We are committed to using the latest technology to ensure top-notch results.

Quality control

Our team conducts thorough inspections at every production stage to ensure your book meets our high-quality standards. We take pride in producing some of the best books in the country, as reflected in our outstanding reviews and testimonials. Quality is our hallmark, and we strive to exceed your expectations with every print.

Our customer service is unmatched in the industry. Our staff shares your passion for books, and our pre-press team is dedicated to helping you create a book we can proudly stand behind. We specialise in short-run book printing, providing personalised assistance to fine-tune and prepare your book for printing. By carefully reviewing your book, we strive to minimise any pre-press and printing errors, ensuring the highest quality result.

If you want additional printing options we have a range of magazines, books, and catalogue printing options. We offer various binding types, including stapled binding, wire-o binding, EVA, PUR and various case-binding options.

Need Help?

Our friendly customer service team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns. Call us at 01392 851550 for personalised support.

Benefits of Ordering with Imprint Digital

Why Choose Us?

  • Quality Assurance: We use the best printing technology and top-of-the-line equipment with FSC paper to deliver high-quality, premium prints.
  • VAT Exemptions: Many of our products, such as books are not subject to VAT. We will calculate this for you at checkout.
  • Combined Delivery: Save on shipping costs by combining multiple print jobs into a single order, we also have free delivery options to some of the largest UK distributors.
  • Free Samples: Request free samples of our high-quality printing to see the difference for yourself. Email us with your address and the printed items you'd like to receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Single Pages or Double Page Spreads? For saddle-stitched 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.
  • Perfect Bound Book Printing? Yes, we are one of the leading providers of perfect bound printing in the UK.
  • Separate Cover File? Only for perfect-bound or case-bound books. Include your spine design in your cover file PDF.
  • Printing Machines? We use the latest generation of Canon and Ricoh digital press.
  • Eco-Friendly Paper? Yes, all our papers are FSC® certified, and we are a CarbonNeutral® company.
  • Payment Before File Upload? No, you can use our web-to-print platform and customer services without upfront payment.
  • Accepted File Types? We accept PDF files, preferably in CMYK with a 300dpi resolution.
  • 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.

Our reviews speak for themselves

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 Imprint-Digital.com." 

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