Book Printing Questions Answered

It's a good idea to request a printed sample if you're unsure of what kind of quality Copywell can provide for your book. Learn more about sample charges and our process for producing samples.

Setting up your artwork in the proper manner is important to ensure maximum quality throughout your book. Find guides on how to setup book covers, interior pages and common questions about PDFs and printing.

Learn how it works from start to finish. We talk about how you can get a quote for your specific project and what kind of minimum order quantity we require for each book project we produce.

We offer a variety of payment options to suit client's needs, from electronic payments to credit cards, cheques and transfers, we're flexible and able to securely store payment information for your account.

Learn about what self-publishing means and best practices in book layout and bookbinding options. We cover the basics of ISBN numbers and go into detail about how to setup your document correctly from the start to ensure easy printing and maximum quality in final production.

Book fulfillment is easy with Copywell's fulfillment system that allows you to ship books from Copywell directly to your readers. Affordable shipping and packaging rates are available, using a variety of trusted carriers with full tracking on all shipments.

Ebooks are growing in popularity among authors because they're easy to publish and distribute through marketplaces like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. We can provide ebooks for any device type in formats like pub2, epub3 and mobi. Learn the benefits of each ebook type and the terminology used to describe features of ebooks.

Cover coatings are an important component of all book covers. We always recommend that book covers be laminated for maximum protection during bindery and production, as well as during use by readers. We offer a variety of options like gloss, matte and soft-touch film laminates.

Softcover books are perfect bound using PUR adhesive, which provides an unbreakable bond that is bound to last for many years. We recommend laminates on all covers, and offer a variety of cover coating options.

Hardcover books are the most durable form of book binding in the world, and offer maximum impact to your reader. The pinnacle of book binding is the hardcover, and we offer a competitive price to suit low to medium run lengths starting at only 50 copies.

Wire-O books or double loop wire bound books are a great option when extra durability is needed for field manuals, textbooks are calendars. Pages are punched with a square hole pattern and metal wire is clamped through the holes to form a strong binding that will last a long time.

Saddle-stitched books are commonly referred to as booklets and are a great option for low to medium page count projects where books need to lay flat. Pages are assembled onto 4-page signatures, and stapled along the centerline and folded. The most cost-effective option is a self-cover saddle-stitched booklet, but we also offer different cover booklets as well.

Plastic coil bound books use a plastic tie that is formed in a spiral pattern to loop pages together into books. Pages are punched with a circular hole pattern, and the coil is threaded through the holes to bind pages together. These kinds of books are great when writing on pages is required and books will be used frequently over long periods of time.

Copywell offers a variety of printing techniques that are combined to produce books efficiently and quickly. Learn more about the types of printing technologies that will be used to print your book, and view examples of scanned pages.