At the Book Printing Company we offer five book binding options:

  1. Case or Hard Cover Binding
  2. Perfect Binding
  3. Saddle Stitching
  4. Wire-o
  5. Plastic comb Binding

For Case binding and Perfect binding we require a minimum number of pages to achieve a quality binding job, the following minimum number of internal pages are required, for the stocks offered in our calculators. If you have a page count less than required with your desired stock, a thicker stock can be utilised or an alternative binding method must be used.

80gsm uncoated no less than 54 pages (27 Sheets of paper)
90gsm uncoated no less than 46 pages (23 Sheets of paper)
100gsm uncoated no less than 41 pages (21 Sheets of paper)
120gsm uncoated no less than 34 pages (17 Sheets of paper)
115gsm coated no less than 50 pages (25 Sheets of paper)
128gsm coated no less than 44 pages (22 Sheets of paper)
150gsm coated no less than 36 pages (18 Sheets of paper)
170gsm coated no less than 32 pages (16 Sheets of paper)
80gsm Revive no less than 42 pages (21 Sheets of paper)
100gsm Revive no less than 38 pages (19 Sheets of paper)
135gsm Revive no less than 28 pages (14 Sheets of paper)

Case Binding

With Case or hard cover book binding, the process involves the gluing or stitching together of the book’s internal pages and the creation of a hard or book case which is then attached to the book block and secured with end papers. Case binding is suitable for Trade paperbacks which includes fiction novels, Non Fiction Novels, Childrens books, Family History, Cook Books, Magazines, Annual Reports and Technical or Training manuals.

Case binding has a number of requirements to ensure that your finished book looks professional.

Perfect Binding

With perfect bound bookbinding, the process involves the gluing together of the book’s pages and cover along the spine with a PUR adhesive. PUR binding is suitable for Trade paperbacks which includes fiction novels, Non Fiction Novels, Childrens books, Family History, Cook Books, Magazines, Annual Reports and Technical or Training manuals.

Perfect binding has a number of requirements to ensure that your finished book looks professional.

Saddle Stitching

Saddle stitching is one of the cheapest binding options for books and magazines under 48 pages. You can print the cover on the same paper as the rest of the booklet or the cover can be printed on heavier stock if you prefer. Saddle stitching is suitable for brochures, booklets and newsletters. Please keep in mind when designing your books for saddle stitching that you consider the following;

  • Page counts must be in increments of four pages
  • When the book is folded in half and stitched on the spine the pages at the centre of the document will stick out further than the cover / external pages. To tidy up the book the front edge is trimmed off which is called a forage trim. Be mindful that when the book is trimmed, components such as page numbers, images and text could be trimmed off if this is not taken into consideration when you are designing the document

Wire Binding

Wire binding is a commercial book binding method which allows a document to open completely flat on a desk and has a 360 degree rotation of bound pages. Wiro binding is suitable for Corporate reports, Cook books and text books.

What Our Customers are saying about us!

This was our first time self-publishing - a technical book for university students. The process was really quite straightforward - although it did take me a couple of attempts before I got things right. Sue was very helpful, gave good advice and was patient with a few changes that were made. The... Read More

Peter Tate
Peter Tate
1 July 2022

This is my first effort as a self published author, and having a book printed was quite daunting.
The Book Printing Company provided me with information and support which was appreciated.
The quality of the finished product exceeded my expectations.
I would recommend this company for their... Read More

Denise Hutchinson
Denise Hutchinson
29 April 2022

Thank you to The Book Printing Company for doing such an awesome job with our little journals. Couldn't be happier with the result. Service was great, so helpful and patient with us first time publishers!
Looking forward to the next books.

SAMANTHA jack
SAMANTHA jack
27 April 2022

Writing my (first) book felt weird. Then the time came for the book to leave my laptop and venture into the real world - and weird clothed itself in nervous questions. When I contacted the Book Printing Company I immediately felt more at ease. Their mastery of the book printing business eased my... Read More

Andrew
Andrew
12 April 2022

Simply fantastic! What a refreshing change it was to deal with an honest and helpful company. I started out wanting to print 2000 books on the advice of another publishing entity, and the staff at the Book Printing Company talked me down to 100. Thank God they did. I have a few typos and facts to... Read More

Helena
Helena
Cresthaven Hills
12 April 2022

I am so pleased with your service! The staff were very helpful and the books look so professional. I will be using your services again and again.

Kathrin
Kathrin
4 April 2022

I don’t know where to begin. From the first phone call to the delivery of my books, your service and quality has been outstanding. Cant wait to use your company again.

Geraldine
Geraldine
4 April 2022

My recent experience with the Book Printing Company was positive. Sue was patient and professional. Not only in arranging the printing of my memoir but also during the layout and design process. I'm very satisfied with the end result, Thanks

NOEL ROSE
NOEL ROSE
3 April 2022

I just received my shipment of my books. They are perfect. This is my first book as an author, the process couldn’t have been easier. I will highly recommend you to anyone who is considering printing or publishing their book.

Raina
Raina
2 April 2022

I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Book Printing Company!!! I ordered 100 perfect bound books and received 10 free, which was great. I have recommended The Book Printing Company to my friends and associates. Self-publishing has been easy thanks to these ladies. The books look great!... Read More

Dinah
Dinah
1 April 2022

A lesson learnt. You very much get what you pay for. You printed my first book order, and they were perfect. I recently placed a second order through another book printing company on the advice of my publishing company. What a disappointment. I cried when I received them. Such poor quality compared... Read More

Jo
Jo
24 January 2022

Absolutely the best service! Went way way way above and beyond my expectations and delivered an amazing product. Can't think you enough for keeping this memory alive!!!

Jennifer
Jennifer
13 October 2021

Wow, the quality of the books you did for us were amazing. We have used a number of book printing companies both in Australia and overseas, and I must say, they dont even come close to the quality of your work. I will only be using your company from now on.

Donna Lambert
Donna Lambert
24 February 2020

This is to recommend The Book Printing Company and Donna for excellent service “above and beyond the call of duty”. We wanted to get a book written by my Mum printed in a hurry. It was a small batch (50 copies) and the assistance we received from Donna was exceptional including delivery of... Read More

Matt Ranawake
Matt Ranawake
20 August 2019

Thank you so much for the amazing level of support that you gave given me, both during the process and in getting the books here in time for the launch on Sunday. You’re the best.
And the books look great...the photographs have reproduced perfectly. You’ve done a fantastic job! We’ve... Read More

Amanda Hale
Amanda Hale
19 August 2019

This was my first experience with getting my first book printed & also my first experience with The Book Printing Company. I found Donna to be extremely helpful & accommodating. Donna went out of her way to be helpful with suggestions & with book proofs. She was patient in explaining the commercial... Read More

John Alford
John Alford
18 October 2017

My books have just arrived and I want to thank you for the amazing quality of the books. They exceeded my expectations. Wonderful Service

Anja Schubert
Anja Schubert
12 October 2017

We have had two books printed by you, one with single colour inside, and the other with full colour. We were delighted with the print quality, the ease of placing the order and the speed of delivery. We are very happy with the service.

Brian Walsh
Brian Walsh
28 June 2017

Great job by Donna! Thanks

quentin lambert
quentin lambert
26 June 2017

It was my first experience of book publishing. I found the site gave me a good guide to the process and also the personal contacts regarding my queries with Donna helped considerably.
I was very pleased with the printing result, as was my family when receiving their copy of our family history. I... Read More

Dudley Gray
Dudley Gray
26 June 2017

I needed a run of 100 books printed for me at fairly short notice. The book printing Co. were able to do it at an unbeatable price and produced a terrific quality product. Will use them again.

david schwarz
david schwarz
25 June 2017

I cannot express how superb your service was. I was in an extreme bind due to another printer failing to deliver quality goods at the last minute before an event. I was very stressed and Donna went above and beyond to help me get reprints done in an impressively quick turn around even delivering... Read More

Jeynelle
Jeynelle
25 June 2017

I wanted to thank you for a great job. The colour and black and white images looked terrific, the cover looked great (and am particular about colour) the folding and cutting was extremely accurate and the price was excellent.
Thank you for a great job. I will certainly be using your company... Read More

Audrey Larsen
Audrey Larsen
25 June 2017

Thank you so much Donna for getting the books to us in minimal time.

We loved the books. You provided us with utmost quality and that also in reasonable price.

You went out of your way to ensure the final products is perfect as we wanted.

It has been a pleasure to work with you on this... Read More

Jaslin Sandhu
Jaslin Sandhu
25 June 2017

Do you need help with your Book and Cover Design?

If you need help with your book and cover design, please check out our Design packages. For books which are outside of the scope of the basic plans, please use our contact form and one of our highly qualified designers will be in touch with you to discuss your project.

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