All about hardcover books, including sample pricing. Minimum 1,000 hardcover.
The hardcover books that print on press are high-quality.
Printing on press is better than print on-demand. POD providers usually output books from a digital output device, similar to a copier. They are outputting copier toner on paper. Rub a moist finger across the page and it will smear, unless it has a varnish over the toner to stabilize it. The upside is that you can print fewer copies, although they are pricey.
Star Print Brokers’ minimum is 1,000 hardcover books. However, our unit cost — the cost per book — is low. We print with ink on paper, on 6-color presses set-up for book printing. We print in signatures, like booklets. The booklets are bound together to form a book block.
POD services output a page at a time, instead of a full signature. They also print on press, but frequently with little regard for the quality of color reproduction.
Avoid “quick print” and “on-demand” because you can have high-quality and a low unit cost.
Not all printers are the same in terms of presses, materials, paper stock, inks, and the ability and expertise that they need to print high-quality books. Sadly, the places that turn out quick printing or POD, do not understand the difference between pleasing color and exact match, full endpapers, or printing on endpapers. Their hardcover books frequently have inferior bindings.
Have you ever had a POD hardcover where the pages keep falling out? You complain, and they send you more books with more pages that fall out. That won’t happen with us!
Some POD places can’t even guarantee you that they won’t disregard crop marks and bleed marks! When you go to the trouble to prepare files correctly for printing, you expect a printing facility, or in this case, a POD will know how to print it correctly. Think again!
Even 3-way bindings.
A 3-way binding is beautiful. See our gallery images. It is one cover wrap on the spine and partially on covers. The rest of the front and back covers have a different cover wrap.
And if you want a custom size that is not in their standard offering, you may have to re-do your book set-up. We custom manufacture every title. Every order of hardcover books is unique.
The hardcover books we print are the best for self-publishers will find, and at reasonable unit cost.
Our hardcover books print on high-quality coated paper stock, in a variety of paper weights and finishes. We print on wood free stock too. All hardback books, also known as hardcover books, are printing on commercial printing presses. It is really the only way to get the high-quality printing and binding that professional authors, self-publishers, photographers, and artists demand.
Hardcover books from as low as $2.25 / unit *
* Depends on specifications including but not limited to: dimensions, page count, inks, paper weight and finish, where books deliver. DDP delivery to door is in most quotes.
You will find better printing, paper, binding, and cost with Star Print Brokers hardcover books that print in Asia, than books that print in the USA.
Now for the best part. Star Print Brokers keeps the cost of hardcover books low!
We print hardback books in Asia. Because we are exclusively book printing brokers, we don’t work with any one vendor. Star Print Brokers chooses only the best for our client’s books. We pre-test our printers, and stand behind all the books we print.
How can they give us low pricing in addition to high-quality? We print in large volume, with many titles. Our presence is large in the printing facilities we work with, and they don’t want to lose us. We get deep discount pricing that we pass on to our clients. So, you can use our expertise, be protected against a bad printing job, and still have high-quality hardcover books printing on press at a low cost.
What if something goes wrong with your books?
What if something goes wrong if you work directly with a printer? You are at their mercy to make it right.
What if something goes wrong, when working with Star Print Brokers? Printers don’t want to lose volume business. We negotiate with them to make things right. Also, we take great care to make sure nothing goes wrong.
We fight for our clients is problems arise. Problems are few. We’ve reprinted entire book runs, and that is expensive. Try to get a printer to do that for only one job.
A word about the book design of hardback books.
Star Print Brokers manufactures all kinds of hardcover books. We offer choices of cover wrap, optional dust jackets, book slip cases, and more. Each book is custom! See books we’ve printed too. The photography book gallery is one of several categories to view.
Call (844) 603-1777 toll-free, or (425) 603-1777 in Bellevue, Washington. Request a quote today for hardcover books.