Small run hardcover books printing
Looking to print your lovely hardcover book in a small run at a reasonable price? That’s the place! Each month we print 80,000 hardcover books.
✔ Small runs that fit your needs – from 1 to 200 copies
✔ Choose between Thread SEWN Bound (the classic and proven method) and PUR Bound (very strong and for a more competitive price)
✔ A wide variety of papers, lamination & special finishes
✔ Professional personalized advice – 97% customer satisfaction
✔ Impeccable delivery, guaranteed by our own logistics company or professionals such as DHL, Fedex, TNT
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Make it stands out from the crowd
It consists of applying the pigmented or metallic foil to a surface using a heated die and enough pressure to seal a thin layer of foil. To build the final design each color is added individually through multiple press runs.
Selective gloss varnish
Considered a finish of choice, the application of a selective gloss varnish on matte lamination is a combination that delivers a sublime result.
Embossing is a technique that creates a raised or 3D image. As for debossing, the image is depressed (meaning lowered) instead of raised. Both are typically accomplished with a combination of heat and pressure on the paper.
When publishing a hardback book, a beautifully-printed full-colour dust jacket really makes it stand out. Dust jackets are not just about protecting the book cover, they should be a work of art in themselves.
It is a more elegant version of the classic paper divider. It is a thin piece of cloth glued under the head-band and serves to mark the pages read.
Transparent plastic film “peach skin effect” for a stiffer and more chique paper. The quality of this film is inevitably referenced for your upscale creative, design and luxury art book.
Die-cutting gives your book a completely unique look and makes it stand out from any other product. The process is used to cut shapes out of the inside section of the material, rather than trimming the edges.
Fore-edge book painting / Colour edging is where design meets creativity, sometimes to the point of real art. You can apply gilt or marbling on the edges of the pages or decorate them in colour.
Yes, the price of your quote does include delivery(s).
Please export your print data in PDF format. PDF is a format that prevents any modification of your fonts, images, graphic elements, etc.
Other acceptable formats are:
- Vectorized EPS;
- TIFF (without text).
WORD, EXCEL, Open Office, or PowerPoint do not generate printable data. For maximum service, you can send us your files and we will take care of the conversion of the files to PDF if possible, charged according to the time of work. It will be necessary to send us all fonts and images used.
In order to avoid possible defects related to manipulations, a mandatory approval of the generated files will be requested.
You can also send us InDesign files and we will generate the PDF for a fixed price of 20€ HT.
For InDesign files, it is imperative to export with the “save for prepress” or “package for print” function to ensure that images and fonts are attached. In the case of Apple Mac fonts – please archive them (in ZIP, RAR, or SITX).
For sending the files, you have several possibilities. You can choose the one that suits you best:
- By Email As an attachment to your customer advisor
- By yousendit.com / wetransfer.com
- by FTP server for file transfer
3.1. From a PC
FTP & explicit
FTPS port: 21
FTP username: you can choose your username.
Password: you have the possibility to choose your password.
It is better to access via Windows explorer than via Internet explorer. You could easily create a folder and drop the files by copy/paste.
If you receive the message “Error message”, click on the “OK” button
Then click with the left mouse button and choose the option “log as” or “identify yourself”.
A message appears where you must write your login.
User name :
And that’s it: you already have access to our FTP. Put the files in the folder with the name and/or a number of your order. Please inform us once the files have been uploaded by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3.2 From a Mac
We invite you to download the Cyber duck software which will allow you to access different ftp servers.
You have the choice of doing the necessary corrections yourself or you can entrust this work to our Prepress Department as a paid service at a cost of 28€ht/hour.
Please see our tips for preparing your files. See how you can prepare your files.
With Pulsio Print you always have a detailed verification of your files. For your peace of mind. For the quality of the printed product. At no extra cost. Included in the price of the quote. Your consultant will send you the prepress comments after your files are available on our server. The trial is detailed here.
For offset printing, we recommend a resolution of 225 dpi to 300 dpi in order to obtain an optimal result and avoid any risk of pixelation. A resolution of 450 to 1200 dpi is necessary if your file is “Bitmap”. For digital printing, the minimum resolution accepted is 150dpi.
Always remember to add a 3-5 mm bleed on your document to be printed, depending on the product, which is necessary for trimming (3 mm for flyers, 5 mm for stapled brochures).
This means that the images and background elements must be 3 mm larger than the actual finished size of the document at the time of formatting. Your open format print data is therefore 6 mm wider and higher than the actual finished size. For example, for an A4 document, the size will be 303 x 216 mm (297 + 3 +3 x 210 + 3 + 3), including bleed.
Without this bleed, small variations may occur, due to the cutting tolerance during mechanical trimming and therefore white margins may appear.
Also, text blocks and important graphic elements must be placed at least 3 mm from the edge of the actually finished format. It is not advisable to use frames as outlines for text or images near the edge of the document.
For more information, please see the “File Preparation Guidelines” page and ask your consultant for assistance.
Number of colors (s) and location(s) to be defined for printing.
* 1+0 = 1 front color (Called monochrome, which is the application of a single color) BLACK or other;
* 1+1 = 1 color recto + 1 color verso (Called monochrome, which is the application of only one and same color) BLACK or other.
* 4+4 = 4 colors on the front + 4 colors on the back (Called the four-color process, which is the application of the colors of your choice in CMYK)
* 2+2 = 2 colors on the front + 2 colors on the back (You also have the possibility to print in 2 colors).
What is not a monochrome print, in one color?
When we go to print for the first time, it is normal to think that monochrome printing means that we can print in one color, any color, the one of our choice. If the chosen color is not among the primary colors CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black), we can no longer speak of printing in one color, because for the production of this color it will be necessary to use at least two primary colors. In reality, one must produce two plates in printing on which there will be at least one basic color CMYK, in order to obtain the desired color.
Thus, for an offset printing 4+4 it means that the printing house will prepare 4 plates with the 4 basic colors CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) for the pile part of the page, and also 4 plates with the 4 colors for the face part of the page.
For these reasons, printing in colors is more expensive than printing in black and white.
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